3 Main Problems of Singapore PR Application

1. Slim Chance of Approval

Since 2009, Singapore has cut down the number of approved Permanent Resident applications by 50%. If you submit your Singapore PR 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 to apply for Singapore PR. However, the whole process is much more complex than you think. One small mistake in your documentation may get your entire PR application rejected.


3. Tedious Work

To apply for Singapore Permanent Resident 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

PR consultation  1. Expert Consultation

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

At Immigration Solutions, you will learn the insider industry secrets of the ICA screening process and how you can improve your chances of approval in your Singapore PR application.


Form 4A to apply PR  2. Audited Form Submission

From 18th December 2017 onwards, all Singapore 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 Singapore permanent resident application for you.


Compulsory documents to apply PR  3. Correct Compulsory Documents

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

Most applicants also forget to translate their non-English documents into English, causing their Singapore 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 Singapore PR 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 when you apply for Singapore PR.

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 PR is entitled to purchase affordable property in Singapore due to the lower stamp duty fee. He or she only needs to pay half the stamp duty as compared to a foreigner; whereas a Citizen pays even less than half of what a PR pays.  A PR will be able to buy a HDB (Housing & Development Board) flat after three years, supposing the income does not exceed a certain amount.


2. Career Stability

As a PR of Singapore, 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 PR will be 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 Residents to avoid the tedious work pass application for foreign workers. Furthermore, having PRs 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 Permanent Resident is required to contribute a small percentage of salary to this savings plan as per workforce law. The good thing is that your employer will also be 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 PR, you will be able to withdraw the full sum of your CPF.


4. Priority for Your Kids’ Education

Singapore PRs get priority entry for their kids at the local public educational institutes. It also allocates your children more places in schools as compare 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- PRs unfortunately do not have any choice when it comes to schooling and thus have to accept whatever the available options are. 


5. Easier Loan for Investments or Housing

With Singapore PR status, you are also entitled to benefits like borrowing a loan from bank to start your own business or purchase property. You will 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

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

As a citizen of Singapore, you will be entitled to greater benefits such as improved tax rates, voting rights, and the ability to purchase further-subsidized housing. A PR can only purchase government housing on resale, whereas a Citizen is able to purchase new government HDB flats – a privilege not provided for PRs. 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 will have ability to travel anywhere in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Singapore Permanent Residence (PR)?

Being a permanent resident in Singapore 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 Singapore PR 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.

What makes me eligible to apply for Singapore PR status?

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Can I get a PR status and stay out of Singapore for reasons such as work commitment?

Do Re-Entry Permit renewals get rejected?

Why is it harder to get a PR these days?

Why did my Singapore PR application get rejected?

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

What happens if I get rejected after engaging your service?

What if my company does not want to support me? What if my company refuses to give me Annex A?

How can we push the e-Appointment forward? How can we get an earlier date to submit the PR application?

What if I lost my Bachelor’s Degree certificate?

You don’t know me. How can you write my cover letter?

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

Why should I engage you to tell me what I need to submit for additional documentation?

Does the ICA look at all my documents thoroughly?

Why are your services so expensive? Another company is willing to accept my case for a lower price.

What is the PR approval quota?

What if the ICA rejects some of the documents, refusing to take them in?

What are the pros and cons of having PR status?

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

Should my spouse and I apply separately or together, given that we are both staying in Singapore?

Should I apply together with my family if they are not with me in Singapore?

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

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

Will I have to serve the NS if I am granted a PR status?

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 applying for PR?

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

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

How can I get an S Pass?

I have studied in Singapore before. Will this give me an advantage when applying for PR?

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

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