If you’re thinking of migrating to Singapore, you will have to get started on your visa application. When applying for a Singapore PR, it helps to have everything in order. It is very easy to lose out on your application merely because there is missing information. The following tips will prove useful if you have been fretting over your application. Of course, this is no guarantee of success. However, it pays to be conscious of the effort you are putting into your application.
- Do your homework! – You need to be aware that the whole process might take up a huge chunk of your time. If you are serious about this, ensure that you set aside enough time to get everything ready. This means making appointments with the ICA, filling in the appropriate forms properly and preparing all relevant documents. In order to do well in this, you would need to familiarise yourself with the whole process.
- Language – Some of you might come from countries in which the official language is not English (or any other recognised language in Singapore). To ensure that all your documents are in proper order, you need to get your documents translated into English at least. Anything other than that will definitely hamper your PR application.
- Documentation – Find out from the very beginning what documents you need for your PR application and start compiling them as soon as possible. Most importantly would be your CV. Don’t be surprised if the CVs of your close relatives are requested as well. The sooner you have all these documents in hand, the better your chances of a successful application.
Most people might not realise that the process of applying for a Singapore PR – just like in any other country – is a tedious one. As such, it pays to be fully prepared to increase the chances of a successful application. Singapore is such a wonderful place to work and live in that it is best to spend more time in ensuring that you have everything you need. There are many sites, pages and forums which will give you more information on what you need to do.
Foreigner Seeking Relocation to Singapore
The common mistake for first time foreigner who relocate to Singapore is not applying the best working visa available such as Entrepass or Employment Pass Visa and place oneself in one of the thousands “foreign worker” category. It has a serious impact on their PR application subsequently. To differentiate, one has to try to move out of the “foreign worker” box and instead become a “foreign talent”. How to do that ?
One can consider being your own boss, Singapore pro business incentive will fund 60% of your start up cost if foreigner business owner or entrepreneur relocate their business to Singapore, Click to see our PIC tax incentive scheme that will help you in your business relocation. For further information to set up Singapore business , please refer to the following useful links:
3) Singapore Business Guide for licenses, yearly Singapore company compliance and relevant business information
Further, you also need to consider of moving your assets to Singapore to demonstrate your commitment however it can be complicated as its involve cross border tax issue. You might be unaware of your tax residence status, how to avoid double taxation and yearly tax reporting requirements. Let our experienced tax consultant assists you in your international tax planning to lower down your overall tax position. For further information on relocation tax planning, please refer to the following useful links:
1) Singapore Personal Tax
2) Singapore Double Tax Treaty assists you business relocation to Singapore
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