Foreigners with Singapore Permanent Residence (SPR) can live in Singapore and have the advantage of travelling in and out of Singapore throughout the validity of their Re-Entry Permit (REP). Furthermore, SPRs are not required to apply for a new work visa each time they find employment. Singapore Permanent Residency can be applied for the applicant’s spouse, children (below 21 years old) and parents. Furthermore, SPRs are also eligible for certain concessions, schemes and benefits in Singapore.
SPRs and their employers are also required to contribute a portion of their salary to the Central Provident Fund (CPF). SPRs whose sons are 21 years of age and below are obliged to serve conscription, or National Service (NS).