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Company Letter for PR Application

Company Letter for PR Application: Introduction

During the PR application process, you will be required to submit a letter from your current company, also known as a letter of confirmation of employment.

There is sometimes confusion about the contents of this letter, as well as where to get the template. Some people think that you need a recommendation or a testimonial from your company. No that’s not the case. There is a standard format for this letter.

Company Letter for PR Application: What is it?

The letter confirms important details about your employment and needs to be provided by your employing company and signed by an appropriate officer of the company.

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Company Letter for PR Application: What it should contain?

Note the following points about the company letter of employment confirmation. It should contain ;

  • Be on the company letterhead
  • Be addressed to Immigration and Checkpoint authority
  • Starting date of the employment
  • Current job title
  • Salary for the last six months

The letter needs to be signed by an appropriate officer of your company and needs to have a stamp. The letter should be dated in the last thirty days prior to the submission.

Company Letter for PR Application

Company Letter for PR Application: Where is it submitted?

During the application lodgement process, you upload the letter for the main applicant in the same section where you upload the salary slips. There is a separate upload option for this. You will need to save the scanned copy of the letter in PDF format and the size of the file should be less than 2 MB.

Company Letter for PR Application: What if the employer refuses to give it?

Some employers refuse to give this letter to their employees. Perhaps they’re afraid that the employee will change jobs easily if they get PR status. Does this mean you can no longer apply for PR?

The application can still be filed without this letter. For that, you will need to do a declaration to the ICA. If you are experiencing this issue, you can consider engaging Epica Immigration for assistance.

Company Letter for PR Application: Summary

You cannot submit your PR application without an employer's letter of confirmation of employment (or an alternative document) during the application process.