Why should I apply for Citizenship instead of remaining as a PR?
First, the stamp duty to purchase properties is lower for Citizens. Foreigners pay double of what PR’s pay and PR’s pay more than double of what Citizens pay. Second, you get living and job security. The Re-Entry Permit of a PR has to be renewed every five years or so. Therefore, we usually advise our clients to stay in Singapore and work if they wish to continue being a PR. If they do not reside and work within Singapore for a significant amount of time, their application for a Re-Entry Permit might be rejected. On the other hand, Citizens are not necessarily required to stay or contribute to Singapore. They have more options available to them.