Singapore (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
How to Migrate to Singapore
In recent years, the Singapore government began tightening the rules allowing foreigners to work in Singapore. As a leading Singapore registration company, 3E Accounting Pte. Ltd. offers comprehensive services to facilitate your ability to secure your Singapore PR and Singapore citizenship. They can also help you quickly register your company to do business in Singapore. You can visit us at http://www.3ecpa.com.sg for more information.
Obtaining a Singapore Employment Pass (EP)
Your journey to citizenship begins with an employment pass. The EP gives you permission to work in Singapore. It is used mostly by entrepreneurs who want to set up a business and remain in Singapore for at least one year. The EP is good for one or two years and is renewable as long as you are employed. Your seniority in management, advanced education, professional qualifications and technical skills will you qualify for an EP, although you must go through a multi-step process.
You will need to ensure your senior staff and company managers secure their EPs so that they relocate to Singapore. After holding the EP for two years, you can apply for Permanent Residence status. To get started, you’ll need to establish a company with a local registered office address and at least one shareholder, one resident director and one company secretary. There are three types of EP:
Electronic processing provided by 3E Accounting takes about a week, whereas manual processing takes five weeks.
If you do not pass the initial assessment, you must provide more detailed information about your business plans so that you can file an appeal. This will take up to five weeks. If you are approved, collect your EP within six month or forfeit it. Figure a total elapsed time of one to 12 weeks.
If you’d like your wife and children to join you in Singapore, you must produce a marriage certificate, passports, diplomas, birth certificates and pay slips to secure Dependent Passes. Your child won’t need a Dependent Pass if he’ll be attending a Singapore school -- the Student Pass is sufficient.
Receiving Permanent Residence Status (PR)
You don’t need to have a silver spoon in your mouth to Permanent Residence status in Singapore. The country welcomes professionals, technicians and skilled workers. In fact, about 90 percent of approved PR applications stem from the PTS Scheme. Now that you have your Employment Permit, you can begin making plans to obtain PR status. The PTS Scheme favors individuals younger than 50, although exceptions are granted. Your family can also apply.
You must provide the following documents:
The recommended interval between getting your Employment Pass and applying for PR status varies from six months three years, depending on the type of Work Pass you have. This gives you adequate time to establish a good working rapport with your employer, whose support you will need. The authorities will evaluate your educational background and the prestige of your degrees or certifications. The government is eager to see your commitment to the country by the amount of time you spend in Singapore, your job stability and your respect for authority. If you are rebellious or irresponsible, Singapore is not for you.
Of course, if you have family ties within Singapore, this can only help the process. The authorities also appreciate your involvement in the civic life of the island and your generosity to charities approved by the government. Your willingness to fit into society is further enhanced when your male children register for two years of full-time duty in the National Military Service, beginning at age 16 1/2, followed by at least 40 days a year in the reserves.
The process of acquiring, completing and submitting your application can proceed smoothly with the assistance of 3E Accounting. They will make sure you waste no time and operate efficiently. Once submitted, the government will render its judgment in three to six months. If you are approved, They’ll help you with the final formalities, such as providing results of medical checkup, submitting passport pictures and surrender of your obsolete Work Passes.
Becoming a Citizen of Singapore
The government has different categories for citizenship applications. If you’re at least 21 years old and have been a PR for two to six year can apply for a preliminary assessment by the government. If you are a PR who is the spouse of a Singapore citizen, you can apply if you’ve lived in Singapore for at least two years and also have been married for at least two years. A child born overseas can receive citizenship if less than one year’s old, the parents were legally married at the time of birth and the child meets one of following conditions:
To apply for citizenship, you must fill out an application form and annex. You must provide an acceptable photograph and the following documents:
After assembling the required documentation, submit it and the application form to Counters 7 or 8 at the Citizen Services Center. You will have to pay a fee of S$100 and submit to an interview by a government official. You must certify that you haven’t lied during the interview or on the application form. Then, you only have to wait for the government’s verdict.
Renewal of Singapore PR
Renewals are not guaranteed. Your chances are enhanced if you have an uninterrupted and spotless work record, pay plenty of income tax, keep your nose clean and spend all your time in Singapore. They will help you identify and complete the proper application forms and advise you of the documents you must supply.
If you are contemplating permanent residence status and citizenship status in Singapore, They welcome you and stand prepared to shepherd you through the sometimes-Byzantine process.