Singapore is the world’s fourth-leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing, which constituted 26% of Singapore’s GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world.
Today, Singapore has a highly developed market-based economy & is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, and most business-friendly.
Singapore attracts a large amount of foreign direct investment as a result of its location, corruption-free environment, skilled workforce, low tax rates and advanced infrastructure.
The following categories of foreigners are eligible to apply for permanent residence:
The forms mentioned below are available online (you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the forms) and at the Permanent Resident Services Centre*.
You are to submit the completed application form together with the requireddocuments over the counter at Permanent Resident Services Centre*. However please note that the submission of PR application is by appointment only.
Investors/Entrepreneurs may apply for permanent residence at Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) under the Global Investor Programme. Please visit www.contactsingapore.sg/GIP for more information on the Global Investor Programme, the assessment criteria and application process.
You can make payment for the following fees via NETS or Cashcard:
Entry permit : S$100
Re-Entry Permit : S$10 per year
Visa Fee : $30 per issue (for foreigners requiring a visa)
A foreigner is required to apply for a Student’s Pass if he/she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore, unless he/she is a:
Depending on the type of educational institution that a foreigner is intending to study at, the requirements and procedures for applying for a Student’s Pass will differ.
Please click on the relevant type of education institution where you intend to pursue your studies at to apply for the student’s pass: