QualifyThere are only 3 basic categories in which you can qualify to apply to be a PR:
- Foreigners currently working in Singapore and holding a P, Q, or S Pass – Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, EntrePass or S Pass.
- Foreign investors/entrepreneurs investing over S$2.5 million in Singapore.\
- If you are the legally married foreign spouse of a Singapore Citizen or the unmarried children (under the age of 21 years) and aged parents of a Singapore Permanent Resident.
Applying within the parameters set forth by the SIngapore Government is relatively straightforward but this does not automatically mean that you will be granted a Permanent Resident status. There are no hard and fast rules as to how foreign employees in Singapore can better their chances at a successful Permanent Residency application. Our years of experience and success rate have taught us that the following guidelines should be followed upon application.
- The longer you live and work in Singapore, the better your chances.
- Applicants with higher levels of educational qualifications and/or skilled work experience are more likely to be considered.
- A good work record where you have been employed by the same company for at least 6 months. In this case, the longer the better also applies.
- Any supporting documentation as to value that you have contributed to the Singapore society and community.
- Display and interest in the culture and languages of Singapore (other than English) in an effort to integrate into society.
- Disclose any family who are citizens, PR’s or live and work in Singapore. Having a family of your own living with you in Singapore can also enhance your chances.
- Submit 6 months salary advices as well as any other proof of your financial well being and ability to support yourself and/or family.
- Provide character references as to whether you are a law abiding person and committed to staying in Singapore.
It is important to note that these are only guidelines and not a checklist so you don’t have to fulfil all these qualifications. However, the more you measure up to the guidelines, the more likely you will be to receive approval.