Singapore is a good country to live in. Living in this country would have a lot of benefits and opportunities that you can enjoy. That is why, many foreigners are encouraged to apply for a permanent residency in Singapore. If you are interested in the process to apply for Singapore PR, here are the things that you need to check.
Choose which permanent residency scheme application works for you.
Most of the applicants of permanent residency are the working group. Those are the group that has been working for Singapore for quite some time now and wants privileges that a permanent resident enjoys. There are 3 popular schemes, such as scheme for working individuals, scheme for investors, and scheme for foreign artist. All of which does have a different requirements so you better check each of them and decide on what works for you.
Check your eligibility.
If you are already working in Singapore for a long time then you probably don’t need to check your eligibility. However, if you are a foreigner that wants to apply, you better check first if you are eligible to apply. According to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) , here are the requirements for you to be able to apply for permanent residency.
- Spouse of a Singapore citizen (SC) or Singapore permanent resident (PR)
- Unmarried child aged below 21 born within the context of a legal marriage to, or have been legally adopted by, a SC or PR
- Aged parent of a SC
- Holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass
- Student studying in Singapore
Foreign investor in Singapore
There are other factors that are checked by ICA such as family ties to Singapore, economic contributions and others. This is done to check whether the applicant can contribute to Singapore and integrate well with the society.
Check the document requirements.
For a full list of document requirements, check the ICA’s website. But basically, you need to prepare all the necessary proof and documentations needed when applying for a permanent residency. Documents may differ depending on which scheme you are taking. It is always better to check the website to see the updated requirements for you to be sure what are you going to prepare for application.
Check your funds for application.
Application for permanent residency is not free. You have to prepare a certain amount to pay. This is of course knowing that there is a risk of you getting denied with the application. And these payments are usually non-refundable and payment must be made once the application is passed. So be sure that you have an allotted funds for that.
If you have really decided on applying for a permanent residency, it is always better to check with ICA’s website so that you get the updated version of all the requirements as well as the eligibility status. Applying for permanent residency is a tedious process that involves effort and money so you have to make sure that you are prepared for that. It is not an instant application. And like any other application, it is a risk that you take where you can be accepted or denied.