Oftentimes, it is the small details that makes all the difference between a successful and rejected Singapore PR application. Here's a guide of Do's and Don'ts!

Singapore Permanent Resident Application

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 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.

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  • 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 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.