We are a Singapore immigration services company specializing in advising on Singapore PR application for foreigners who are looking to get a Singapore permanent residency successfully.
If you are interested to be one of the estimated new 30,000 Singapore permanent residents yearly, but not sure about your Singapore PR eligibility criteria, confused about getting your Singapore permanent residence application approved or what information you need, we can advise for your next step.
How can you apply for Singapore PR application?
There are two ways you can go about your permanent residency applications for you and/or your family members.
How can you become an applicant and apply online for ePR?
You can apply for permanent residency online by yourself on ICA website to be a permanent resident.
In fact, so many actually try applying themselves first by using the ICA website. But while it appears easy on the surface, based on experience, many have tried and realized it is far more difficult to get approved for their PR applications than it looks. Singapore permanent residence can appear elusive.
Most people use services like ours after they realize it’s not as easy as it looks
The more popular way for busy professionals in Singapore is to use a business or agency like us.
We help you by guiding you step by step for documents, forms and applying with the Immigration Checkpoints Authority ICA, and get your PR status successfully.
Our company will search and provide advice on the best way for you to get your PR status application approved, because while the husband or wife route is suitable for others, perhaps the investor route is more suited for you.
You should use services by our Singapore permanent resident specialists, as processing time from being an applicant to a permanent resident can take years. Get a phone appointment with us first and you can make the decision after.
How long does it take?
PR applications’ procedure and results will range roughly four to six months duration in Singapore, if supporting documents are in order. If validity or supporting documents are not in order, it will take much longer.
Can work permit holders qualify for application for Singapore PR?
Under ICA’s terms, work permit visas / work pass employment pass holders are ineligible for PR status in Singapore. Minimum work holder eligibility qualifications for PTS scheme or skilled workers scheme is a VISA S pass for your employment pass (EP).
It is the minimum tier workers need to be eligible for PR. You need to have the right employment pass scheme / S pass or even personalised employment pass first. Work pass holders are not eligible for PTS scheme.
Here is a list of groups of individuals in Singapore who are eligible to be Singapore permanent resident:
List of options of the type of eligibility scheme guidelines to become a Singapore permanent resident or PR a foreign individual applicant may be eligible if you are (different type of criteria – PR schemes or categories):
- Foreigner spouse of a Singapore citizen (Singaporeans or SC) or spouse of a Singapore PR
- Spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old of age, and a child born within the context of a legal marriage to, or as a child legally adopted by, a citizen or PR
- Have close family ties to a Singapore citizen as immediate family members. E.g. you are the aged parents of Singapore citizens or residents (get a PR or become Singapore citizen, you can provide long term visit pass for parents or immediate family ties full sponsorship – passes for spouse and unmarried children or child under age 21 years old in future in Singapore if you have income ability to sponsor)
- Employment Pass (EP) VISA or S-Pass holder under the Professionals/Technical Personnel & Skilled Worker Scheme or PTS scheme. PTS scheme is very popular. The higher your money salary proof from your companies or employer, the higher your immigrations chances among other factors. Keep in mind that your salary payslips and background tax supporting documents from your tax return and/or employer is required to use Professionals Technical Personnel PTS scheme. It is ideal for a PTS applicant to have several years in experience or work employment pass length working in Singapore to stand the highest chances. Stable salary by employer of around $6,000 to $8,000 up to $12 000 in tax declaration if include family such as spouses, children or parents. Entrepreneur pass works too. Note that work pass is ineligible
- Student getting a local education in a Singapore institute – e.g. still getting education or pursuing a degree
- Foreign investors from different countries around the world, entrepreneurs with business track record or Singapore incorporation business owner who invest at least minimum amount of 2.5 million in the Global Investor Programme GIP Singapore fund by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM). GIP applications can be approved for those who make investment in eligible corporate businesses which had incorporation in Singapore and approved by Singapore EDB for global investor GIP application investment
- Foreign artistic talent scheme is also available for arts professionals in recognition for those with background and outstanding achievements in the field of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, cultural scene significance, media, or design to apply for Singapore PR
Are you interested for PR application in Singapore however not sure if you are considered as any part of the above list eligible for Singapore permanent residence or even Singapore citizenship by immigrations authorities?
Click the button below for advice with us on immigrations to Singapore via a phone appointment so you do not get rejected for PR application unnecessarily!
Why do so many clients find us for their Singapore PR application?
If you are similar to our other customers who look for our relocation services, you have plans to apply for Singapore PR, plant roots here and start a new life in a new place like Singapore. Perhaps, you want to enjoy the benefits (stay in Singapore, better property loans, opportunities in Asia, companies, Central Provident Fund, healthcare) our country offers, while still having the benefits of keeping your current country citizenship.
After residency status approval, you the applicant will get a blue national identity card. As a Singapore permanent resident, you will have almost the same rights as a Singapore citizen like tax subsidies and more.
Also, you can get a entry permit or re entry permit certificate for our country after you got your residency easily. The process for renewal of re entry permit is easy for a Singapore permanent resident.
However, read some common reasons for permanent residence rejection:
Firstly, insufficient details and info documents and incomplete field within forms are common reasons. Even one seemingly small mistake within your PR application form at one part will usually get a rejection for your application, hence some send appeal letter to ICA. The permanent resident application approval process in Singapore is usually more complex in reality.
Secondly, the government of Singapore Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of the government of Singapore, has reduced number of person and applicants approved yearly after 2008 by a lot – 50 per cent compared to history statistics – thousands. If you are from regions other than Malaysia, applications can appear to be harder. It is true that people from Malaysia or Malaysians tend to get PR status slightly easier. If your application does not demonstrate lots of benefits, contributions and commitment you provide and basically being an asset to Singapore, you will be unable to become one of the new 30 000 yearly PR in Singapore.
Thirdly, majority of the people who use our services are also busy professionals who need to work and do not have the time and energy to go through the tedious and complex efforts required. Amount of paperwork and research needed for application can be overwhelming and a turn off for most to do PR application on their own! Applications feel like full time jobs to our customers when they try to do it themselves!
What are the benefits of working with us?
1. We provide Singapore PR application consultation service for you
Our immigrations experts know how things are processed in Singapore at our fingertips (trends and developments). Knowing what ICA site team officers take into account is important to succeed.
Of course, good news, that is what our team and employees specialize in.
We guide you by step by step and provide tips for you for the process, documents and form.
Good news. Our PR application services in Singapore also include advising males on the Enlistment Act for 2 years mandatory National Service (NS) or military service liability, whereby you are required to serve till completion for National Service NS training and up to 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service 40 days yearly for the entirety of the military service or Operationally Ready National Service training cycle till age 50 years old for NS officers or 40 for other NS ranks (applies to those with Singapore citizenship and some with active granted PR).
Our team will provide thorough assistance and tips for your Singapore permanent residence applications and how you can significantly improve probability chances of your PR application status granted easily by authorities.
2. We guide you through PR application forms
We will be handholding you throughout the immigrations related process of your PR application to Singapore. Think of our PR application agency as the top guide in Singapore to help you navigate through the complex online system and document form or documents required.
When you apply for Singapore permanent residence, you cannot skip questions if you don’t know how to fill in document application form.
There is a processing time frame provided within which a candidate must submit your PR applications, otherwise, your entire submission will be voided. Our company tries to get individuals a pass on the first attempt.
Our business corporate fees includes the whole package you need to have the highest chances to be granted Singapore PR ASAP.
Our business role is to help you figure out the best scheme for you to have the fastest and highest approval chances, whether that be c application scheme, S-pass holders or others, and guide you through the PR filing requirements from step 1 and all the way for you and/or your spouse and children.
3. We analyse your provided details for any small errors
Small mistakes are often made – yet every mistake in any of the supporting documents submitted is viewed as atrocious by ICA government office. Even the slightest mistake may not get an approval as they process PR applications on a case by case manual basis. We pay extreme care to detail for all documents and every case.
Our business team helps you analyse and find any potential mistakes in your background document form like education level, proof of stay in Singapore and more within your document form or documents.
With our services, your PR status will be virtually guaranteed of a smooth and successful PR application process with our agency helping you go through your submission and any requirements to ensure everything is on point.
You will save months or years of waiting with us!
Our immigration consultancy firm wants to apply perfectly the first time for you so as to get the best impression from the local authorities for your successful approval. We will advise you on anything you need such as the documents, education and employment information authorities look for and you lack so you can find these relevant documents or form.
We guide you step by step.
4. We help you ace your CV letter
PR status approval in Singapore are automated – there are no interviews in Singapore for PR applicants. ICA makes decisions discreetly and you cannot ask ICA questions. This means even if you send in your details and explanatory notes part within your PR application form perfectly but no good additional and supporting high school, family ties or family profile, work track record history, employer recommendation letters, the outcome may not result in approval.
The authorities need to believe why you are better than the thousands of candidates or applicants with similar qualifications for your PR application in Singapore.
Also, even if you have assimilated to the Singapore culture and made contribution to Singapore society or community, note that your PR application need to show that clearly for their consideration.
Even if you are not the ‘perfect’ PR applicant, our company will make your applications, notes, cover letter and copy statements as perfect as possible, portray the best version of you while still remaining factually accurate in your claims.
What are you waiting for? A PR status approval to become a permanent resident after your PR application can take from a few months to 2 years or even more! Don’t waste time. We can help you speed application process up quickly with reasonable fees. Contact us for phone or email appointment to apply for permanent residency for you, your parent or children today.