Posted on May 29, 2020

The Immigration People

Will Covid-19, Circuit Breaker, and the gradual re-opening, impact my Singapore PR application?

Singapore PR Application Processing Time
The processing time for PR and Citizenship applications is expected to take longer than usual. However, applications to approve new PRs and Citizens will still be processed.

Your Industry
In Singapore, there are industries that are sorely lacking in local talent and we require the foreign talent pool to supplement our local workforce. Essential industries for Singapore’s need in the near future, would be, Healthcare, Biotechnology, urban farming, digitalisation, IT, AI, Cyber-Security, etc.

No change in quota for new PRs
The immigration quota for Singapore, in 2020 and 2021, has already been set in advance. In order to supplement our nation’s falling birth rate, Singapore would still need to meet her long-term goal of admitting new Singapore PRs.

Now is the best time to apply
Many foreigners are hesitant to apply due to the impact of Covid-19 on the Singapore economy. Some work passes are not being renewed, some receiving a pay cut, with some even suffering retrenchment. With less people applying, you would stand a much higher chance of getting your Singapore PR as the quota does not change!
Permanent Residency hopefuls will have to be extremely sure-footed in the next/first try in their application. Take the preliminary assessment here: https://www.tip.com.sg/pr-application-e-preliminary-profile-analysis.html
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