Why S Pass Holders Must Apply for Singapore PR Now

There is no better time than the present to apply for your Singapore Permanent Residency. It might seem like you should wait for the “perfect” moment to apply for your Permanent Resident status, but delaying your application for too long will decrease your chances of becoming a permanent resident. Read more to find out why this is the best time for an S Pass Holder to apply for PR.



1. Tighter Restrictions on Foreigners

More policies have been set in place to tighten restrictions on foreigners in recent years. After 2009, the number of PR approval saw a steady decrease as authorities stepped up measures to curb a rise of dishonest practices. PR applications underwent a more stringent assessment process, which led to a higher number of rejections. In 2017, the annual Population in Brief (PIB) report showed that 31,849 new permanent residents were approved, much fewer than the numbers in previous years.

Moreover, the Singapore Government Budget 2019 revealed that the quota for foreign workers will begin to see a yearly reduction. With these constant changes in policy, attaining a permanent resident status is only going to get harder for you in the future. This is where Paul Immigrations comes in. Having accumulated years of experience and expertise in the industry, our specialists have the know-how and resources to help you beat the odds.


2. A Higher Demand for PR

With a lower foreigner quota, comes an increased demand for PR. This demand will likely increase the number of PR applications and competition in the community, making it that much harder for you to get yours approved. To get the odds in your favour, it will be necessary to put together your profile in such a way that it highlights your skills, educational and professional qualifications. This will not only help your profile stand out, but it will also go a long way in strengthening your profile.

Our team of specialists can also help you craft a personalised cover letter to set your profile apart from the rest. Although a cover letter is not required, having one can significantly impact your overall profile.


3. Urgency to Apply for Singapore PR

A higher demand for PR means foreigners face a time crunch when it comes to their application. However, it is important not to rush the process as it may lead to more mistakes and missing information, compromising the overall quality of your profile. To help you manage this, you should hire a professional immigration specialist to help you with your paperwork.

At Paul Immigrations, we will help you consolidate all the various types of documents required for your submission. Our experienced team will also ensure that you include all the relevant documents and not miss out any vital information.

How Paul Immigrations Improves Your Chances

Your Application is in Safe Hands
Your Application is in Safe Hands

Rest assured, your application is in safe hands with our specialists. We will safeguard your personal information while ensuring that your application is not missing any important documents. Our team will also help you prepare additional documents, including a cover letter that will showcase your best traits and achievements.

Let the Experts Guide You
Let the Experts Guide You

With years of experience in the industry, our specialists are able to provide you with helpful tips that could improve your chances of becoming a permanent resident. From offering you insightful advice to ensuring that your application highlights your best qualities, our specialists possess the expertise to help you achieve an outstanding application.

Facilitate Your Application
Facilitate Your Application

It can be tiresome to go through the entire process by yourself. Worst yet, making one mistake on your documents can compromise your entire submission. With the help of our specialists, the process will be simple and efficient. We will be facilitating your PR application, guiding you from start to end of the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it will be possible for you to apply for an S Pass while you are on a Visit Pass in the country. However, do keep in mind that you will not be able to extend your stay in the country while you are waiting for the outcome of your status. The law requires you to return to your home country when your Visit Pass expires. Be sure to inform your employer of the outcome of your petition.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to take ownership of a business or be the sole proprietor of the business. If you are keen on starting a business in Singapore, you should take steps to terminate your current employment and apply for an EntrePass. The scheme is catered for innovators, foreign entrepreneurs, or experienced investors who are interested in relocating to Singapore and starting a business here.

If you currently hold a Work Permit, you must first find out if you are eligible for an S Pass. One thing that you can do to assess your eligibility is to use the self-assessment tool on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). If you do meet the requirements, you can ask your employer to apply for it for you. Be sure to ask your employer to do so at the earliest possible time.

Note that you will be able to remain in the country while your paperwork is being processed, as long as your Work Permit is valid. You also do not need to worry about cancelling your Work Permit before your application for an S Pass is approved. However, in the event that your Work Permit expires before you obtain the outcome of your submission, your employer can make a request to extend your Work Permit. This extension will depend on MOM’s approval.

If you are changing jobs, you will need to get your new prospective employers to apply for a new S Pass. Note that you will not be required to cancel your existing work visa when changing jobs. Our team at Paul Immigrations will be able to assist you with updating your employment status with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) when they are aiding you in your PR application.

Assess Your Singapore PR Eligibility Now

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