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does ica still accept walk-in applications for citizenship

Postby bluetopinkorblue » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:45 am

hi All,

i have filled in the application form online and have a date for the interview in november. i read through the forum where there are articles / experiences shared about a walk-in application but most of them in 2012 /13)

i would like to know if ICA still accepts walk-in applications or if the online application is the right way since recently. some people talk of an initial verification where they tell u right away if there is a point in applying or not. is this the reason for the walk-in? do they still have to find an appointment online after this stage for an interview?

i tried finding as much details as possible, but couldnt find an answer to this question. (the ica website seems to mention both as possibilities. if i wanted to do it earlier than november, could one still go in for a walk-in if that is a completely different route to application)

thanks

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Postby happytour » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 1:33 pm

Yes still have.I apply 3 months ago through walk in.

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Postby bluetopinkorblue » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 1:59 pm

thanks very much for the confirmation.

if i have done an online application, would i still be able to do a walk-in say one of these days? i know there is going to be a pretty long queue in place for the ticket number. i guess i could ask the ICA this, but just putting it on the forum to see if anyone did that.

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Postby here4good » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 3:02 pm

Hi there,

I applied through walk-in and had the same dilemma - online vs. walk-in. I am not sure why it would make sense waiting for the online number to be called in Nov versus walk-in - which is rather immediate.

The q was slightly long but I remember going on a Saturday, I started around 8 a.m. but was done around 3 p.m. This was in Oct 2013.

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I applied through walk-in and had the same dilemma - online

Postby happytour » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 3:33 pm

What abt ur application status?
its approved?

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Postby here4good » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 3:34 pm

Nope... Pending... Started 10th month :)

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Nope... Pending... Started 10th month Smile

Postby happytour » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 3:54 pm

Oh...
Its possible to share ur profile?

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Postby here4good » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 4:04 pm

Applied for Singapore citizenship for my wife (Race is Indian for both of us). She was given PR based on spouse in late 2011. Upon completing her two year PR, we applied for her SC, again based on spouse scheme.

Currently, our income is approx. - for myself - 90k plus annual and for her 36k annual.

I, being the primary applicant is a naturalised SC since early 2011. I have also studied here in NUS and been working here since late 2006.

This is our first application. She has not been rejected.

Got married in mid 2011. Got her PR in Oct 2011 (I applied for her PR under spouse scheme - I am a naturalised Singaporean since 2006 - studied in NUS and working since late 2006).

Applied for her SC (again under spouse scheme - I (husband) sponsored) in Oct 2013 (after completing the 2 year period that ICA had directed). So we are about six months into the waiting time now and I was wondering if someone in similar circumstances and their waiting time. I am hearing that it should be soon after six months but I can appreciate that no one case is the same.

Ages: myself 33 and wifey is 27.
Kids: 0
Taxes: 2012 - wife did not earn enough to pay. 2013 (she filed) but she just has a small amount since she made only 24k in 2013.

Myself - Taxes - since 2007 - starting with 40k income in 2006 and now approx 90k plus.

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Postby happytour » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 4:19 pm

Thanks for ur info..

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Postby bluetopinkorblue » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 4:26 pm

okay, just spoke to the ICA staff. If you have already applied online, you cannot do a walk-in if the date of appointment is done for 6 months down the lane.

mine is in November, i asked them if i can do a walk-in and cancel my online application. they said that is not possible. i dont mind waiting until november.

just thought that i could apply now itself as my PR comes up for renewal next June, and applying now has a remote chance of having a reply before then.

so the message for those of you interested is that, if you need to apply soon its better to do a walk-in.

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Postby bluetopinkorblue » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 4:44 pm

i was wondering why the online appointments would be booked out to november (six months in advance) as i dont think everyone wouldnt be aware of the walk-in.

had a re-look at the website: online is applicable for both citizens and PRs (citizens meaning, applying for their spouse or their kids etc)

walk-in is applicable for PRs (not citizens). maybe the online system has many singporeans booking it out till 4-6 months ahead.

just a guess. would be good to have the senior boarders opinion too.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58 pm

I know someone who applied online and was only able to get an appointment six months away. In fact, there were only limited appointments at exactly six months - he couldn't go earlier or later! A few weeks later he tried to change his appointment but couldn't get an alternative date *at all* over the next year.

The appointment service is obviously rigged to test your mettle.

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Postby ful babu » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02 am

curiousgeorge wrote:I know someone who applied online and was only able to get an appointment six months away. In fact, there were only limited appointments at exactly six months - he couldn't go earlier or later! A few weeks later he tried to change his appointment but couldn't get an alternative date *at all* over the next year.

The appointment service is obviously rigged to test your mettle.


Same happened to me .

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:22 am

This thread is hilarious.

A bunch of very new posters all showing up at the same time to talk nonsense and collect postcount so they can PM. :)

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Postby bluetopinkorblue » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17 am

not sure if my question or my follow up mesgs could be considered nonsense...
but ofcourse u are entitled to your opinion. personally, i got nothing to gain to be able to "pm" anybody. i had a query and i voiced it out, had a follow up answer from ICA and put it out so anybody reading can know what ICA said.


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