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Chances of citizenship

Postby jomjom » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 8:01 pm

Hi forumers,

My first time on this forum. Looking for some advice.

I'm thinking of migrating to Singapore and working towards citizenship. My details are as below:

Potential salary in Singapore: SGD 8k per month.
Race: Mixed Malay- Chinese
Nationality: Malaysian
Age: 33

Sorry if it sounds like I focused a lot on income and ethnicity. From what I"ve heard, it matters a lot to Singapore immigration.

(1) Do you think I'd have a good shot at Permanent Residency and eventually citizenship? From what I've read, it takes about only 6 months to secure permanent residency and about 2 years under PR to apply for citizenship. I understand that is the minimum duration to qualify, but is it really the case that one can get approved that fast (if at all)? Otherwise, what is the most likely duration?
(2) Are applications viewed more favourably if one held a significant amount of assets in Singapore? I.e. a few million SGD

Again, apologies in advance for posing questions like these, but I need to have a better gauge of my chances.

My heartfelt thanks in advance.

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Re: Chances of citizenship

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:10 pm

I say a more realistic time frame is not what the MOM/ICA publish but what actually takes place. What is written on the various gov. sites are the minimums required "TO APPLY" and are NOT a guarantee of successfully obtaining same. Currently, unless your occupation is a niche one that the current government deems "Highly" desireable, you time fram chances would be more like:

2 years or three Income Tax assessments to gain PR. For citizenship not before your first Re-entry Permit (5 years) in normal instances. This is not saying it couldn't happen earlier, but if it takes that long, one would have to consider themselves lucky. You do have some of it going for you, but whether that is enough in of itself, I don't know.

Good luck.

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Re: Chances of citizenship

Postby jomjom » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:30 pm

Hi, thats really helpful. Much appreciated!


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