In view of the official retirement age of 65 years old, you will be assessed on your ability to provide a significant contribution to the economy and/or society for a period of time. Younger candidates provides time and youth on their side, older candidates brings about a wealth of knowledge and experience as well.
Length of Physical Stay in Singapore
One of the ways the Singapore Government assesses your commitment to be considered for Citizenship is the length of time you have spent as a Singapore PR here. While you may apply for Citizenship after 1 year of attaining PR, your familiarity with the local community and culture will play a big part in approvals.
As a progressive nation, Singapore looks toward well-balanced candidates that are proficient in both academic and professional experience in the respective industries and sectors. Conversely, technical qualifications will also be heavily considered for skilled-specific positions.
Industry & Employment
As a global hub for various key sectors, employment and expertise in such sectors may be the difference in granting you Citizenship. The favoured sectors changes dynamically according to the economic, social or even technological requirements of the country.
Income & Economic Contribution
While many would assume that the income bracket is the key driver for approvals, it is imperative that you understand the importance of a holistic contribution. Regardless of your position, all manner of contribution counts. You will also be assessed on your future earning potential and spending power within Singapore.
Kinship and Family Ties
If you already have existing family and relatives that are Singapore PRs or Citizens, you may stand a stronger chance as it is generally favoured for family circles to keep within close proximity and to further sink in their roots into an ever-growing and expanding multiracial society in Singapore.
In addition to economic contribution, as a small country, contribution to society has been seen lately as a key factor in applications. Be it monetary contributions, or volunteering of time and effort, your integration efforts with the society indicates a strong desire to blend into our culture and norms.