On 12 Jan 2010, HDB announced that with effect from 1 Feb 2010, flat owners who lease rooms in their HDB flats will have to register with HDB within 7 days of doing so. [Read more…]
Interest Rate For Ordinary Account (OA)
The Board will continue to pay 2.50% interest per annum for members’ CPF savings in their Ordinary Account (OA) from 1 July 2010 to 30 September 2010. The computed CPF interest rate derived from the major local banks’ interest rates for the three-month period, 1 February 2010 to 30 April 2010, worked out to be 0.41 % per annum. However, the higher rate of 2.50% will be paid as the CPF Act provides for a minimum CPF interest rate of 2.50% per annum. [Read more…]
The Ministry of Manpower announced in August 2003 that the MS will be raised gradually to reach $120,000 (in 2003 dollars) in 2013.
The increase in MS, which includes an adjustment for inflation, is to ensure that Singaporeans set aside sufficient savings for their retirement. In line with this policy, from 1 July 2010, the prevailing CPF Minimum Sum (MS) will be revised to $123,000, up from $117,000. [Read more…]
Employer CPF contribute rate increase will be done gradually in two steps to moderate the impact on employers. The first 0.5% point increase will be implemented on 1 September 2010, and be made into the Medisave Account (MA).
The remaining 0.5% point increase will be effected 6 months later on 1 March 2011, and will be made to the Special Account (SA). [Read more…]
Government has decided to reduce health subsidies given to Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) by 10% points.
Singapore citizens are still entitled to an 80% subsidy for a Class C ward. But PRs will be entitled to 60% of cost, down from 70%. [Read more…]
You’ve got your Singapore PR status for almost five years and now it’s time to renew it. 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 PR status while away from Singapore.
It’s actually not PR card that you need to renew but REP as it’s only valid for five years. A Singapore PR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose the PR status.
Documents Required to Renew PR / PR Renewal Form
- Completed Form 6 . Download Notes – REP.
- Singapore blue identity card/Identity card for National Service personnel
- Valid travel document
- Latest REP, if any
Additional Documents Required for SPRs under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme
If you are an employee:
- A letter (issued not more than one month ago) from the employer addressed to the Controller of Immigration, stating the date of employment, position held and monthly salary
- Statement from the CPF Board showing the CPF Contribution History for the last 12 months
- Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last 3 years.
If you are self-employed (e.g. company director, sole proprietor, business partner)
- Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last 3 years
- And ONE of the three documents listed below:
- Practising Certificate (applicable to applicants whose occupations require such certificates to proceed with their respective professional practices in Singapore, e.g. doctors, lawyers, etc)
- Vocational Licence
- Business Registration Certificate (showing the names of all the Directors and partners) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
Additional Documents Required for Spouse of a Singapore Citizen/SPR
- Original marriage certificate
- Singapore Identity Card of Spouse
Additional Documents Required for Dependant SPR below 21 Years of Age
- Travel document
- Birth Certificate
- Parent’s identity cards
- Marriage certificate of parents
- Parents’ travel documents with latest Re-Entry Permits
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.
How to Renew PR / Apply for REP
You can renew PR and apply for REP online or make an appointment with ICA.
Submit your application online via Electronic Re-Entry Permit System (e-REP) with a SingPass account before the expiry date of your current REP.
If you do not have a SingPass account or your current REP has expired, you can make an appointment via Electronic Appointment Booking System (e-Appointment) prior to submitting your application (including completed forms and relevant documents) personally to:
Permanent Resident Services Centre
5th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
If you are overseas at the time of application, you may submit your application using e-REP provided you have a SingPass account. If you do not have a SingPass or Internet connection, you can submit your REP application through:
- a Singapore Overseas Mission
- a representative of a foreign government performing consular functions on our behalf in that country
- a local representative in Singapore
Note: 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 SC or SPR should furnish his/her spouse’s Singapore identity card number and a copy of their marriage certificate to expedite processing.
REP Application Fee / PR Renew Fee
It costs $50 for a 5-year REP; payment by NETS or cashcard.
The PR renew / REP applications can be processed within one day if the applicants are in Singapore. For PRs who are currently not in Singapore, the outcome of the applications will be made known to the applicants within 5 working days.