The number of new citizens accepted into Singapore has been a cause for concern for many Singaporeans in recent years. With economies suffering from the pandemic, Singapore has a particularly strong sense of patriotism toward supporting local talent and businesses today. As such, the government has been taking steps to tighten immigration measures.
Therefore, when applying for residency in Singapore, you should not only meet the eligibility requirements and submit mandatory documents, but you should also include additional documents to bolster your application.
As you only have seven days to complete your online application and submit it, it is crucial you make sure that all of the documents required for your Singapore PR application are in place before you begin. It helps to create a comprehensive checklist of all the documents you need to submit, to make the application process more efficient. To help you get started with your online Singapore PR application, we have rounded up additional documents that will improve your chances of approval.
Beyond the required documents for your Singapore PR application, it will be beneficial to indicate that you have existing family ties in Singapore when applying to become a Singapore Permanent Resident. Being married to a Singaporean does not guarantee you a PR status, but it gives the reviewing officer a reason to consider your intent to stay in Singapore since you have family ties here. So if you have a relative or family member that lives in Singapore, your PR application stands a greater chance of being approved.
If you have tried to fill up the Singapore Permanent Resident application, you are probably familiar with the requirement found on page 3 of Form 4A:
As seen from the image above, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requires all applicants to indicate whether they are members of Professional Memberships, Clubs, Associations, Religion Groups and/or Other Professional Organisations. In other words, if you employ the professional services of a PR agency like ours, we will be able to assess your individual profile and recommend the right and suitable professional organizations according to your field. For instance, if you work in the F&B field, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of local professional organizations that serve the industry that you can join.
While it is not part of the mandatory checklist, many of our clients who have been granted PR statuses have submitted 30 supplementary documents which are not listed in the mandatory checklist. Enlisting our services will give you the advantage of being familiar with the local associations or organizations that you should join in order to increase the chances of your PR application being approved. Demonstrating professional integration efforts gives you credibility that you are capable of integrating into Singapore's professional society, which will increase your chances of getting approved by the ICA. If you are curious about what are the specific professional organizations that are right up your alley, feel free to contact us and we will gladly provide you with an exhaustive list of the most appropriate organizations for you.
When it comes to demonstrating your professional contributions, you may be thinking about submitting a letter written by the company you’re currently working for. However, this is only the bare minimum, and if you wish to further enhance your PR application, here’s what you need to do.
When applying for Singapore PR, it would be extremely beneficial to include relevant achievements or accolades that you have accrued in your field of expertise. If you are not sure what that entails, get in touch with us and we will run through your credentials and identify which contributions are to be included in your PR application. This way, you can make certain that you only attach relevant documents to your PR application.
When your application for PR status is rejected, it may be challenging to pinpoint the reason for the rejection. With our years of experience, our team of immigration consultants at Singapore Immigration Partners can help you identify key areas that need to be strengthened in order for you to enhance your chances of securing permanent residency in Singapore.
Whether this is your first time applying for PR or you are trying to appeal for your Singapore PR status, Singapore Immigration Partners can offer individual solutions that go beyond the mandatory documents required in the checklist outlined by the ICA in order to achieve Singapore PR status.
Get in touch with us today and let us walk you through the additional documents that can help strengthen your PR application.