A valid Re-Entry Permit is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable you, as a permanent resident (PR), to retain your PR status while you are away.
i) Electronic Re-Entry Permit (e-REP)
The Electronic Re-Entry Permit (e-REP) facility allows Singapore Permanent Residents to renew and transfer Re-Entry Permits (REP) online through the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website, www.ica.gov.sg.
Please note that with the introduction of e-REP, ICA will cease the practice of stamping the REP in the passport. Instead, an electronic Re-Entry Permit will be issued.
The applications can be processed within one day if the applicants are in Singapore. For SPRs who are currently not in Singapore, the outcome of the applications will be make known to the applicants within 5 working days. If you are overseas at the time of application, you may submit your application using e-REP provided you have a SingPass account and complete the entire formalities online. There may be instances where a PR is requiredto return to Singapore to complete formalities for a 5-year REP at ICA building in Singapore. In such cases, you will be asked to pay for and print a short term REP online for use to return to Singapore.
If you do not have a SingPass or Internet connection, you can submit your REP application through:
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 Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) should furnish his/her spouse's Singapore identity card number and a copy of their marriage certificate to expedite processing.
ii) Re-Entry Permit Application through Singapore Overseas Mission
If you wish to submit your application through the Embassy, please appear in person with the required supporting documents (see details at ICA website) and complete the application form available at the Embassy. To renew your re-entry permit at Singapore Embassy in Doha, you have to submit the following main documents to us:
If applicant is an employee:
A recent letter (not later than one month from the date of issue) from the local employer giving the date of employment, position held and salary per month. The letter must be addressed to the Commissioner Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
If applicant is self-employed: (Eg. Company Director, Sole Proprietor, Partners, etc);
Child below 16 years old:
Wife of a SC/SPR
Wife of a SC/SPR is required to produce the original and photocopies of marriage certificate and her husband's identity card. (If necessary, additional documents and information may be required to support the application.)
Applicants will have to furnish additional documents and information whenever necessary, before each application for Re-Entry Permit is considered.
Processing Time is 6 to 8 weeks from receipt of all documents. There may be instances where a SPR is required to return to Singapore to complete the formalities for a 5-year REP at the Permanent Resident Services Centre, ICA Buidling. In such cases, you will be granted a short term REP to facilitate your return to Singapore
Please note that a Singapore Permanent Resident who remains outside Singapore without a valid Re-Entry Permit will lose his/her PR status. Therefore, an application to renew your Re-Entry Permit should be submitted at least two months before the expiry of your existing Re-Entry Permit.