FAQ for Application of Singapore Permanent Residence (PR)

Why should I engage your Law Firm to file my Singapore PR application?

As a Singapore regulated law firm, we abide by applicable statutory provisions and a strict code of conduct and will only act in the best interests of the Client. We offer a highly professional and personalised service to review, organize and file your application, in order to maximise your chances of a successful application. We will provide you quality advice, ensure that all documents are in good order and correctly submitted, as well as to craft a professional cover letter to accompany your application. You can also rest assured that your confidential information is safeguarded.

Who are eligible to apply for Singapore PR?

You are eligible to apply for Singapore PR under one of the following categories:

  • Spouse of a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Unmarried child below 21 years old of a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Aged parent(s) of a Singapore Citizen
  • Employment Pass (EP) or S Pass holder
  • Student who is studying in Singapore
  • Foreign investors
  • Foreign artistic talent in various fields

What is the criteria for granting of Singapore PR?

All applications are assessed with a range of criteria, some of which include economic contribution to Singapore, educational/professional qualifications and the ability to integrate with Singapore society.

Is there a ‘quota’ for the number of PR applications granted annually?

The Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has not indicated that there is any such quota. The Singapore Government grants PR to applicants on a holistic basis while balancing the delicate composition of the country and addressing any gaps in occupational expertise, in accordance to the Population White Paper.

When will I be notified of the outcome of my Singapore PR application?

After submitting the Singapore PR application to the ICA, typical processing times for applications with correct and complete documentation is between 4-6 months. Some applications could take longer to review before you’re notified of the outcome.

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