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What To Do When Your PR Application Gets Rejected?

What To Do When Your PR Application Gets Rejected

Every year, thousands of people apply to become permanent residents (PRs) in Singapore for factors that encompass low-cost housing, world-class healthcare, a stable retirement plan, and the opportunity to provide the best education for their children, among other advantages. 

The process of getting your Singapore PR application approved can turn out to be an extremely lengthy and complex process. In some instances, your Singapore PR application might even end up being rejected due to a variety of factors. 

Although it may be discouraging to be faced with a rejected PR application, you should keep your head up and remain optimistic because taking these things into account will help you improve your application in the future.

1. Review your eligibility for Singapore PR

Review your eligibility for Singapore PR

Before reapplying for Singapore PR after your application has been rejected, you should assess whether or not you are eligible. It is common for PR applications to be rejected due to failure to meet the eligibility criteria. 

Singapore only allows PR applications from the following categories of applicants:

  • Spouse of a Singapore citizen (SC) or Singapore permanent resident (PR)
  • Unmarried child aged below 21 born within the context of legal marriage to, or have been legally adopted by, an SC or PR
  • Aged parent of an SC
  • Holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass
  • Student studying in Singapore
  • Foreign investor in Singapore

If you’re still not sure if you meet any of the requirements, you can always seek advice from a professional immigration and PR application agency like Singapore Immigration Partners, as our immigration experts will be more than happy to assist you.

2. Identify the reasons why your application was rejected

As part of the Singapore PR application evaluation process, the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) considers several factors

  • Family ties to Singaporeans
  • Economic contributions
  • Educational qualifications
  • Age
  • Family profile
  • Length of residency

The purpose of these assessments is to determine your readiness to integrate into Singapore society and contribute to its development. The reason why your PR application was rejected was most likely due to the lack of demonstration in any of these categories in your application. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean you should not attempt to reapply, especially if you have more credentials to present that you didn’t consider or thought wouldn’t be appropriate for inclusion in your PR application. 

Having our professional consultants work with you can bring out the best in your application with their tailored guidance and advice gained from their many years of experience. We strongly advise you to show our consultant the documents you have submitted to ensure the reasons behind the rejection of your Singapore PR application are accurate. By doing so, our consultant will be able to pinpoint what specific areas of your Singapore PR application need improving. Other reasons for rejection may include over-submitting irrelevant documents, incomplete profiles, competency gaps, and areas with high demand and quotas. Read more about the possible reasons for rejection based on the different rejection letter templates here.

3. Plan carefully for your next application

Before re-applying for Singapore PR through the e-Service on ICA’s website, you need to ensure you have all the necessary documents readily available. 

Before you submit, compile a comprehensive list of all the documents you need and all the things you need to do, such as getting your photographs ready and having foreign language documents translated, in order to avoid overlooking anything. 

Upon engaging in our service, you can rest assured that you will be guided through all aspects of the PR application process, including assisting you in preparing all required documents, offering suggestions on additional documents that may improve your application, and highlighting specific areas of your Singapore PR application that need to be strengthened.

To increase your chances of securing a Singapore PR approval, our immigration consultants at Singapore Immigration Partners ensure your application is accurate and error-free.

Reapply For Singapore PR With Singapore Immigration Partners

Having difficulty getting a Singapore PR? Don’t be discouraged! Following your rejection letter review, you will receive advice from our consultants on whether an appeal is feasible or whether to reapply for Singapore PR. By doing so, we can greatly improve the likelihood that your next Singapore PR application will be a success. 

Contact us today to learn your next steps after your application for Singapore PR has been rejected.

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