– Issuing authority:
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
– Application method:
Domestic travel agency application: Employment certificate, bank statement,
Processing period: 1 week.
Singapore local guarantee application: Passport, ID card, personal photo.
Processing period: 1-2 working days.
Group visa: Passport, return flight number.
– Limiting conditions：
Not valid for employment.
Single entry shall not exceed 30 days.
– Application requirements:
Qualified foreign students may apply for the student pass.
Need to ensure attendance.
According to different needs, there are: Companion permit; Birth permit; Spouse’s permit; Children’s permit; Parent permit (if the associate is SP or EP, the monthly income is not less than $12,000)
Compliance with ICA regulations, including kinship and minimum income requirements.
The validity period of the permit is usually one year.
Ministry of Manpower (MOM）
WP is the most basic work permit in Singapore.
No salary and education requirements.
MOM sets strict limits on the ratio of WP to local employees for companies in different industries.
SP is the work permit for secondary technical practitioners in Singapore.
A fixed monthly salary of at least $2,400.
Education is required to be university or above. It can also be a technical certificate. The certificate should include at least one year of full-time study.
Relevant work experience is required.
MOM has strict limits on the ratio of SP to local employees for different industries.
EP is a senior employment permit for foreign professionals (management, executive or professional positions) in Singapore.
Have a job in management, administration and professional projects in Singapore.
A fixed income of at least $3,600 per month (applicants with a monthly salary above $6,000 will increase their chances of passing).
Have a bachelor’s degree from an excellent university or professional qualification.
Before applying, make sure your degree is available on Dataflow, CHSI, and the China academic and graduate education information website.
Foreigners can apply for the EntrePass to start and run new businesses in Singapore.
There are no salary requirements.
–Has commenced or intends to commence the registration of a private limited company with ACRA:
If registered, the application date must be less than 6 months.
If not, you can register after you know the result of your application.
– The following enterprises are not eligible for the entrepreneurship license:
Low-class catering and entertainment services can not apply for entrepreneurship license.
Spouse and children under 21 of EP or SP holder.
EP or SP holders receive a fixed income of at least $6,000 per month.
Not allow working directly, and you need to apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) – work permit.
– Foreigners who meet one of the following conditions may apply for permanent resident status:
Spouse of a Singapore citizen (SC) or Singapore permanent resident (PR).
Unmarried children under the age of 21 legally married or legally adopted by a Singapore citizen or permanent resident of Singapore.
Elderly parents of Singaporean citizens.
Holders of EP or SP pass (the applicants who apply two years after they have obtained EP or SP will have a better chance of passing).
Students studying in Singapore.
Foreign investors in Singapore.
* ICA takes into account a number of personal factors such as economic and social contribution, education, age, work, family status, residence duration, and social integration.
– Purchase of real estate:
Both husband and wife are permanent residents and one of them can buy a second-hand HDB flat after three years as a permanent resident.
Permanent residents will pay only 5% extra of Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) on their first flat.
– Schooling for children:
Public schools – Children of permanent residents are entitled to government-allocated places and pay far less than foreign students.
International schools – Tuition fees for children of permanent residents are much lower than for children of foreign students.
– Central Provident Fund(CPF)：
– Military service:
Second-generation male permanent residents who reach 18 years of age are required to serve two years in the military.
– Foreigners who meet one of the following conditions may apply for Singapore citizenship:
Has held Singapore permanent resident status (PR) for at least two years and is over 21 years old.
Has held Singapore permanent resident status (PR) for at least two years and has been married to a Singapore citizen for at least two years.
A child born after marriage to a Singaporean citizen or legally adopted by a Singaporean citizen under the age of 21.
Holds Singapore permanent resident status (PR) studied in Singapore schools and has lived in Singapore for more than 3 years and has passed at least one national examination.
Holds Singapore permanent resident status (PR) and has parents who are Singapore citizens.
Citizens enjoy the right to vote.
Visa-free access to 166 countries.
Citizens receive government bonuses.
Single citizens over the age of 35 can buy second-hand HDB flats, and citizen couples can buy new HDB flats.
Singaporean citizens do not have to pay an Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) on condominiums.
Public schools – Citizens’ children are eligible for six years of compulsory education and are also eligible for government subsidies at the secondary school level.
International schools – Children of citizens are not allowed to attend international schools at the primary level.
The CPF is payable monthly to the citizen and to the company that employs the citizen.
Male citizens over the age of 18 are required to serve in the military for two years.
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