A foreign national can obtain Singapore Permanent Residency (PR) through several schemes offered by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore. The most common routes to obtaining PR in Singapore are:

  1. Employment Pass: Foreigners who are employed in Singapore and earning a high salary may be eligible for PR through the Employment Pass scheme. The eligibility criteria for this scheme include age, qualifications, and work experience.
  2. Investment: Foreigners who make a substantial investment in Singapore may be eligible for PR through the Global Investor Program. This scheme is aimed at attracting successful business owners and entrepreneurs to Singapore.
  3. Family Ties: Foreigners who are married to a Singapore citizen or permanent resident may be eligible for PR through the Family Ties scheme.
  4. Others: Other schemes include the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers scheme, and the Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus scheme.

To apply for PR, a foreign national must first submit an application to the ICA. The application process includes providing personal and financial information, and undergoing medical and security clearance. The decision to grant PR is made by the ICA and is based on a variety of factors, including the applicant’s skills, qualifications, and contribution to Singapore. The process can be time-consuming and requires careful planning and preparation.

Experienced licenced employment agencies like ours have the relevant experience to deal with PR related matters. If you are looking to apply for the relevant work pass and would like to eventually settle down in Singapore and obtain a Singapore PR, feel free to contact us!

If you need more information or assistance with the PR application or other immigration related matters, please contact us at [email protected].


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The editorial team at Singapore Employment Agency

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