Add New Occupier
 

After you have purchased a flat, you can submit an application to HDB to include your family members or immediate relatives as occupiers of the flat. However, the proposed occupiers must meet HDB's prevailing eligibility conditions.

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Eligibility Criteria for Subsidised Flats

(Flats Bought from HDB, Resale flats bought with CPF Housing Grant and DBSS flats purchased directly from Developer)

Eligibility CriteriaSubsidised Flats
Relationship of occupiers to flat ownersProposed occupiers must be related to the flat owner. They can be the following persons:
a. Spouse
b. Children/adopted children
c. Parents/parents-in-law
d. Brothers/sisters
e. Other blood relatives
Citizenship of occupiers
  • Proposed occupiers in above categories (a) to (e) can be Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents# or non-citizens.
  • Proposed occupiers in categories (d) and (e) who are non-citizens must hold long-term social visit passes for at least six months.
Income of occupiersFor flat owners who have not completed the required minimum occupation period for their flat

  • If the proposed occupiers are spouses, parents or grandparents, their income need NOT be assessed.
  • Proposed occupiers who are children, adopted children, brothers, sisters and other blood relatives need to have their income assessed.
  • Income of proposed occupiers together with the rest of the family's income must not exceed the income ceiling stipulated for the purchase of a flat direct from HDB.

For flat owners who have completed the required minimum occupation period

  • Income of proposed occupiers need NOT be assessed.
Occupiers’ ownership of private propertyFor flat owners who have not completed the required minimum occupation period for their flat

  • Proposed occupiers must not have an interest in any private property.
  • Proposed occupiers can however be ex-owners of private property (including HUDC Phase 1 and 2 flats and pre-war flats).

For Singapore Citizen (SC) Households i.e. household consisting of at least one SC owner and have completed the required minimum occupation period

  • Proposed occupiers can be the owners of private property, for investment purposes.

For Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) Households i.e. household without any SC owner and have completed the required minimum occupation period

  • Proposed occupiers must not have an interest in any local private residential property.
# Where all the flat owners are Permanent Residents, the proposed occupier(s) must have obtained the Permanent Resident status for at least 3 years.




Eligibility Criteria for Non-Subsidised Flats

(Resale flats bought without CPF Housing Grant)

Eligibility Criteria
Non-Subsidised Flats

[for resale applications submitted before 30 Aug 2010]

Non-Subsidised Flats

[for resale applications submitted on or after 30 Aug 2010]

Relationship of occupiers to flat owners
Proposed occupiers must be related to the flat owner. They can be the following persons:
a. Spouse
b. Children/adopted children
c. Parents/parents-in-law
d. Brothers/sisters
e. Other blood relatives
Citizenship of occupiers
  • Proposed occupiers in above categories (a) to (e) can be Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents# or non-citizens.
  • Proposed occupiers in categories (d) and (e) who are non-citizens must hold long-term social visit passes for at least six months.
Income of occupiers
Income of proposed occupiers need not be assessed
Occupiers’ ownership of private property
Singapore Citizen (SC) Households i.e. household consisting of at least one SC owner

Proposed occupiers can be the owners of private property, for investment purposes.

Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) Households i.e. household without any SC owner

Proposed occupiers must not have an interest in any local private residential property.
Flat owners who have not completed the required minimum occupation period for their flat

  • Proposed occupiers must not have an interest in any private property.
  • Proposed occupiers can however be ex-owners of private property (including HUDC Phase 1 and 2 flats and pre-war flats).

For Singapore Citizen (SC) Households i.e. household consisting of at least one SC owner and have completed the required minimum occupation period

  • Proposed occupiers can be the owners of private property, for investment purposes.

For Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) Households i.e. household without any SC owner and have completed the required minimum occupation period

  • Proposed occupiers must not have an interest in any local private residential property.
# Where all the flat owners are Permanent Residents, the proposed occupier(s) must have obtained the Permanent Resident status for at least 3 years.




Application Procedure

If you wish to include your family members or immediate relatives as occupiers of your flat, you can submit your application

  • Online, through My HDBPage; HDB Branch will process the application and inform the flat owners of the outcome.
OR
  • If you do not have Internet access at home, you can visit any HDB Branch where you can submit your application via the Internet Personal Computer at the public waiting area. If you are not familiar with the Internet Personal Computer and need assistance, our Customer Service Officers will be glad to assist you.



Required Documents

You are requested to submit photocopies of the following supporting documents* along with your application for inclusion of occupiers in your flat:

(a)Identity cards of proposed occupiers
(b)Income documents
For employees- *Pay-slip; or
- *Income Tax Assessment; or
- *Certification from employer
For self-employed persons- *Income Tax Assessment; or
- *Statutory declaration on the average gross monthly income earned for the past 12 months
For unemployed persons- *Statutory Declaration on the period of unemployment with no income
(c)Proof of Relationship- Spouse (Marriage Certificate)
- Sibling (Birth Certificates of lessees and the sibling)
- Parents (Birth Certificate of lessee)
(d)Residential Status : Copies of Passport (for non-citizen only), Entry/Re-Entry Permit (for Permanent Resident and non-citizen)

* If necessary, HDB may request for the original copy of the documents for verification and registration of the application.

Last Updated on 27 Aug 2013