Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on the Number of Permanent Residents Granted Citizenship in the Last Three Years, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 15 October 2020


Mr Leon Perera: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs how many permanent residents have been granted citizenship status each year in the last three years.


1. The number of Permanent Residents (PRs) granted Singapore citizenship (SC) was 18,269, 18,840, and 19,049 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. The total number of SCs granted in that period was 22,076, 22,550 and 22,714 respectively. The differences are due to the number of SCs granted to non-resident minors who were either (i) children of Singaporeans or (ii) children of PRs who were granted SC as a family unit. 


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