Considering Factors of an Application for Singapore Permanent Residence

Easily one of the key questions thrown to us by clients-to-be yet remains elusive most of the time before they finally reach out to us. Today, we shall expound a few of them for the benefit of our readers. First and foremost, it is good to remember that the reviewing authorities view applications in a holistic manner and will leave no stones unturned in a profile. That being said, majority of the gaps in a profile will need to be plugged prior to submission – an application which is at its fullest potential and worthy of the Government’s consideration.


To fit into an ageing population and to beef up the workforce in bid to drive the economy from strength to strength, applicants who can contribute significantly over a longer period of time may then be better considered. Economic contributions play a vital role in a country’s health and consolidation of reserves more so during this period of Covid-19, more so will the government then want to keep pass holders who are in their age of contribution. Being a Permanent Resident translates to another good 5 years of contributions to the country, economy and talent pool.


There are countless of industries that require foreigner talent support. What differentiates them is the level of requirement – some will have larger gaps to fill as compared to others. To better understand this, we take a good look at the global emerging markets and also how Singapore is aligning herself to be at the forefront – a leader of global initiatives. Safe to say, Digitalisation, IT, AI, Big Data, IoT, Cyber-Security, Data Analytics and Telecommunications are the areas the nation will be working on for at least the next decade. That being said, the number of applicants for Singapore Permanent Residency or Citizenship will also increase proportionately as according to the increased levels of need for foreign talents.

Character Referencing

Nothing speaks louder than sincere, well versed and specific reference letters from individuals of status and stature. However, these are to be strategically written to make known the best points of the applicant that would lend weight to his/her Permanent Residence or Citizenship application. The different groups of individuals to be approached to endorse these letters are vital too – they should provide a holistic overview from multiple angles e.g. work ethics, personal strengths, social influences and community involvements/engagements/contributions.

In our subsequent articles, we aim to explore even more of these contributing factors.

Permanent Residency hopefuls will have to be extremely sure-footed in the next/first try in their application. Take the preliminary assessment here – and you are one step closer to realising your immigration dream with us.

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