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Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby LPR34 » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 2:40 pm

Hi everyone,

According to ICA's website, from 1st june 2016, there are only 2 options available to apply for Singapore Citizenship:

Option 1: Submit the application online via e-SC and obtain an appointment date after that.

Option 2: Obtain an appointment date via e-Appointment to submit the application form.

For Option 1, does the 'appointment date' refer to the date of the interview?

Does this also mean that if I choose Option 2, the 'appointment date' refer to the date on which I can only submit the hardcopy application forms/documents in person to ICA, and after which I have to obtain another appointment date for the interview?

The next available appointment slot for Option 2 is June 2017!!

Would choosing Option 1 be faster?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 2:50 pm

LPR34 wrote:Would choosing Option 1 be faster?


No. Both will run the same course.

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Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby LPR34 » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 3:27 pm

No. Both will run the same course.


so for Option 2, the interview is done on the same day as the application form submission day?

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 3:33 pm

LPR34 wrote:
No. Both will run the same course.


so for Option 2, the interview is done on the same day as the application form submission day?

Yes, but you may be called again.

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Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby LPR34 » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 4:54 pm

Yes, but you may be called again.


that's what i'm worrying about... i guess i'll have to live with the 10-month wait for the application submission, but i really don't want to wait another 10 months after that for the interview... :(

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 7:06 pm

LPR34 wrote:
Yes, but you may be called again.


that's what i'm worrying about... i guess i'll have to live with the 10-month wait for the application submission, but i really don't want to wait another 10 months after that for the interview... :(

10 month ? Errr.. unless you are of the preferred and trusted type, expect nearly 2 years for an approval or rejection.

Maybe you wanna look elsewhere ?

What passport do you hold ?

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Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby dynoto » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 9:10 pm

LPR34 wrote:
Yes, but you may be called again.


that's what i'm worrying about... i guess i'll have to live with the 10-month wait for the application submission, but i really don't want to wait another 10 months after that for the interview... :(


what's the rush? planning to buy a HDB apartment soon? :-k

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Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 16 Aug 2016 1:03 pm

LPR34 wrote:Hi everyone,

According to ICA's website, from 1st june 2016, there are only 2 options available to apply for Singapore Citizenship:

Option 1: Submit the application online via e-SC and obtain an appointment date after that.

Option 2: Obtain an appointment date via e-Appointment to submit the application form.

For Option 1, does the 'appointment date' refer to the date of the interview?

Does this also mean that if I choose Option 2, the 'appointment date' refer to the date on which I can only submit the hardcopy application forms/documents in person to ICA, and after which I have to obtain another appointment date for the interview?

The next available appointment slot for Option 2 is June 2017!!

Would choosing Option 1 be faster?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!


Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.

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Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby LPR34 » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 1:42 pm

Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.


hi singaporeflyer thank you for the advice, but may i know from where did you get this information?

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 2:00 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.


From what I have seen, going by option 1 won't speed up anything. You will still be asked to turn up and resubmit everything for manual verification

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Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 2:06 pm

ecureilx wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.


From what I have seen, going by option 1 won't speed up anything. You will still be asked to turn up and resubmit everything for manual verification


That is right. What I meant to say is the appointment dates for the route via option 1 are earlier (3 months difference). Processing wise both are the same.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 2:31 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.


From what I have seen, going by option 1 won't speed up anything. You will still be asked to turn up and resubmit everything for manual verification


That is right. What I meant to say is the appointment dates for the route via option 1 are earlier (3 months difference). Processing wise both are the same.

So whether you sit for 10 months and then submit the documents or go online and then wait for actual verification - won't make a big difference :)

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Postby BBCWatcher » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 2:34 pm

Option 1 may catch some human errors or omissions (the applicant's) earlier. It's the better option at least for that reason.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 2:38 pm

BBCWatcher wrote:Option 1 may catch some human errors or omissions (the applicant's) earlier. It's the better option at least for that reason.


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Re: RE: Re: Singapore Citizenship: e-SC versus In-Person

Postby YCXL » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:23 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:Option 1 is faster. Faster in the way that the appointment date that you get is earlier after you have applied via e-SC. Via Option 1, at this moment, you should be able to get an appointment date in Feb 2017.


From what I have seen, going by option 1 won't speed up anything. You will still be asked to turn up and resubmit everything for manual verification


That is right. What I meant to say is the appointment dates for the route via option 1 are earlier (3 months difference). Processing wise both are the same.




I have submitted it via ONLINE. However, up to the payment page, there go nothing…

When I log in to check:
Application status “Pending”
Payment status “Paid”
My credit card has not shows this transaction after 1 day submission.

Anyone can advise how can I select the appointment date?
I tried to call ICA, but the lines always busy! Is totally can’t get thur in the whole morning.

I am waiting the e-mail reply from ICA.

Anyone has same issue like me?


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