Permanent Residents


Renewal of Re-entry Permit

 

Link to e-REP eService Related eServices: Electronic Re-Entry Permit (e-REP)

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Overview


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.

An SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status.

Eligibility

An SPR holding a valid travel document may apply for a Re-Entry Permit.

Application for Re-Entry Permit (REP)

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Applications for REP and/or transfer of REP are no longer accepted over the counters of Permanent Resident Services Centre (PRSC), ICA Building. If your REP is still valid, you are required to submit your application online via the Electronic REP System (e-REP) at http://erep.ica.gov.sg. You will need a SingPass account to access e-REP.

If your REP has expired, you will need to make an appointment via
http://eappointment.ica.gov.sg
and submit your application in person.

Please note that submission in person is strictly by appointment only.

 

 

(a) You are required to submit an application via the Electronic Re-Entry Permit System (e-REP) three (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. By using e-REP, it will save you a trip to ICA Building. You do not need to submit any documents unless requested to do so.

Note:
After you have submitted your application, please check your application outcome in e-REP within five (5) working days. You will be notified by email of the outcome if you have provided your email address during the application process. If your application has been approved, please make payment within fourteen (14) days of approval. Otherwise, the application will be withdrawn.

(b) If your REP has expired, you will need to make an appointment via http://eappointment.ica.gov.sg and submit your application in person.

Please note that submission in person is strictly by appointment only.

Documents to be completed before appointment

Please download the REP application form (Form 6) and the accompany notes (Notes - REP) and complete the application form before proceeding to PRSC. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the form.

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

If you are:

(i) An employee

You are required to furnish 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.

(ii) Self-employed (e.g. company director, sole proprietor, business partner)

You are required to furnish any of the following documents:

  • Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last one (1) year; or
  • Business Registration Certificate (showing the names of all the Directors and partners) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

(iii) Spouse of a Singapore Citizen/SPR

You are required to furnish the following document:

  • Singapore Identity Card of Spouse

(iv) Dependant SPR below 21 Years of Age

You are required to furnish the following documents:

  • Travel document
  • Parents' 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) If you are overseas and do not have a SingPass account, you may submit your application through the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.

Note:
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 an 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 an SPR is required to return to Singapore to complete the formalities for REP at PRSC. In such cases, you may be granted a short-term REP to facilitate your return to Singapore. Please note that completion of REP formalities is strictly by appointment only. Appointments can be made via http://eappointment.ica.gov.sg.

Fees

S$10 for every year of the validity period of the REP, or part thereof.

A separate fee is chargeable for each REP issued.

For e-REP renewal, payment have to be made using either VISA Card or MasterCard Credit/Debit Card. For REP renewal made in person, payment will be made via NETS or Cashcard.

Processing Time

Most applications can be processed within one (1) working day. 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.

Additional Information

All REPs now come in the form of print-outs. We have ceased issuing REP endorsements in passports.

If you have any further enquiries, please email us at [email protected].

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Last updated on 07 Jun 2016