We are at the mid-point of 2019 and one of the top client concerns we face as an inbound-Singapore immigration firm is whether the Singapore Government has slowed down or perhaps ceased issuing Singapore PR / Citizenship approvals.
Having heard many negative news from their peers and friends, we could not blame them.
What we can learn from Britain, U.S and Japan
As Immigration professionals, we infer to lessons which enforces what the Singapore government has planned well in advance.
The post-brexit vote from 2016 caused a sudden and forced reduction in Britain’s migrant worker numbers – becoming a cause for concern. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) then concluded in a report that advanced economies such as Britain, the US and Japan may risk being overwhelmed by their ageing populations, should they not be flexible to immigration.
With a low birth rate thrown into the mix, it is no different for Singapore. How then would this impact existing Singapore PR / Citizenship applicants?