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Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby alalmakt » Mon, 21 May 2018 3:41 pm

Hi,

My mother was a Singaporean citizen by birth but we have moved as a family in 2000 to Australia. She has since become an Australian citizen as have all her kids and has had to renounce her Singaporean citizenship (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship). I am wondering would I be able to apply for a Singaporean citizenship as an Australian who's mother was a Singaporean citizen?

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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 21 May 2018 4:30 pm

alalmakt wrote:Hi,

My mother was a Singaporean citizen by birth but we have moved as a family in 2000 to Australia. She has since become an Australian citizen as have all her kids and has had to renounce her Singaporean citizenship (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship). I am wondering would I be able to apply for a Singaporean citizenship as an Australian who's mother was a Singaporean citizen?

Kind Regards,
Alec


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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby bcheng74 » Mon, 21 May 2018 9:07 pm

alalmakt wrote:Hi,

My mother was a Singaporean citizen by birth but we have moved as a family in 2000 to Australia. She has since become an Australian citizen as have all her kids and has had to renounce her Singaporean citizenship (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship). I am wondering would I be able to apply for a Singaporean citizenship as an Australian who's mother was a Singaporean citizen?

Kind Regards,
Alec


If you were a male, and if you had ever enjoyed some SG benefits before you renounced your SG citizenship without serving NS, very likely that you will never be able to get anything more just a tourist visa to SG.


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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby alalmakt » Tue, 22 May 2018 8:01 am

Ok.. even though I was a kid when that happened? It wasn't really like I had a choice.

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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby bcheng74 » Tue, 22 May 2018 8:21 am

alalmakt wrote:Ok.. even though I was a kid when that happened? It wasn't really like I had a choice.


You now have a choice to work through the PR and then SC path.


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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 22 May 2018 8:25 am

Citizenship via ancestry is only available for infants. You'd need to have been registered within weeks of birth. Furthermore back then it was only available to children of Singapore fathers. Mothers were not included in the constitutional language.
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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby bcheng74 » Tue, 22 May 2018 10:30 am

PNGMK wrote:Citizenship via ancestry is only available for infants. You'd need to have been registered within weeks of birth. Furthermore back then it was only available to children of Singapore fathers. Mothers were not included in the constitutional language.


If he or she was born in Singapore with at least one parent as Singaporean citizen, the gender specific issue would not apply.

If he or she was born outside of Singapore before 2004, his father had to be a Singaporean citizen in order for him to get Singapore citizenship.


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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 22 May 2018 11:54 am

Exactly bcheng
Either way OP is out of luck
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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby Elena Kwa » Thu, 24 May 2018 2:57 pm

alalmakt wrote:Hi,

My mother was a Singaporean citizen by birth but we have moved as a family in 2000 to Australia. She has since become an Australian citizen as have all her kids and has had to renounce her Singaporean citizenship (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship). I am wondering would I be able to apply for a Singaporean citizenship as an Australian who's mother was a Singaporean citizen?

Kind Regards,
Alec



How old are you this year? The Singapore Government will not give special preferences to ex-Singaporeans. If you wish to obtain Singapore Citizenship, you will go through the same route as the other foreigners.

The first step is to obtain employment with a Singapore-registered entity and hold a valid work pass, i.e., SPass / Employment Pass (EP) / Personalised Employment Pass (PEP). Should your monthly basic salary be at least S$6,000/month, you will be eligible to apply for dependent's passes (DP) for your family members to move to Singapore with you.

Once you have worked and resided in Singapore for at least a year, you will be eligible for Permanent Residence (PR). The PR application process is quite a long drawn one and may stretch to one (1) year. Application is based on merits of the case and not automatic.

Upon the approval and completing 2 years minimum as a Singapore PR, you may then apply for Singapore Citizenship. Similar to the PR application, the Citizenship application process is long and may easily stretch above one (1) year. Again, the application is based on your personal merits and conduct during your stay in Singapore as a PR.

Lastly, should your Citizenship be granted In-Principal Approval (IPA), you will need to give up your existing Citizenship (i.e., Australia) in order to complete the formalities for your Citizenship application. This is in line with Section 126(1) under "General Provisions as to registration" of the Singapore Constitution which states, "No person shall be registered as a citizen of Singapore under Article 123 until he has taken the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty in the form set out in the Second Schedule.", with Article 123 being "Citizenship by Registration"

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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby alalmakt » Thu, 24 May 2018 3:33 pm

I am 30 years old. All the information is very helpful. Thanks everyone. What is the best way to gain employment with a Singapore-registered entity? Do I apply online? I am a Software Developer, is that a skill that employers fill from overseas? Thanks

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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby bcheng74 » Thu, 24 May 2018 3:35 pm

alalmakt wrote:I am 30 years old. All the information is very helpful. Thanks everyone. What is the best way to gain employment with a Singapore-registered entity? Do I apply online? I am a Software Developer, is that a skill that employers fill from overseas? Thanks


Are you a male?

Based on your age, you would have lived in Singapore for 12 years until 2000.

Were you holding Singaporean citizenship before 2000? Did you attend local school?


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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby Elena Kwa » Thu, 24 May 2018 4:22 pm

alalmakt wrote:I am 30 years old. All the information is very helpful. Thanks everyone. What is the best way to gain employment with a Singapore-registered entity? Do I apply online? I am a Software Developer, is that a skill that employers fill from overseas? Thanks


You can apply for jobs in Singapore online and have interviews arranged via Skype or physical interviews with your potential employers. This really depends on your industry, experience, qualifications and skill sets.

All the best and good luck!

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Re: Mum was Singaporean citizen

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 May 2018 2:37 pm

bcheng74 wrote:
alalmakt wrote:I am 30 years old. All the information is very helpful. Thanks everyone. What is the best way to gain employment with a Singapore-registered entity? Do I apply online? I am a Software Developer, is that a skill that employers fill from overseas? Thanks


Are you a male?

Based on your age, you would have lived in Singapore for 12 years until 2000.

Were you holding Singaporean citizenship before 2000? Did you attend local school?


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Looks like our OP is getting cold feet? I reckon your questions threw the OP a curve ball if OP is a male. I'd be curious to know as well.


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