How to Submit a Successful PR Application Form

Completing the entire form may sound simple but it can be challenging, especially if you are a first-time applicant seeking to attain the approval. Keeping in mind that you will be competing against thousands of other applicants for this coveted PR status, how would your application stand out in the best way possible to raise your chances of an approval?

If you are unsure on how to go about it, here are 3 crucial steps that you need to take to help ensure your submission to be a compelling one for success.

Step 1: Confirm Your Eligibility before Submitting Your PR Application Form

First and foremost, check whether you fulfil the eligibility for Singapore PR status. If you belong to one of the following categories, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency:

  • Spouse of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or PR
  • Legitimate or legally adopted child of an SC/PR who is unmarried and below 21 years old
  • Elderly parent of an SC
  • Holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass
  • Foreign investor in Singapore
  • Student studying in Singapore

Each of these categories has its respective PR scheme of which you may apply under. Every of these schemes has its own set of eligibility criteria, so be sure that you meet the list of requirements for the scheme that you are applying under, before continuing with your submission.

Step 2: Prepare All Essential Documents

Every Singapore PR application has to be supplemented with a number of supporting paperwork, as required by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore. Any missing paperwork will render your submission incomplete, thus leading to a rejection. While the list of documents might vary among the PR schemes, there are a few staple documents that you have to submit. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Passport-Sized Photograph
  • Valid travel document with valid Immigration Pass and passport pages displaying personal information and official descriptions
  • Identity card (if applicable)
  • Deed poll/Change of name certificate (if applicable)
  • Birth certificate, Family census or Family register

Step 3: Curate and Include Additional Documents

Supplement your application with additional paperwork that will help you stand out from the other applicants. The purpose is to highlight your positive attributes as well as the ways you can contribute to the country as a PR. Make sure that you do not simply include every single achievement you have gotten but the selected few that portrays you in the best light.

How We Can Help to Improve Your PR Chances

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Error-Free Application

The process of applying for permanent residency in Singapore involves the submission of various paperwork. The process can be tedious and complex. At Paul Immigrations, our team of specialists will handle this task for you and ensure total accuracy in your submission.

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Timely Submission

Completing your application and preparing all your paperwork can be time-consuming, and it might be challenging for you to meet the seven-day deadline set by ICA on your own. With our immigration experts’ guidance, your submission will be completed well within the time frame.

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Help You Stand Out

Since you will be competing for PR status with thousands of other applicants, setting your application apart from the rest is important. Our immigration specialists will advise you on the additional documents to include, as well as help you craft a customised cover letter.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have paperwork that are not in English, you have to obtain their official English translation and submit both versions to ICA. Make sure the translations are provided by a party approved by ICA. These include:

  • The embassy of the country where the document was issued
  • A notary public based in Singapore or the country where the document was issued
  • A private translation service provider attested by the embassy of the country where the document was issued
  • A private translation service provider notarised by a notary public based in Singapore or the country where the document was issued

While the right additional supporting paperwork can help increase your chances of approval, we do not advise you to include too many of them as this may possibly prolong ICA’s assessment of your submission. Decide on just one or two additional documents and ensure they have been drafted well. If you are unsure, consult our team of experts at Paul Immigrations, who will be able to advise you on the type of paperwork you should include to increase the success rate of your submission.

If you are applying for permanent residency under the Professionals, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) scheme, you will be required to submit your payslips from the last six months, from the time that you start your first job in the city-state. Hence, you will need to be employed for at least 6 months to qualify for the application.

If you are concerned or unsure of how to proceed, feel free to approach our team of specialists at Paul Immigrations. With our expertise, we will advise you on how best to apply for PR successfully.

Yes, you may do so as long as you upload all your paperwork within the stipulated time. As required by ICA, all paperwork has to be submitted within seven days (168 hours) from the time you begin your online application. Uploading your documents after this time will render your application incomplete, in which case your submission will not be accepted.

If your PR application status is approved, ICA will notify you via an approval letter by post. Upon receiving the letter, you will be expected to schedule an appointment either through ICA’s website or its mobile application, [email protected]

On the day of your appointment, proceed to level 5 of the ICA Building to complete the PR formalities as well as collect your Entry Permit/Re-Entry Permit.

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