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Spouse for Citizenship

Postby room@home » Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:08 pm

Dear experts and experience forumers,

I'd like to tap on your knowledge on this specific scenario.

During PR application:
Husband being the main Applicant
Wife - Applicant's spouse
Daughter - Applicant's child

ICA approved PR for all 3.

After 2 years, do you think the wife is eligible to apply for Citizenship in her own rights? Or her PR is viewed as "dependent" and has no standalone rights?

*Not wanting to touch on the chances of success yet but to understand if this can even be done.

Many thanks in advance!!

Regards,
RH

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Re: RE: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:32 pm

room@home wrote:After 2 years, do you think the wife is eligible to apply for Citizenship in her own rights? Or her PR is viewed as "dependent" and has no standalone rights?


I don't know the answer, but what I know is, you still have to submit everybody's details et al and ... wife applying alone will not win points.

It should be rejected pretty fast especially if she's from some known country.

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:19 am

room@home wrote: Or her PR is viewed as "dependent" and has no standalone rights?


In the case where she has to renew her PR on her own, it will be considered and possible if she is able to show that she was able to support herself independently and also has a stable job.

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Aug 2016 1:53 pm

room@home wrote:Dear experts and experience forumers,

I'd like to tap on your knowledge on this specific scenario.

During PR application:
Husband being the main Applicant
Wife - Applicant's spouse
Daughter - Applicant's child

ICA approved PR for all 3.

After 2 years, do you think the wife is eligible to apply for Citizenship in her own rights? Or her PR is viewed as "dependent" and has no standalone rights?

*Not wanting to touch on the chances of success yet but to understand if this can even be done.

Many thanks in advance!!

Regards,
RH


Why would the wife want to apply for citizenship on her own? That's the first question I'd ask if I were ICA. Especially considering you are the main applicant. How long have you been married? How old is the child?

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Re: RE: Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 23 Aug 2016 1:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why would the wife want to apply for citizenship on her own? That's the first question I'd ask if I were ICA.


For a Plan B ? ;)

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby room@home » Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:30 pm

Many thanks for inputs guys!

Whatever the intention - nothing screams that the wife is not even allowed to apply.

My other guess was that since the wife holds a blue NRIC, unlike a dependent pass that is tagged along to the main, it does confer an independent rights of its own, so to speak.

Ok, having that first part answered...thanks again.

The second part would be: how's the chance...so I get: zero % approval :cool:

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 5:00 pm

room@home wrote:Many thanks for inputs guys!

Whatever the intention - nothing screams that the wife is not even allowed to apply.

My other guess was that since the wife holds a blue NRIC, unlike a dependent pass that is tagged along to the main, it does confer an independent rights of its own, so to speak.

Ok, having that first part answered...thanks again.

The second part would be: how's the chance...so I get: zero % approval :cool:


You have not mentioned any details about where are you from, how long are you in sg, since how long are you a PR, how long are u married, education, work details, etc.

Without these it is impossible to say what is your chance.

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Re: RE: Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:49 pm

room@home wrote:The second part would be: how's the chance...so I get: zero % approval :cool:


ICA has been getting tough on guys where one or more go for SC and leave the rest on PR, obvious backup plans. It will be miracle if it gets approved. But miracles do happen. Right ?

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby bgd » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:47 am

When I first read the thread title I thought it would be a request for good Sg dating sites. :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 2:19 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby room@home » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 9:46 pm

For the benefit of fellow forumers, here's the official reply from ICA:

"Dear Sir/Madam,
We refer to your email below.
We sincerely apologise for the delayed response as we are experiencing a high volume of emails.
Kindly be informed that an adult applicant (21 years and above) who wishes to apply for Singapore Citizenship (SC) on his/her own merits (i.e. under Economic Scheme) has to be a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) for at least 2 to 6 years, gainfully employed and is continuously residing in Singapore prior to date of application.

Thank you.

Regards,
Citizen Services Centre ( Citizenship )
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority"


So this confirms on the eligibility that even a PR granted through "Applicant's Spouse" status is not deprived from applying SC on his/her own merits.

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Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby jamie9vardy » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 9:57 pm

room@home wrote:For the benefit of fellow forumers, here's the official reply from ICA:

"Dear Sir/Madam,
We refer to your email below.
We sincerely apologise for the delayed response as we are experiencing a high volume of emails.
Kindly be informed that an adult applicant (21 years and above) who wishes to apply for Singapore Citizenship (SC) on his/her own merits (i.e. under Economic Scheme) has to be a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) for at least 2 to 6 years, gainfully employed and is continuously residing in Singapore prior to date of application.

Thank you.

Regards,
Citizen Services Centre ( Citizenship )
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority"


So this confirms on the eligibility that even a PR granted through "Applicant's Spouse" status is not deprived from applying SC on his/her own merits.


Yes, it's also published on ICA's FAQ (Question #1) that I've just come across.

http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/ICA/mobile/index.aspx#Docs/5188 - for future reference






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Re: RE: Re: Spouse for Citizenship

Postby dynoto » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:15 pm

sounds to me like a plan that has something to do with subsidized housing :P


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