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Postby megha Hegde » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:41 am

Hi All,

Here we are finally taking a next move in Singapore by applying for a pr,so guys do let us know what are the chances we have for the approval.

Spouse Details(Main Sponsor)

Company -IBM SINGAPORE
Race-INDIAN
Education-BE COMPUTER SCIENCE
Salary-5300SGD
Living In Singapore-4 years


My Details
Race-INDIAN
Education-Master Degree in Business Management
Last drawn Salary-1700SGD
Living In Singapore-9 months

So,above is the details please do guide us.

Regards
Megha

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Postby AngMoG » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 1:07 pm

Doubtful, but try if you want.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 1:30 pm

megha Hegde wrote:Hi All,

Here we are finally taking a next move in Singapore by applying for a pr,so guys do let us know what are the chances we have for the approval.

Spouse Details(Main Sponsor)

Company -IBM SINGAPORE
Race-INDIAN
Education-BE COMPUTER SCIENCE
Salary-5300SGD
Living In Singapore-4 years


My Details
Race-INDIAN
Education-Master Degree in Business Management
Last drawn Salary-1700SGD
Living In Singapore-9 months

So,above is the details please do guide us.

Regards
Megha


Not great. Are you currently employed? Or is that "last drawn salary" from a previous job?

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 4:48 pm

You're just another subcon IT guy... I can't see it flying unless ICA see something there I don't.

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Postby kookaburrah » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 4:54 pm

I realise it is sometimes necessary to inject a pinch of realism in people's flights of fancy, but this entire folder reads a bit like a forum version of baby-seal clubbing.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 5:04 pm

kookaburrah wrote:I realise it is sometimes necessary to inject a pinch of realism in people's flights of fancy, but this entire folder reads a bit like a forum version of baby-seal clubbing.


That's probably a bit strong, more like school yard bullying.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 5:24 pm

kookaburrah, sometimes the brutal truth is the only thing people understand. I would hate for this board to get a reputation for blowing smoke up people's butts. They come here to get honest opinions. If we do anything less, we are doing them a disservice, as well as just wasting our time.

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 9:26 am

1700SGD? Probably she's not working right now (DP holders are not supposed to work, right?)
"Budget Expat"

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 9:56 am

I dont think predicting PR outcomes is that easy now. Salary is no longer the criteria. I know of cases where people with same salary as OP got their PR early this year. Indian and working in IT. They also didnt have kids.

I think the extended family members is really a big factor. I have stopped providing PR advice. The only thing I would say is, like in the case of OP, they have already completed 4 years and so duration is not a problem, so go ahead and apply there isnt much you can do and nothing to lose.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:03 am

WD, Salary never was THE criteria. It's a whole package that matters. Extended family, ethnicity, current family size, likelihood of children/more children, Income of course but also from whom and how much. If the spouse (female) is the heavy earner and young enough but no children yet, Can the family make it on the male's lesser income if the woman has a difficult pregnancy? What if the main income earner (wife) has triplets/twins? Can they afford to get a maid or will they be looking to import their whole extended family to help? Educational levels? Where are the degrees from? Are they useable degrees in Singapore or just wall hangings? So many variables, of which all depend on each other in the overall picture. If the person is too high up in the food chain, what are the chances of them staying here when headhunted by another external organization. If a good chance of that, why give PR then if the odds are they won't stay? How many countries has the applicant worked in already?

All plays a part. What we don't know is the weightage given to the different parts.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:18 am

v4jr4 wrote:1700SGD? Probably she's not working right now (DP holders are not supposed to work, right?)


She's only been in SG for 9 months, so I'm thinking that salary and job was back in India.

And yes DP holders can seek to work, via applying for a Letter of Consent (LOC).

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:20 am

If both him and her are earning $1700 each in India, they will live life king size there compared to $5300 single earning salary here.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 3:34 pm

Wd40 wrote:If both him and her are earning $1700 each in India, they will live life king size there compared to $5300 single earning salary here.


Strangely, hundreds of thousands of people rather live a pint-size life in Singapore than king-size in India. Judging by just these forums, Indians primarily amongst them.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 2:25 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:If both him and her are earning $1700 each in India, they will live life king size there compared to $5300 single earning salary here.


Strangely, hundreds of thousands of people rather live a pint-size life in Singapore than king-size in India. Judging by just these forums, Indians primarily amongst them.


Which may make sense in terms of safety and quality of life. Think of it, how good is it to have a great car when you are always scared that someone riding a motorcycle may just bang into your car coming from any angle allowed by maths / physics and you will get beaten up by the crowd for almost killing the motorcyclist driving real fast (Even if you were not moving).

How do you feel if you know that you can be robbed or raped anytime.

When I was asked why I read INDIA as (I will never do it again), it's all about safety, corruption etc not money.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 6:56 am

vishalgupta2 wrote:When I was asked why I read INDIA as (I will never do it again), it's all about safety, corruption etc not money.


Wouldn't that be IWNDIA?

Contractions. I'll never do it again. :wink: :P


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