Singapore PR Application Tips – MUST KNOW!

There are many Singapore PR application tips available on the internet, but like any other topic, not every information available on the internet is accurate.

It is best to take tips from professional immigration consultants or someone with relevant experience. Our experienced immigration consultants provide many actionable tips that have helped many people obtain their Singapore PR/ Citizenship.

In this article, we will share with you some Singapore PR application tips; however, if you want to get tips customized and relevant to your unique profile, arrange a complimentary consultation with our team, and they will be happy to support you. Read our article: What to expect in a complimentary consultation session?

Singapore provides a comfortable environment for foreigners to adapt and live in. Foreigners in Singapore for leisure or work are amazed at the livable environment. They feel that Singapore indeed measures up to all they had read and heard about.

Singapore has created a business-friendly environment. It takes years and a considerable amount of money to build world-class infrastructure. It has one of the best tax frameworks in the world.

As a result, it is the best place for any investor to set up and grow their business in Asia and at a global level.

Read more about our other services: Professional Singapore Immigration Services – Incorporating company/ Work Pass/ PR/ Citizenship etc.

Words describing Singapore are usually clean, safe, orderly, happy, and everyone seems to do what is ‘right’. The expatriate community is deeply attracted to this cosmopolitan and vibrant city. Over time, most come to the happy conclusion that this is the place they want to call “home”.

Many reasons motivate them to proceed with their Singapore Permanent Resident/ Citizenship application.

Some of them are:

  • Affordable and quality healthcare
  • One of Asia’s most politically stable countries
  • Racial harmony
  • Openness to various religions

Read more on: Why live permanently in Singapore?

You will find tons of information online about submitting a Singapore Permanent Resident/ Citizenship application. This article will summarize and share the top 4 tips to strengthen your chances of getting approval when you apply to become a  Singapore Permanent Resident/Citizen.

#1 Proper Documentation

What do we mean by proper documentation? How does it affect the application? Does it mean that the application will not get approved without proper documentation?

Suppose you are the ICA’s officer receiving two sets of Singapore Permanent Resident/ Citizenship applications. The first one is attached with a stack of supporting documents that are tattered and poorly scanned; the application form is incomplete and with lots of missing information, while the other has all documents neatly scanned with clear photos and appropriate documents along with an accurately completed form. Which application will you be likely to review first and favorably?

If both applications are of people with similar profiles and fit the criteria, which one of them is likely to get approved? It is human nature to prefer to work on neater, clear things and use lesser time and effort.

We suggest having a Singapore Permanent Resident PR documents checklist with you. Please read our article: Managing your Singapore PR documents.

#2 Cover Letter

Many of our clients ask if it is necessary to have a cover letter attached with a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)/ Citizenship application. Will it increase the chances of the application getting approved?

A cover letter is a summary of your profile. It emphasizes your professional achievements and skillsets. It shares your motivation for submitting your Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)/ Citizenship application, your plans in Singapore etc. The cover letter showcases your commitment to Singapore. It is the ‘face’ of your application.

This piece of the document provides the first impression to the ICA officer. A cover letter with good content will entice the reviewer to go through your attached documents. i.e. you will stand a higher chance to get your application approved. Now, do you think it is necessary to have a cover letter to make your application more ‘attractive’?

Please read our article: Cover letter for Singapore PR application.

#3 Additional Information

What is the so-called necessary information to be included in your application? After sharing your profile, academic certification, family background, expertise etc., what next? Frankly, this is not enough. It would help if you had more ‘stuff’ to convince the officer to stand out from others.

You got to prove or share things that showcase the value addition you bring to Singapore and the community here. This can be done by performing volunteering work.

It will be great if you can do something that can benefit Singapore’s society at large. Suppose you are struggling to identify what type of volunteering work. We welcome you to speak to our Immigration Consultant.

Suppose you are applying through other schemes like the Global Investor Program. The additional information will be your detailed investment portfolio and how it can benefit Singapore. Information like how many job opportunities will your business create for residents in Singapore? how it will contribute to economic growth? and many other more.

#4 Work with the Right Partner

Selecting the right partner will help you win half the battle. This rule works beautifully in your work and personal life. Please read our article: This is why choosing the right immigration agency is essential!

As your partner, we will ensure that you have a checklist when applying for Singapore Permanent Resident PR so that you will not miss any steps or waste time or effort.

You probably will be thinking why I need to engage an Immigration Agency when all information and instruction have already been mentioned here, in addition to being clearly stated on the official website. We do get clients who thought the same and applied themselves, sadly, to be rejected, and not just once, but many times. Unfortunately, even after reviewing their steps, they could not figure out why their application was not approved.

It is a case similar to that of a lot of information online about your medical condition, but when sick, you will still visit the doctor. You will not rely merely on the information you obtained from a website.


The point we are bringing across is that LET THE EXPERT DO THEIR JOB. We are armed with many years of experience in this field. We confidently say that we know the type of information needed and how it should be presented when applying for Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)/ Citizenship. Your chances of getting your application approved are much higher when you work with a reliable Immigration consultancy firm. We will share some of our strategies and more Singapore PR application tips when you attend our Complimentary Private Consultation Session.

Let us help you with your application. Contact our experienced immigration consultants to arrange a complimentary consultation. Please read our article: Engage a good Singapore Immigration Agency NOW!

If you have no time to attend the consultation, we have you covered An exclusive series of videos specially created for you to have an in-depth understanding of Singapore Permanent Residency and Citizenship applications. Register your details now to watch our Singapore PR / Citizenship All-In-One video guide series at your own time! Enjoy!

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