Have you always wanted to become a Permanent Resident in Singapore but don’t know where to start? The trusted professionals at Paul Immigrations have all the answers you need.
Living in Singapore is all sorts of awesome, especially with kids. From all the lush, green spaces to the fun, free things to do with little ones, it’s easy to see why many expat families have chosen to make it their home. And, while stints here can often be somewhat short-term, there are still plenty of people who, once the contract has ended, want to make things official and stay here. The ultimate goal? Becoming permanent residents (PR) and, eventually, local citizens. But as many people who’ve applied for Permanent Residence status will tell you, getting approved is never easy. Our top tip? Leave the process to the people who know it best to bring you one step closer to becoming a Permanent Resident in Singapore. Here’s how the folks at Paul Immigrations do it:
Step 1: Client interview via telephone call
You’ll get a call from a friendly representative who’ll ask you questions such as what type of work pass you’re holding, if you have family ties with any Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents, or if you have any pending applications with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). They’ll also ask for your age, length of stay in the country, salary, number of times you’ve paid your income tax and more. From this information, they’ll create a profile and assess if you’re eligible to apply for PR status.
Step 2: In-person appointment with Paul Immigrations
After the first step, the consultant will schedule a face-to-face appointment with you. They’ll check all your required documents (like your work pass), review your profile then, from this, gauge your likelihood of a successful PR application. They’ll also give you an in-depth guide on the factors – including your education qualifications – that could affect your chances of approval. This is one of the main reasons why you should engage the services of an immigration specialist.
Step 3: Collating your documents
The next step forward will be to prepare and collate your required documents with the help of the team. From there, the team will vet your documents and ensure that the package meets all criteria for the submission of PR application through ICA’s e-services.This includes ensuring that you have any document that is required to be translated into English to be done so in time for the application.
Step 4: Immigration Consultant completes the rest of the PR application paperwork on your behalf
Worried about filling up those forms correctly? The team will complete your form for you and craft a personalised cover letter to highlight your strengths based on the profile you’ve shared with the team, including your personal merits and achievements. Easy peasy, right?
Before submitting, the team will make sure that every aspect of the application is fulfilled. Once all documents and information are ready, you will be able to proceed to send in your application, with the guidance of the consultant.
The above processes will take an average of one to two months in total, depending on the response and correspondence of clients and team.
Yup, instead of having to do all the work yourself and figuring out if you’re doing it right, you can leave it to professionals who’ve handled many successful cases. All you have to do is wait four to six months until ICA finishes assessing your case. Depending on the outcome, Paul Immigrations will guide you on on the best course of action to take next.
This post is in partnership with Paul Immigrations.