What To Do & Why, When a Singapore Permanent Residence (Singapore PR) Application is Rejected?
There are numerous reasons why an application for a Singaporean PR may be rejected. For one, you could have missed out a particular detail on your application or failed to hand in the required document or possibly due to some minor technicality. Whatever the reason, it is time consuming and could often be frustrating. This is especially so, since the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) does not release any specific criteria on the guidelines. However, the plus point is that the Singaporean government is consistently looking for foreign talent and it is vital that your application showcases your talents.
This is where one would require the services of a professional who can help you through the application process and enhance your chances of success. A large section of the application form requires you to outline your work history. However, the authorities are very particular of this and anything which appears to be suspicious or unclear could lead to numerous questions being raised. It is also best to consult the professionals to ensure your skills or previous occupation matches what the Singaporean government is actually seeking from expats. If your skills match, then with everything in place, there should be no issue with your application.
However, in the unfortunate event that your application is rejected for some unforeseen reason, you have nothing to worry. Numerous applications get rejected, but this not mark the end of your dream. As in every other situation, there are numerous available avenues for you to appeal the rejection. The best chances for success would be to understand the skills and qualities being sought by the Singaporean government. Upon embarking on some research, you will soon be able to identify what is being sought after and it is important for you to fall into the category of a foreign talent, rather than be classified as a foreign worker. By doing this, your chances of getting your application approved would be far greater.
If you are looking to set up a business in Singapore, your chances for relocation are much greater and the nation’s pro business policies will surely work in your favour. In fact, Singapore’s pro business incentives will even fund up to 60 per cent of your initial start up cost. Another aspect you will have to look into when planning a relocation is the moving of assets. This would help demonstrate the level of commitment and can be a plus point in your application.
However, one must remember that this can be a rather costly and complicated matter and involve cross border tax issues. In relation to this, it would be best to seek the advice of experts on how to avoid issues like double taxation and also understand what your requirements are under the tax reporting requirements. Our experts would be able to assist you from the start right down to all the taxation issues. Talk to us today and help us ensure your application is successful and you be able to realise your dream of relocating to Singapore.