Since the Singapore government have tightened immigration laws, it pays to be more diligent when applying for your Singapore PR. Unfortunately, there are cases whereby a PR application will be rejected. Although the ICA does not release any specific criteria as a guideline, there are obvious reasons why your Singapore PR is rejected. For starters, you could possibly have missed out on something in your application i.e. certain parts of the form left unfilled, documents not handed in together with the application, etc.
Since the Singapore government are looking for foreign talent, you would need to ensure that your application does showcase your ability, professional experience and educational qualification. A big chunk of the application form consists of a section where you are supposed to fill in your work history. Be mindful when filling in this part of the form because anything which is unclear or perceived to be suspicious will be questioned. Your application will only be successful if have skills or previous jobs that matches what Singapore needs from its expats.
If you were unfortunate enough to have your Singapore PR application rejected, don’t worry because you are not alone. Although this means that your dream to live and work in Singapore has to be put on hold for the time being, it is not the end of the world. There are avenues for you to make an appeal for the application. There is definitely a chance that your application will be successful the second time round.
Alternatively, you should also evaluate if you have the proper skills and qualities that the Singapore government are looking for in new immigrants. If being a Singapore PR is so important, you should take the effort to conduct a little research and find out the skills that are in demand at the moment. Try to move out of the “foreign worker” box and instead become a “foreign talent”. This will be a big help in ensuring that your subsequent application for a Singapore PR is successful.
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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