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Is it more difficult to attain a PR these days? How true is this?

Since 2009, the government has tighten its immigration policies to ensure adequate expertise is being maintained across all industries. This also ensures that salaries and distribution of skills across sectors remain competitive. While nobody can guarantee 100% success rates in PR application, one can be assured that every application is being considered on its own merits.

What should I do after receiving the IPA when applying for the Singapore Employment Pass?

Congratulations on the approval of your EP!

You will need to print out the IPA and present it together with your passport when entering Singapore. The immigration officer will verify your passport and the IPA and stamp a 30-days pass (usually with a handwritten text “IPA” on the stamp) on your passport. The IPA will likely be taken by the immigration officer. The “IPA” text is to indicate that you are entering Singapore for the purpose of completing your immigration formalities to secure your EP status. You will then be expected to complete this process at the soonest possible.

Can my new Singapore employer file an employment pass for me without the knowledge of the first employer?

Yes, this perfectly acceptable and your new employer does not have to wait until you leave your existing company to commence on the EP application.

How can I gain a Singaporean residency?

Today, there are a lot of foreigners  applying for Singapore Permanent Residency (PR) while the quota (not revealed to public) is limited, in keeping with the Government’s requirements. As such, there are a lot of rejection as most of these applicants are trying to do so on their own without professional assistance.

What are the requirements needed to apply for a PR status in Singapore and what are the benefits of being a PR there?

There are two (2) types of schemes which foreigners can apply PR under.

The first scheme would be the Form 4A Scheme for Professionals, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers. This scheme is eligible for any foreigners holding the following passes:

  1. S-Pass
  2. Employment Pass (EP)
  3. Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)
  4. Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass)

Why are many of my friends getting their PR rejected?

by Muhammad Ryhan, Practice Manager, Immigration@SG LLP

This is yet another common question we receive from individuals who are thinking about applying for Singapore PR. As applying for PR is a big step for an individual or family, it is natural that they seek advice and information pertaining success rates of applicants – usually those from the same nationality or origin. And more often than not, they always hear the same rants like a broken radio – ‘My application got Rejected!’ 

So, are Singapore PRs still being issued out?

How do you get the status of Singapore permanent resident (SPR)?

How do you get the status of Singapore permanent resident (SPR)? by Jose Carrazco

Answer by Jose Carrazco:

Do Malaysians need a visa to enter Singapore?

Do Malaysians need a visa to enter Singapore? by Elena Kwa

Answer by Elena Kwa:

Singapore allows foreigners to stay in the country for 30 days without a visa. Does this mean 30 days per visit or 30 days per year?

Singapore allows foreigners to stay in the country for 30 days without a visa. Does this mean 30 days … by Elena Kwa

Answer by Elena Kwa:

How can a Singapore permanent resident (SPR) go for a gap year (travel purpose) without losing the SPR status?

How can a Singapore permanent resident (SPR) go for a gap year (travel purpose) without losing the SPR… by Elena Kwa

Answer by Elena Kwa:

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