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PR application.

Postby ndh89 » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 5:38 pm

Hi, I am a Malaysian Chinese (Male), 24 y/o this year. Would like to seek advices in regards to chances of me gaining permanent resident status in Singapore. Profile as below.

- Stayed in Singapore since 2004, completed my secondary school, polytechnic, and offshore degree course in SIM and started working since 2010.

- Certificates I have attained:
- GCE 'O' Level (2004-2007)
- Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) NgeeAnn Poly (2007-2010)
- Bachelor Degree in Nursing from University of Sydney, 1 year full time
offshore course in uniSIM (2012-2013)

-Been working since 2010 in one of local hospitals as staff nurse and switched to research sector in 2012, under same organisation.

- ~ $2200 basic salary per month, previously on EP, now on S pass.

- 2 siblings, elder and younger brothers, one on EP, one on work permit, both working in Singapore.

- Intend to stay and live in Singapore as im currently in a stable relationship with a Singaporean girl.

-Intend to switch back to Nursing line coming October 2013, not sure whether it will be of any effect upon my PR application, as I have arranged an appointment to submit application in mid October, or should I postpone to December 2013 or later? Most likely there will be a small increment of salary to ~$2700 per month (Nursing).


Needs some guidance, appreciate it.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 8:17 pm

I'd go ahead and try for it. Even though your salary is low, you are in a critical demand occupation and with the time already served in Singapore both from an academic and working viewpoint you should have a reasonable chance. You chances would probably be even better if you waited until you returned to the nursing profession itself. Good luck.

But don't be discouraged if you don't make it on the first try. ;-)

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Postby ndh89 » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 4:22 pm

thank you SMS for the reply. Another concern of mine is that since I will be securing a job as a nurse in early October 2013, would it be a wise choice to go ahead with the PR application in the same month? Not sure whether it would have any impact on my application, since the "new job" has only started less than a month by the time the officials review my profile. Would it do me any good for me to postpone the appointment to December 2013/early 2014? Thanks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 4:52 pm

Probably, but you already have the bit in you mouth so you are going to be tugging at the reins for 6 or 8 months. If you can deal with it, I'd wait till Feb or so of next year as well (especially if your income will be bumped up a little).

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Postby worrybear » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 5:11 pm

You might wanna do a quick check online for the available appointment slots to submit your PR application. The last I saw, there were no available slots till January next year.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 5:53 pm

worrybear wrote:You might wanna do a quick check online for the available appointment slots to submit your PR application. The last I saw, there were no available slots till January next year.


You have to check it daily. Often a slot will open up when somebody loses their job and their EP and has to vacate the Red Dot. So you need to be ready to go and if you are lucky you can often pick up one in a couple of weeks.


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