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 Resident status remain strategically vital to the country.
With thousands of Singapore Permanent Resident 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:
Age: In view of the official retirement age of 65 years old, you will be assessed on your ability to provide a significant contribution to the economy and/or society for a period of time. While younger applicants provide time and youth on their side, older applicants bring about a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Length of Physical Stay: The Singapore Government will access your potential by looking into the length of time you have physically stayed and/or remain employed within Singapore. You will stand a better chance if your stay is not brief and you can show how you have familiarised with the local community and culture to support your decision on seeking Singapore Permanent Resident status.
Education: As a progressive nation, Singapore looks toward well-balanced candidates that are proficient in both academic and professional experience in the respective industries and sectors. Conversely, technical skills with the proper qualifications will also be heavily considered for skilled-specific positions.
Industry & Employment: What are some of the key industries that drives the Singapore economy? As a global hub for various key sectors, employment and expertise in such sectors may be the difference in granting you Singapore Permanent Residence. Another factor for consideration would be your employment terms, say, contract vs permanent.
Income & Economic Contribution: While many would assume that the income bracket is the key driver for approvals, it is imperative that you understand the importance of a holistic contribution. Regardless of your position, all manner of contribution counts. You will also be assessed on your future earning potential and spending power within Singapore.
Kinship & Family Ties: If you already have existing family and relatives that are Singapore Permanent Residents or Citizens, you may stand a stronger chance as it is generally favoured for family circles to keep within close proximity and to further sink in their roots into an ever growing and expanding multiracial society.
Social Integration: In addition to economic contribution, as a small country, contribution to society has been seen lately as a key factor in applications. Be it monetary contributions, or volunteering of time and effort, your integration efforts with the society indicates a strong desire to blend into our culture and norms.
Special Commendations: If you have accumulated special commendations, awards and recognition on a professional or personal level, you can use these accolades to gloss your application and showcase what makes you different from other candidates.
Special Talent: Special talents and skill sets will give you a unique edge. Depending on what these talents are, you will be assessed on how this talent can elevate yourself 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.