Enquiry on Buyers eligibility under the Ethnic Integration Policy and SPR Quota

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Overview This e-service allows you to check the buyer’s ethnic group eligibility for purchase of resale flat.
Operating Hours
24 hours, 7 days a week
(except when performing system updates or maintenance)
Eligibility Flat owners can sell their flat in the open market only to eligible buyers whose ethnic group is within the approved ethnic limits.
Requirements
(a) The ethnic limits are not applied if the resale flat buyers are of the same ethnic group as the flat owners (sellers).
 
(b) When the proportion of a specific ethnic group has reached the approved ethnic limit, no further resale of flats from other ethnic groups to that ethnic group will be allowed.
Offline Procedures
To enquire buyer’s ethnic group eligibility for purchase of resale flat, please contact:
  • Sales/Resale Customer Service Line at 1800 8663066 (office hours)
Contact
You may contact us at 1800 8663066
(Operating Hour: Weekdays - 8.00am to 5.00pm).

FAQ

Policies and Procedures
Q1: What is EIP? Does it affect me?
Q2: What is SPR quota? Does it affect me?
Q3: When should I check the ethnic and SPR quota?
Q4: Who should check the ethnic and SPR quota? Should it be buyers or sellers?
Difficulty accessing the e-Service
Q5: I have entered the block number and street name or postal code. Why do I see the message – No matching records?
Ethnic and Citizenship Classification
Q6: I am not sure of my ethnic classification. What should I do?
Q7: I am a Singapore citizen and my wife is a Singapore Permanent Resident from China. Do we have to check the SPR quota before buying a flat?
Q8: What is meant by non-Malaysian SPRs?

Q1: What is EIP? Does it affect me?
A1: The EIP is implemented to promote racial integration and harmony. The policy aims to prevent the formation of racial enclaves by ensuring a balanced ethnic mix among the various ethnic communities living in public housing estates. In summary, there is a quota for each ethnic group in each block and neighbourhood.
 
All HDB flat buyers need to check if the ethnic quota for their ethnic group has reached the prescribed limits. If the limit has been reached, buyer can only buy a flat in that block from a seller of the same ethnic group.
Q2: What is SPR quota? Does it affect me?
A2. Similar to the EIP, the SPR quota ensures that SPR families can better integrate into the local community for social cohesion and prevents enclaves forming in the public housing estates.
 
The SPR Quota applies only to non-Malaysian SPR household buyers. A non-Malaysian SPR household is one where there is no Singapore Citizen or Malaysian-SPR in the household i.e. all the SPR buyers are non-Malaysian. A non-Malaysian SPR household buyer must satisfy both the ethnic proportion and SPR Quota to qualify to buy a resale HDB flat.
Q3: When should I check the ethnic and SPR quota?
A3. Buyers need to ensure that they meet the ethnic and SPR Quota (if applicable) at the point of submitting the resale application.
 
To facilitate both buyers and sellers in the resale transaction, the quota should be checked at the following junctures:
Seller – Before granting the Option to buyer and before submitting the resale application.
Buyer – Before exercising the Option and before submitting the resale application.
Q4: Who should check the ethnic and SPR quota?
A4. Both buyers and sellers should check the ethnic and SPR quota.
For buyers,you need to know if you are eligible to buy a flat in a particular block.
For sellers, you also need to know whether the buyer is eligible to buy your flat.
Q5: I have entered the block number and street name or postal code. Why do I see the message – No matching records?
A5: The possible reasons are:
(i) You have entered a wrong postal code. Check that you have the right postal and try again.
(ii) The postal code entered is a non-HDB property, e.g. it could be a private property, commercial property, etc.
(iii) The block is less than 5 years old.
 
The e-Service does not show blocks that are less than 5 years old as it would mean that the Minimum Occupation Period has not been met. You can call our Sales/Resale Customer Service Line at 1800-8663066 for help during office hours.
Q6: I am not sure of my ethnic classification. What should I do?
A6. The ethnic classification is based on what is stated in your NRIC. If you are unsure, you can call our Sales/Resale Customer Service Line at 1800-8663066 for help during office hours.
Q7: I am a Singapore Citizen (SC) and my wife is a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) from China. Do we have to check the SPR Quota before buying a flat?
A7. The SPR Quota applies only to non-Malaysian SPR household i.e. applies only to households where there is no SC or Malaysian SPR buyer.
 
In your instance, your household is considered as a SC household. Thus, you need not check the SPR Quota. However do take note that the citizenship classification is based on household buyers i.e. main applicant and co-applicant. If the SC is an occupier and only the SPR from China is the applicant, then this household will be considered as a Non-Malaysian SPR household.
Q8: What is meant by Non-Malaysian SPRs?
A8. A non-Malaysian SPR household buyer is one where there is no Singapore Citizen or Malaysian-SPR buyers in the household. A non-Malaysian SPR household buyer must satisfy both the ethnic proportion and SPR Quota to qualify to buy a resale HDB flat.