Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Permanent Residence (PR)

Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Permanent Residence (PR)

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Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Permanent Residence (PR)

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Summary of Singapore Permanent Residency Privileges And Comparison with Foreigners (EP / EntrePass / PEP)

What are the comparisons of benefits / privileges / Perks between Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) and foreigners?
Please read the below Remarks before learning the privileges of Singapore Permanent Residence (SPR):
  • When you are considering for applying for Singapore Permanent Residence (PR), you may be interested to know the factual advantages and disadvantages. Every person will weigh the advantages and disadvantages at least somewhat differently, and nobody else can decide which characteristics of Singapore Permanent Residence (PR) are more or less important to you.
  • This is for those who wish to become Singapore Permanent Residents to understand and enjoy the benefits, privileges, rights, discharging the obligations, etc.
  • The below mentioned-privileges are divided into some sections according to the privileged sectors such as Housing, Health Care, Taxation Privileges, etc.
  • Whether the privileges are Advantages, Disadvantages or Features / Combination of Advantages/Disadvantages which are subject to be determined by any individual in his / her own opinions.
  • Some advantages or many privileges may be disadvantages to other individuals and vice versa being the reasons that the features depend on the individual’s personal situations.
  • This comparison summary of Singapore Permanent Residency privileges is not exhaustive.
  • The rules and regulations are subject to change by the Government of Singapore.
  • The information was updated on 25-Apr-2019 from the source of various Government Authorities in Singapore.
  • You may wish to visit the relevant authorities’ websites for up to date eligibilities, requirements, rules, guidelines, policies, acts and laws in Singapore.
  • In our own opinion as a conclusion remarks, we find only privileges, benefits, privileges and so on.
  • You may wish to share your own opinions and experiences with us by emailing to biz@achibiz.com for our analysis and further updates.

Here we go with full summary list of Privileges / Features / Benefits / Pros / Advantages (and Cons / Disadvantages / Drawbacks, may be in your own opinions) of attaining Permanent Residence in Singapore / obtaining Singapore Permanent Residence / becoming Singapore Permanent Resident / conversion of Singapore Permanent Resident from a foreigner.

The comparison is made between Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) and Foreigners.

Privileges of Permanent Visa (REP)

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Immigration status
Permanent ResidentWork Pass Holder
National Identity Reference (Photo Identity)
NRIC (National Registration Identity Card)FIN (Foreigner Identification Number)
Identity card colour
BlueGreen
Nationality status
Home CountryHome Country
Is PR called / considered as Singaporean?
[Note: Nationality status of Singapore Citizen is called Singaporean]
Not Applicable / EligibleForeigner
Re-Entry Permit (REP / Visa for 5 Years)
EligibleNot Eligible
Renewal of REP for PRs / Work Pass for Foreigners
EligibleEligible
Maximum Duration (subject to approval / change)
5 Years3 Years
Issuance Authority
ICA (Immigration Check Points Authority)MOM (Ministry Of Manpower)
Applicable Acts / Laws / Legislation
Immigration ActConditions of Work Pass and Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Dependants privileges for Spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old
EligibleEligible
Minimum Income criteria for Dependants visa
Not ApplicableApplicable
Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for family members
EligibleEligible
Minimum Income criteria for LTVP for family members
Not ApplicableApplicable
Eligibility to apply for Citizenship (after 2 years)
EligibleNot Eligible

Privileges of Employment

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Is “Local Employee” status / privilege applicable?
EligibleNot Eligible
Privileges such as flexibility with no restrictions for change of Employment
EligibleNot Eligible
Engagement of Part-Time employment
EligibleNot Eligible
Availing of Freelancer jobs
EligibleNot Eligible
Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions
EligibleNot Eligible
Tax Clearance (IR21) when leaving employment
Not ApplicableApplicable
Whether Employer must withhold income monies when employment is terminated
Not ApplicableApplicable
Tax Clearance (IR21) on an overseas posting for more than 3 months
ApplicableApplicable
Whether Employer must withhold income monies on an overseas posting for more than 3 months
ApplicableApplicable
Employment for Dependants (For LTVP / DP holders)
EligibleEligible
Requirement of Letter Of Consent (LOC) from MOM for employment for Dependants
RequiredRequired

Privileges of BASIC Leaves to Employees

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Annual Leave
EligibleEligible
Childcare Leave
EligibleEligible
Compassionate Leave (At the discretion of Employers)
Subject To ApprovalSubject To Approval
Marriage Leave (At the discretion of Employers)
Subject To ApprovalSubject To Approval
Maternity Leave
EligibleEligible
Sick Leave
EligibleEligible
Unpaid Leave / No-Pay Leave (At the discretion of Employers)
Subject To ApprovalSubject To Approval

Privileges of ENHANCED Leaves (including Government-Paid Leaves (GPL)) to Employees

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Adoption Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Childcare Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Maternity Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Paternity Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Shared Parental Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Unpaid Infant Care Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Employer’s Eligibility for REIMBURSEMENT of a Government-Paid Leave (GPL)
Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Adoption Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Childcare Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Maternity Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Paternity Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Shared Parental Leave
Not EligibleNot Eligible

Privileges of Businesses

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Eligibility for Self-Employment such as Sole Proprietorship
EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility to be a Partner in Partnership, Limited Partnership (LP) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility to be acting as Director, Nominee Director, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director, Managing Director, Shadow Director, CEO and Chairman of Companies
EligibleNot Eligible
Requirement of MOM’s approval for appointment of Director in another (related) company (Applicable only to EP)
Not RequiredRequired For EP holders
Eligibility to be the Shareholders of Companies
EligibleEligible
Requirement of MOM’s approval for appointment of company Secretary (with certain legal qualifications)
Not ApplicableApplicable

Privileges of Education

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Subsidy for centre-based infant care and child care
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Placement to Public (Government) educational institutions
EligibleEligible
Partially subsidised fees in public educational institutions
EligibleNot Eligible
Edusave for students
Not EligibleNot Eligible

Privileges of Housing

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Eligibility to buy resale public housing leaseholds (HDB) for their own occupancy, with limited subletting privileges.
EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility to buy new Executive Condominium (EC)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility (after construction) to buy resale Executive Condominium  (EC)
Only after 5 yearsOnly after 10 years
Purchase of non-landed properties such as Condominiums (Condos) / Private Apartments
EligibleEligible
Chance to buy landed property
Must seek approvalMust seek approval
Lower Stamp Duty for residential properties
EligibleNot Eligible
Availing CPF to purchase HDB Flats
EligibleNot Eligible
Mortgage loans from private financial institutions and banks
EligibleEligible
Rental of a room / whole flat / house from the owners
EligibleEligible

Privileges of Healthcare

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Privileged fees at government-run sports facilities such as ActiveSG
EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for hospitalisation
EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for day surgery
EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC)
EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for treatments at Polyclinics
EligibleNot Eligible

Privileges of Healthcare Financing Schemes (HFS)

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
CHAS
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Eldershiled
EligibleNot Eligible
Enhanced Screen for Life (subsidised)
EligibleNot Eligible
Integrated Shield Plans
EligibleNot Eligible
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Medifund
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Medisave
EligibleNot Eligible

Privileges of Tax related Reliefs / Incentives / Rebates

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
CPF Cash Top-up Relief
EligibleNot Eligible
CPF Contributions by the Employer
EligibleNot Eligible
CPF Contributions by the Employee
EligibleNot Eligible
Handicapped Child Relief (HCR)
EligibleEligible
Grandparent Caregiver Relief (GCR)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Parenthood Tax Rebate (PTR)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Qualifying Child Relief (QCR)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) Relief
EligibleEligible
Wife Relief
EligibleEligible
Working Mother’s Child Relief (WMCR)
Not EligibleNot Eligible

General Privileges And Obligations

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Subsidised fees at public libraries
EligibleNot Eligible
Free Entrance to casinos / integrated resorts (IR) in Singapore
Not EligibleEligible
Renewal of driving licences
Not RequiredRequired
National Service Liability / Obligations unless exempted under Law
ApplicableNot Applicable

Election / Voting Rights

Details
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners (EP / PEP / EntrePass)
Voting Rights / Privileges
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility to become political party member
Not EligibleNot Eligible
Contest in Parliamentary elections
Not EligibleNot Eligible

Why ACHI BIZ for SPR?

Common Challenges Faced by Many Applicants

  • Lacking Knowledge of ICA Policies up to date
  • High Rate of Rejections
  • Panicking after listening stories by Friends
  • Unfamiliar with New e-PR application channel
  • Attempting with Insufficient Documents
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  • One-To-One Case Study
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  • Reviewing of all Documents
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  • Checking if any preferred date for submission
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3) Post Submission with ICA

  • Regular monitoring of changes in Policies
  • Advices in case of changes in Policies
  • Special Attention to more complexities

4) Rejection and Appeal

  • Advisory on Rejection in case
  • Free Appeals
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  • Determination of potential eligibility on Appeal

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Source of Information, Guidelines, Compliance, Laws, Rules & Regulations is from the relevant authorities of Singapore
Details of SourceName of Authorities
  • Corporate matters such as Companies, Businesses, etc
  • The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • CPF matters
  • CPF Board
  • Fair Employment Practices (FEP)
  • Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP)
  • Immigration matters & Student Passes
  • Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
  • Taxation and GST
  • The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
  • Skills Development Levy (SDL)
  • SkillsFuture Singapore Agency
  • Work Passes
  • The Ministry Of Manpower (MOM)
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