In a forum letter posting in the Straits Times, a foreigner-Singaporean couple expressed their frustrations over the elusive nature of securing a Long-Term Visit Pass and/or a Singapore Permanent Residence over multiple attempts.

They further cited that they hope for the authorities, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) to consider various other factors on top of monthly salary and income. Like them, many of the clients we meet on a daily basis unfortunately also have this ‘false understanding’ of actual evaluation criteria.

Applicants who are serious about attaining Singapore PR / Citizenship or even LTVP statuses in Singapore must firstly understand that there are quotas in place to maintain an equilibrium so as not to promote unnatural growth or concentration of foreigner-Singaporean numbers that may cause a social imbalance or disharmony.

With this, the Singapore Government’s Selective Immigration policy adopts a structured, meritocratic approach to ensure economic and social stability. Besides income, various other factors are detrimental to the application. This includes Education Levels, Family Nucleus, Professional Industry and Achievements and also one’s ability to integrate into the society.  To understand more on this, refer to our previous article How to Evaluate Your Chances of Getting PR in Singapore?

As immigration professionals, we have always taken pride in providing and dispensing the best advisory and strategy to reach the common goal of strengthening applications to achieve approvals. Often, it is always that little bit of extra effort put in that makes the difference in getting across the finishing line.

IASG’s track record in Singapore PR applications remains stellar. We have helped individuals and families from countries such as India, China, Philippines, U.S.A, South America, Australia, Malaysia, Japan and Korea among many others.  We set ourselves apart from competitors because we keep ourselves relevant with the nation’s policies and economic interests. In assisting clients to front a strong application, it is imperative we remain updated on trends and policies that can elevate or have a direct impact on our client’s approval chances.

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