22 Oct '11, 1am

Sharp rise in foreigners who failed to get PR

Singapore's tightened immigration policy resulted in 127,066 foreigners failing in their bid to be permanent residents in the past two years. The 68,143 turned down last year was about 15 per cent more than the 58,923 who got a 'no' in 2009. And the 2009 rejections were more than double the number who failed in 2008. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) figures were given in Parliament in a written reply by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean to Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied GRC). Related Links Rejected PR applications The Workers' Party MP had asked for the annual numbers of those rejected since 2000 and the specific criteria for approval of such applications. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_726...

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