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what do you think my PR chances are?

Post by chupachup » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:15 pm

Hi,

I have just applied for my PR with my family. I am on an EP, spouse on DP but working child on student pass. Problem is I have no tertiary qualifications although my salary is over $300k. I am caucasian and we have been here around 4 years.

I am worried about the education side as Singapore is still very traditional in this respect. Do you think my salary will offset this issue?

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:27 pm

One of the main themes for PR approvals in the recent years has been social integration, more than salary or education.

Being caucasian is kind of neutral. Its 50/50 I would say.

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Post by chupachup » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 8:52 am

ah ok so it might help that my spouse is of Chinese race (even though a UK citizen)?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 9:25 am

Is your wife a BBC or a naturalized citizen? If she is a naturalized former PRC it may or may not be advantageous. If she is a BBC then I'd have to ask why do you want to stay permanently in Singapore? This is what they will be looking at more than anything I suspect as your income puts you in the top 20% here. Is your income figure your basic salary or are healthy bonuses included in that figure?

Not trying to discourage here, but trying to look at it from a gahment POV. If it looks like you are not going to be here for the long term, they would probably nix it. Are you working from a MNC? Were you posted here by the same company you worked for previously in the UK or wherever you were before coming to Singapore? If yes, I'd say your chances are diminished somewhat as they may see that as purely an "overseas" posting but temporary in nature as so many are when transferred by their overseas employers. But, if you were hired/headhunted by a firm here and you made a switch to take up the position, I'd say your chances would probably be better unless your CV shows a history of the same. Just my thoughts.

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 9:28 am

How old are you? >45ish = no go as well.

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Re: what do you think my PR chances are?

Post by FaeLLe » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 1:35 pm

chupachup wrote:Hi,

I have just applied for my PR with my family. I am on an EP, spouse on DP but working child on student pass. Problem is I have no tertiary qualifications although my salary is over $300k. I am caucasian and we have been here around 4 years.

I am worried about the education side as Singapore is still very traditional in this respect. Do you think my salary will offset this issue?
I know a British Caucasian couple who earns around what your income is. One is 40 and the other mid 30's (nearing 40).

The male was a Director of a firm and the Mrs was transferred by an MNC (Management Role) to the Singapore office so she could move with her husband.

They applied and got PR in less than a year of being here; this was in 2012.

Your income level could work in your favour and the company / job profile.

Do share your experiences back with us.

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