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The Do’s and Dont’s of Applying for Singapore PR

We all know how stringent migration applications are. Oftentimes, it is the minor lapses and small details that is the difference between a successful and rejected Singapore PR application. To ensure that you end up with a successful application and the right to call Singapore home, try to follow this guide of Do’s and Don’ts as much as possible!


  • Allocate enough time for the whole duration of your PR application. Although there is already an estimated timeline for the processing of all applications, be mindful that there are also many other applications on hand.
  • Ensure that your documents are duly completed and compiled. It would be very painful to have your application rejected merely on a technicality or error on your part i.e. compulsory section not filled up properly, documents information do not match the details, missing or inaccurate data, etc.
  • Your research thoroughly. There are many guidelines on hand which will give you information on the application process. It always helps to be prepared. This way, you can learn from the mistakes of others and have the advantage of being better informed along the way.
  • Spend time searching for more information from portals, sites, forums and government agencies. You can also look through job and expat sites to get a better understanding of the existing situation in the country. You can also contact owners of such sites.


  • Argue with the ICA staff. It is always easy to vent out your frustration on others. However, please remember that they are doing their job and they too have guidelines to follow. Instead, ask them if it is possible to give you feedback on your Singapore PR application.
  • Give up. If your application has not been successful the first time round, it is best that you evaluate the next step you should take. You can always make an appeal or failing that; try again in a few years’ time. The key is knowing what you want and going for your dream.

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By Eric Eio Managing Partner of Paul Hype Page & Co.

Eric was awarded an ACCA graduate in 2000 and also graduated from University of Sydney with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science & Accounting. Since graduation, he had worked in Big 4 as an auditor , including a one year overseas stint with Ernst & Young, Shanghai in 2005. He left his last appointment as an Audit Managerial position with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Singapore in 2008 before setting up his own Certified Public Accountant Practice – Paul Hype Page & Co.His firm is being selected to be one of the advisory panel for Singapore top 500 SME.

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Categories: Migration to Singapore

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