Why You Need To Apply Faster If You Want To Be Singapore PR

With the latest elections and increasing pressure on the government by the Singapore population, just like most other countries, governments are severely pressured by the people to put locals first or face a real risk of being fired. Therefore, there is no difference with such phenomenon when it comes to Singapore too.

Whether the Singapore government originally wanted to rapidly increase the population count to 10 million or not, will probably never be known, as there was pressure from on the ground sentiment and other politicians scrutinizing and questioning this policy. Nonetheless, the government either debunked it or secretly scrapped this idea, and supposedly has no more intention for increasing immigration rate once again. However, while that does not mean that the Singapore government and ICA is going to cut the number of new permanent residents and citizens in Singapore, it also means that becoming a new Singapore permanent resident and getting your Singapore PR application will never get easier already, like this article discusses as well.

As becoming a Singapore permanent resident is not going to become easier anymore, and may even become harder as the years go by, it is imperative that you keep your documents in order, and ‘do all the things’ when it comes to making your PR application as attractive to the ICA officers as much as possible. This means that you cannot just blindly focus on a stellar education or work employment record. You also should ideally demonstrate successful social integration in Singapore with proof behind it, and basically being thorough in improving your profile.

In the latest Singapore General Elections in 2020, there was a record number of opposition politicians within the government, and also a very near upset for several supposedly stronghold constituencies. The main rants by people who voted against the PAP this time was a consensus on the ground that too much benefits are given to foreigners, and not to local citizens and existing permanent residents.

As a result, simply by simple extrapolation, any sensible government would start putting more benefits and focus, job and educational priorities in Singapore to locals. This means that as the years progresses, it is likely that it will become harder and harder to become a new Singapore PR, while existing permanent residents in SG will reap more and more benefits.

Therefore, if you even have a thought of wanting to hold a Singapore permanent residency, it is essential for you to apply for your Singapore PR as soon as possible to have the highest chances of PR status approval and success! Whether you try your Singapore PR application through a PR application agency in Singapore or yourself via the ePR, it is essential that you get it done as soon as possible.


Migrating To SG – Eligibility For Being A Singapore PR

If you want to migrate to Singapore just like I have, then you need to see whether you qualify to be a Singapore permanent resident first. While the following are the schemes under which if you are, you will be able to apply for a Singapore PR, it does not mean automatic qualification. However, if you do not fall into any of the following schemes, for example if you are a work pass holder, then you cannot apply for a PR. Your application will be disregarded.

6 main Singapore PR schemes

With that said, let me share the various Singapore PR schemes!


The easiest way to get a Singapore permanent residency is to be legally married to a Singapore citizen or an existing permanent resident of SG. The key to getting your PR status approved is to show that you are serious about wanting to live for the long term in the country. If you are married to an existing citizen or PR, then it goes without saying that the probability of you wanting to settle down for good in Singapore for the long term is very high. Naturally, this is the easiest route, if you already are married or intend to get wedded to one.

For those of you who are not in this category, fret not. There are still lots of ways you can procure a permanent residency in SG.

Professionals or Technical personnel and skilled worker scheme (PTS scheme)

A popular method to get a Singapore PR, the PTS scheme is highly popular among most expatriates working in the city. Those with employment passes (EP) or S pass (SP) can utilize this PTS scheme to apply.

Some additional factors can help you increase your chances if you are going to use the PTS scheme:

  • Higher salary with supporting documents such as pay slip and tax returns
  • Stable and lengthy employment at a stable business or company in Singapore

Global Investor Programme scheme (GIP Singapore)

Investors and wealthy individuals who own corporations or run family offices can choose this route. It is the de facto route for billionaires and hectomillionaires (net worth over $100 million) since it is the fastest way to get it. In fact, Eduardo Saverin, billionaire co founder of Facebook, whos supposedly staying at Sculptura Ardmore got a PR quickly in Singapore via this method too to the best of our knowledge.

If you can choose this route, you probably already know what you are doing, so I will not touch on that. However, I just want to make you happy and have you know that YES. Singapore allows for permanent residency in Singapore via investment.

Family based ties

Unmarried child of a legally wedded Singaporean or PR couple below 21 years old

Chances are if you are reading this, you are probably the parents and wanting to see if you can get a Singapore PR for your child. Good news, yes you can via this method. In fact, if you are going the family route, it is the easiest way.

Aged parents of citizens or people with a permanent residence here

If you are an existing citizen or resident, and want to get the PR status for your parents, congratulations. You can apply for a status for them.


If you are currently a student studying in one of the local Singapore universities under a Singapore government scholarship, the chances of you getting your PR status approved is also exceedingly high.