3 Main Problems of Singapore PR Application

1. Slim Chance of Approval

Since 2009, Singapore government has cut down the number of approved Singapore PR application by 50%. If you submit your application similarly like the rest, how are you going to convince the officials to approve yours?


2. Complex Process

It is quite easy to search online for the procedures for Singapore PR application. However, the whole process is much more complex than you think. One small mistake in your documentation may get your entire application rejected.


3. Tedious Work

A permanent resident application requires a lot of time and effort. There are forms that need to be filled up correctly and documents to be compiled properly. The amount of paperwork can be very overwhelming and disheartening.


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How We Get Your Singapore PR Application Approved

PR consultation  1. Expert Consultation

Many applicants fail because they have no idea how the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) screens a Singapore PR application.

At Immigration Solutions, you will learn the insider industry secrets of the ICA screening process and how you can improve the chances of getting your permanent resident application approved.


Form 4A to apply PR  2. Audited Form Submission

From 18th December 2017 onwards, all permanent resident applications have to be submitted through the e-PR online system and this whole process becomes very complicated.

If you do not know how to answer any of the questions, you cannot proceed to the next question and your whole application cannot be submitted. Moreover, there is a time frame given to complete your Singapore PR application. If you cannot complete within the given time frame, your whole application will be voided.

At Immigration Solutions, we will complete all these questions and handle the entire application for you.


Compulsory documents to apply PR  3. Correct Compulsory Documents

A lot of people make mistakes in the compilation of documents during their Singapore PR application. For instance, applicants mix up their Statement of Account with Notice of Assessment for their income tax documentation, resulting in the rejection of their application.

Most applicants also forget to translate their non-English documents into English, causing their permanent resident application to be rejected as well.

At Immigration Solutions, we ensure your chances of success by preparing and checking all of your forms and documents, such that they comply with the ICA accepted standards.


Additional documents to apply PR  4. Essential Additional Documents

It is not just about how you blend in, but also how you stand out.

There are plenty of applicants with better qualifications, higher salary or even younger than you. If you submit your Singapore PR application similarly like the rest, how are you going to convince the officials to approve yours?

At Immigration Solutions, we help you prepare a list of essential additional documents to increase your chances of approval in your permanent resident application.


Cover letter to apply PR  5. Immigration Cover Letter

We do not just handle the processing. We improve your approval chances.

There is no face-to-face interview included during a Singapore PR application. The ICA officers will base your approval or rejection solely on the documents that you submit.

At Immigration Solutions, we help you stand out from thousands of other applicants with a personalised immigration cover letter.

This letter is not the same as the cover letter you write for your job application. For example, instead of saying what you hope to get from Singapore – scholarship, job, property – you need to focus on what you can give to the country.

Top 6 Benefits of Becoming a Singapore PR

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1. Lower-Cost Housing

A Singapore PR is entitled to purchase affordable property in Singapore due to the cheap stamp duty fee. You only need to pay half the stamp duty as compared to a foreigner; whereas a Singapore Citizen pays even less than half of what a Singapore PR pays.  A permanent resident can buy a HDB (Housing & Development Board) flat after three years, supposing the income does not exceed a certain amount.


2. Career Stability

As a Singapore PR, you need not to worry about re-applying for work permit every time you change your job. It is quite hectic and painful as there is a high risk of having your new work pass application rejected by the government or your employer, leaving you with no option but to leave Singapore. A Singapore PR is free from all these risks, making it easier and safer for you to switch jobs should the need arise.

Employers in Singapore also generally prefer to hire permanent resident to avoid the tedious work pass application for foreign workers. Furthermore, having more locals in their firms gives them a higher quota to hire more foreign workers, which is what many local companies are aiming for.


3. Central Provident Fund Plan

A Singapore PR is required to contribute a small percentage of salary to this savings plan as per workforce law. The good thing is that your employer is also funding your CPF account, on top of your salary on a month basis. Just think of CPF as a retirement plan so that you can feel secure as you get older. Whether you need funds for housing, medical or even investment, CPF can become quite handy.

CPF does not reduce your income, rather it increases manifold in the long run when you get the lump sum of money. Do note that you cannot access these funds until you are 52. However, should you wish to leave Singapore and renounce your Singapore PR status, you can withdraw the full sum of your CPF.


4. Priority for Your Kids’ Education

A Singapore PR get priority entry for their kids at the local public educational institutes. It also allocates your children more places in schools as compared to foreigners. This is vital as everyone wants the best for their kids especially when Singapore has the best education system in the world. Non-Singapore PR unfortunately do not have any choices when it comes to schooling; and thus have to accept whatever the available options are. 


5. Easier Loan for Investments and Housing

With a permanent resident status, you are also entitled to benefits like borrowing a loan from bank to start your own business or purchase property. You can get loans approved with minimum processing time and lower interest rates. On the other hand, if you were to be a S pass or Employment Pass holder, your loan application would have a high chance of being rejected, coupled with higher processing time.


6. An Opportunity towards Singapore Citizenship

Singapore Permanent Residence is the ultimate door to obtaining Singapore Citizenship status.

As a citizen of Singapore, you are entitled to greater advantages such as improved tax rates, voting rights, and the ability to purchase further-subsidized housing. A Singapore PR can only purchase government housing on resale, whereas a Singapore Citizen can purchase new government HDB flats – a privilege not provided for permanent resident. A Singapore passport is also your hassle-free visa and ticket to the world, thanks to strong diplomatic ties of the Singapore government with other nations. A Singaporean passport means that you have the ability to travel anywhere in the world.

Singapore PR Application FAQs

What is Singapore PR?

Being a permanent resident means that you and your family can live, work, and buy property in the country. You will be treated as a part of the local community, eligible to various benefits such as travelling in and out of the country without restrictions. Your school-going children will also have priority access to Singapore’s esteemed public education system. At work, your employer will be required to make monthly contributions to a compulsory pension scheme in your behalf. You will no longer have to acquire a new work visa every time you transfer jobs.

While being a permanent resident gives you plenty of benefits and rights, the government will also have the power to enforce certain responsibilities upon you. One of which is military service, something that your sons (if they are also PR’s) are required to partake of once they reach the age of 18.

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My friend, who is just like me, got his Singapore PR application approved. Why did I get rejected?

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If the cover letter and additional documents are so important, why doesn’t the ICA ask for it?

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Does the ICA look at all my Singapore PR application documents thoroughly?

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Why should I apply for Singapore Citizenship instead of remaining as a Singapore PR?

Should my spouse and I submit our Singapore PR application separately or together?

Should I submit my Singapore PR application with my family if they are not with me in Singapore?

Can I leave my son out of the Singapore PR application? I don’t want him to serve National Service.

Can I renounce my son’s Singapore PR before he is eligible to be part of the National Service?

Will I have to serve the NS if my Singapore PR application is approved?

If my son is not in Singapore in the future when he becomes liable for National Service, can we defer it?

Should I first upgrade to an EP (current S Pass holders) or a PEP (current EP holders) before my Singapore PR application?

My father/mother is a Singapore Citizen/Singapore PR, can they sponsor me?

I am on a Work Permit, but my parents are Singapore Citizens/Singapore PR, will it be easier for me to apply?

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I have studied in Singapore before. Will this give me an advantage in my Singapore PR application?

What if I wish to change my job while ICA is still processing my Singapore PR application? Will it affect my chances?

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