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A person who is above 21 years of age is eligible to apply for Singapore Citizenship after having spent two years as a permanent resident in Singapore.

Yes, but the re-application will be considered on its own merits under the prevailing conditions at that time. You will also need to reinstate whatever CPF contributions (with interest) that you have withdrawn.

To become a PR, you will need to apply for an Entry Permit with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). For details on eligibility and application procedures, please visit the ICA website.

CPF is mandatory for foreigners only if they are Permanent Residents (PRs). Contribution rates for the first two years as a PR are reduced. For more information on PR contribution rates to CPF, visit the CPF website.

CPF is a compulsory social security savings scheme that employers and employees contribute to. It is applicable only to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents. CPF is meant to take care of workers' financial needs at retirement as well as other areas such as healthcare, home ownership, investment and medical insurance.

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