Singapore Expats Forum

Yet another applying for PR thread

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
amarettoSour
Regular
Regular
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed, 21 Oct 2009

Yet another applying for PR thread

Postby amarettoSour » Mon, 06 May 2013 10:39 pm

You guys have been a good source of info and help from when i first came to Singapore in 2009, so I'm here again to ask for your advice. Without further ado, here are my stats. What do you think my chances are?

28, female, single
Race: Indonesian Chinese
Salary: 48,000+
Education: Bachelors of Science from a recognized university in the states
Years in Singapore: 3.5 years, and i honestly love it here!
Profession: Online Marketing and web development
I've had my EP renewed/ applied for new three times
Paid income tax pretty much every year since i've been here (2010 & 2011, will pay again for 2012 soon)

Also, does employer profile matter? I work for an MNC now but hired through a smaller agency. Should i wait until i get converted full-time to the MNC or just go ahead and apply now?

If i get rejected now, does it hurt my future chances?

Thanks again in advance for your advice!
Last edited by amarettoSour on Thu, 16 May 2013 10:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

katbh
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 599
Joined: Thu, 04 Oct 2007
Location: Singapore

Postby katbh » Mon, 13 May 2013 8:55 am

You seem to have good cred for PR - just what Singapore is looking for. I would apply now. It is common for PR applications to be turned down first time in any case - so good to get it out of the way. You can reapply in 6 months time if your first is not successful. There is nothing to loose!
katbh

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5272
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby the lynx » Mon, 13 May 2013 9:53 am

katbh wrote:You seem to have good cred for PR - just what Singapore is looking for. I would apply now. It is common for PR applications to be turned down first time in any case - so good to get it out of the way. You can reapply in 6 months time if your first is not successful. There is nothing to loose!


No. You can reapply in X number of years as indicated in the rejection letter.

But remember that ICA doesn't like spam applications. So unless you have improved profile in each of your successive applications, do not spam.

katbh
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 599
Joined: Thu, 04 Oct 2007
Location: Singapore

Postby katbh » Mon, 13 May 2013 9:59 am

Not sure why you would say the application from AmerettoSour would be spam. That is rather an insult. From what she has said, she appears to be highly suitable for PR application.
katbh

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Postby nakatago » Mon, 13 May 2013 10:17 am

katbh wrote:Not sure why you would say the application from AmerettoSour would be spam. That is rather an insult. From what she has said, she appears to be highly suitable for PR application.


spam = unwanted mail or messages

With how ICA is rumored to be very touchy about people who are too persistent, spam just may be one way to describe an application.

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5272
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby the lynx » Mon, 13 May 2013 10:35 am

katbh wrote:Not sure why you would say the application from AmerettoSour would be spam. That is rather an insult. From what she has said, she appears to be highly suitable for PR application.


Nope I wasn't referring to her post. I was referring to your post.



Before you jump, I must mention that your first post in this thread (and also the other thread) gives the false notion that it is OK to just shoot a PR application, whether an applicant has seriously considered his/her intention (and also the requirements) to be permanent resident here or not. And how it is OK to reapply after rejection in the manner you described. Of course I agree to be disagreed with in this discussion. However, I'm not going into the minute details about how ICA handles PR applications as this topic has been discussed ad nauseum already. You can use the search function in this forum to find the many threads we pointed out.

To digress, OP has quite a solid profile, so she could be able to stand a chance.

amarettoSour
Regular
Regular
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed, 21 Oct 2009

Postby amarettoSour » Thu, 16 May 2013 10:36 am

Thanks for your input guys!

No worries katbh, sms is just telling it as it is. i don't take offense in what was said as there were none to take

Anyway, some possibly interesting info - i went to lodge my application last week. they also wanted me to provide my parent's change of name from chinese name to indonesian name. I guess they want proof that I really am of chinese descent... indication that chinese is still flavor of the month?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35159
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 May 2013 11:23 am

Just makin' sure I suspect. But, yeah, still the flavour of the year I reckon.

amarettoSour
Regular
Regular
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed, 21 Oct 2009

Postby amarettoSour » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:51 pm

Just an update: logged application June 25
Exactly 3 months today and still pending :|

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35159
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 4:02 pm

Don't let it worry you. Recently we've had two cases here, both for 10 to 12 months. One rejected, one approved. The duration of the wait does not seem to have a bearing on whether an application is successful or not. Just keep your fingers crossed. :wink:

PRconsultant
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue, 10 Sep 2013
Location: Singapore

Postby PRconsultant » Mon, 30 Sep 2013 4:32 pm

Just give it a shot! Recently I have a client who earns lesser than you and is 26 years old, indon chinese. She got approved! So chances are there.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35159
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Sep 2013 4:47 pm

tic...toc...tic...toc....

moderator

User avatar
PNGMK
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5757
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
Location: Sinkapore

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 30 Sep 2013 7:40 pm

PRconsultant wrote:Just give it a shot! Recently I have a client who earns lesser than you and is 26 years old, indon chinese. She got approved! So chances are there.


Just.... go.... away....

amarettoSour
Regular
Regular
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed, 21 Oct 2009

Postby amarettoSour » Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:48 pm

Got my IPA approval in the mail today :D
it was dated December 19, so it took a little under 5 months...

thanks for being supportive you guys!
Last edited by amarettoSour on Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Wd40
Director
Director
Posts: 3936
Joined: Tue, 04 Dec 2012
Location: SIndiapore

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:24 am

Congratulations. I wonder why they took 5 months. I bet they just see photographs these days and the decision is made that instant.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests