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Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Post by mystic_river » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 2:59 pm

Hello guys,

Just wanted to update. I went to apply for SC to see what they would say. They assessed my application and told me that I'm not eligible as my pay is too low.

I must clarify from my earlier posts that the figure I gave earlier is inclusive of my bonus. Without bonus, my annual basic is $36000. What do you guys figure SHOULD be my basic annual salary which would meet their minimum requirements?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:05 pm

That information is not published but I reckon over 60K/pa as a minimum basic. This figure is changing based on a lot of other data so cannot be taken as the gospel.
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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:34 pm

mystic_river wrote:Hello guys,

Just wanted to update. I went to apply for SC to see what they would say. They assessed my application and told me that I'm not eligible as my pay is too low.

I must clarify from my earlier posts that the figure I gave earlier is inclusive of my bonus. Without bonus, my annual basic is $36000. What do you guys figure SHOULD be my basic annual salary which would meet their minimum requirements?
Honestly I'm not surprised, even with the correct salary you'll struggle with your race and religion (no offense). Singapore has learn some lessons on immigration from the west and unlimited immigration from Paki/India/Nigeria/West Indies and it's effect on the UK is I suspect one of those lessons (or I could be talking out of my ass).

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Post by hairy legs » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:56 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Honestly I'm not surprised, even with the correct salary you'll struggle with your race and religion (no offense). Singapore has learn some lessons on immigration from the west and unlimited immigration from Paki/India/Nigeria/West Indies and it's effect on the UK is I suspect one of those lessons (or I could be talking out of my ass).
Hmmm,

I wouldnt suggest venturing into this discussion..... at least not in this respectable forum...

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Post by mystic_river » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 5:53 pm

No. Honestly, I am fully aware of what PNGMK said and sadly, I have to agree with him. Really appreciate all your advice on this matter. Thanks guys.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 8:20 pm

hairy legs wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Honestly I'm not surprised, even with the correct salary you'll struggle with your race and religion (no offense). Singapore has learn some lessons on immigration from the west and unlimited immigration from Paki/India/Nigeria/West Indies and it's effect on the UK is I suspect one of those lessons (or I could be talking out of my ass).
Hmmm,

I wouldnt suggest venturing into this discussion..... at least not in this respectable forum...
One thing this board is noted for, and that is it is not afraid to be brutally honest. If we have learned one thing in our 10 years here is that if you leave any opening that can be falsely interpreted, it will be. The brutal truth is often hard to take but at least you hear it like it is. If you then proceed, it's with the knowledge that you are most likely just doing a Don Quoxite, tilting at windmills.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
hairy legs wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Honestly I'm not surprised, even with the correct salary you'll struggle with your race and religion (no offense). Singapore has learn some lessons on immigration from the west and unlimited immigration from Paki/India/Nigeria/West Indies and it's effect on the UK is I suspect one of those lessons (or I could be talking out of my ass).
Hmmm,

I wouldnt suggest venturing into this discussion..... at least not in this respectable forum...
One thing this board is noted for, and that is it is not afraid to be brutally honest. If we have learned one thing in our 10 years here is that if you leave any opening that can be falsely interpreted, it will be. The brutal truth is often hard to take but at least you hear it like it is. If you then proceed, it's with the knowledge that you are most likely just doing a Don Quoxite, tilting at windmills.
Thanks SMS. Hairy legs has the smell of tar brush about it.

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Post by mystic_river » Mon, 14 Apr 2014 3:29 pm

Just an update on my family's case on SC application so that it can be of help to people out there.

My dad had applied for SC along with my mom and my sister as his dependents in Jun 2013. Today, I checked the status and it was rejected. Information of my parents and sister below:

Dad:
Nationality: Pakistani
Age: 60
PR since 2005 (in SG since 2000)
Salary: $15000 (as declared under his tax assessments. Self-employed)

Mom:
Nationality: Pakistani
Age: 55
PR since 2005 (in SG since 2001)
Salary: Nil. Housewife.

Sister:
Nationality: Pakistani
Age: 20
PR since 2005 (in SG since 2001)
Currently studying in NUS (studied in local school and JC)

Honestly, I always thought it was 50/50. But now that their application has been rejected, I actually feel it makes sense? He's almost going to retire (even though I feel like he's probably gonna work for the next 10 years at least). He and my mom add no value whatsoever to Singapore. To put it bluntly, all they do is take up space.

I was hoping that if they get it, it'd make it easier for me to get my application approved when I do apply next time (after getting 3 tax assessments and increasing my salary considerably). But now, I feel like if theirs is rejected, mine would probably be rejected as well.

In any case, there's a reason why MINDEF actually DIDN'T want me to even go through NS.

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