Following the successful transition of Permanent Residence applications to be fully automated online via ICA’s e-PR, individuals applying or sponsoring their loved ones to attain Singapore Citizenship will now have to complete their submissions thru ICA’s e-Service portal.
Embracing technology, this is part of the Governments’ plan to consolidate all citizen and PR services via SingPass for applicants’ security and convenience.
But what does this mean for applicants? Are there changes to the reviewing process?
In a recent article published by The Straits Times, 'Taking up citizenship a two-way process: PM Lee' said. He later added, "At the same time, naturally, you have to make the effort to become a Singaporean, to contribute your part to Singapore."
In another article published by ChannelNewsAsia, NTU’s Economics Professor Ng Yew Kwang discusses in detail why Singapore would be wise to remain open to foreign talent and immigration.
As Immigration Consultants, we have been keeping in close contact with our ministry counterparts. That, coupled with deep-diving into recently Singapore Population Trends Reports issued by various Government Agencies, we can establish the following:
- The Singapore Government has on the average approved 15000 – 25000 New Citizens annually since 2009. There were 22,076 New Citizens approved in 2017
- The Singapore Government has all along effected a strict Selective Immigration policy that looks into the specific talents and potential of applicants
- There have been several changes with the documents required to be furnished to ICA. This re-affirms ICA’s strict stance in scrutinizing all applications
What does this mean for you the applicant? How do you ensure that your application receives the attention it deserves?
At IASG, we have always maintained a high level of quality control in our processes and would like to to assure you that we have been in communication with ICA and are working closely with them during this transition. We are glad to also state that we already have the necessary systems, operational processes and qualified personnel to ensure that your casework meets all required standards.
In addition to these stats, as Immigration Specialists, we can further discuss and share with you critical additional insights that can help you understand the Industry and Talent required by Singapore in the next 10-15 years. These insights have proved valuable for all our clients, even those that have been rejected multiple times in the past. If you are serious about attaining Singapore Citizenship by preparing and strategizing a strong and relevant documents package, reach out to us today for a Free discussion.