Top 10 Questions Asked About Singapore Permanent Residency/Citizenship!

Having served over 10,000+ clients with different backgrounds and providing countless consultations, we have compiled the top 10 most asked questions that we encounter frequently. 

And if you’d like to know more or find that we’ve missed any questions, our dedicated immigration experts are just a click away, ready to help you!

1. How can I get a Singapore PR? 

As a foreigner, you are eligible to apply for the Singapore PR under any of the 5 schemes provided by the government. You can find out more about them here.

2. Is it difficult to attain a Singapore PR?

Due to the many Singapore PR applications submitted each year, the competition makes attaining a PR somewhat difficult but not impossible! For starters, having a strong application can help improve your chances of approval.

3. How long does it take to become a Singapore PR?

Upon the submission of your application, the results may take anywhere between 3-6 or 6-12 months.

4. Is there a minimum salary, education level to be eligible to apply for Singapore PR?

When applying for the PR via the PTS scheme, the minimum qualifiable salary for a Spass holder is $2,500 and $4,500 for Employment Pass holders. But, this may be adjusted over time depending on your age, qualifications, and skills.

5. How many years do I need to stay or work in Singapore before applying for PR?

As a professional, it is best to apply for the Singapore PR after having at least 6 months of experience.

6. What should I do if my Singapore PR application gets rejected? Should I appeal or reapply?

In the unfortunate event that your PR application gets rejected, fret not, you can appeal within 6 months from the day you received the ICA rejection letter. Although, you must only appeal when there is a significant change or an upgrade in your profile such as a promotion, new educational degree, etc, and not because you can. 

7. If I’m working here, can I include my wife and children in my Singapore PR application who are still back home? 

Yes, you can include your wife and unmarried children under 21 in the PR application. 

8. How can I become a Singapore citizen and is the application approval process hard? 

You can apply for Singapore citizenship after being a Singapore PR for at least two years. As the selection criteria is even more crucial, the process can be complex and lengthy. 

9. Does Singapore allow dual citizenship? 

Singapore does not allow dual citizenship, and hence, upon becoming a Singapore citizen, you’ll have to renounce the citizenship of your home country and give up your home country’s passport. 

10. Why should I employ an agency when everything is available online and I can do it myself?

You can always try to do it yourself, but, when you are making a major life transformation decision like applying for a Singapore PR/Citizenship and have been dreaming of this moment for so long, having a dedicated and passionate expert in your corner always helps, doesn’t it?


It is always helpful to speak with experienced immigration experts. We offer customised solutions and advice to help increase your chances of approval.

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