02 Jan 2009
Launch of Electronic Re-Entry Permit (e-REP)
Dear fellow Singaporeans,
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) issued a press release on 29 December 2008 on the introduction of a new e-service, Electronic Re-Entry Permit (e-REP). With effect from 2 January 2009, this new e-service enables Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) to renew or transfer their Re-Entry Permit (REP) online, anywhere and at anytime.
The REP provides for a SPR to retain his SPR status while travelling abroad. Currently, it is issued in the form of an endorsement in the SPR's passport or as a REP card. A SPR who leaves Singapore or remains abroad without a valid REP will lose his SPR status. With the launch of e-REP, ICA will cease to issue REP in the form of endorsements or REP cards for all REP applications approved on/after 2 January 2009.
All current REP endorsements and REP cards issued prior to the launch of e-REP remain valid until their expiry date, provided that they have not been cancelled or invalidated by ICA.
ICA's press release is available at:
Singapore Embassy in Beijing
2 January 2009