The Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme (PTS Scheme) is for foreigners who are working in Singapore at the time of applying for permanent residence and takes up the majority of application schemes submitted annually.
So long as you are holding on to the valid passes stated above, you are still eligible to apply for Singapore PR even though your profession requires you to travel extensively. In other words, you can still travel freely while the application is still ongoing.
The Sponsored Application is valid for Spouse and Children / Step-children / Legally Adopted Children of a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR). The assessment of the application will primarily be based on the merits of the Sponsor and his ability to support the applicants listed in the application. On the other hand, there is added advantage if the applicant(s) shows due course for approval with good background. (Eg., clean record, education, employ-ability, etc.)
Foreign students who are studying in Singapore may submit an application for permanent residence (PR) for consideration based on their own merits.
To be eligible for Singapore PR consideration, one must generally fall into one of the following categories:
Once a candidate is deemed to be eligible to apply, there are several ways by which a foreign national can become a Singapore permanent resident, depending on the profile of the applicant:
Foreign Artistic Talent scheme (For Arts)
Special talents and skill sets will give applicants a unique edge. Depending on what these talents are, applicants will be assessed on how this talent can elevate themselves and the community. For example, such talents may include but not be limited to individuals who have a track record in sporting and/or artistic excellence. Foreign Artistic Talent Scheme (For Arts) Scheme is thus meant for outstanding international arts professionals to become Singapore PR in recognition of their cultural significance and contribution.
Individual investors and seasoned business-owners who are interested in being based in Singapore can consider the Global Investor Program scheme (GIP), which allows them and their families to apply for Singapore Permanent Residence (PR). To read more, please click here.