ICA does not disclose the criteria they use for deciding on a PR application. However, it is estimated that there are 25 factors that play a role while deciding the outcome of a PR application. These factors can be further divided into four categories, namely:
The table below shows all the 25 factors:
|Age||Are you married?||Commitment – Investment||Social Integrations|
|Family ties||Have Children||Life Insurance Coverage||Social Contributions|
|Your industry||Child in local school||Commitment – Property||Unique Talent|
|Job scope||Son Vs. Daughter||SRS Account||Unique Talent of Child/Spouse|
|Salary/Tax paid||Financial Position|
|University from Where?|
|Awards & Recognitions|
|Subject Matter Expert|
You can check all these factors beforehand to figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Then, you can work on your profile's weak parts while keep strengthening the strong parts.
The immigration authorities generally assess the following:
The ICA wants to ensure that you are well-educated, skilled, and a good fit for Singaporean society.
The ICA wants to assess the level of commitment you have towards the city-state.
If the ICA grants you PR and you leave Singapore in the next few years, it will not make sense. ICA carefully examines every application to ensure that they are giving the PR status to candidates who want to make Singapore their home.
ICA also wants to consider the fact that your children will continue settling in Singapore. Here's a scenario to understand it better. Suppose you are married with kids and applying for Singapore PR. Everyone in your family is applying except your male child. This gives the impression that your male child is trying to avoid the NS liability. However, it also means that your children may not like to be Singapore citizens in the future. ICA is less likely to prefer such a PR application as it wants to grant PR status to those who wish to settle and stay in Singapore permanently.