For West M'sian, terminating PR do not allow them to take all money but partially. I don't know about other country man.
Buying property is anyone dream, be it at host country or home country. If I could buy a landed property as a PR in Singapore, why not? We are just binded by the law.
A person to opt for citizenship is really subjective and personnal. Like for me, I came from 3rd world country. My home country could not offer me the best, Singapore gave was the nearest country to offer me the opportunity. That's why I landed here. For Singapore case, from PR to citizenship is easier as compare to other developed countries subjected to each country's law.
I would like to share with you my family case in M'sia & here in Sinagpore. My mother is Taiwanese, but she only received her M'sia PR status when I was 21 yrs old (when my brothers were 19 yrs & 17yrs). Prior that, she has to leave Sabah or take that long Q (3 days rediculous process) at immigration office every year to endorese for re-entry staying in M'sia. She could not work and could not enjoy any welfare benefits despite helping making a medium size m'sian family.
My wife is Japanese and i am not eligible for Jap PR because I am not proficient in japanese. But given our condition, we choose Singapore because this country is safer, more job choices and more schools (our son is the last cat to ballot for our neighbourhood school, no more vacancy... sigh). Still like Singaporean proudly say: Sngapore is one of the best place! We admit and that's why we are here.
But to talk about leaving once we earned enough, I think that's not really most. Maybe applicable to old days. In these days, if I could earn enough or well and living here is so safe and comfortable, why would I leave when I am at the peak of my career or still able to work?
And to maintain PR, we need company to continue to sponsor every 5 or 10 yrs. When no company wants to sponsor, do we have a valid reason to stay? The other way to keep our PR is setting a business here like some who are doing now.
To talk about leaving at bad time, i believe most of them were forced to leave instead of happily leaving. Usually, it's the developed countries economic that turned bad affected Singapore economic. Given that kind of situation, PR who lost their job in Singapore, do you think we still plan to those developed countries to join the jobless line? PR will try to stay and seek another job to survive. Til cannot tahan, resort to go back home country and continue to survive.
Human survive everywhere because of the big environment. Countries offer and restric to foreigners (be it PR, EP, WP, limited VISA...) for the best of its nation development. Yet some countries have more favourable law that attracted more ppl than others. thus making it continue to prosper and develope.
Anyone wants to be PRC PR? Though only available as EP there, still many ppl want to go there to earn big bucks and leave qickly! That's pulling fast. However, when the development level has reached to higher standard and other conditions have changed favourable, I believe many ppl too wants to be a PR there.
There are always frustration as a foreigner when we compare our contribution, obligation and rewards to citizen. These apply to all foreigners at every host countries.
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