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. Read more below and get in touch if you have any questions!

World-class Economy

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.

How can Immigration@SG (IASG) help you in getting a PR in Singapore?

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, amongst many others.

Our intimate knowledge of Singapore’s immigration and employment policies will prime both Employers and/or direct individuals to have a hassle-free experience in the application process. We will handle all application matters from paperwork, liaison with the various ministries, the application proper, as well as post-application matters, where required. More importantly, clients can tap on our expertise on all advisory matters to ensure a smooth application process and higher chances of getting approved to be a Singapore PR.

To understand more and take your first step towards getting a Singapore PR, arrange for a FREE consultation with our Immigration Specialists now. In this consultation, our Immigration Specialists will seek to understand your true motivations and reasons behind the application, do a full analysis on your chances, as well as advise you step-by-step what your next course of action should be.

Any issues that arise with regards to Singapore immigration, permanent residency, and citizenship requires in-depth knowledge of policy and documentation matters. If you have any questions or seek answers about getting a Singapore PR, contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

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