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Top 5 FAQs About Singapore Private Investigators [2021]

Updated: Jan 26

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by Singapore Best Private Investigators

Hiring a Private Investigator in Singapore is a lot more common than one would think. Once of the most common reason for hiring a PI is for matrimonial investigations. Whether you suspect your partner is being unfaithful or if you are trying to gather evidence to fight your child custody case in court, a professional Private Investigator can help you.

Here are the top 5 most frequently asked questions (on Google):

  1. Is hiring a Private Investigator legal in Singapore? Yes, hiring a Private Investigator is legal in Singapore. However, the PI must have a valid PI License with the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD). It is illegal to operate a PI agency or offer PI services without a valid license in Singapore.

  2. How much does it cost to engage a Private Investigator In Singapore? Asia Top Investigation answers this question on Google: Before you hire a Singapore Private Investigators, it's important to understand how much private investigator costs. For general surveillance, most private investigation agencies charge an hourly rate. Hourly rate range from S$100 -S$200 per hour with an average begin around S$150 per hour.

  3. How much is it to hire a Private Investigator? Full indepth article on the cost of hiring a Private Investigator in Singapore [2021] can be found here: link.

  4. Can I be a Detective in Singapore? Yes. To be a licensed Private Investigator in Singapore, you would need to go through a PLRD course and get your license. With this license, you are able to look for a job in a licensed PI Agency (different license for individual PIs). For more information on how to be a private investigator in Singapore, you can check out this article.

  5. Can a PI tap your phone? No, PIs can not tap your phone without permission. It is illegal for an PIs to tap a person's phone without consent. For a full list of what a PI can and cannot do, you can read this article.

If you're looking for an experienced PI that to help solve your case or if you need some advice on an ongoing case, you may contact Asia Top Investigation at or 📱 9651 1969

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