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Singapore Permanent Resident Eligibility & Schemes

There are various schemes under Singapore immigration authority that allows foreigners to apply to become a Singapore Permanent Resident. Please refer to information below for the eligibility criteria and the different schemes that are available.

Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers
(PTS) Scheme

Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers
(PTS) Scheme is specially catered for the foreign labour force in Singapore. As long as the applicant is holding a valid work pass except for Work Permit (WP) in Singapore, he/she will be eligible to apply under this scheme by himself/herself. By holding the valid working pass, the applicant also has the power to sponsor his/her family together to apply to become Singapore Permanent Residents.


You can self apply if you are holding the passes mentioned in point 1 to 5.

1) Student Pass
2) S Pass
3) Employment Pass (EP)
4) Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
5) Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass)

Check “Sponsored Scheme” for more information if you wish to sponsor your family.

Global Investor Program
(GIP) Scheme

Global Investor Program (GIP) Scheme is administered by Contact Singapore, a division of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). It solely aims to assist and help potential business owners, entrepreneurs and investors to realise their dreams in Singapore.


Option A: Invest at least S$2.5 million in a new business entity or in the expansion of an existing business operation.

Option B: Invest at least S$2.5 million in a GIP fund that invests in Singapore-based companies.

Invest a minimum amount of S$2.5 million either directly in a Singapore company or in a GIP fund that invests in Singapore companies
(choose from either option A or B)

1) Minimum of three-year entrepreneurial and business track record (to provide audited financial statements for the last 3 years)
2) At least S$50 million in company turnover the year immediately preceding the application date and an average turnover of S$50 million per year for the preceding three years before the application date
3) Possess minimum 30% shareholding in company if it is a privately-held company.
4) Applicant’s contribution towards the growth of the company will be taken into consideration

Foreign Student

Foreign Student Scheme is exclusively for foreign students who are seeking education or currently studying in Singapore.


You can self apply if you have:

1) Resided in Singapore for more than 2 years at the point of application
2) Passed at least one national exam (i.e. PSLE or GCE N/O/A levels) or are in the Integrated Programme (IP)

⚠ Work Permit (WP) holders are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for Singapore PR UNLESS sponsored by a (Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident) husband/wife.

Type of Pass In Singapore

Any Relationship To Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident

No RelationshipHusband/WifeUnmarried Child(below 21 years old)Aged Parent

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