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Moving from Singapore

Postby Huchuyu » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 3:19 pm

HI,

I'm expat moving to singapore 7 years ago. Now i'm thinking of moving out from Singapore to other country. I'm thinking of Australia or any suggestion for easy to get Permanent resident application done?

any one can let me know what is the procedures to get permanent resident from other country?

thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 3:26 pm

Singapore rejected you more than once, izzit?

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Postby bgd » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 3:32 pm

Yep Australia is good, they need people like you.

You would really hate NZ so I wouldn't go there. :wink:

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 3:35 pm

If you want to know such procedures in different countries (say, Australia), you should ask questions in Australia's forums, not here. Wrong place.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 5:14 pm

Easy to get PR? Or a place that's easy to get a PR and you'd actually want to live?

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 6:12 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Easy to get PR? Or a place that's easy to get a PR and you'd actually want to live?


Do you know places that are easy to get PR but you dont want to go? From what I know most places now its much more difficult to get residency and amongst the popular ones, I think Australia is the easiest at the moment.

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Postby aster » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 7:42 pm

Australia is a pain to get residency. You'd need a job offer and the company would have to battle it out for the red carpet to be rolled out.

Anyway, shouldn't the general idea be to go somewhere where you can pick up an additional passport a few years down the road and not just hold on to some sort of residency permit? :)

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Postby livingontheedge » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:23 am

Reckon it comes down to the amount of $$$ you have and brought in whether for business or investment - Portugal, Greece, Australia, Singapore, Spain - they are all looking for foreigners to walk in and buy out their glut of properties left behind since the great crisis and many HNW Chinese have snapped up this opportunity.

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Postby AngMoG » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 1:11 pm

aster wrote:Australia is a pain to get residency. You'd need a job offer and the company would have to battle it out for the red carpet to be rolled out.

Anyway, shouldn't the general idea be to go somewhere where you can pick up an additional passport a few years down the road and not just hold on to some sort of residency permit? :)


From what I know, if you qualify, you can get PR directly. It's a combination of factors, like work experience, age, education, etc. Note that you'd need proof from each employer you have worked for (which would be a problem for me, personally). The relevant Australian government websites have that info. It is expensive (about USD 10K) and somewhat lengthy, though a lot less lengthy than the current process in SG ;)

The difficult part would be finding a job in Australia afterwards. I have heard of a lot of subcontinentals getting their PR there, moving to Oz, only to find themselves unable to find a job to match their qualifications. And then either leaving or working as a cabbie for 2-3 years until they find something relevant.

Getting a work visa from abroad is difficult unless you get relocated there by your company.

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Re: Moving from Singapore

Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 2:28 pm

Huchuyu wrote:any suggestion for easy to get Permanent resident application done?
any one can let me know what is the procedures to get permanent resident from other country?


Could try China?

You need to define your aims. What are they, live absolutely anywhere but back home?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 4:34 pm

Wd40 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Easy to get PR? Or a place that's easy to get a PR and you'd actually want to live?


Do you know places that are easy to get PR but you dont want to go? From what I know most places now its much more difficult to get residency and amongst the popular ones, I think Australia is the easiest at the moment.


Well, I think we also need to define easy. Length of time? Boxes to tick? Money to spend? Quite a few are simple if you have the cash. I mean you can become an Austrian (EU) citizen for $3 Million Euro. No other requirements. That's pretty 'easy' IMO.

http://best-citizenships.com/austria-citizenship.htm

For about 10% that, you can get Belgium (EU again) PR:
http://best-citizenships.com/belgium-citizenship.htm

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 6:51 pm

No irony in, the two most boring countries in Europe being the easiest to get passports from.




(and yes I have visited both).


p.s. At least Austria does quite nice cakes...

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 7:20 pm

Interesting! my idea of trying to get PR of another country is to go there and make money. My line of thinking was never ever from the point of view that I would use my own money as the basis to get PR there. So I guess my question, and I am sure the OP also is the same category as me, which country is easy to get PR, on the basis of your own skills? I guess Australia and New Zealand top the list? They have a skills in demand list and IT skills is part of that, and it is easy to get PR in both these countries. My guess is based upon anecdotal evidence, my cousin recently got Australian PR and I have lots of colleagues working in NZ. When I asked them how NZ is and how to get a job there, their reply was, based on my experience I can easily get a landed PR there, before landing there.

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Postby Huchuyu » Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:15 am

Wd40 wrote:Interesting! my idea of trying to get PR of another country is to go there and make money. My line of thinking was never ever from the point of view that I would use my own money as the basis to get PR there. So I guess my question, and I am sure the OP also is the same category as me, which country is easy to get PR, on the basis of your own skills? I guess Australia and New Zealand top the list? They have a skills in demand list and IT skills is part of that, and it is easy to get PR in both these countries. My guess is based upon anecdotal evidence, my cousin recently got Australian PR and I have lots of colleagues working in NZ. When I asked them how NZ is and how to get a job there, their reply was, based on my experience I can easily get a landed PR there, before landing there.



So did you apply the PR there already? how long is the process?

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Postby aster » Mon, 02 Dec 2013 5:55 pm

JR8 wrote:No irony in, the two most boring countries in Europe being the easiest to get passports from.




(and yes I have visited both).


p.s. At least Austria does quite nice cakes...


Ditto on that one. If we could put the ease of getting passports aside and just look at the boring aspect then Denmark could definitely tango with those two. Copenhagen really isn't a happenin' place, and that's putting it mildly...


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