13 years in Singapore…12 times PR application got rejected
I have been working as a Senior Programmer in Singapore since 2009 and my first PR application was rejected in 2011, and I have been rejected every year since then.
During my time here, I have contributed a lot, especially with the work I have done, paying taxes on time, trained locals about the digital industry, and even helping create digital campaigns for events such as NDP, list goes on.
What am I missing and what do I need to do to approve the application?
Sometimes I feel regret, if I had served longer in another country they might appreciate it more and I would probably be a citizen now.
I’m Filipino living in Singapore for 13 years and 8 months. My 12th application got rejected last year, any thoughts?
Here are what netizens think
- only re-apply when there is a substantial change in your circumstances. for example getting married to a local, a huge pay raise or owning assets. every time you reapply with the same parameters just makes your case weaker.
- The whole point is to prove to the Immigration officer that you are here to stay. What are your sunk roots?
Community programmes only form one part of things. And all the things you did, aren’t they during the course of work or are they on a volunteer basis? Have you transferred all your monies here, bought a property etc?
- Me and partner have been in Singapore since 2008 and also have about 11 rejected applications. My partner works in one of Singapore’s national universities as a senior instructor, I own a company here for a decade now (B2B working with local companies), we have a kid literally born here and still nothing.
We used to do applications with attached local certificates, recommendation letters from companies, friends, institutions, even certifications of charity work for local gov… We pay taxes, have savings, don’t travel out for more than a week a year (if that!), and still it’s a big fat no.