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What are the major pros and cons of a Singapore PR?

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What are the major pros and cons of a Singapore PR?

There are many pros of being a Singapore PR. Some of the pros are:

  • Visa-free travel in and out of Singapore
  • Lower stamp duty on purchasing property
  • You can buy HDB flats
  • CPF contributions
  • Do not need a pass to find jobs in Singapore
  • If job loss, can still stay in Singapore
  • Spouse if gets PR can freely work in Singapore
  • Better career options
  • Priority in education and healthcare

The cons are not many as compared to the pros. However, one of the cons of being a Singapore PR is that you may get less cash in hand because of the CPF contributions every month. Also your male child is subject to national service liability.

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