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Application for Permanent Residence (PTS)

If you are a P, Q or S Employment Pass Holder, you are eligible to apply for Singapore Permanent Residency through the Professionals / Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme (PTS):
  • Foreigners on Employment Pass
    Foreigners who are holding the P, Q or S employment pass and have worked for 6 months in Singapore are eligible to apply for Permanent Residence in Singapore. However, it is prudent for applicants to wait at least one to two years before applying for Permanent Residency. This ensures that the applicant has submitted a personal income tax return in Singapore before applying. Other criterion that will be considered for Permanent Residency are the achievements and track records obtained in the workplace or the Singapore society.
  • Spouse/ Family member of PR/Singaporean
    • Spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years old) of a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Permanent Resident (SPR)
    • Aged parents of a Singapore Citizen

Processing Time

For P, Q or S Employment Pass Holders
Under the technical scheme, the processing time for an application varies from 3 months to 12 months on a case by case basis, following the applicant’s interview at ICA.

Family of PR
Please note that a PR applicant can apply for his/her spouse & unmarried children under 21 years old along with his PR application to ICA.
For an overview of documents/information required, please click here.

Singapore spouse and Citizenship

Should you be interested in applying for Singapore Citizenship, or if you are a Singaporean / Singapore Permanent Resident and wish to apply for Permanent Residency for your spouse, please visit the ICA website at www.ica.gov.sg
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