With a plummeting birth rate and ageing population, it might seem odd that such a high number of Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) applications get rejected. The truth is, immigration is a complex topic with many factors at play. Getting a PR in Singapore is not as easy as it seems. There is a long list of requirements for PR acceptance stipulated by the Singaporean government, which can be daunting for applicants.
That’s where we come in. In this blog, we offer insight into getting a Singapore PR as well as the more common reasons behind the rejection of applications. Our Immigration Specialists have a deep understanding of the system, leveraging this knowledge to help expatriates from across the globe discover a new life in Singapore.
Singapore is deemed as one of the safest countries to live in, especially amongst other Southeast Asian countries. Throughout the years, Singapore has gained world-class recognition in the following:
- No. 1 Investment destination in Asia
- The world’s easiest place to do business
- Best business environment in the Asia Pacific and the world
- Top 6 in the world for the least corruption in the economy
- The most transparent country in the world
It is not difficult to understand why there are so many foreigners who are interested in getting a PR and would like to permanently stay/settle in Singapore. Hence, there are a lot of foreigners applying for the Singapore PR despite a limited quota (not revealed to the public) in line with the Government’s requirements.
Getting a Singapore PR is a long process (average of 1 year). There are no guarantees for approval as you need to fit into the talent requirements set forth by the Singapore government at the time of your submission. As such, there are a lot of rejections especially among applicants trying to do so on their own. This is due to the lack of policy insights and knowledge as well as professional assistance.
The most common reasons for rejection are incomplete forms, inability in getting full and sufficient documents, and not presenting the traits that the Singapore Government would like to see in a PR candidate.
With a low birth rate and an ageing population, Singapore has insufficient working citizens to sustain the economy till 2030 hence the demand for foreign talents to supplement the lack of Singaporeans in the economy is very real. Therefore, getting approval for the Singapore PR depends on how the candidates present themselves to the Singapore Government.