Singapore's economic forefathers had always reiterated how, as a small nation, the people will always be its 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 being reviewed monthly, it is important for applicants to fully understand some of the contributing factors* affecting their applications. They include but are 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 have 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 familiarized yourself with the local community and culture to support your decision in seeking Singapore Permanent Resident status.
Education: As a progressive nation, Singapore looks toward well-balanced candidates that are proficient both academically and professionally in their respective industries and sectors. Conversely, technical skills with the proper qualifications will also be heavily considered for skill-specific positions.
Industry & Employment: What are some of the key industries that drive 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 (e.g. 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 holistic contribution. Regardless of your position, all manner of contributions count. 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 who are Singapore Permanent Residents or Citizens, you may stand a stronger chance as it is generally favored for family circles to keep within close proximity and to further sink their roots in an ever growing and expanding multiracial society.
Social Integration: In addition to economic contributions, contribution to society has been a key factor in applications lately. Be it monetary contributions, or volunteering your time and effort, your integration efforts with the society indicate a strong desire to blend into Singapore's 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 enhance 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. Such talents may include but not be limited to individuals who have a track record in sporting and/or artistic excellence.