It is understandable that moving to a different country is a big decision to make in your life. Usually, people have to consider all the pros and cons of making such a decision. This is especially difficult as the process of submission is a long and taxing road. That is why, in this post, we have compiled several common questions about PR application and its processes:
1. What is a Singapore Permanent Resident?
In normal terms, a permanent resident means the status and rights to live and work in the country for a long period of time. There are many benefits of becoming a PR. They include the rights to purchase properties in this city as well as to bring your other family members into the country. Like a citizen, a PR can enter and leave the country without a need to secure a visa during every travel.
2. Am I Allowed to Apply For Singapore PR?
Only a few kinds of candidates are qualified to apply for permanent resident status. In fact, since 2009, the government has tightened the immigration policies and made the approval of PR submission much harder. Below is the list of requirements that allows you to apply for PR:
- S Pass, Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, and Entrepreneur Pass holders.
- Spouse of a citizen or PR.
- Unmarried children of a citizen or PR.
- Aged parents of a citizen.
- Student Pass holders. They must have resided in the country for at least 2 years. They must also have passed at least 1 national exam (i.e. PSLE or GCE ‘N’/’O’/’A’ levels) or are in the Integrated Programme.
3. Why is Difficult to Apply For Singapore PR?
The reason why it is becoming more and more difficult to get the paperwork approved is that, in the early 2000s, many people took advantage of the simple process back then. There were too many applicants applying for PR status simply to earn money. As the government does not tolerate this kind of actions, they now only grant the PR status strictly to the eligible and genuine applicants.
4. Does The ICA Check Your Documents Thoroughly?
Yes, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) checks every detail of the PR application that you submit. The ICA takes all documents and forms very seriously. The ICA officer will go through thousands of submissions every day. They always guarantee all documents are reviewed carefully to ensure that there is proper compliance of the procedure. Hence, it is paramount to ensure that all your documents and form submitted are accurate and organised.