25 February 2010

How to Renew Your Re Entry Permit for Singapore PR

I just renewed my REP or Re Entry Permit for my PR ... well if you are a PR and forgot about it you better check it out the expiry date. For older generation PR you can find it in your Passport kind of like a stamp with a validity of 5 years. 


Now before traveling you better check and renew it if it's going to be expired.... why? in the nutshell if you go out from Singapore and go in again with expired REP basically you can lost your PR status. 

Btw you need to have Singpass..
A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore permanent resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable you, as an SPR, to retain your PR status while you are away. A SPR who leaves Singapore

1. Go to Electronic Re-Entry Permits (eREP) click here for the link

picture taken from ICA

2. Just click renewal and fill in all the data required. ( if you really need step by step guide click here)
3. Press OK and proceed with the payment.
4. Once approved and payment is made you can click for a copy of a your New REP which look like the picture below. PLEASE PRINT 2 COPIES (just in case) AND SAVE YOUR REP on your harddisk before closing the PDF. because once you miss / lost this one you need to go down to ICA to get a copy.


picture from ICA website.

5. Keep a copy in your passport (I wish I was given a smaller copy..)
And that's all ....


if you want a comprehensive guide and faqs you can click here (it will direct you to ICA website)
 
  1. Hello, thanks for the tip! May I ask, how long did it take for yours to move on from "Pending"?

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  2. Hi James, it's only take a while after the payment.

    have you do the payment?

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  3. hi, my re-entry permit expired since 2004. and i'm currently working in malaysia. however, i do wish to renew the re-entry permit. is that possible without a job in singapore? or have i already lost my PR status? thanks much =)

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  4. hi, my re-entry permit expired since 2004. and i'm currently working in malaysia. however, i do wish to renew the re-entry permit. is that possible without a job in singapore? or have i already lost my PR status? thanks much =)

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  5. Hi Cath,

    This is taken from ICA website
    A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.

    A SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status.
    http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=151

    But there is still a hope, maybe you can drop them and email and ask them about the renewal ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg

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  6. Btw do you still have your CPF?

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  7. Hi there

    my SPR expires 2013. i've only worked 2 mths in 2010. Intend to return to SG to work for 2011 and 2012. given this situation, can i still renew my SPR cos they want last 3 yrs income tax?

    on another matter, do u know if a SPR is self-employed ie. sole proprietor for online business does SPR still qualify for renewal REP?
    ICA website didn't clearly defined the type of sole proprietor business.

    thanks.

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  8. Hi There,

    it's true that you need 3 years out of your 5 year to renew.

    I think, you still have the possibility to renew back your pr. the worse case if you can't renew is that you convert back to working permit / s-pass and later on try to apply PR again.

    I can't really say for sure because the government will amend the requirement and rules from time to time.

    the best is try to email them, 'cause i believe they make consideration per case basis.

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  9. Hi,

    Anyone know that what is the earliest u can apply for new re entry permit prior to expiration ?

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  10. Never stated in the website ... guess you can do it in 6 months before the expiry... btw why do you want to renew earlier ?

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  11. Hi, My Re-entry has been expired since 2010 and I have not renewed it till today. Will I be penalized for that if I want to renew it now? I am currently holding a very stable job(Healthcare/Nursing) in Singapore. whoever knows the ICA rules, please help me. Thanks :))

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    1. Hi,

      what's the reason that you didn't renew it? basically you'll lose your pr status once you are out the country

      A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.

      A SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status.

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  12. Hi,

    My SPR will be expired in 2013 august.Now I am not in singapore but I would like to settle in singapore. I got a SPR through my spouse but now we are seperated(divorced). I was working in singapore at 2010. Will my SPR can be renewed by Singapore Govt.,? Kindly clarify me.

    Thanks.

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  13. Hi goodluck,

    I don't think it can be renewed, because SPR under husband will follow the husband PR. i might be wrong on this, but you can try via online Electronic Re-Entry Permits (eREP)to renew your pr.

    for sure if you are outside of the Singapore while your SPR expired you will lose it.

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  14. Hi, once we print out the REP, do we still need to visit ICA?

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    1. there's no need to visit them once you've the print out

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  15. I have working in Singapore at this moment. My SPR is under my late husband, can I renew SPR for myself.

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    1. Hi there, my understanding is that SPR under spouse attached to the sponsor PR validity, but I can't say for sure. so it's better to try it to renew directly via the online application, or contact them via email / phone.

      please share with us your experience :)

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  16. My husband wants to set up a self-employed company which does investment business such as shares transactions. Does that count? I have heard from a lawyer friend that this does not count, as it doesn't generate any business and or employment opportunity for Singapore.

    My husband just renewed his re-entry permit on 20 May this year (2013). However, since he was without a job for a while, as I am trying to conceive, and we have to go to KK hospital for various procedures from time to time which takes up sometimes half a day. So my husband's new REP is only valid for 1 year, till 20 May of 2014.

    My husband wants to know if his doing voluntary work for church without pay count as kind of job or not, though I very much doubt about his suggestion of this idea.

    By the way, I got my PR status back in 1996 based on my parents. I did not apply for PR coz I am the spouse (dependent) of my husband.

    Is there any way to solve my husband's issue of trying to set up a company? Basically, he wants to know what kind of business the ICA will treat as valid.

    Thanks a lot.

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  17. Hi There,

    1. I believe a valid company can produce these to renew the pr

    a. Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last one year

    b. Business Registration Certificate (showing the names of all the Directors and partners) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
    http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=152

    2. as for whether it's counted or not, it's better that you contact acra directly
    +65 6248 6028 http://www.acra.gov.sg/Contact+Info.htm

    3. No you can't renew the pr if you are just doing a volunteer work, but do call ICA to clarify

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  18. Hi There,
    I would like to renew my REP but this few years I am not working anymore, because I have to take care of my kids. Will I still have chance to renew my REP? My PR is an independent PR, means I have my own not follow my husband. Please help...

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  19. Hi there,
    We renewed our Pr ( me my wife and daughter) a few days ago through online. I mistakable renew my wife and daughter first before me. Their result was pending and mine is approved. Does it mean there is a possibility that they might deny my wife and daughter pr renewal? My wife is currently have good work here in sg and my daughter is kinder level.. Thanks

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    1. Hi Jeremy, is your wife and daughter pr dependent on you? if yes I don't think there will be any problem as long as yours is approved.

      do share with us the result :)

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    2. Yes they are my dependant. after 5 days of being pending, today ica approved it. Thanks.. This blog is very helpful too..

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  20. Fortunately after pending for 5 days my wife and daughter rep finally approved just today. Thanks...

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  21. Hi,
    I want to seek your opinion regd my husband's PR due for renewal mid next year. He left his job (sales) early this year and is now self-employed (commission based). Since he has just started, his NOA is likely to be much lesser than last year. Will it effect his chances of REP renewal? Thanks

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    1. I don't think it will be a problem as long as the CPF contribution is still there. for the NOA, I believe it doesn't matter if it's lesser than what he had (except if the government comes out with a new regulation)

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    2. btw it's my opinion, if you want confirmation you need to contact ICA :)

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    3. Thanks for your reply. Since he is commission based, he doesn't has any CPF contribution yet. The mandatory CPF part is medisave which he has to contribute only by next year May (as per CPF's letter). In this case, would u recommend its better to top-up CPF with cash?

      In case his REP is rejected, will he have to leave the country? (btw, am currently on EP). I read somewhere if REP is rejected and if he travels overseas then his PR is revoked. PRs can still continue to live in sg. Is it true?

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    4. Hi Alexi,

      It's better to contact ICA and get confirmation as it might be case by case basis.

      well I think you can still stay as an PR in Singapore as long as you don't go out from Singapore, that's how I interpret the below information from ICA.

      Valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.

      A SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status.

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  22. Hi, I need to renew my PR dec 2013, but on april 2013 only I cant contribute CPF due to just resign and dont have a job yet, but afterthat I get the job, how the chance to get my REP PR?
    thank you

    if exampe I forgot or newer renew my PR, then after a years can I go to renew?
    if example my REP is rejected, then I stay in SG, afterthat can I try again to renew my REP?

    thanks alot

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    1. Hi Haris,

      so you don't have contribution in the month of April 2013?, it's fine I don't think there will be a problem renewing your PR on Dec 2013.

      if you forget, you'll have a problem renewing your PR. ICA recommendation is 3 months before your REP expired.

      If REP is rejected most likely you'll given the normal entry which is 1 month stay for most ASEAN countries.

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  23. Hi,I got my SPR status on 2009 and after tat i had apply for my husband on 2010..
    So my husband is under my dependent ..
    But I stop working in SG from oct 2012 to FEB 2013..then back to SG work on
    March and April 2013...after tat bcos need to back to m'sia for some family issue...
    Then I had stop working in SG since MAY 2013...
    Bcos scared it will affect our PRS status..my hubby contribute cash to his CPF account
    for the couple of month in 2013...
    Will it affect me and my husband to renew our re-entry permit on FEB 2014????
    Please kindly give me some advice....


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  24. Hi Lazy Snail,

    Thank you for the information.. really appreciate it.
    So with 1 month lose CPF still ok right. Hopefully. Thanks

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    1. Hi i just want to ask. I got my pr status by my mom when i was 16. And now im 21 nd turning 22 this november. My rep will be expired nxtyear november. I just finished my degree in my country last march. And just went back here last month and about to start my job. Will my rep get rejected? Because i don't contribute enough cpf for the past years. But every school holiday i always stay here and did part time jobs as well. Please help. Thanks

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    2. hi,

      are you a male? second generation PR should go through NS

      Main applicants who are granted PR status under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme or the Investor Scheme are exempted from NS. Male children who are granted PR status under their parents' sponsorship are liable for NS under the Enlistment Act. They are required to register for NS upon reaching 16½ years old and will be scheduled for enlistment at the earliest opportunity upon reaching 18 years old. If they are pursuing full-time studies, deferment from full-time NS may be granted only if they meet the deferment conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Defence which can be found at www.ns.sg. All NS-liable males aged 13 years old and above, are required to obtain an Exit Permit (EP) when travelling overseas for 3 months or more.

      NS-liable PRs are expected to serve NS. Renouncing or losing one's PR status without serving or completing full-time NS would have an adverse impact on any immediate or future applications to work or study in Singapore, or for Singapore citizenship or PR status.

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  25. Sorry i forgot to mention. Im a female.

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    1. shouldnt be any problem.

      go to this link on how to apply:
      http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=152#eligibility

      Additional Documents Required for Dependant SPR below 21 Years of Age
      Travel document
      Parent's identity cards
      When the applicant reaches 21 years old, he/she needs to produce the highest qualification certificate and proof of employment in Singapore, if any.

      Note: Additional documents and information may be required to support the application if necessary.

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  26. any 1 tried to renew REP 6 month before expiry? Will it go through?

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  27. Hi,
    My PR status is expired on March 2014. So I just did Renewal Re-Entry Permit via online. Now the status is still Pending. I didn't see any link about the payment. Also, when you applied online will you still require to go to ICA and show any documents? Thanks a lot.

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    1. try to login again and check your status after a while. nope you only need to print out the re entry permit.

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