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PR re-application

Postby lind_ » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 7:54 am

Dear all,

I tried to make a PR application last March, and received my rejection letter in late June/early July. I was told to resubmit my application in 1 year's time. I have read the other threads here and it seems that the 1 year period starts on the date of the first application, instead of the date of rejection. Am i correct on this one? I plan to make another application by the end of this month so I certainly hope the 1 year period ended in March.

Another thing is, I was sponsored by my employers to do my postgrad overseas for a year and a half, ending this December. My EP will be expiring at the end of next month so should I renew my EP as well even though I will not be in the country for a couple of months more? (I am guessing yes here... )

Next I don't think my PR application this time round will have much changes, except that I am currently studying. Should I include this in my application? If yes, do I need to provide any sort of documents? Like a letter from my employer for example.

Lastly, will my year-long absence from SG affect my chances? Not too sure if the authorities will like it if they know I haven't been in the country for awhile.

If it helps here's a little info about me. I've gone through the 12 years of basic education in SG before leaving for the UK. Then I briefly worked in Singapore and then left the country last year. I am in my 20s, Malaysian Chinese.

Please bear with me if my questions are a bit silly!

Thank you! :D :D

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 9:58 am

No - you are not correct. Make application one year from the date of rejection.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 10:36 am

^This.

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Postby lind_ » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:^This.


Strong Eagle wrote:No - you are not correct. Make application one year from the date of rejection.


hello. thanks for the replies.

can you please advise me on my other questions as well?

thank you!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 1:39 pm

I would suggest that you get your EP renewed. As long as your employer has kept you on an EP during this time, it will not matter that you were out of the country as you will still be employed by the company during that period. I am assuming that your employer paid you while you were overseas as that is the only way you could remain on an EP (unless the employer is gambling). I'm not sure how you could still be on an EP otherwise. You can note that you are undergoing continuing studies but at this point in time, unless you company is paying you, you may have some problems with the PR application. My advice is to wait until you have returned to Singapore with your employer before making another application for PR as there is a distinct possibility (for sure) that they will check with IRAS for your tax returns as you are on an EP.

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Postby lind_ » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:33 pm

Hello everyone,

Just read from the website that my application has been approved.

I am quite surprised by the short processing time - I applied very near to the end of the 1 year period,

Lastly thanks for your help SMS and SE!


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