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Dual citizenship - which one to use for which passport

Postby Jessica.teng » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 4:25 pm

Our family of 4 all have dual citizenship. Canadian and Thai and my youngest son was born in America and he has 3 citizenship. I want to know:

1) which one is best or give most advantage to use for EP and dependent pass?

2) is there any restriction in terms of passport you use for EP and DP?

3) any other caveat that should be noted?



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Re: Dual citizenship - which one to use for which passport

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 5:10 pm

How confusing.... I can't think of any pros or cons for EP or DP - I'd probaby use the western ones though. If you're thinking long term you need to consider PR and taxes.
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Re: Dual citizenship - which one to use for which passport

Postby BBCWatcher » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 5:50 pm

The only material difference I can think of is that some countries that require visas require that you apply using the same passport that is associated with your residence in Singapore. Then, based on that passport, the visa fee is calculated. China has this requirement. It appears that the Chinese visa fee for Canadian passport holders is generally lower than it is for Thai passport holders, at least for multi-entry visas. (I assume Thai passport holders need visas to visit China.) Also, sometimes the quality of the issued visa will vary based on nationality. As a generalization, Canadian passport holders probably get longer and better visas than Thai passport holders if there's any difference.

That said, Singapore doesn't seem to mind your switching passport nationalities if you don't mind paying for new EP and DP cards. So if you discover there's third country visa discrimination, you can adjust. Also, if you don't mind visiting Thailand to apply for a third country visa there, you can still do that even if you're registered as a Canadian resident of Singapore and must apply for a visa as a Canadian in Singapore.

Given all that, it's probably slightly better to register with Singapore as Canadian.

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Re: Dual citizenship - which one to use for which passport

Postby Jessica.teng » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 8:55 pm

Thank you!


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Re: Dual citizenship - which one to use for which passport

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:13 am

Another aspect to consider is which embassy you will run to when the shit hits the fan. Honestly I would NOT run to the Thai embassy.
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