How much does it cost to hire a private investigator in Singapore
Updated: Jul 16
How much does it cost to engage a Singapore private investigator in 2021?
In order to understand how the Singapore Private Investigation industry charges we have to understand these basics. In Singapore, most private investigation agencies that advertised need to have a private investigation agency license issued by Singapore Police Force. If you searched for "private investigators" on Google there are some foreign private investigation agencies that claim they are licensed to conduct investigations in Singapore and operate with an overseas address and phone number. Those foreign private investigations might not have the license to operate in Singapore. To be on the safe side ask for the private investigation license number issued by The Singapore Police Force.
Next, there are license private investigation agencies that charge by package. Be sure to understand more as some might charge for written reports and end of the day you will find that it cost more. A private investigator is unlike a spa, beauty, or foot reflexology business in which you buy a packet and you will know how much you spend after each visit.
To conduct a private investigation you need skill and advance equipment to gather the evidence you need. For example, if a private investigator conducts surveillance on your target and does a lousy job you might lose the chance to gather the evidence you need. Worst still you might end up paying for the package and will not be able to gather further evidence.
Generally, Singapore private investigators charge between $100 to $200 an hour for conducting surveillance. To conduct a basic investigation starts from $600 onward.
Before you engage a private investigator spend some time to read through their website and access them by giving them a call. If possible, arrange a meeting with them personally in their office.
Here are examples of packages private investigator charges to attract potential clients:
- 20 hours package $2200 to $3000 for surveillance.
*After you have committed most of the time you need to top up and by the end of the Investigation you will end up paying more. Some even charge additional for the report. To a potential client, the most important thing is to get the evidence they need.
Be careful as some private investigators will just deploy 1 part-time or 2 private investigators by paying them $7 to $14 an hour. These part-time investigators are mostly new in the industry and if they fail or begin to discover while conducting the surveillance it will be even difficult to get the evidence again.
In order to conduct a professional investigation, Asia Top investigation believes that an experienced investigator is critical in the success of the case.
Before you engage a PI, you should read this article on "How to choose a PI Agency".
If you’d like to learn more on private investigation-related knowledge, feel free to check out our other articles here. If you're interested, we've also written an article on how to hire a PI agency in Singapore here.
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