Applying for Permanent Residency (PR) in Singapore should theoretically be as simple as filling up a form and submitting a few documents online. But how certain are you that you have taken the right steps and prepared the right documents to increase your chances of approval for PR in Singapore?
The common issues people face when applying for a PR without the help of an immigration consultant are:
- Uncertainty with chances of approval
- Competition for scarce slots
- Stress to submit an error-free application
While it may seem like all an immigration consultant does is fill up forms and submit your documents to the authorities, there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes that you may not be aware of. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider engaging an immigration specialist to guarantee your approval for a PR in Singapore:
1. First Point of Contact
If you find yourself stuck at any point during your PR application process, an immigration consultant can easily be your first point of contact for any bumps in the road that you may come across. Their role in all of this is to help you fully understand and evaluate your profile and eligibility for PR effectively; they’ll guide you in developing the right strategy, highlighting your strengths and filling in any gaps in your application. With the right skills, knowledge, and experience, an immigration specialist can also fast-track the application process.
2. Understanding of All the Rules and Regulations
Although it’s easy enough to open up a form and fill it out, just the thought of having to fill up an error-free application could lead to unnecessary stress. Straightforward fields may seem confusing or you may end up skipping some fields altogether. Professionals like an immigration agent are detailed at spotting common human errors, know what needs to be filled up, and tackling any other challenges that may come up that could compromise your profile.
By choosing to do it yourself, you run the risk of improperly filling out fields simply because of a lack of understanding when it comes to immigration laws, rules and regulations. An immigration agent saves time and you from having headache when it comes to your application, and increase your chances of getting the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) stamp of approval.
3 . Staying on Track with Strict Deadlines
Meeting deadlines in general can be stressful. Part of an immigration consultant’s job is to ensure you meet all the necessary deadlines. Even after an application is approved by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), there are follow-up steps to be taken, typically within a month’s time, to get everything sorted. If you fail to fulfil any of the requirements, the authorities could withdraw the offer, and you may need to restart the whole application.
While there have been plenty of successful PR applications without the assistance of an immigration specialist, engaging one allows you to have peace of mind where the time and energy spared can be better utilised elsewhere. Transform Borders is a one-stop solution for all your Singapore immigration needs. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure a smooth journey in relocating to or settling down in Singapore.If you need further assistance in your PR application or have questions about your eligibility, simply get in touch with us now!