Many people would like to work and live in Singapore because of how stable the economy in this city-state is. Plus, it’s one of the most peaceful countries you can stay in the whole world. Most of the time, the goal is to secure a Permanent Resident status for a secure residency. How does one do it? In this article, you will find how easy it actually is to secure a Singapore PR with some help from this immigration specialist. Interested? Read on.
About Singapore PR
Why do many people want to work and eventually live and retire on the sunny island? This is often true among Southeast Asians, most especially Filipinos.
There are actually so many reasons why. So let’s look into them.
The Coveted Life in Singapore
Singapore is a compact island city-state that’s very near southern Malaysia. It is rather small in land area but what it lacks in physical is more than compensated by its power in the global economy. Additionally, it has a tropical climate as well as a modern and multicultural population mix. It’s not hard to assimilate around here, no matter what country you came from.
If you are skilled and educated, you have a stronger chance in getting a high-paying job with a secure future here. There are so many multi-national companies as well as local conglomerates and start-ups where one can find employment.
But if you have a family, you all the more want the secure life in the little red dot. You just don’t want a job but a safe community for your children, including good schools for them to attend. Plus, you would want world-class opportunities for them, too, in terms of training, activities, and access to elite academies around the world.
Moreover, you don’t just want to earn but to live a good life. The nation in itself has so many theme parks, entertainment centers, museums, and natural parks. They also have a good mix of activities for a variety of interests, world-class shows and theatre performances, as well as diverse food choices.
The city-state has all that and more. But if you want to get out of the country, it is also very easy. For one, you have neighboring areas like Johor Bahru in Malaysia that you can access by bus. Or you can travel to Thailand or Vietnam easily.
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Meanwhile, if you want to explore other continents, flights in and out of Changi Airport happen many times a day. Even coming home to the Philippines is only a three-hour flight.
How to Apply for a Singapore PR
What is SPR? It simply means the much-coveted Singapore Permanent Residence status.
The status has a lot of perks, even if you are not a citizen. That is why many people aspire to achieve this.
The good thing is, anybody who has been working for at least six months can already apply for a PR status. Some of the things that you will need to submit are:
- -Working pass currently holding
- -Proof of family ties with citizens or permanent residents
- -Documents about any pending applications with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
- -Proof of income (salary) and length of stay
- -Income tax returns
How Paul Immigrations Reviews and Helps Process Applications
Based in Singapore, Paul Immigrations has successfully helped many foreigners achieve SPR status. They have more than 100 trained and experienced immigration consultants who can help potential candidates successfully pass the screening.
Established in 2016, the company has already served more than 15,000 PR applicants over the years.
Usually, the working relationship starts with a phone interview between the consultant and the applicant. This is the initial data gathering stage where the consultant will assess if the candidate is qualified to proceed.
When the candidate passes the first interview, a personal appearance will be required. An appointment will be set by the consultant, asking the client to bring the necessary documents that they discussed during phone interview.
There will be some more questions but basically, the personal appearance is to gauge the authenticity of all documents presented. The consultant will then make the assessment if the client has a good chance of getting an approved PR application.
Additionally, the consultant will explain in detail the factors that usually influence PR application approval. Three of the most important factors that are in no way connected to your qualifications are:
- – the possible annual quota of approved PR applications set by the ICA (cannot be changed)
- – the current political climate
- – statistics and economy of the country
At this point, both the consultant and the client can decide if they will both continue in a working relationship. The consultant will be honest and upfront with the situation assessment of the application. Meanwhile, the candidate can decide whether to push through with engaging the help of Paul Immigrations.
Tips on Getting a SPR Application Approval
Below, you will find some tips on how to easily qualify for a PR even before the firm assesses your application.
Secure All Your Documents
File all your personal and professional documents properly. Having the qualification but without supporting documents do not add merit. Make several copies and keep them on hand.
File Your Certificates and Awards
If you have certificates for trainings and workshops attended, especially if they are related to your profession, have them on file. Then scan them and include them in your supporting documents. If possible, have a backup on your external hard disk for safekeeping.
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These trainings, seminars, or workshops you have attended show how serious you are with your job as well as in improving yourself. That will make you an asset for the current company you are working for as well as the country.
Participate in Community Events
The screening committee will consider your contribution to your local community. Are you an asset to where you live? Do you share your time, effort, or knowledge to the society? Submit documentations to vouch for your participation.
Write an Impressive Cover Letter
First impressions matter in this case. Every application for a SPR needs a cover letter. In a concise document, you have to present yourself a worthy addition to the city-state and your local community.
At Paul Immigrations, an in-house writer will help you write a customized cover letter that capitalizes on your strengths and contributions. The two of you can work together in creating a letter with the most impact.
Submission of the Application
It actually takes minimal effort on the part of the client to apply for a SPR. The client would be guided throughout the process to submit the application online via a secured government site.
After all the requirements have been satisfied and submitted, the applicant doesn’t have to worry about anything anymore. It’s time to get back to your regular activities in the community.
However, the waiting game might make some people uneasy. The fact is, the ICA takes about four to six months to assess every PR application. It is suggested that while waiting, clients should become more involved in the community and should further enhance themselves.
Whether the application is approved or denied, the client will be guided by the consultant on how to proceed next.
If you need help in order to secure a PR status, consult an expert. Once the firm reviews your application, the Immigrations Specialists will guide you step by step of the way. Call or visit them for an appointment.
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