Gone are the days when you need to rely on information from different sources when it comes to applying for Singapore PR.
While the ICA website provides comprehensive information on what is required to be eligible, it can be confusing at times because of the massive amount of documentation that is required for submission.
This is especially true when it comes to first time applicants or individuals who are too busy with their own work to handle all the details themselves.
I recalled going through the hassle of reading up and collating all the information myself a couple of years back when I was applying for the Singapore PR the very first time.
I spent a lot of time back and forth to the ICA to clarify pieces of information that I could have easily gathered had I engaged a professional service back then.
Why Should You Use Consultancy Firms?
A consultancy firm increases the probability of success because they have specialists who have the expertise and comprehensive knowledge of what to include and what to expect.
These specialists have been doing the everyday work for many clients that they can advise on what are the sort of additional documentation that can help your application stand out from the rest.
Why Paul Immigrations?
Paul Immigrations is an immigration consultancy firm established in Singapore since 2016.
The company has over 100 employees, including a team of specialists with in-depth expert knowledge in immigration requirements and has served over 15,000 successful clients throughout these years.
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Paul Immigrations Reviews – The Firm’s Application Process
So what exactly that they do that makes them so valuable?
Step 1: Submitting Your Interest
First, upon indicating your interest to understand more about the process and charges, the Immigration Consultant (IC) will conduct the first round of interviews by giving the prospective applicant a call to understand the eligibility of your status for applying to the Singapore PR.
They will gather some basic details from you such as the type of work pass (i.e Employment Pass, S Pass, Personalised Employment Pass) that you are currently holding and how long you have been working in Singapore.
The IC will also ask regarding your profile including age, family members and salary information to assess the eligibility criteria of your application.
Step 2: Scheduled Meet-Up
After gathering the basic information, the IC will request to schedule a face to face appointment with the interested client to understand a bit more on the profile of him or her.
During the face to face meet up, the IC will also reaffirm again the details that were previously shared on the phone to ascertain that all the information given is aligned.
Based on the profile, the consultant will then assess to see if the profile is suitable to apply at the time and will provide feedback on the probability rate of success.
The prospective applicant would then decide if he or she wishes to proceed and engage the service of the professional at this point.
Step 3: Request for Documentations
If the client wishes to proceed with the service at this point, the Immigration Consultant would then request for all the relevant documentation to be submitted for their first review.
The submission can be done through hardcopy or softcopy through an email.
Documents a client is required to include in their submission are:
● Audited form submission (also known as Form 4A)
● Correct compulsory documents (E.g identification pass, education transcript, travel history as required by ICA)
● Essential additional documents (documents that may reflect his or her involvement in charity, community involvement, voluntary service, etc)
After the submission, the Immigration Specialist (IS) will review the documents and advise the prospective applicant if all the documents are complete and in order as per ICA’s requirements.
Step 4: IS Assists in the Completion of the Rest of the PR Application Paperwork
Based on the information provided by the client, the IS will guide him/her to complete the application form and on top of it add a customized cover letter to emphasize his/her commitment to nation-building and community outreach.
Some of the information which may be included in the cover letter can be skills that may be unique to the individual or commitment that the client might have in the society or community that he or she has built over the years (e.g establishing a harmonious racial community of different races and religion).
With thousands of submissions that the ICA handles on any given day, these factors emphasized on the cover letter may yet make or break on the decision outcome of the application.
Step 5: Submission & Outcome (Waiting)
After all is done, the IS will then guide the client in proceeding to submit the online application together with all the relevant documentation.
ICA will provide a receipt confirmation that they have received the application and the next step is now waiting for the outcome.
Typically, the outcome will take between 4 to 6 months. For some, it may take slightly longer if the volume is larger. Regardless, the IC will update the applicant with the status of the outcome when they received feedback from the ICA.
What Happens When Your Application Fails?
Typically if an application fails, the applicant should only reapply after 6 months when there are significant changes to the application that might boost the likelihood of success (For e.g, moving to a higher salary bracket through promotion or changes in marital status). These positive developments should provide some merit when the client resubmit their application the second time around.
Paul Immigrations is always available to guide re-applicants on their next course of action.
With the advent of first-world nations and a myriad of benefits such as subsidized housing and medical care, becoming a Singapore PR has become much harder to attain and ranks high on the priority list of many foreigners.
To succeed in the application, the client will need to put in all the efforts to show that he or she is worthy to become part of society in the long run and is well deserved a place in this much-coveted nation.
Engaging the professional service of Paul Immigrations, all clients can be assured that their applications will be complete and puts on priority urgency.