Rising number of Singaporeans born overseas

Trend comes as more citizens live abroad for study or work and do not give up passports

Mr Stanley Lai and Mrs Cheryln Lai with their son Jonah, who will turn two years old next month, in their home in British Columbia, Canada. Jonah is among the 1,576 children born overseas to Singaporean parents and granted Singapore citizenship in 20
Mr Stanley Lai and Mrs Cheryln Lai with their son Jonah, who will turn two years old next month, in their home in British Columbia, Canada. Jonah is among the 1,576 children born overseas to Singaporean parents and granted Singapore citizenship in 2018. PHOTO: COURTESY OF STANLEY LAI

More Singaporeans have been born overseas as the number of citizens going abroad continues to rise, the latest population figures show.

In 2018, 1,576 citizenships were granted to children born overseas to Singaporean parents, 339 more than in 2008.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'Rising number of S'poreans born overseas'. Print Edition | Subscribe