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by alvinlwh
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Renouncing citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Renouncing citizenship

No restriction on the UK side based on your medical condition, not even asked. However, you better check if your GF/wife-to-be is able to hit all the points required to sponsor you. Is she earning at least £18,600/year for the past 6 month? Also, you cannot just get married and move here, you need t...
by alvinlwh
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore

I just remembered why your nick looked so familiar. Went back and had a read of your previous forays here and realized we are wasting our time. Do as you like Alvin, I wish you the best, but if you should trip and stumble along the road of your children's formative years, I hope they survive your m...
by alvinlwh
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore

First of all, Alvin, please get rid of the attitude problem. I think this forum probably has a pretty good handle on most of these issues. We know better than most about dual nationality. In fact, I have two children that had dual citizenship. This isn't Hardwarezone, okay? If your child is a dual ...
by alvinlwh
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Question about obtaining SC by descent and NS
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Question about obtaining SC by descent and NS

I asked this very same question a year ago and my boy is now 3 1/2 months old. The conclusion I got from here is don't do it. MS said this and it is the best advice on our situation. "Let him stay as UK citizenship / PP and apply on his own merit when the time comes. Then he has a chance to work and...
by alvinlwh
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Re-registering marriage in Malaysia necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Re-registering marriage in Malaysia necessary?

Simple answer is yes. https://www.jpn.gov.my/en/maklumat-perkahwinan/pendaftaran-semula-perkahwinan-bagi-pasangan-bukan-islam-yang-telah-didaftarkan-mengikut-undang-undang-negara-asing-pada-atau-selepas-01-03-1982/ I am married to a Malaysian woman in the UK and we had to go to the MYHC in London to...
by alvinlwh
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Dual nationality, sticker to enter Singapore

Hi I had seen this this forum that a dual national can get a "sticker" put in a non SGPP to show that there is no limitation to entering or staying in SG. Some questions: What is it called? How does one go about getting one? What is needed to apply for it? How long does it take to get one? I did try...
by alvinlwh
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Anecdotes above are great, but keep in mind technology improves, processes improve, and digital data is forever. You're a fool to think your personal details (including passport number) aren't recorded by the airline at check and available somewhere. Immigration in the US has ready access from all ...
by alvinlwh
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

I agree with the above. Where dual citizens (with Singapore as one) stuff up is when they try to enter or leave Singapore and present the wrong passport (non-Singapore PP) to Singapore ICA staff who then correlate the name and birth date to a Singaporean or worse still can't find a entry record whe...
by alvinlwh
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

I am sorry if I am hijacking your post to ask a minor question. I am curious about the paragraph I bolded below. If you present your UK Passport to the airline check-in counter of Changi Airport, and if they make a note of this in their system, does ICA not have access to it? (assuming you are flyi...
by alvinlwh
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Banking accounts are commercial not governmental like CPF or HDB. If you own a condo, not an issue, but if you own a condo and an HDB then it's sleeping policemean or road hump to stumble on. In theory, a CPF account will not do anything except for the fact that it is a government organization, but...
by alvinlwh
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

@SMS I think it is obvious the OP thinks he knows far more about this than you which is why he argues with any advise he is given. I believe he is wise enough to make his own decisions. I don't, which is why I am using the search function to look at old posts of similar cases and questioning (not a...
by alvinlwh
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

If you gave up your SC your son would not lose his. In fact, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't as that would be the easy way out of NS just immigrate and the parents give up their SC so the boy escapes NS. It doesn't work quite that way. You give up SC, Write letter to CMPB before shortly before his 13th...
by alvinlwh
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

So, in an age of technology where you need to board flights with passports and more and more information is put into the biometrics of those passports, how long do you reckon before whole histories are on those chip? Things like DOB, Place of birth, Race, gender, etc. Oh, did I mention Place of bir...
by alvinlwh
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:29 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Another thing to think about (and I don't have the time this morning to do any research in the old back threads or elsewhere for that matter, is the whole "dual citizenship" thing with the SG government is allowed only for the citizenship of the parents, e.g. like myself, with a Singaporean Mother ...
by alvinlwh
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 2:01 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 8509

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Assuming you no longer have any ties to Singapore, e.g., CPF, HDB, SG citizenship, he may well get an exit visa which will need to be renewed every 364 days or you will need to post a bond or surety for a longer term exit permit. It's only then that he can skip NS. The Thai boy actually received hi...

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