You must have an Employment Pass to apply for indefinite leave to remain (PR) under the PTS scheme. You must be under the age of 50, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. You could include your wife and single children under the age of 21 in your PTS application. The process of obtaining Singapore legal residency (PR) through the PTS scheme is simple, but it does necessitate some research, legwork, and careful planning.Not sure how to proceed with your Singapore PR application? Click here.
The step-by-step guide below will help you navigate the Singapore PR registration process with aplomb and confidence.
Fill out the PR request form
Even though the form asserts that it will take roughly thirty minutes to complete, you will most likely end up spending several hours completing the PR online application. Part II of this guide will explain the actual application submission procedure as well as what to go do once your PR request is successful or rejected.
Submit a press release application
Check to see if you have (a) finished the PR application form, (b) earned the completed Annex A from your employer, and (c) told to prepare the supporting documents. You must submit your PR implementation and supporting documentation online, and you must ensure that all forms and documents are current as of the date of online submission.
It is a simple process to submit your PR application and supporting documents to the Migrant and Checkpoints Singapore Authority (ICA) online.
Watch for the results.
After you’ve submitted your PR implementation, the most nerve-racking part begins: waiting for the software outcome. The more users think about it, ever more jittery you will become, with no effect on the outcome. So sit back and unwind.It may take 6-12 months for you to receive an email from ICA informing you of the results of your PR implementation.
Congratulations if your application was approved! You will be sent an approval letter, and then upon receipt, you must visit the ICA’s headquarters inside of 2 months to finish the formalities. To finish your PR formalities, you must make an appointment as well as visit this same 5th ground of the ICA building. You can make this appointment digitally by going to the ICA website. The officer will collect all of your documents and complete the necessary niceties (signing, fingerprinting, etc.). The selection of documents that must be provided will be specified in the approval letter, and you should carefully read the list before trying to make your trip.