With its excellent education system, low crime rates, renowned healthcare, and best-in-class public transport system, it’s no wonder many families choose to raise their kids in Singapore.
A globalised island city, Singapore can provide a unique and colourful experience for people of all ages. If you and your family have chosen to become permanent residents of this Little Red Dot, you must all meet the relevant criteria — yes, even your little ones.
Read on to find out how you can assess your child’s Singapore PR eligibility.
By far the most straightforward route, offspring of parents who are either Singaporeans or PRs may be eligible for Permanent Residency with you as their sponsor. The criteria your children have to meet include:
Any male children who have been granted the PR status through this route will have to serve National Service once they turn 18.
You can include both your spouse and your children when applying for PR via the Professionals, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers scheme (PTS) or Global Investors Programme (GIP). Your little one will need to fulfil these criteria:
Similar to the above category, male children are mandated to serve National Service once they are 18. Do note that if your little one does not meet the criteria stated above, they would have to apply on their own merits.
A different route is available to international students — applying on their own merits as a student enrolled in local education institutes. The chances of approval are generally high through this route. However, they should meet the criteria listed below:
As a parent, you will not act as a sponsor. However, the Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) may require some submission of documents on your end.
Upon turning 18, it is also mandatory for all male international students to serve National Service.
At the age of 21, all children are considered legal adults in the Lion City. They may then apply for PR on their own merits. To do so, they can either possess an Employment Pass or an S Pass and apply for permanent residency via the PTS or GIP Scheme.
Alternatively, if they are married to a local citizen or Permanent Resident, their spouse can choose to act as their sponsor instead. As the parent of a legal adult, you will not be required to participate in the application in either scenario.
Gathering and organising the documents can feel overwhelming, given the long list of documents required for submission. Allow our team of specialists to manage and compile all your documents to ensure a complete and thorough submission.
Often draining and tedious, the PR application process can be simplified with insider knowledge. Our dedicated team can provide clarity and simplicity with insights and tips to bolster your application, drawing on years of industry experience.
Although not obligatory, a customised cover letter can help your application stand out from the crowd. Specialists at Paul Immigrations have the know-how to craft personalised cover letters that highlight your top skills and contributions.
It is highly recommended to only apply if you meet the eligibility criteria set by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).
We encourage you to contact our specialists, who can verify if you meet all the requirements set by ICA. If you do not meet the criteria, Paul Immigrations can provide you with tips on how to increase your chances and strengthen your profile.
Many parents want to be sure that their children have enriching and colourful childhoods. Singapore is well known for both its global standards of education and healthcare. As a permanent resident, your child can reap these benefits:
Aside from that, the Republic is also one of the safest countries in the world. Ensuring their children grow up safely while receiving a great education and having accessibility to premium healthcare is definitely a goal for most parents. Becoming a PR would secure all of the above for your beloved child.
You may consider engaging a specialist. As there are several routes to choose from, we can evaluate the best possible method for your child’s application. Our team can also assist you with compiling any required documents and guide you through the e-PR system.
National Service (NS) is compulsory for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents when they reach the age of 18.
Having said that, deferment can be granted if pre-enlistees have yet to achieve their first education bar qualification. A first education bar qualification refers to a GCE ‘A’ Level certification, polytechnic diploma, or any other equivalent. Bear in mind that if he has already attained a first education bar qualification, he will not be able to request for another deferment should he choose to pursue another one.
However, if your child is in the pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree, locally or overseas, he is still required to enlist before proceeding to further his studies. Upon enlisting, he is required to apply or appeal for further deferment. The Ministry of Defence grants deferment for Bachelor’s studies on a case-by-case basis and at its own discretion.