Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Permanent Residency Application

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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Permanent Residency Application
Last August 1st, I have submitted my Permanent Residency form and supporting documents to the ICA Building in Kallang.  After my submission, they have given me a letter with a reference number stating that it will take three months to process my application.  After two months, I have received a letter from ICA saying that my PR application was disapproved.  Wah!

Anyway, I have friends and officemates that have tried applying for PR.  However, most of them did not pass.  I only have one officemate that passed.  According to the forums and observations, you will definitely get approved if you are married.  The Singapore government is looking for individuals that will stay long in Singapore and would eventually become a citizen.

I'm not sure if salary has a major factor in the disapproval.  I heard from a friend that someone got disapproved even his salary is high.  Most of those that I know that did not pass belongs to the "S Pass" classification (including me).  From the letter that I received, the other reason is the change in residence.  I think before applying, you should at least have stayed in your current house for one year.


Anyway, I also heard that ICA already reached their quota for the year.  I hope this is not true.  If that is the case, they should have made an announcement so that applicants won't be hopeful.

Good luck to those who have applied.  Better luck next time for me though.

4 Responses to “My Permanent Residency Application”

Jobs in the Philippines said...
October 19, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Was filing for PR a long process? Do they have a limit to how many times you can apply or a period before you can apply again? I'm trying to apply for jobs there and maybe also apply for PR later on. Thanks in advance!


Makoy said...
October 20, 2009 at 9:07 AM

filing for PR takes only less than a hour. You can re-apply after 6 months or even send an appeal letter once you have a new supporting document.


Sherry said...
November 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM

I don't know much about PR application. Thanks for sharing this post :D


Tony Briley said...
December 4, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Sorry to hear about the rejection. Better luck next time! Sounds like you are doing your research.


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