Singapore PR application – 6 must-have documents

Singapore PR application – 6 must-have documents

What are the documents required for Singapore PR application processes?

With thousands of Singapore PR (permanent residency) applications being submitted annually, did you know that submitting the right documents is just as important as meeting the eligibility criteria? Missing out on a single document can lead to an incomplete submission, resulting in your PR application being rejected.

 

Furthermore, with only seven days from the moment you begin your PR application online till submission, it is paramount that you organise all of your necessary documents before proceeding. An ideal solution would be to compile a checklist – to help you get started on your Singapore online PR application, we’ve listed down six different supporting documents that you’ll need to boost your approval chances.

 

The more relevant documents and information you include when you apply for Singapore Permanent Residence, the better your chances of having your PR applications approved. We can help you throughout the Singapore PR Application Process and can help to ensure the best possible chances for you to be granted Singapore PR status.

 

So, if you or someone in your family want to become Singapore Permanent Residents, contact one of our agents today. Our technical personnel and skilled and experienced in the Singapore PR application process and can even help you organise your supporting documents and be sure that you have included everything that you can.

 

 A reminder of Requirements for Singapore PR Status

You can apply to be a Singapore Permanent Resident if you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • If you are a Foreign Investor In Singapore
  • If you are a student who is studying in Singapore
  • If you are an aged parent of a Singapore Citizen
  • If you hold an Employment Pass or S Pass
  • If you are unmarried, under the age of 21, and were born within a legal marriage, or adopted by, a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • If you are a spouse of a Singapore Permanent Resident, or Singapore Citizen

 

If you meet these requirements and follow the correct application process, you stand a good chance of being granted Singapore Permanent Residency. It is easiest to complete your Singapore PR Application online and also submit all the required documents online.

 

1. Passport-sized photograph

 

Passport-Photo for submission online to the Electronic PR (e-PR) portal

 

All PR applications are required to include in their online application with a coloured digital photograph of themselves that is passport-sized. Your photograph needs to comply with the aspects stated by the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore. Some of these aspects include the size, background, and position of the subject. Failure to mee these aspects could result in delays to your application for permanent residence.

 

You need to ensure that the photograph submitted is 35mm wide by 45mm high, and does not have a border around it. For submission online to the Electronic PR (e-PR) portal, the photograph has to be in a digital image file, sized 400 to 514 pixels, no larger than 1MB in either JPG or JPEG.

 

Your photo also needs to be taken against a white background, such as a white screen or a white wall with no marks visible in the background that can distract. Position yourself in the middle of the frame, facing front with your face and eyes in full view. Do not obstruct your face with head or head accessories unless it is for religious or racial customs. It is recommended that you continue to wear your glasses if you usually wear them. Lastly, you should not be editing any of your facial features, such as removing your moles or birthmarks.

 

Technical personnel and skilled are picking up inconsistencies, and it is important that all the documents you submit are honest and completed accurately to the best of your abilities. If you have already submitted a PR application form, you should not attempt to submit another one. All immediate or future applications can only be considered once the current application has been processed.

 

2. Educational certificates and qualifications

You are required to submit relevant tertiary educational certificates and qualifications when you apply for Singapore Permanent Resident status. These educational certificates and transcripts refer to any education above secondary school, high school, or the equivalent. All applicants applying under the PTS and GIP schemes must upload copies of any professional licenses or vocational trade certificates awarded to them. This helps the ICA assess whether you possess any of the skills that are in demand in local industries. All non-English documents have to be translated if they are not in English and ensure they are under 2MB when uploading these files to the e-PR system.

 

It is important to make sure that you have all the required documents ready before starting your PR application. If you need to get copies of these required supporting documents from the institution through which you studied, there can be a significant delay, especially if you graduated more than five years prior. This can have a negative impact on your PR application and can result in missed deadlines or incomplete applications. One does not want to risk losing one’s PR status due to such delays.

 

3. Travel documents and immigration passes

All applicants have to upload copies of their valid travel documents – current passport and valid immigration passes. For passports, only the page displaying your personal particulars (name, passport number, and official description). Ensure that your passport has to be valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Just like before, ensure your documents are in English or supplemented with their notarised translations. A valid immigration pass includes Employment Pass, S-pass, Entrepreneur Pass, or Student Pass.

 

If you are still a student, you might also need to submit travel documents of your parents along with your Singapore PR application. This is also a requirement from the Immigration Checkpoints Authority when applying for to be a permanent resident.

 

4. Current employment and documentation

Applicants who are employed must provide documentation stating their current employment status. These documents are not applicable for international students applying for Singapore PR. All applicants under the PTS scheme have to include testimonials received from previous employers, while those who are self-employed have to provide a Valid Business Registration Certificate, names of your partners, and occupational license. Applicants that are currently employed must also provide copies of their payslips for the last six months and consent forms from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) for it to be recognised by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Remember to furnish your online PR application with your employer’s letter, dated within the month of your application, with the following details:

  • Current position held
  • Date of employment
  • Detailed breakdown of payslip

 

Pass holders should also include a personalized employment pass.

 

5. Identification documents

To allow ICA to identify and build your profile, especially if you have family ties to Singaporeans, applicants have to submit the following relevant identification documents where necessary:

  • Identity card (front and back)
  • Deed poll/Change of name certificate 
  • Birth certificate or;
  • Family census or family register (official household census)

 

6. Cover letter

 

PR application with a cover letter

 

While often regarded as only a formality for submission, a cover letter is crucial when applying for Singapore PR as it presents you with an opportunity to impress. By sending a powerful message across by means of a professional write-up allows you to stand out from the crowd, positioning yourself as a strong and valuable candidate amidst stiff competition. Thus, it is important to write a well-thought-out piece that emphasises your unique attributes and key strengths to capture the reader’s attention.

 

Remember how many PR Application Forms are processed for Singapore Citizenship or Permanent Residency; think about what will set your PR Application to become a Singapore Permanent Resident apart from all the other application forms that they receive. Keep it professional and well organised, and make sure that when you submit your application for Singapore Permanent Residency that it is complete. This will help you to avoid delays and better ensure that your application will be successful.

 

Many applicants may feel taken aback by the amount of paperwork that is required for their Singapore online PR application, especially when it comes to writing a cover letter. Our highly trained and experienced consultants at Singapore Professional Immigration Consultancy can lend you a hand with this tedious process, as well as with writing a cover letter.

 

We understand how important it is that your PR Application Form is completed in full and that all the required documents like your Employment Pass are included in your PR Application form package when it is submitted. We are committed to making sure you have an excellent chance to be granted PR status based on your Singapore Permanent Residence Application. While having family ties in Singapore can be beneficial in one way, it can also be greatly beneficial to make use of professional services, as provided by SPIC, to guide you through your PR Application Online and the completion of your PR Application Form.

 

Applying for Singapore Permanent Residence with or without a Singpass

If you already have a Singpass, you can apply online with your Singpass only if:

  • Are an Employment Pass or S Pass holder who is applying PR for yourself.
  • Are a Singapore Citizen applying PR for your aged parent
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident applying for Permanent Residence for your spouse or your child who is unmarried and aged under 21

 

If you are a student currently studying in Singapore, you may apply online using your Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and the date of issuance of your valid immigration pass.

 

If all of the required documents that you submitted are in order and you meet the requirements, then your application can take around six months to process. You will be able to track your PR status online while you wait.

 

Foreign Investor

Remember that if you are a Foreign Investor in Singapore, you can apply for Permanent Residence through the Singapore Economic Development Board under the Global Investor Programme.

 

Singapore Professional Immigration Consultancy is a firm dedicated to providing trusted solutions to individuals looking to obtain a PR status in Singapore. Connect with us today and let our professional consultants address your concerns.

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