Applying for Singapore PR
Non-Singaporeans can become Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) by making an application for Singapore Permanent Residence). Processing time will vary from case to case - about 3 - 8 months or longer. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by mail. Permanent residence does not exempt an individual from registration or any other conditions as required under the respective professions.
The following categories are eligible to submit applications:
|Spouse wife or unmarried children (below 21 years old) of a Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident,|
|Aged parents of a Singapore Citizen,|
|Employment Pass ( P1, P2, Q1 EP or S Pass ) Holders,|
|by submitting applications through SMC (HK) Ltd in Hong Kong (details are available from SMC (HK) Ltd in Hong Kong or SMC Management Consultants in Singapore).|
Citizenships & SPRs Granted to foreigners by ICA (source: ST )
Year Citizenships SPRs 2002 7,600 39,500 2003 6,800 32,000 2004 7,600 36,900 2005 12,900 52,300 2006 13,200 57,300 2007 17,334 63,627 2008 20,513 79,167 2009 19,900 59,500 Apr 09 - Mar 10 19,300 46,300 LTSVP applications LTSVP Approved Mar 2009 - Mar 2010 total 70,300 Applications 56,300 Approved
SC Spouse applications SC Spouse Approved Annual Average 2005 -2009 15,400 LTSVP 13,200 LTSVP Annual Average 2005 -2009 9,900 SPR 5,400 SPR
132,000 SPR applications were received by ICA in 2009. 115,000 were processed and 59,500 were successful. Many of the PRs were family members of new SPRs as well as dependents of Singapore Citizens. The selection process is stringent. Most new PRs were the Professionals, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers under the Employment Pass. It assesses their tertiary and professional qualifications. One criterion used is whether they can integrate well into Singapaore society.
Submit completed application form together with all the required documents personally to:
PR Services Centre on the 5th Floor of ICA Bldg
Documents Required1 set of completed Form 4 A + Annex ( + 1 copy) obtainable at the PR Services Centre or download the form from Internet with relevant supporting documents
Husband of a Singaporean Woman
A Singaporean woman may sponsor her husband for permanent residence. Each application will be considered on its own merits.
A male applicant can include his wife and unmarried children (below 21 years old) in his application. On the other hand, a female applicant can only include her unmarried children (below 21 years old). Her husband will have to apply for permanent residence on his own merits.
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