Foreign couples working in Singapore could face the risk of separation if one has managed to get a Singapore PR and the other has not. This is the case for Sajini, a blue-collared Malaysian Indian.
Malaysian Indian Work Permit Holder Finally Gets PR Approved
Sajini, a Malaysian of Indian ethnicity, is currently working as a clerk with a Singaporean engineering company and has been on Work Permit for 8 years. Her husband, who is the sponsor for her application, has been working in Singapore for the past 23 years as a technician. Due to their dependence on requiring a dual-income to sustain themselves in Singapore, they currently do not have any children.
Sajini came to us after countless frustrations at getting her Singapore PR application rejected for at least 3 times. Her husband, also a Malaysian, is already a Singapore Permanent Resident, having lived and worked in Singapore for more than 23 years.
PR Application Challenges: Low-Income Bracket, Husband Already a PR, Racial Quota
As a blue-collared Work Permit holder, Sajini knew that attaining Singapore PR would be challenging for her considering her income bracket. After getting her Singapore PR application rejected at least 3 times, she grew very frustrated, especially considering her Malaysian husband is already a Singapore PR.
Due to Singapore’s practice to maintain social harmony, Sajini’s chance to get a PR approval is even slimmer as she is Indian ethnically – a minority race in Singapore with high PR applicants from other countries such as India.
As they are childless, it is imperative that Sajini get her Singapore PR application approved, so as to secure assurances for her to stay closer to her husband in Singapore without much worry. Since her Work Permit is tied to her job, she could lose it if she gets terminated or her employer does not renew her work pass, and this could cause her to return to Malaysia and be separated from her husband.
As all her attempts at trying has failed, Sajini took a brave and big step in seeking help with us at IASG. While our service fees may seem steep for her, she was very determined to try all options, to give herself peace of mind.
Consultation & PR Submission Strategy for Sajini
As with how IASG approach all cases, we invited Sajini, together with her husband down for a free consultation to understand their situation. We had an in-depth discussion and by the end of the session, we managed to outline to Sajini alternative strategies we can deploy for her case. Despite her lack of confidence in her profile, we managed to pick out a few key pointers which she did not think of during her past applications that can propel a stronger submission.
With all the paperwork and documenting taken care by IASG, Sajini and husband felt relieved and confident that they have made the right choice to invest a little into their future to be Singapore PRs.
Singapore PR Approved at 4th Attempt
Sajini’s Singapore PR application was finally approved after almost 1 year of waiting and this was the 4th attempt! Feeling a great sense of relief, Sajini was glad that she doesn’t have to worry about being separated from her husband anymore.
Now that she is a Singapore PR holder, she feels she has the freedom to upgrade her career.
I almost gave up but IASG persuaded me to try again. They helped me strategise my application and it opened my eyes to the things I did wrong in the past.
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