Dai Xiangyu, aka the Chinese actor formerly known as Dai Yangtian, is no longer a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) after losing his PR status in April.
The 36-year-old, who had been a Singapore PR since 2014, told Shin Min Daily News that he was intending to renew his Re-Entry Permit (REP) before it expired, but was unable to do so. The pandemic along with other factors, he explained, caused him to miss the deadline.
According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s website, a valid REP is required whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident travels abroad. Their PR status will be revoked if they remain overseas without a valid REP.
Renewal of the REP can be done online within three months of the expiry. Alternatively, the application can be submitted to any Singapore Overseas Mission at least two months before the current REP expires.