How To Start A Singapore Permanent Resident Application Look Like A Million Bucks



We’ll cover things like what to do before you apply, eligibility requirements, and the documents and evidence that are required with your application.We’ll also give you a few tips on how to make sure your application has the best possible chance of success. And finally, we’ll talk about what happens after your application is approved.

So let’s get started! The first thing to do is submit a request for approval and leave it up to our friends at MOM (requests are only accepted online) by submitting an online form or downloading one from their website.The process takes between 9-12 months so you may need to be patient. 

Timing Be sure to apply for your PR card no later than your 12 month immigration bond period. A 12 month immigration bond is the time it takes for the application to be processed by immigration. The bond period typically starts on the day you leave Singapore and expires on the day of your departure from Singapore. 

If you plan on returning to Singapore at a later date, it might not be worth submitting a PR application during this period since immigration will likely reject it anyway and you will either have to reapply with a new immigration bond or apply in person after return at Changi Airport or via an online visa run. 

Always check with your travel agent and ahead of time because PR visa applications are only accepted online. 

You must also have a passport which is valid for at least another 2-3 years after you submit your PR application. 

If you want to apply for a multiple entry PR, be prepared to leave the country again and reapply in person. We’ll cover the multiple entry PR in more detail later.

     Document Checklist & Evidence

The table below shows the documents required to apply for permanent residency in Singapore and the evidence required to support each document. 

The list of required documents is a lot longer than most people expect. 

This is because Singapore immigration wants to make sure that you really are moving to Singapore for the long term, and that you are not just planning on staying for a few months or years. 

Keep in mind that the information in this table is just the minimum required and your application will be stronger if you can include additional evidence, especially if it relates to the reason you have chosen Singapore as your home country. Hopefully this gives you a good idea of what’s involved in making an application – so let’s get started! You need an S Pass or Employment Pass, or have been granted Permanent Residence before applying for PR.

Singapore Permanent Resident Application: Problems and How To Fix Them

Singapore is an attractive option for many expats living in Southeast Asia. The education system, the cost of living, and the quality of life are just a few reasons why so many people decide to move to Singapore. However, getting your Singapore Permanent Resident application approved can be challenging. This blog post covers some of the most common problems with the PR application process, as well as how you can fix these problems.

Common PR Application Problems

Problem #1: You were found to have a character issue.

Please note, non-Singaporeans that hold a “D” or “E” class visa that renews automatically are required to apply for a new Employment Pass when the old one is expiring. If your employer has done this and yet you still get a letter stating that you have been found to have a character problem because of an Employment Pass renewal, please check with your company if they submitted an application for permanent residence on your behalf at the same time as the Employment Pass renewal. If they did, you will need to submit a new application yourself.

If your employer did not apply for permanent residence, please seek advice from the Ministry of Manpower. Additionally, if you are in a very vulnerable situation (such as being threatened by your employer), please contact the Police at 1800-255-0000 for help.

If your Employment Pass renewal letter is from 01 Jan – 31 Mar 2016 or after and you are still being told that you have a character issue, please get in touch with the Ministry of Manpower to see what they can do to fix this problem. If there is an outstanding police case against your employer, you will need to speak with a lawyer first before getting in touch with the MOM.

Problem #2: Your PR application is being rejected.

There are several reasons why your PR application has been rejected. Usually, the first reason is that you were not even eligible for PR in the first place. Please check the checklist of prerequisites to see if you met all the criteria to qualify for a Singapore Permanent Residency. If there are any discrepancies between what has been stated on this checklist and what has been posted on your local MPF office website or in your Immigration document (such as on a letter sent by MPI), please get in touch with the relevant department.

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