I'm currently in the process of applying for PR and I'm considering using a legal firm like Rivkin or Janus. The fee for using a legal firm can range from SGD 1,500 to SGD 3,500. This seems quite steep considering that the PR application is fairly straight forward in Singapore. However, I do like the idea of getting expert/legal advice while preparing a PR application. What are your opinions on this topic?
Here are my details:
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Business Analyst/Project Leader
Employer: German MNC
Work Pass: Employment Pass
Salary: SGD 3,900
Average Annual Compensation (Including Bonus): SGD 56,000
Work experience in Singapore: 3 years
Duration of stay in Singapore: 3 years and 2 months
Education: B.Comm from Canada, MBA from the US
I do see a value add in using expert advice to streamline the PR application. This can help iron out any inconsistencies and improve the strength of the application. However, I'm just wondering if this is really worth paying 1k-3.5k.
Also, being a Sri Lankan, will my race be categorized as "Indian"? I've always found this to be a bit odd. It's like categorizing a Korean as "Chinese". From reading some of the posts on this forum, I get the impression that race plays a key role in the outcome of the PR application. This is unfortunate. In general, I lean on the individualistic side and I'm weary of group identities (especially the involuntary kind) because I can only stand for my own choices and not for the choices of my "group".
In any case, what would you say is my likelihood of getting the PR application approved?