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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 6:48 am

Bakulii, you will make a good SC. You sound just about as naive as the locals do. Do you think, as low as the Singapore tax rates are, that it makes up a significant part of the income of the government? :roll:

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Postby Bakulii » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:37 am

Sms, i made those comments considering that taxes are the major revenue for most, if not all, nations.

Singapore's projected income tax revenue for 2014 is $23,500,000,000 ie around 27% of it's total estimated revenue in 2014. I don't consider this figure insignificant. (Note: the projected personal income tax for the same period is $8,800,000,000)

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:40 am

Bakulii wrote:
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PNGMK wrote:If I was Singapore Govt I would only be doling out Citizenships especially to folks who would be dependent on the state and would have everything to lose by voting for opposition.


I do not fully support this line of thinking; surely the Singapore Govt needs to also ensure sufficient collection of income taxes, surely the more taxes you are paying, the more chances to be approved for your SC application?

Secondly, what are the chances that the opposition will not be more citizen-friendly if they come to power? I don't think new citizens will vote just on the basis of which political party was in power at the time their SC application was approved.......there are much more things to be considered.


The Singapore Govt is now getting close to a position where its going to have to have policies that keep the votes coming in, its the same in every country , a Governments objective is to get re-elected. Therefore the name of the re-election game is to have as many citizens/subjects reliant upon the state for almost everything in their lives.
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Postby Bakulii » Wed, 22 Oct 2014 9:39 pm

Hi All,

Just wanted to give an update. It took exactly one month for me to receive the Citizenship Approval letter from ICA upon completion of the mandatory Singapore Journey sessions.

Will provde further updates as we go along.

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Re: Do I stand a Chance getting SC :)

Postby Bakulii » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 3:25 pm

Okay, for all those who are always asking about timelines even though each individual cases are treated differently, mine are as follows:

Day 0 : Electronic online submission of SC Application
Day 17 : Interview at ICA/documents submission
Day 177 : ICA requested English translation for one particular document I had previously submitted
Day 194 : In Principle Approval for citizenship
Day 236 : Attended the Singapore Experiential Tour
Day 258 : Attended the Community Sharing session
Day 286 : Citizenship Approved
Day 297 : Renounced Malaysian Citizenship at Malaysian Embassy in Singapore
Day 304 : Oath taking in ICA & Singapore passport application
Day 310 : Passport issued
Day 401 : Renunciation Approval letter from Malaysian Authority
Day 423 : Called ICA for issuance of certified true copy pink NRIC & Certificate of Citizenship
Day 437 : Collected the Certified True Copies from ICA and submitted same to Malaysian Embassy, in exchange for Form K (the official renunciation approval document). Submitted Form K at ICA.
Day 475 : Citizenship Ceremony :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 3:54 pm

Congratulations. How long ago was this? Recently? Wow, assuming you are M'sian Chinese it still took 9.5 months to get approved! But approval is still approval! It took another 4.5 months for the M'sian gahment to get their act together. Perseverance pays off. ;-)

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Re: Do I stand a Chance getting SC :)

Postby Bakulii » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:43 am

Sms, thanks. It was very recent indeed.


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