Singapore is known for being a land of opportunity, and it is no wonder that so many flock to seek employment and start a new life in the little red dot. If you are interested in becoming a PR, there are a number of Singapore PR eligibility criteria that you need to take note of. Read on to find out if you fit into any of them.
If you hold an Employment Pass or an S Pass, your chances of becoming a permanent resident are higher, especially if you possess skill sets and professional experience in industries that are in demand such as healthcare, IT, etc. These professions are highly sought after and remain relevant to this day. As an S Pass or Employment Pass holder, you can apply for permanent residency under the Professionals, Technical Personnel, and Skilled Workers Scheme. You may also be eligible for PR under this scheme if you hold a Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) or an EntrePass.
Apart from being an Employment Pass and S Pass Holder, being married for a minimum of two years to a Singaporean spouse will also enable you to apply for PR. Your spouse will be responsible for sponsoring your application.
If you are a student undertaking your studies in the country, you can apply for your PR under the Student Scheme. To be eligible, you are required to have lived and studied here for more than two years. Furthermore, you need to have taken at least one national examination such as the GCE ‘N’/’O’/’A’ levels and Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Alternatively, if you are currently enrolled in the Integrated Programme (IP), you may also be eligible for this scheme.
The government has introduced the Aged Parent scheme to allow aged parents of Singapore Citizens apply for permanent residency. While parents of an SPR are not eligible for this scheme, one thing that you can do would be to consider applying for citizenship, which will then provide your parents with the chance of becoming a permanent resident in the country.
If you have unmarried children with a Singapore Citizen or a PR, your child can apply for PR under the Family Scheme. Do note that the law requires your children to be under 21 years old, born into a legal marriage or be legally adopted. Apart from that, your Singaporean spouse will need to play a large role in the application as a sponsor.
Another scheme that you can consider when applying for PR is the Global Investor Programme (GIP). The GIP was introduced to cater to entrepreneurs and business owners who are keen on relocating and investing in the economy. To be eligible for this scheme, you will need to make a minimum investment of $2.5 million in the economy. In addition to that, you will need to prove your business and entrepreneurial skills as well.
Our specialists are trained to personalise your profile to ensure that your strengths and qualifications are highlighted. We will pay special attention to include niche skills, professional experience and even other talents you might have in order to make your profile stand out from the rest.
Due to our long-standing expertise in the industry, our specialists are armed with the knowledge necessary to offer key insights into the process. This gives you an added advantage when you apply for PR. The inside knowledge amassed over the years will come in handy when submitting your profile for evaluation.
Committed to ensuring that every applicant has a strong chance of becoming a PR, our specialists take the time to ensure that no document is left out from the submission. You can rest assured that your application will include all relevant documents, ready to be uploaded.
Usually, a standard PR application will take about four to six months to be fully processed and reviewed by the ICA officers. However, certain submissions may take a longer time to process. This is largely dependent on the type of application and the validity of the documents submitted to ICA.
To speed up the process, the team at Paul Immigrations will guide you and ensure that you submit only the necessary documents needed. We will also check the validity of the documents before your profile is submitted.
Meeting the eligibility criteria will give your profile an edge over the rest of the candidates, but not necessarily guarantee an approval. The ICA has the final say when it comes to the approval of your PR application.
Yes, they are not set in stone. Each profile is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Hence, even if you are not sure if you meet the requirements stated on the ICA website, it is not the end of the road. You may think the odds are against you, but this might not be the case.
At Paul Immigrations, our team adheres to a high standard of professionalism. If for some reason our specialists believe that you are not applicable for a permanent residency, they will provide you with some advice on how you can build your profile for future applications.
The institution in which you received your certification plays a role in determining the approval or rejection of your profile. For instance, if you graduated from a recognised institution, your profile will no doubt stand out from the rest of the applicants. Having experience studying in a local institution will also indicate that you can easily integrate into the local culture in Singapore and adapt to the multicultural society at large.
Longer time spent working, studying and living in the country may increase your chances of becoming a PR in the country. Additionally, highlighting significant contributions to the economy and society can also up your chances. At Paul Immigrations, our team of experts includes in-house writers who will create a customised cover letter for you to highlight these contributions and give you an edge over other applicants.