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What is considered a "permanent resident" in Singa

Post by dave h » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 5:24 am

Hi,

I'm an American looking to teach in SIngapore this coming summer. I was told that teachers can make good part-time private tutoring. However, I recently read an article from an ex-at teacher there who said that only "permanent residents" are allowed to do private tutoring, so Im asking anyone out there who may know, exactly what qualifies as a "permanent resident" in SG. Thanks. Dave H
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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 4:32 pm

A permanent resident is the third and highest non-citizen category of somebody allowed to exist in Singapore. Basically:

1: Normal visa: Allowed to spend money in Singapore, but not earn
2: Employment pass: Allowed to earn money at one job and and one employer (you need a firm offer before you can get this)
3: Permanent resident: Allowed to earn money at any job he/she can find
4: Citizen: PR but gets to enjoy 2.5 years in the army and exciting domestic politics

To get "PR", rule of thumb is that you need to already have worked with an EP for over a year. In practice being Chinese helps, being Muslim hurts.

Of course, you may also opt to do what the locals do and tutor 'on the side' without bothering the bureaucrats about it, but the penalties if caught are harsh.

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Post by Confused » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 6:09 pm

:)

My suitemate from College has just wasted those 2.5 years to get Corporal.

I like the part about religions ... How would you identify the religion, only by the "word of mouth", application declaration? Or by ethnic origin ... like in my case Uzbekistan what would it be classified as?

Just being sarchastic ...

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 10:52 pm

Well, the PR application form has three boxes entitled "Nationality", "Race" and "Religion", so all they have to do is figure out your handwriting...

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