How to become a Singapore PR?
Being a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) is open to foreigners who are interested in residing and working in Singapore for an extended period. Eligibility is determined by factors such as employment, education, investment, and family ties to Singaporeans or PRs. The Singapore PR application process can be complex, and it’s recommended to seek the help of a qualified immigration consultant.
If you plan on making Singapore your home and even starting a family, permanent residency will provide stability. In the event that you lose your work pass, you can still stay in the country without any sponsorship. The Singapore government also provides a number of benefits to its citizens and permanent residents. Once you get your PR approved, you may be offered the chance to become a Singaporean citizen.
If you’re a foreigner, you can apply for permanent residency if you are:
- The spouse of a Singapore citizen or permanent resident.
- An unmarried child below 21 years old, born to, or legally adopted by, a Singapore citizen or permanent resident.
- An aged parent of a Singapore citizen.
- A holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass.
- A student studying in Singapore.
- A foreign investor in Singapore.
- Completed PR application form
- Valid passport
- ID/passport-sized photograph
- Educational certificates and transcripts
- Employment history and income statements for the last six months
- Income tax statements for the last three years (if applicable)
- Marriage certificate and birth certificates of children (if applicable)
- Investment statements (if applicable)
- Proof of residential address
- Valid work pass (if applicable)
As a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), you can stay in Singapore indefinitely, but you need to renew your Re-Entry Permit (REP) every five years. The REP is needed for frequent travel in and out of Singapore, and failure to renew it can result in losing your PR status.
Benefits of using a service provider
Using an immigration specialist to help with your PR application in Singapore can have many benefits, despite the extra cost. These benefits include:
Immigration experts are experienced and know the ins and outs of the application process, which can help prevent costly errors.
Specialists can streamline the process and help applicants meet deadlines and requirements more efficiently.
Higher chances of approval
Professionals can ensure that all necessary documents are included in the application and that they meet the criteria for approval.
Immigration specialists can provide advice on how to improve an applicant's chances of success, such as suggesting ways to strengthen their case.
Expertise and Knowledge
Immigration rules and regulations can change frequently, and an expert can provide up-to-date information and guidance on any updates or changes.
Benefits of using a service provider
Here are the 5 Benefits of becoming a Singapore PR:
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At Lanturn, our immigration specialists offer personalised support to ensure your PR application process is smooth and successful. We cover everything from the start of your application to thorough reviews, monitoring its progress, and submitting appeals if needed, to ensure the best outcome.
Unlimited appeals (if necessary)
Settle down in Singapore with ease and confidence
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Our visa experts will assess if you meet the ICA’s eligibility criteria for obtaining Singapore PR. We’ll support you throughout the entire process and suggest the best PR pathways for your unique circumstances.
Expert Visa Assistance
Our team of specialists will assist you in collecting the necessary documents for your Singapore PR application. We will review and submit your application to ensure that it is accurate and efficient.
Comprehensive Visa Support
Our team will manage your PR application and keep you informed about its progress regularly. If your application is not approved, we will work with you to create a persuasive appeal.
Why do clients rely on Lanturn for their
PR application needs?
At Lanturn, we provide customised guidance to match your individual needs in every step of the Singapore PR application process. Our experienced immigration consultants will assist you in determining the most suitable PR route to take and give individualised advice to ensure a successful application.
Choose Lanturn for our proven expertise and a high success rate in Singapore visa applications. Our immigration specialists will provide tailored advice and guidance, drawing from years of experience to ensure the best outcome for you.
You can rely on Lanturn's immigration experts to provide consistent and reliable assistance throughout your PR application process. We will keep track of your application and provide prompt updates and guidance for a successful outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, as a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, you can sponsor your parents’ application for Singapore PR. However, the approval of the application will still depend on meeting the eligibility criteria set by the ICA, and it is advisable to seek professional advice to ensure a successful application.
Yes, if you are a male Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), you are required to serve National Service (NS) unless exempted. This means that if you are granted PR status, you may be liable for NS depending on your age and circumstances. If you wish for more in-depth information on this, it is advisable to reach out to a qualified immigration specialist like Lanturn.
Not completing National Service (NS) as a PR holder in Singapore can lead to serious consequences, including:
- Adverse impact on work or study applications and long-term immigration facilities in Singapore for the PR holder and their family members.
- Legal consequences include being charged for defaulting on NS obligations, resulting in a fine, imprisonment, or both.
- Denial of renewal of Re-Entry Permit, which is necessary to leave and return to Singapore.
- Difficulties in obtaining citizenship or permanent residency in other countries due to being viewed as a defaulter of NS obligations in Singapore.
The processing time for a Singapore PR status is generally six months, provided that all required documents are submitted. However, some applications may take longer to process, depending on the complexity of the case. To save time and reduce stress in the application process, some applicants choose to work with a professional service provider like Lanturn who can assist with document preparation, application submission, and other aspects of the process.
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