Sponsored PR for Children in Singapore

In recent years, Singapore has emerged as a global hub for innovation, education, and economic prosperity. As a result, the city-state has attracted a diverse pool of talent from around the world, including skilled professionals and entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities and a better quality of life. However, while some professionals are able to obtain their Singapore PR status through their careers, it can be more complicated for the children. 

Sponsored PR for Children

To keep the family together, parents who have attained their permanent residency (PR) in Singapore may sponsor their children for the same. Children who are being sponsored must be below 21 years old, unmarried and born within the context of a legal marriage to, or have been legally adopted by, a Singapore citizen or PR to be eligible. 

Since it is a sponsored PR application, the sponsoring party’s profile will be the emphasis. In this case, the parent’s profile will be looked at holistically including career, financial standing, education, and social integration efforts instead of the child’s. This is to show how the parent can support the child’s life in Singapore. 

Document Preparation

Applicants must gather and prepare the required documents, which typically include personal identification documents, educational certificates, employment records, proof of income, tax statements, marriage and/or birth certificates (for family sponsorship), and any other relevant supporting documents. Documents may need to be translated into English if they are in another language.

Online Application Submission

All PR applications are submitted online through the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website. Applicants must create an online account and fill out the PR application form accurately and completely. The application form will require information about the applicant’s personal details, employment history, educational qualifications, family members, financial status, and other relevant information.

Submission of Supporting Documents

After submitting the online application, applicants are usually required to upload scanned copies of the supporting documents as per the checklist provided by ICA. Original documents will need to be presented for verification during the application process at a later stage.

Processing and Assessment

Once the application and supporting documents are submitted, ICA will review the information provided and conduct background checks, including checks on the applicant’s employment, financial stability, criminal record (if any), and other relevant factors. The processing time for PR applications can vary depending on the volume of applications, the applicant’s profile, and other factors. It may take several months to receive a decision.

Outcome Notification

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their PR application via email or postal mail. The decision may be to grant PR, reject the application, or request additional information or documents.

If PR is approved, the applicant will receive a PR approval letter and will be required to complete formalities such as completing the PR formalities within a specified period, attending an appointment to collect the PR card, and paying the relevant fees.


PR application can be a lengthy and tedious process. For Sponsored PR for Children, it can be more complicated. Those who require guidance on their Singapore PR applications can approach Immigration@SG at +65 6493 1830.