There are basically 2 Schemes for a foreigner to qualify for Permanent Residence (PR). These are :
A) Scheme for Professional/Technical Personnel/Skilled Workers.
B) Scheme for Entrepreneurs.
Under Scheme A, the applicant has to be working in Singapore on an Employment Pass. The applicant should generally hold acceptable tertiary/professional qualifications or earn a basic monthly salary of more than S$2,000/-.
You can obtain a PR application form (IMM 4 or 4A) from the Consulate-General. The form can also be downloaded from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Homepage. To download the form, click here.
Entrepreneurs who have a good track record and who are interested to invest in Singapore may apply for PR under Scheme B. The applicant must deposit at least S$1.5 million with the Government. For further details of this Scheme, please liaise with the Singapore Economic Development Board at:
Immigration Facilitation Unit
Singapore Economic Development Board
250 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Tower #24-00
Tel: (65) 6336 2288
Fax: (65) 6339 6077
Alternatively, you could visit the Singapore Economic Board Website at http://www.edb.gov.sg/ to find out more details regarding the above scheme.
PR Grant Policy Review
PR application is assessed using a Points System. Points will be allocated on the basis of the following factors:
a) Type of work pass
b) Duration of stay in Singapore
c) Academic qualification
d) Basic monthly salary
f) Kinship ties in Singapore
For more details on PR, please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Homepage.