Take Immediate Action when facing Singapore PR Rejection

When you receive the letter of Singapore PR Rejection, it is natural to be disappointed.

We have come across people who have received Singapore PR Rejection multiple times and feel so disheartened that they want to stop applying. To top it all when they receive the Singapore PR Rejection, ICA does not state the reason/reasons for the rejection. Applicants feel so helpless and frustrated as they have no way to understand what went wrong and what should be done differently for future applications. Here are a few Immediate actions to consider when you face a Singapore PR Rejection.

#1 Submission of an Appeal

Within 6 months from the date mentioned on the rejection letter, you can proceed to make an appeal requesting the ICA to reconsider their decision.

With most official procedures moving online, drafting an appeal letter, and sending all relevant documents via email has become quite simple. On the other hand, if the content of the appeal is not suitable, and it fails to address the gaps in the profile that the ICA might have found, the whole process becomes futile.

There are different ways to draft an appeal letter. In our previous articles, we have shared advice and tips for doing so. Read our article: What is an Appeal Letter?

Some clients are aware that their profile is weak in the area of social integration but do not know how to improve it. At TIP, we support our clients by introducing them to our appropriate charity partners to assist them to work on the social integration area.

#2 Evaluate your choices

It is very important to evaluate the case and make an appropriate decision whether to appeal against your current application or make a fresh application altogether.

If you decided to seek help from an immigration firm, we encourage you to talk to more than one before making the final decision. Points to consider before you reach a decision:

Cost – if you like us to assist you in doing the appeal, the service fee is from $1,800 onwards depending on the individual profile. An appeal will be a cheaper option when compared to applying again as a fresh application. The service fee is subjected to the individual complexity of the profile. To get an accurate service fee, speak with our experienced immigration consultants.

If you plan to appeal on your own, you simply have to submit your appeal letter to the ICA via email. However, it is recommended that you seek professional help to help you seal the gaps to avoid another Singapore PR Rejection.

Waiting time –depends entirely on the individual profile.

For a standard fresh application, the waiting time is 6-14 months on average. Read our article: Singapore PR Application Checklist.

For appeal – some take less than a week, some may take up to a few months or even more.

Waiting time for all categories entirely depends on the ICA, after all, they are the ones who have to spend time processing and replying but the content of the appeal is in your hands.

#3 Engage a professional immigration firm to assist you

If you have been submitting your PR Applications and appeal without any professional help, It is time to reconsider and seek professional help.

At the end of the day, you do not want to leave behind a trail of unsuccessful applications, distorted records in the ICA database. All this could have an adverse effect on the outcome of your next application.

If you are confused by all the hearsay on the internet or what your friends have been telling you, do verify the information and check with a good immigration firm. Talk to more than one of them and compare their services and approach and decide one that you feel most comfortable with. After all, you will be working closely with the chosen immigration consultant for around 4 months to get your application process completed.

There are reasons why experienced immigration consultants offer their services to assist applicants with their PR applications.  Read our article: Engage a good Immigration Agency NOW!

Years of experience enables them to understand what exactly is the ICA looking for and their rubrics for Singapore PR application.

Experienced immigration consultants are good at getting appropriate cover letters and recommendation letters drafted, which will positively support the profile of the applicants.

It is vital to analyze the options well, whether with or without the help of an immigration consultant before deciding to proceed with an appeal or submit a fresh application.

Hear what our clients have to share about the same:


Since most are preoccupied with work, it is worth spending money to engage professional help to save your time, get yourself the right advice and help while avoiding stress.

It is important to never give up, even if your application is rejected numerous times. It is all about putting your best foot forward and presenting your profile well with a complete understanding of the process.

Watch what is in for you for our complimentary consultation and arrange one with us or read our article: What to expect in our complimentary consultation?

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