Electronic Re-Entry Permit (eREP) w.e.f. 2 January 2009
- With effect from 2 January 2009, Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) can renew or transfer their Re-Entry Permit (REP) online viz the Electronic Re-Entry Permit or e-REP in short. The e-REP allows quick online transactions aimed at reducing the need for SPRs to physically appear at the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Building to transfer or renew their REPs.
- 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 SPRs, holding valid REPs and issued with SingPass accounts, can apply to renew or transfer their REPs through e-REP. Those who do not have SingPass or whose REPs have expired will have to submit their REP applications personally at the Permanent Resident Services Centre (PRSC), 5th storey, ICA Building or through an Overseas Mission closest to where the SPR resides.
- Singapore Citizens or SPRs who have SingPass accounts, can also use e-REP to submit REP renewal applications on behalf of their spouse and children. All renewal of REP will be capped at a maximum of 5 years.
- All current REP endorsements and REP cards issued prior to the launch of e-REP will remain valid until their expiry date, provided that they have not been cancelled or invalidated by ICA. For more details, please refer to the ICA website http://www.ica.gov.sg.
SUBMISSION THROUGH AN OVERSEAS MISSION
For those who do not have SingPass accounts or whose REPs have expired, please furnish the following documentation when renewing your Singapore Re-Entry Permit. The application to renew your Re-Entry Permit should be submitted at least two months before the expiry of your existing Re-Entry Permit.
- Completed Form 6 (http://www.ica.gov.sg/data/resources/docs/PR%20Services/Form6.pdf );
- Copies of the following pages of your current & expired passports : page 1 (biodata page, page with the latest expiration date, pages with Singapore Employment/ Dependant's pass stamps and pages with current and expired re-entry permits;
- Copy of Singapore Blue Identity Card / Identity Card for National Service personnel;
- Copies of Entry Permit and the latest Re-Entry Permit;
- Proof of employment;
- Employee : A recent letter not later than one month from the date of its issue, giving the date of employment, position held and salary per month. The letter must be addressed to the Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. If you are sent by your employer in Singapore to work in Malaysia, please also obtain a letter from your company in Singapore stating the duration of your assignment and the expected date of completion of your assignment in Malaysia.
- Self employed : (Director/MO/Sole Proprietor/Partners etc)
- Valid Practising Certificate (for applicants engaged in Professional practices); OR
- Valid Business Registration Certificate (showing the names of all the partners or directors) from the Instant Information Service, Registry of Companies & Businesses; OR
- Valid vocational licence; AND
- Personal Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the past 3 years.
- Full-time Students : Please provide a letter from the school and a copy of your Enrollment status as proof of your full-time student status.
- In the case of an applicant who is below 16 years old, his/her birth certificate and parents’ Singapore Identity Cards, marriage certificate, travel documents, Entry Permits and the latest Re-Entry permits are also required. Applicant who is currently studying should produce a letter stating the period of study from the education institution. A notarised copy of the highest qualification certificate (if applicable) is required.
- Dependant: PR is required to furnish the main applicant’s particulars (eg. UIN, Name, etc.). Marriage Certificate and Identity Card of his/her spouse are also required.
- 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 the receipt of complete documents. All applications should be submitted at least two months before the expiry of the Re-Entry Permit. This is to allow sufficient time for processing. The fee for the Re-Entry Permit is RM 31 or S$10.00 per year. Please do not send original documents or payment at the time of submission. You will be required to make payment ONLY upon approval of your application.
With effect from 1 March 2001, all successful applicants must return to Singapore to collect their Re-Entry Permit. Hence, payment should be made in Singapore while applicants report to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Please note that a Singapore Permanent Resident who remains outside Singapore without a valid Re-Entry Permit will lose his/her PR status.