I have been reading this forum on and off since I arrived in Singapore 3 years ago and thought I would share my experience in case it helps anyone.
My situation when I applied in April 2014:
Ba hons graduated 2002
EP working as a Managing Director earning $12k per month since Oct 2012
At that point I had 12 years working experience
That was not enough for my PR to be issued it seems.
I was lucky enough to meet the man for me here, and we got married in Jan 2015. He is Singaporean.
Shortly after we had our baby girl who is also Singaporean. Yes, I realise how shady that looks but it really was love not about a visa!!
I kept updating the ICA, providing certs etc by email, still “pending”.
The day I was due back from maternity leave I discovered my long term employers were letting me go, apparently deciding they could get along without me and my expensive salary. Angry? Yes, but I understand from a business perspective.
Anyway, we worked out my 3-month notice and my EP was cancelled this week with an automatic 30-day stvp issued. That is a horrible situation as you can imagine, looking for work without PR here is a nightmare at present.
I went looking for my local MP’s email and as I live in AMK it turns out to be Mr Lee. So despite the elections I thought wth, nothing to lose right?
So I emailed my situation and asked for their help in pushing along the PR or even ltvp which I applied for in July as a last resort (also pending).
Well today, my enquiry says my PR is approved. Huge relief, just waiting for the letter/next steps now.
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