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Questions related to visas, working permits and expatriate life in Singapore.

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Reinstatement of Singapore permanent residency

I used to be a Singapore permanent resident, but lost my Singapore permanent residency while living in another country. What is the likelihood of getting my permanent residency back if I go back to ...
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Can (former?) Singapore PR retire abroad and still receive CPF Life payouts?

I've been a Singapore PR for quite some time now, and I do plan to stay for as long as I can still find employment. However, I don't think I would ever be able to get a property of my own here, and ...
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Is it feasible (for a westerner) to live in Johor Baharu (Malaysia) while working in Singapore?

I had this opportunity to work for a company in Singapore but I am not sure yet if I will accept it. I was looking on a map how Singapore looks like and it is of course quite small. So the question ...
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Are Singapore Permanent Resident couples eligible to buy HDB flats other than resale ones?

I am aware that a couple who are both Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to buy a resale HDB flat in Singapore. Is this the only available option for an SPR couple, or are they eligible to buy ...
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Applying for jobs in Singapore without Employment Pass?

I'm an Australian citizen looking to work in Singapore. I believe I would meet the requirements for an Employment Pass. According to the self assessment tool I met the criteria. I've noticed some ...
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In Singapore, can I use MediShield Life together with private insurance to cover co-insurance parts of both?

With the new mandatory MediShield Life insurance policy, every citizen and PR in Singapore is now covered for basic hospitalization in governmental hospitals. I also have a private insurance, ...
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Do I need international health insurance in Singapore (moving from EU)?

Some insurance companies offer "international health insurance" for people working abroad. I might move to Singapore in some time, working for a Singaporean company. Currently I'm thinking about ...
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Visa to search for job in Singapore

I am from India and having good experience in my job profile - QA [Software + Web testing + Mobile app testing]. I have heard that in Singapore there are lot of more opportunity and really good place ...
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Does permanent residence impose a minimum stay requirement?

i.e. do the holders of PR need to stay in Singapore some minimum amount of time every year?
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cpf money in Singapore when Singapore PR expires

My Singapore PR has expired as I moved out of Singapore and I have relocated abroad. I am not planning to withdraw my CPF money for another 10 years and allow it to let it grow in Special account. My ...
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Cheapest way to receive Singaporean SMS overseas

I no longer live in Singapore; however, I occasionally use some services (mostly banking) that require a Singaporean number for text message verification. What's the cheapest way I can retain a ...
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Singaporean Employment Pass. Minimum stay in the country?

If I incorporate a company in Singapore, get an employment pass and assign myself as a company's director, do I need to really live in Singapore, or I can control my company from abroad?
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As a student, are there specific work limitations for remote working in Singapore?

Starting from September, I will attend full-time classes at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. I saw that I have to get a Student pass (I don't have many details about it right now) and that it would ...
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Singapore Employment Pass - age limitation

I am a US citizen. My employer is shutting its US legal entity, which hired me, effective 31 December 2017, and I am seeking transfer to its Singapore entity. I could be eligible for an employment ...
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What are the bombshelters for in Singapore? [closed]

I noticed that all condos have bunkers in Singapore. It's apparantly also a building regulation to have a bunker in newly build condos. I'm just unsure what the incentive was to create this regulation ...
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Cancelling non-immigrant B visa without going to Thailand

I am from India. I applied for a non-immigrant B visa from VFS. It took 2 days and the visa was approved. The next day I got better opportunities (which will help me in my growth and carrier) from ...
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USA - Singapore, What do I need to know? [closed]

I'm a younger US citizen with a higher-tier job in the tech sector. My fiance and I have decided that we would like to explore the idea of moving to Singapore in the next five years or so. By that ...
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Is it easy to move to Singapore as a UK citizen for a career in programming/business? [closed]

Looking to migrate or looking for experience to start a new life.
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Is there minimum stay requirement for Singapore EP holders?

I work for a company and already hold an Employment Pass (EP). Due to the nature of the work i have to be outside of Singapore most of the time and fly in quite frequently for day or two. Is there ...
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Singapore PR status and re-entry permit [closed]

I am a Singapore PR since 2013. Before that, I was studying in Singapore (2005-2011, BEng/MEng). I started working as an engineer in 2011. I left Singapore in 2015 and my re-entry permit will be ...
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How could I live in Malaysia and work in Singapore? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore Employment Pass and my office is in Singapore. I want to live in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. What visa, if any, would I need to rent a condo and reside in Johor Bahru? I would travel to ...
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Cheapest way for having a car in Singapore for 6 months/1 year

Due to some circumstances I might need to go and stay for work in Singapore. What is the cheapest way to have a reasonable car in Singapore for 6 months to a year? I love the MRT in Singapore, but I ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in the US with a green card issued in 2016. I am thinking of relocating to Singapore and finding a job there. What are the pros and cons being a US green ...
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Singapore REP renewal when posted overseas

I am currently working overeseas as an expat of foreign company registered in Singapore but my home country is still singapore. my cpf is contributed regularly by my singapore company and i have a ...
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How to get my full pension (AHV, BVG) as a Swiss citizen living abroad?

I am a Swiss citizen living and working in the UK after working in Singapore. I want to move back to Switzerland in some years and wonder what I have to do to still get my full pension there when I ...
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How to check if one can enter Singapore

I've been working in Singapore for 9-10 years. For my last year, ending my work permit, I just left my company and went back to Johor Bharu. They already cancelled my permit, but I haven't returned my ...
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Is Singapore a power distant culture?

I live in Europe. I got opportunities to work in Singapore, but I'm worried about the Asian power distant cultures. Here why: Last time I was traveling to Germany for seminars, there was some ...
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Checking Singapore CPF account after PR expiry

I received my SPR in 2002 and expired in 2007. I did not withdraw my CPF contribution. I want to know how much I have in my account and tried to check online. I forgot my signpass password and tried ...
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What will happen if I cannot return the CPF money?

What will happen if I cannot return the Central Provident Fund (CPF, retirement fund) money and I want to reinstate my Singapore Permanent Residency?
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Re-apply PR due to exit Singapore with expired re-entrance permit

I have permanent residency in Singapore. Yesterday, I had to go overseas to visit my family. At airport immigration, the official told me my re-entrance permit expired two weeks ago. The official ...
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Can a person apply for German dependent visa from a different country other than his country of residence?

i want to apply for dependent visa for my husband as i am travelling to Germany for long term on work. My husband is currently working in Singapore from the past 8 months. Can he apply for dependent ...
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Should I change my domicile when moving abroad for a year?

I am a Belgian citizen in my twenties. Next year, I'm planning to move to Singapore for work (as a postdoctoral researcher), with a one-year contract, which could possibly be extended afterwards. I'm ...