Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Citizenship

Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Citizenship With PR And Foreigner

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Privileges And Comparison Of Singapore Citizenship

 

Summary of Singapore Citizenship Privileges with Comparison against Permanent Residents And Foreigner

What are the comparisons of benefits / privileges / Perks between Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents (PRs) and foreigners?

Here we go with full summary list of Privileges / Features / Benefits / Pros / Advantages ( and may be any Cons / Disadvantages / Drawbacks in your own opinion ) of attaining naturalised Citizenship in Singapore / obtaining Singapore Citizenship / becoming Singapore Citizen / conversion of Singapore Citizen.

The comparison is made between Singapore Citizen (SC), Permanent Resident (PR) and Foreigners.

 

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Please read the below Remarks before learning the Privileges / features of Singapore Citizenship (by Registration / Naturalisation):
  • When you are considering for applying for Singapore Citizenship, you may be interested to know the factual advantages and disadvantages. Every person will weigh the advantages and disadvantages at least somewhat differently, and nobody else can decide which characteristics of Singapore Citizenship are more or less important to you.
  • This is for those who wish to become Singapore Citizens by naturalisation to understand and enjoy the benefits, privileges, rights, discharging the obligations, etc.
  • The below mentioned-privileges are divided into some sections according to the privileged sectors such as Housing, Health Care, Taxation Privileges, etc.
  • Whether the privileges are Advantages, Disadvantages or Features / Combination of Advantages/Disadvantages which are subject to be determined by any individual in his / her own opinions.
  • Some advantages or many privileges may be disadvantages to other individuals and vice versa being the reasons that the features depend on the individual’s personal situations.
  • This comparison summary of Singapore citizenship privileges is not exhaustive.
  • The rules and regulations are subject to change by the Government of Singapore.
  • The information was updated on 25-Apr-2019 from the source of various Government Authorities in Singapore.
  • You may wish to visit the relevant authorities’ websites for up to date eligibilities, requirements, rules, guidelines, policies, acts and laws in Singapore.
  • In our own opinion as a conclusion remarks, we find only privileges, benefits, privileges and so on.
  • You may wish to share your own opinions and experiences with us by emailing to biz@achibiz.com for our analysis and further updates.

 

Comparison of general privileges / benefits for citizens with PRs and Foreigners

Details
Citizens
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Renewal of entry visa (REP / Work Pass)
Not RequiredRequiredRequired
National Identity card colour
PinkBlueGreen
Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP / LTVP+) for Family Members
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Citizenship for family members
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Visa privileges for most of the countries in the world
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Employment privileges for certain sensitive government roles
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Career Support Programme for Employers
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Gradual rate of CPF Contributions
Not EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Tax Clearance (IR21) when leaving employment or Singapore
Not RequiredRequiredRequired
Subsidy for centre-based infant care and child care
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Top priority for placement to Public (Government) educational institutions
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Nominal fees with heavy subsidy for education
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Partially subsidised fees for education
EligibleNot Eligible
Edusave Scheme
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Voting Rights / Privileges
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Eligibility to become political party member
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Contest in Parliamentary elections
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Privileged fees at government-run sports facilities such as ActiveSG
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Privileges fees at public libraries
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Free Entrance to casinos / integrated resorts (IR) in Singapore
Not EligibleNot EligibleEligible
Renewal of driving licences
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
National Service Liability / Obligations
LiableLiableNot Liable
Dual Citizenship
Not EligibleN.A.N.A.
Renounce Citizenship
EligibleN.A.N.A.

 

Comparison of Housing privileges / benefits for citizens with PRs and Foreigners
Details
Citizens
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Waiting period to buy a resale flat from HDB
Waiting period is not applicable3 years of waiting periodNot Eligible
Purchase of resale HDB flats
EligibleEligible only with waiting periodNot Eligible
Subsidy for resale HDB flats
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Purchase of new HDB flats
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for new HDB flats
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for BTO flats
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Purchase of non-landed properties such as Condominiums (Condos) / Private Apartments
EligibleEligibleEligible
Purchase of landed properties such as Bungalows, Terrace Houses, Semi-Detached Houses, Shop House, etc
EligibleEligible (Subject to get approval from the authority)Not Eligible
New Executive Condominiums (EC)
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Resale Executive Condominiums (EC)
EligibleEligible to buy only 5 years after construction (with 94 years or less remaining on the leaseholds)Eligible to buy only 10 years after construction (with 89 years or less remaining on the leaseholds)
Appropriate Housing Grants such as buying a flat near to the parents, etc
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for Main Upgrading Programme (MUP) and concessionary interest rate for payment of upgrading costs
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) and concessionary interest rate for payment of such upgrading costs
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Availing CPF to purchase HDB Flats
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Mortgage loans from HDB at a concessionary interest rate
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Mortgage loans from private financial institutions and banks
EligibleEligibleEligible
Waiver of Stamp Duties for purchase of first residential properties
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Lower / Subsidised Stamp Duties for purchase of second residential properties
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Rental of subsidised flats from HDB
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Rental of a room / whole flat / house from the owners
EligibleEligibleEligible
Rebates for utilities for Public flats (whenever it is provided)
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

 

Comparison of Healthcare Privileges for citizens with PRs and Foreigners

Public Healthcare Details / Subsidies / Schemes
Citizens
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Subsidy for hospitalisation
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for day surgery
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC)
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Subsidy for treatments at Polyclinics
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Availing Healthcare Financing Schemes (HFS):
CHAS
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Eldershiled
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Integrated Shield Plans
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Medifund
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Medisave
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Medishield
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible

 

Comparison of Eligibility for enhanced privileges of Leaves including Government-Paid Leaves (GPL)

Eligibility for enhanced privileges of  Government-Paid Leaves (GPL)
Citizens / citizen children
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Adoption Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Childcare Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Maternity Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Paternity Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Shared Parental Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Unpaid Infant Care Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

 

Comparison of Eligibility for reimbursement of a Government-Paid Leave (GPL)

Eligibility for reimbursement of a Government-Paid Leave (GPL)
Citizens / citizen children
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Adoption Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Childcare Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Maternity Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Paternity Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Shared Parental Leave
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

 

Exclusive privileged Schemes / Packages to Citizens of Singapore

Details of Schemes / Packages
Citizens / citizen children
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
Baby Bonus Scheme
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Pioneer Generation Package
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Merdeka Generation Package
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
SkillsFuture Credit
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

 

Comparison of Tax related Reliefs / Incentives / Rebates for citizens with Permanent Residents and Foreigners

Details of Tax Reliefs / Incentives / Rebates
Citizens / citizen children
Permanent Residents (PRs)
Foreigners
CPF Cash Top-up Relief
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
CPF Contributions by the Employer
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
CPF Contributions by the Employee
EligibleEligibleNot Eligible
Handicapped Child Relief (HCR)
EligibleEligibleEligible
Grandparent Caregiver Relief (GCR)
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Parenthood Tax Rebate (PTR)
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible
Qualifying Child Relief (QCR)
EligibleEligibleEligible
Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) Relief
EligibleEligibleEligible
Working Mother’s Child Relief (WMCR)
EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

 

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