Becoming PR in Singapore

Singapore has been ranked as one of the top countries in terms of quality of living for decades, as well as one of the best places to work and recreate. In addition, many favourable factors such as high quality of education and access to public housing entice foreigners to consider obtaining permanent residence status in Singapore. 

The thing is, thousands of foreigners apply for Permanent Residence each year, and only one-third of them get approved. The government has implemented a complex process; therefore, many PR applications get rejected.

But the best part is that Immigration SG is here to guide you through the entire application process, whether for your PR or citizenship. Our services will help improve your chances of getting approval. 

Our dedicated consultants will be there for you from Day 1 until you get your status approved. 

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Criteria & Eligibility to Apply Singapore PR

Are you ready to take the first step in applying for your Permanent Residence (PR)? First, let’s take a look at your eligibility.

As a foreigner, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence (PR) if you are a/an:

  1. Spouse and Unmarried children of a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Residence
    Spouses and any unmarried children below 21 years old (born within the context of a legal marriage or legally adopted) of a Singapore Citizen/ Permanent Resident may apply for PR.
  1. Aged parent of an SC
    Aged parents of a Singapore Citizen may submit an application for PR.
  1. Holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass
    Any person working in Singapore on an Employment Pass or S Pass may submit an application for PR. The application may include their spouse and any unmarried children aged below 21 years born to them within the context of a legal marriage or has been legally adopted by them.
  1. Students studying in Singapore
    International students studying in Singapore may submit an application for PR. They must have resided in Singapore for more than two years at the point of application.
  1. Foreign investor in Singapore
    You can apply for Singapore PR if you are willing to invest in the country and support your funds with proven entrepreneurial skills.

PR Application Package

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  • Assessment and Evaluation on PR Eligibility
  • Free Consultation with an expert and clarification of queries
  • Collate documents and other necessary forms
  • Ensure the documents alignment and size which is relevant to ICA approved standards
  • Preparation of Cover Letter based on your profile
  • Liaise with the client if there are missing information needed
  • Final verification of all the details before submission
  • Submit the Application within the stipulated timeframe to minimize delay
  • Support with a one-time appeal if application become unsuccessful

Note : Excluding ICA application fee

Benefits of Singapore Permanent Resident Status

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Singapore Citizenship

For foreigners considering Singapore as their permanent home, getting your PR is the first step towards citizenship. You will be eligible to apply for full Singapore citizenship after at least two years of permanent residence status and enjoy the same rights as locally-born citizens. Once you become a citizen, you can enjoy visa-free access to 189 countries around the world. The Singapore passport is one of the most powerful in the world. 

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Visa Flexibility

One of the best things you can do as a Singapore PR is to live and work in Singapore without applying for another visa. Work pass holders almost always encounter some restrictions in terms of job opportunities. As a result, the number of job opportunities available for work pass holders is limited. You can also enter and leave the country during your holiday because you don’t have to worry about being held in the immigration.

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Career Opportunities

You can explore more jobs freely without reapplying for a separate work visa, unlike holding a work pass. There’s also a risk of being rejected in the work pass application. So, getting your PR is the best option you have if you want to explore more career opportunities in Singapore. Not only that, most of the companies in Singapore prefer to hire locals and PR due to the foreign quota limit.

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Education Offers & Subsidiary

Singapore’s education system has been consistently ranked as one of the highest in the world; that’s why many international students prefer to study here. They are willing to pay whatever it takes to get into a Singapore school.  

By becoming a PR, you can take advantage of the education subsidies offered by the government. You can also enroll your children in public schools, and the tuition fees are much more affordable than international students. While children of EP and S Pass holders usually go to international schools where the fees are high. 

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Health Care / Hospitalization Subsidy

Singapore’s healthcare services are one of the best in the world; it consists of excellent medical care, great facilities and experienced professionals. In 2020, the Bloomberg Health-Efficiency Index, which tracks life expectancy and medical spending, ranked Singapore first in the world for the most efficient healthcare.

Becoming a PR will also entitle you to government healthcare subsidies and hospitalization. The government subsidizes hospital fees in public healthcare but ensures it provides excellent facilities.

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Long-Term Passes Sponsorship For Family Members

Another great benefit of becoming a PR is the ability to sponsor your family to stay with you in Singapore. You can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) with your immediate family members which enables them to stay with you longer. By holding an LTVP, they can even live and work in Singapore without applying for a separate work pass. They just need to obtain a Letter of Consent from ICA. 

They can also apply for PR provided they’ve already stayed in Singapore for a minimum of 2 years. 

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World-class Social Security System

Once you become a Singapore PR, you will also be entitled to the Central Provident Fund (CPF). It is a savings and pension plan for working Singaporeans and permanent residents primarily to fund your retirement, healthcare, and housing needs in Singapore.

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Property Ownership

Citizens and PRs can enjoy buying HDB apartments. HDB flats are government-subsidized housing units sold by the Housing & Development Board (HDB). It is also easier to get various loans, such as a housing loan to buy property.  

Steps To Apply Singapore PR

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    Step 1 - Consultation with an Expert

    In the first part of the application, you will undergo a free consultation with our expert and analyze your eligibility for your citizenship.

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    Step 2 - Evaluation of Applicant Chances

    Next, we will evaluate your past history in Singapore to check your chances. This includes different factors, such as your record of stay and economic contribution etc.

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    Step 3 - Preparation of Checklist

    We will send you the list of documents you need to prepare and what you need to do prior to submitting the application.

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    Step 4 - Collate Documents and Review for Submission

    We will then gather all the relevant documents and review them before submission. Translate all your documents that are not in English before submitting them to us.

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    Step 5 - Application Submission & Furnishing Relevant Documents

    After everything is prepared, we are now ready to submit your application. We will also furnish relevant documents such as personalized cover letters and so on.  

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    Step 6 - Receive ICA Outcome

    PR applications take about six months to process, provided all the required documents are submitted. After that, the result will be sent to you via post.

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FAQs About Applying For Singapore PR

How long will my application take?

PR applications take around six months to process, provided all the required documents are submitted. However, depending on the case’s complexity, some applications may take more than six months to process. 

When is the best time to reapply?

We suggest that you reapply after six months of getting a rejection. This will give you enough time to fulfill the other criteria like the length of stay in Singapore etc. 

Can I appeal after my application has been rejected?

Yes, you can file an appeal after your application has been rejected. We will help you file a one-time appeal for free. 

Why should I engage with Immigration SG?

We will tell you precisely the things that are necessary to make the application stand out. We are also transparent and honest; if you are not eligible, we will not encourage you to apply to save your time and money.

Why has my application been rejected?

A PR application could be rejected due to different factors such as eligibility requirements, improper documentation, and others. Please note that Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will not indicate the exact reason for your application’s rejection. 

Can my spouse apply for PR with me?

Yes, your spouse can apply with you as long as they meet the criteria. 

How will I know the result of my application?

You will receive the outcome via mail in around six months or longer, depending on the complexity of your case. 

What is the Singapore PR quota per year?

There is no specific number given out by ICA for PR applications each year. 

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