How to Apply Singapore PR With Your Work Pass
How to Apply Singapore PR With Your Work Pass
Work passes are work visas issued by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) that enable foreign talents to stay and work in Singapore. Professionals and mid-level skilled workers hold any one of the following visas:
However, these passes only last between one to three years before requiring renewal. If you are a work pass holder, why not consider converting your short-term work visa into Permanent Residency (PR)?
For valid work pass holders, you are well-suited to apply under the Professionals, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme. But with so many other foreign talents vying for the same spots, there will be fierce competition.
Read on to learn the three key steps that a specialist will take to help you rise to the top and successfully attain your PR.
Fortunately, the majority of PR hopefuls who apply through the PTS scheme have been successful. However, your valid work visa is not the sole determinant. As the specialist are very familiar with how immigration officials review applications, they will first assess your eligibility with these following questions:
It can be overwhelming to go through the criteria list alone. Hence, engaging with an expert would replace that stress with a more accurate reading of your current situation and higher chances at approval.
Once your eligibility has been determined, the specialist will start organising your necessary papers in digital formats for online submission. These include:
ICA only accepts submissions in English, so the specialist will ensure that any non-English paperwork that you submit comes with a verified translation.
To supplement your submission, the expert will also craft a personalised cover letter that deftly summarises your case for the immigration authorities. They may also advise including third party testimonials and performance evaluations to further boost your application.
ICA no longer accepts physical submissions, processing only electronic applications via the e-PR system. All applicants only have 7 days (168 hours) to complete their submission. This is where our professional help will come in handy for a smooth process.
An expert will first ensure that you have a valid SingPass account to log into the e-PR system. They will oversee the upload of all your forms and documents, making sure that they are in the correct digital dimensions and formats, namely PDF or JPEG. Lastly, they ensure that you complete your submission with the $100 fee to ICA.
For first-time applicants, navigating this entire process is intimidating. It is no surprise why many seek the help of trained and experienced professionals here in Paul Immigrations.
Our specialists are familiar with the ins and outs of the system, so you can lean on their expertise to best assess your viability as a candidate. They will know how to boost your profile for higher chances at approval.
Including supplementary documents such as a personalised cover letter can greatly improve your profile in the eyes of the officers. Why not better your chances by enlisting the help of Paul Immigrations to craft an exclusive personal statement?
With the extensive list of items and tasks you will need to manage, make it easier for yourself with some help. Our team of experts knows how to streamline your submission for a fuss-free experience.
Your profile is still valid even though you are missing a copy of any mandatory records. In lieu of your missing files, our expert team at Paul Immigrations will include a letter of declaration that gives a good reason for their absence.
Fortunately, applying under the PTS scheme enables you to include your spouse and your biological or adoptive children under 21. We here at Paul Immigrations strongly encourage that, where possible, you apply as a couple or as a family unit. Doing so often indicates to the officials of your keen desire to plant roots here for generations to come, and increases the likelihood of attaining PR.
There is more documentation involved for such applications. Couples applying together should note that Singapore does not recognise common law marriages. Thus, our experts will check that you have included the current official marriage certificates, and any death or divorce certificates of previous marriage(s), if applicable.
A cover letter is optional, but it is very useful in making your profile stand out amongst thousands. This personal statement gives the immigration authorities a bird’s eye view of your motivations, values, and unique mix of skills and professional experiences. As it may be challenging to write in a convincing yet succinct manner, our expert writers are more than happy to help you craft your personalised cover letter.
Unfortunately, ICA only accepts submissions in English as it is the standard common language here in Singapore. If your key documents are originally in languages other than English, they should be accompanied with a verified translation from one of the following sources:
Our specialists will also make sure these translations are submitted and that you retain both physical and soft copies.