You should verify this with MOM and the ICA... and...LisKat wrote:Thanks Strong Eagle! So (just to be absolutely sure!) In Singapore I can use one or the other indifferently, regardless of whether I am opening a bank account, getting a Long Term Visit Pass or being hired by a local company... correct?Strong Eagle wrote:It really depends on where you plan to travel the majority of the time. If to the USA, then use the US passport... you need your US passport to enter the USA. If you go to the EU more frequently, then choose that passport. For other travel, it doesn't matter.LisKat wrote:Here's a tricky question!
I have both an EU and a US passport and will shortly be relocating to Singapore. Which passport should I use to register in Singapore? Does it make a difference?
If you are on an EP, then you can only have one passport at at time registered to your EP with MOM. You must use this passport for entry and exit from Singapore. This would also be the passport you would have to use for other government related business (LTVP), if a passport is required.
Therefore, in response to your question about being hired, the passport you present to the company is the one that will be on MOM's records and is the only "official" one you can use.
As for bank accounts and other, I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised if they had a method of verifying. On the other hand, while I was EP, I opened bank accounts under my old passport number, got a new passport, never updated. But, the whole point of requesting your passport is to identify you as a resident in a positive way, ie, a government record.
If you are a PR, then you can register more than one passport with ICA and travel on either of them... I did so for my American and British passports. The issue of which passport to use for other activities never came up as I had a NRIC number as opposed to a FIN.