- December 12, 2022
- Posted by: leadgen-admin
- Category: Business plans
Wondering whether to apply for a PR in Singapore or not? The bustling city state is known for its cleanliness, security, job opportunities, economy, infrastructure and more. If you are enterprising and hardworking, you can make good money and focus on being successful. This is why applying for a PR makes perfect sense – you can build a career without being dependent on work visas or company quota. Your family is also eligible for PR if you apply together, and fulfill certain requirements. Plus, living permanently in Singapore enables you to have a good lifestyle, with various facilities at your disposal. Visa-free travel, medical treatments, subsidies for educational courses, and more are all available as and when you require them.
If you’re keen on applying for PR, whether alone or with your family, look no further! We have simplified the process for you by putting together the complete application procedure in a step-by-step format. By following the steps below, you will be able to easily understand how to apply for PR via the ICA website. Save your valuable time by following our step-by-step guide to Singapore PR application.
Get started on your Singapore PR application today by following the steps given below:
Step 1: Prepare All Documents to be Submitted
You are required to read through the explanatory notes given below, and submit the required supporting documents listed below via the e-Service if you are a/an:
Spouse of a Singapore citizen or PR, or child of a Singapore citizen or PR who is unmarried and aged below 21 years old:
Explanatory Notes/Document List for Spouse with/without accompanying child(ren)
Explanatory Notes/Document List for Child(ren) only
Explanatory Notes/Document List for Aged parent of a SC
Explanatory Notes/Document List for Holder of an Employment Pass or S Pass
Explanatory Notes/Document List for Students studying in Singapore.
If you happen to be a foreign investor in Singapore, you can apply for permanent residence at the Singapore Economic Development Board under the Global Investor Programme.
Important information regarding Document Submission:
ICA accepts the following:
Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document.
Translations created by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.
Privately-made translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.
ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Inadequate documentation may lead to non-acceptance of your application. Please also note that you may be required to provide additional documents in support of your application.
Step 2: Proceed to Submit all Necessary Details
All permanent residence applications have to be submitted online using the e-Service, which is an online service provided by ICA for permanent residency applications.
Applicants can either key in all the application details online, or download and complete the PR application form offline, before submitting it online.
You may submit a PR application online with a valid Singpass account if you are a:
Singapore citizen or PR who is applying for PR for your spouse or unmarried child aged below 21 years old
Singapore citizen who is applying for PR for your aged parentIf you are a student currently studying in Singapore, you may access the e-Service using your Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and the issuance date of your valid immigration pass.
Employment Pass or S Pass holder who is applying for PR for self and spouse or unmarried child aged below 21 years old.If you are a student currently studying in Singapore, you may access the e-Service using your Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and the issuance date of your valid immigration pass.If you are a foreign investor in Singapore, you can apply for PR at the Singapore Economic Development Board under the Global Investor Programme.
For more information on e-Service accessibility, you may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and PR application Step-by-Step guide available in the e-Service. (Links are given below for reference).
Step 3: Pay Processing Fees
A S$100 non-refundable processing fee has to be paid by each applicant while submitting his/her PR application.Payment can be made using the following payment methods:
Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card or,
American Express (AMEX) credit card or,
Internet Direct Debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and Standard Chartered Bank Internet Banking accounts in Singapore) or, PayNow.
Step 4: Pay Approval Fees
If your application is successful, you will need to complete PR formalities personally in our office at ICA. The following fees are applicable for each applicant:
S$20 for Entry Permit
S$50 for a 5-year Re-Entry Permit
S$50 for Identity Card
S$30 per Entry Visa (foreigners requiring a visa).
The above fees can be paid via NETS, Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) or Mobile Payment.
Step 5: Take Note of the Processing Time
All applications for permanent residency are carefully considered and reviewed by ICA. Usually, PR applications take about 6 months to process, as long as all the required documents have been submitted. Depending on the intricacy of the case, some applications may take over 6 months to process.
There is no need to contact ICA while the application is being processed.
Regarding Repeated Applications
New or repeated applications, for the same person(s), won’t be accepted while the current application is still in process.
Important Information to Note:
National Service Liability
Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents, unless exempted, are required to serve National Service (NS). Following the completion of full-time NS, they will become Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen). An NSman’s obligation will end at the age of 50 years (for officers) or 40 years (for other ranks).
Male applicants who are granted PR status under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme or the Investor Scheme, are exempted from NS.
Male applicants who are granted PR status as a Foreign Student or under their parents’ sponsorship are required to register for NS upon reaching 16½ years old and will be scheduled for enlistment at the earliest opportunity upon reaching 18 years of age. MINDEF allows students to attain educational qualifications up to the ‘A’ Levels certificate, the polytechnic diploma or an equivalent before they are required to serve NS. They are enlisted at the earliest opportunity when they have finished such courses, or after turning 18 years old, whichever is later. MINDEF does not grant deferment for university studies, regardless of whether such studies have begun. All male applicants are required to access www.cmpb.gov.sg for information on NS deferment, pre-enlistment process and Exit Permit requirements, before proceeding with the application.
Males who are granted Singapore PR, and who were previously Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents, are liable to be called up for NS regardless of the scheme under which their PR status was granted.
Renouncing or losing one’s PR status without serving or completing full-time NS will have a serious adverse impact on applications to work or study in Singapore, or for any long-term immigration facilities in Singapore, whether now or in the future. Renouncing or losing one’s PR status without serving or completing full-time NS will also adversely affect your family members’ applications for long-term immigration facilities, their ability to sponsor such facilities, their renewal of Re-Entry Permits, or their applications for Singapore citizenship.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Central Manpower Base
Email: [email protected]
We hope that our guide to Singapore PR application has been useful to you. Please find other helpful links regarding PR applications listed below.
Frequently asked questions regarding e-PR submission: https://va.ecitizen.gov.sg/cfp/customerpages/ICA/explorefaq.aspx
Pictorial step-by-step guide for e-PR submission: