Non-Singaporeans can become Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) by obtaining an Entry Permit. An application for an Entry Permit is an application for Singapore Permanent Residence
The following categories of foreigners are eligible to submit applications:
Average of 3 months. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by mail.
National Service Liability
Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are liable to register for National Service (NS) upon reaching 16 1/2 years old. They are required to serve 2 years of full-time NS at 18 years old, followed by 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service per year till the age of 50 years (for officers) or 40 years (for other ranks).
Main applicants who are granted PR status under the first generation Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme or the Investor Scheme are exempted from NS. Male children who are granted PR status under their parents` sponsorship are liable for NS upon reaching 16 1/2 years old.
NS-liable PRs are expected to serve NS. Should they renounce or lose their PR status without serving or completing full-time NS, this would have an adverse impact on any application by them to work or study in Singapore.
Male ex-Singapore Citizens and ex-Singapore Permanent Residents who are granted Singapore PR status are liable to be called up for NS regardless of the type of PR status they are granted.
Global Investors Programme (GIP)
Foreign investors, entrepreneurs and business executives who wish to set up and run their businesses in Singapore, GIP is here to help.
The Economic Development Board (EDB) will provide assistance in linking up foreign entrepreneurs and investors with local business networks, thereby creating a more opportunities for business collaborations. Through the GIP, you can tap into a range of immigration options that facilitate your entry and stay in Singapore.
Permanent Residence For Investors (GIP) – For foreigner investors seeking permanent residence through investment.
Foreigners who start a business or expand their businesses to Singapore, may apply for Permanent Residence (PR) for themselves and their immediate family (spouse and unmarried children below 21 years of age) if they meet the requirements below:
Permanent Residence – Foreigners are eligible to apply for PR if they fall under the following categories:
Landed Permanent Residence (Landed PR)