Q: Why is PR status attractive?
A: PRs enjoy more privileges than foreigners, such as better job opportunities, access to public education and healthcare subsidies, property ownership and CPF savings (the local pension scheme).
Q: How do I get a PR?
A: Different PR schemes include a Family Application, an Individual Application, the Global Investor Programme and the Foreign Artistic Talent Application.
Q: What is the eligibility criteria?
A: A minimum six-month stay in SG prior to applying is a must. PR forms require a photo and official documents. (ica.gov.sg for details)
Q: How much does it cost to submit an application?
A: Submission costs only $100 per person. Submission appointments must be booked online at eappointment.ica.gov.sg/ibook/index.do.
Q: How long is the processing time?
A: Current processing time is at least six months.
Q: How long is the PR status valid?
A: PRs need to renew their Re-Entry Permit every five years.
By Priyanka Elhence, The Finder, October 2015