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Giving Up Singapore Citizenship and Relocate in Italy

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Giving Up Singapore Citizenship and Relocate in Italy

Postby nani_teratai » Sun, 25 May 2008 10:08 am

Hi guys,

I was thinking to give up Singapore Citizenship and relocate to Italy.. I am very much in love with Europe countries especially Italy. But I really need some advices and suggestions from you guys.. Is it advisable to give up the citizenship?

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Erna

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Postby taxico » Sun, 25 May 2008 2:48 pm

i don't think you'll get a proper view from expats whether or not it's recommended for you to give up your singapore citizenship to take on a european one.

you might be better off asking overseas singaporean (there's such a forum, i believe) who are currently located in europe instead.

but why don't you just first head on over to europe to work, and see how you like it . it's not likely you can just "exchange" one citizenship for another, right?

there's a route to take through various forms of residency, so why not go through it and find out for yourself if it's "advisable" or not. if you like it there or not.

thinking about an ideal life really is different from living the life. before i moved to new york, i had stayed only in south miami and singapore.

i thought new york's all that and what not. when i finally go there, it was a big giant shock and i needed to adjust to life in the city. i love it to bits now, though...

different people, different life, different views, different opinions. if you like europe, go there, make something of and for yourself.

good luck!

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Postby babykasim » Sun, 25 May 2008 3:41 pm

my colleague (a local) ever shared with me about her auntie, who gave up her singapore citizenship and moved to Perth after her marriage.
husband passed away and she felt lonely there.
when she wanted to go back to singapore and apply for citizenship again, she was told that she had to return all the CPF money she has withdrew.
she couldn't do that and regretted her decision of renouncing her citizenship. she's still living there ...

not to scare you but just something to ponder before making any decision :)

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Postby nani_teratai » Sun, 25 May 2008 4:33 pm

hey.. thanks guys for the replies.. appreciate it.

rgds,
erna

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Postby durain » Sun, 25 May 2008 6:11 pm

one of the first barrier you gonna hit relocating to italy is the language. do you know italian?

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Postby taxico » Sun, 25 May 2008 6:38 pm

i'm not moving there, but i know italian! sort of!

belisimo!

mama mia!

pizza! chorizzo! errm...

and um, yeah... ! MI SCUSI...! MI SCUSI!!!

(i caught that SCOTTY DOESN'T KNOW movie some years back)

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Postby Superglide » Mon, 26 May 2008 4:22 pm

Chorizo is actually Spanish.
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso

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Postby taxico » Mon, 26 May 2008 4:54 pm

Superglide wrote:Chorizo is actually Spanish.


hey hey hey! *sharply*

he wouldn't know! :lol:

vespa!


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