A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.
A SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status.
A SPR holding a valid travel document may apply for a Re-Entry Permit.
Application for Re-Entry Permit (REP)
You may wish to submit your application for REP via the following methods:
(a) Electronic Re-Entry Permit System (e-REP)
You may submit an application via e-REP 3 months before the expiry date of your current REP.
You will need a SingPass account to access to e-REP. To apply for a SingPass, you may wish to access http://www.singpass.gov.sg.
Please check your application status via e-REP and make payment within the stipulated date. If payment has not been make, your application will be withdrawn.
By using e-REP, it will save you a trip to ICA Building. You need not submit any documents unless requested so.
(b) In Person at Permanent Resident Services Centre (PRSC)*
* Permanent Resident Services Centre (PRSC)
5th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road (Next to Lavender MRT station)
You are required to make an appointment via the Electronic Appointment Booking System (e-Appointment) before submitting your application at Permanent Resident Services Centre (PRSC)*.
Please download the REP application form (Form 6) and the accompany notes (Notes - REP) and complete the application form before proceeding to Permanent Residence Services Centre. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the form. Alternatively, you may also obtain the form from the Permanent Resident Services Centre.
Please bring along the following documents when you proceed to PRSC on your appointment date and time:
1) Singapore Blue Identity Card
2) National Service Personnel Identity Card (For PR serving National Service)
2) Valid travel document
3) Latest REP, if any
Additional Documents Required for SPRs under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme
If you are an employee, you may submit any of the following documents:
- A letter (issued not more than one month ago) from the employer addressed to the Controller of Immigration, stating the date of employment, position held and monthly salary; or
- Statement from the CPF Board showing the CPF Contribution History for the last 12 months; or
- Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last one year.
If you are self-employed (e.g. company director, sole proprietor, business partner), you may submit any of the following documents:
- Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last one year; or
- Business Registration Certificate (showing the names of all the Directors and partners) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
Additional Documents Required for Spouse of a Singapore Citizen/SPR
- Singapore Identity Card of Spouse
Additional Documents Required for Dependant SPR below 21 Years of Age
- Travel document
- Parent's identity cards
When the applicant reaches 21 years old, he/she needs to produce the highest qualification certificate and proof of employment in Singapore, if any.
Note: Additional documents and information may be required to support the application if necessary.
(c) Through Singapore Overseas Mission or Authorize Representative
If you are overseas, you may submit your application
1. Through the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission
2. Through a representative of a foreign government performing consular functions on our behalf in that country
3. Through a local representative in Singapore
An overseas application should be submitted at least 2 months before the expiry of the current REP. This is to allow sufficient time for processing. An overseas applicant whose spouse is a SC or SPR should furnish his/her spouse's Singapore identity card number and a copy of their marriage certificate to expedite processing.
There may be instances where a SPR is required to return to Singapore to complete the formalities for REP at the Permanent Resident Services Centre, ICA Building. In such cases, you may be granted a short-term REP to facilitate your return to Singapore.
You are strongly encouraged to use e-REP when you are overseas to make applications to renew/transfer your REP.
All REPs now come in the form of print-outs. We have ceased issuing REP endorsement in passports.
S$10 for every year of the validity period of the REP, or part thereof.
A separate fee is chargeable for each REP issued.
If you are renewing your Re-Entry Permit at PRSC, payment can be made using Cash; NETS or CashCard.
If you are renewing your Re-Entry Permit using e-REP, payment have to be made using either VISA Card or MasterCard Credit/Debit Card.
Most applications can be processed within one (1) working day. However, some applications may take a longer time. For SPRs who are currently not in Singapore, the outcome of the applications will be made known to the applicants within five (5) working days.