passport of Singapore

Singapore Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel41

Asset protection26

Quality of life15

"Plan B"25

About Singapore

A city-state in Southeast Asia. It is located on the island of Pulau Ujong and numerous small islands. The closest neighbors are Malaysia and Indonesia.

Singapore is a highly developed state that attracts foreign investors with low tax rates. For example, the corporate income tax rate is 17%, and there are a number of exemptions for them. The country produces electronics, consumer goods, and recycles rubber.

Population

5.9 million

Capital

Singapore

Official language

English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil

GDP per capita

$58.902

Time zone

UTC+8

Currency

Singapore dollar

Singapore passport ranking and benefits

Grounds for obtaining a Singapore passport

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 11 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Singapore passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get a Singapore passport?

    Singapore citizenship is obtained by right of blood or descent, through adoption, marriage, or naturalisation.

    To obtain Singapore citizenship by naturalisation, you must have held permanent residence status in the country for at least two years, be in good health, and have a sufficient income level. The following applicants can receive permanent residence in Singapore:

    • spouses, parents, and children under the age of 21 of Singapore citizens and residents;

    • holders of a work permit in Singapore — Employment Pass or S Pass;

    • students of a Singapore university;

    • investors who will contribute at least 2,5 million Singapore dollars or 1,9 million USD to a business or a state fund in Singapore.

    A Singapore passport can also be obtained two years after entering a legal marriage with a citizen of the country.

  • Does Singapore recognize second citizenship?

    No, so when obtaining Singapore citizenship, you will need to give up your first passport.

  • How does one live in Singapore with citizenship of another country?

    Singapore does not recognize second or dual citizenship. But a foreigner can get a permanent residence permit in the country by family reunification, by work or study at a university, or by investment in a local business. Permanent residence status is valid for life, but every five years a document that grants the right to enter the country — Entry and Re-Entry Permits — must be renewed.

    For short-term trips to Singapore or a first-time entry into the country, options like a Portuguese or Maltese passport are eligible. Citizens of these countries have the right to stay in Singapore visa-free for 90 days every half-year.

  • Who can obtain Singapore citizenship by birthright?

    Singapore citizenship can be obtained by right of blood if a child was born in the country and at least one of the parents is a Singaporean citizen. But if the child’s father is a foreign diplomat, the child will not receive citizenship, even if the mother is a citizen of Singapore.

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