Singapore PR Applications | Singapore Permanent Resident Eligibility


The Singapore government stipulates in all PR applications important and strict requirements across the different schemes available. If you want to be a Singapore Permanent Resident, read on to understand more about the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible for Singapore PR, candidates must generally fall into any one of the following categories:

  • Employment Pass/S Pass/Personalised Employment Pass holders
  • Spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years old) of a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Aged Parents of a Singapore Citizen
  • Foreign Students Studying in a Qualified Local Institution
  • Investors


Once a candidate is deemed eligible to apply, there are several ways by which a foreign national can become a Singapore Permanent Resident, depending on the profile of the PR applicant, which entail specific eligibility requirements:


  • Possess relevant training/education and professional experience in their field of practice
  • Displayed outstanding achievements, in the field of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, design and/or media
  • Made significant contributions to Singapore’s arts and cultural scene
  • Have a strong local track record that includes engagements at the leadership level
  • Put in place concrete future plans to be involved in Singapore’s arts and culture

Global Investor Programme Scheme (GIP Scheme)

Individual investors and seasoned business owners who are interested in being based in Singapore can consider the Global Investor Programme scheme (GIP), which allows them and their families to become a Singapore Permanent Resident as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. To read more, please click here.

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