As long as you are a stable candidate and do not switch jobs often or give the reviewing officers the impression that you are a ‘job-hopper’, it will not affect your chances of PR approval.
In a press release by The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Singapore (ICA), it is confirmed that come 18 December 2017, all Singapore PR Applications will be done fully online via ICA’s e-PR system only.
By Elena Kwa
Lead Consultant, Immigration@SG LLP (IASG)
The decision to take up a Singapore Citizenship is an entirely personal choice / decision. It is not based on the ethnicity or nationality of the individual. Although majority of the conversion to Singapore Citizenship come from neighbouring countries, South East Asians (i.e. Malaysians, Indonesians, Indians, etc) and Chinese, statistics have shown that an increasing number of Caucasians taking up Singapore Citizenship in recent years.
Short answer: no.
Only the following categories of foreigners are eligible to apply for permanent residence:
- Spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years old) of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
- Aged Parents of a SC
- Employment Pass/ S Pass holders
With thousands of Singapore PR applications flowing through each month, how does one ensure that their application is being viewed and considered fairly by the authorities? Bearing in mind that 99% of PRs get approved via the documentation submitted during the ICA eAppointment (without attending a face-to-face interview), applicants who are serious about getting their Singapore PR application approved, should read on.
Yes, it is one of the advantages of becoming a PR: a Singapore PR may apply for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for his/her first degree family members i.e. Spouse, children (below the age of 21 years old) and parents. This will allow the family member(s) to stay long term in Singapore (minimum up to 1 year). However, the LTVP holder will not be allowed to work under this pass. The LTVP will be under the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) purview instead of under Ministry of Manpower (MOM), as in the case of Dependent Passes (DP) or LTVPs of a work pass holder (SPass / EP / PEP).
While the government grants PRs many benefits, there are also certain obligations that is required on the individual. One of which is National Service. Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents are liable to register for national service upon reaching 16½ years old. They are liable to serve two years when they turn 18, followed by 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service every year until they turn 50 years old, for officers, and 40 years old for other ranks.
We at IASG promise to professionally map out your Singapore PR application from start to finish based on our specialist knowledge in immigration policies. Having worked with thousands of applicants, our system is not only proven, but systematically handholds all our clients that choose to work with us through the process in a manner that is designed to provide minimal hassle. IASG will:
A Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) refers to someone who has been given Singapore PR status by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore. They however are not full-fledged Singapore Citizens.
Singapore PRs have the right to live, work and integrate into the fabric of Singaporean society just like ordinary citizens. As a Singapore PR, one stand to enjoy, amongst many things:
Our economic forefathers have always reiterated how, as a small nation, the people will always be our natural resource. While Singapore is on a constant need to bolster and reinforce its human workforce to enjoy sustained economic growth, the criteria in selecting the right candidates for Singapore Permanent Residency remain strategically vital to the country. With thousands of Singapore PR applications going through review monthly, it is important for applicants to fully understand some of the contributing factors* affecting their applications. These includes but not limited to: