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What is best?

Postby phillipjko » Sat, 05 Mar 2016 12:40 am

My daughter coming 16 wants to apply for Singapore citizenship. I have living in the US since 1989. To cut a long story short... she has to renounce her US citizenship when she turns 22. Is it then better for her to get a PR instead. I am a SG born, went to school, finished, got married and had kids. Boy now nearly 18 is not wanting to get it due to NS requirements. Problem is kids has no other links except to my relatives and grandparents. What to do? PR then. She wants to be able to go Singapore someday as she says to stay or even work....

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 05 Mar 2016 9:44 am

phillipjko wrote:My daughter coming 16 wants to apply for Singapore citizenship. I have living in the US since 1989. To cut a long story short... she has to renounce her US citizenship when she turns 22. Is it then better for her to get a PR instead. I am a SG born, went to school, finished, got married and had kids. Boy now nearly 18 is not wanting to get it due to NS requirements. Problem is kids has no other links except to my relatives and grandparents. What to do? PR then. She wants to be able to go Singapore someday as she says to stay or even work....

My 2 cent says, if your son doesn't do NS, he is killing the chance of your daughter to get residency in Singapore.

It is not mentioned anywhere but that's how it works.

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Re: What is best?

Postby kenreally » Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:46 am

Your daughter cannot apply for a PR on her own accord. If by virtue of your citizenship, they may need to see that her parent(s) is/are living and working in Singapore. If not, they may direct her to apply for SC by registration instead, which means that she faces the ultimatum on reaching 21. The US citizenship is a lot harder to get than the SG one so such a decision on reaching 21 should best be made with careful considerations.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 06 Mar 2016 7:31 am

kenreally wrote:Your daughter cannot apply for a PR on her own accord. If by virtue of your citizenship, they may need to see that her parent(s) is/are living and working in Singapore. If not, they may direct her to apply for SC by registration instead, which means that she faces the ultimatum on reaching 21. The US citizenship is a lot harder to get than the SG one so such a decision on reaching 21 should best be made with careful considerations.



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Re: What is best?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Mar 2016 2:27 pm

I wonder if kenreally is related to BBCWatcher? :-k


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