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Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by Qawsedrf » Wed, 01 Jan 2020 12:59 am

Hi.
I just got my SC AIP last week and now I am having second thoughts if I really want to be a Singapore citizen.
What’s gonna happen if I pull out and let go the approval of SC at this stage? Can I still keep my PR? Would it affect my PR? Will they cancel my PR immediately? Or won’t be able to renew REP? I am sure there would be somebody who give up after receiving an AIP letter.

What do you think?
Will I regret? I don’t know..

My scenario:
Korean
Singaporean spouse with 2 kids
PR for 5 years
Working for the same MNC for past 7 yrs

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 01 Jan 2020 1:26 pm

Qawsedrf wrote:
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 12:59 am
Hi.
I just got my SC AIP last week and now I am having second thoughts if I really want to be a Singapore citizen.
What’s gonna happen if I pull out and let go the approval of SC at this stage? Can I still keep my PR? Would it affect my PR? Will they cancel my PR immediately? Or won’t be able to renew REP? I am sure there would be somebody who give up after receiving an AIP letter.

What do you think?
Will I regret? I don’t know..

My scenario:
Korean
Singaporean spouse with 2 kids
PR for 5 years
Working for the same MNC for past 7 yrs
1. In future if you want to apply for SC, it will be close to impossible
2. During your PR renewal, they may ask you to surely convert to SC

If you didnt want to become SC, why did you apply then? Sometimes, it is because of some people who are not serious, even others with real genuine intention do not get it.

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 10:31 am

What is the disadvantage of not taking up SC? Is it because you have to surrender your Korean PP?
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by Qawsedrf » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:01 am

Correct as Singapore doesn’t allow the dual citizenship.
Now my parents topic comes into the picture that I may need to go back to take care of them etc. and what if I want to go back after retirement..? Would it be better to leave the window open?
In addition, for me as having a Singaporean spouse, my benefit of being a PR is almost the same as SC, there are not dramatical benefits in comparison..

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:15 am

Qawsedrf wrote:
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:01 am
Correct as Singapore doesn’t allow the dual citizenship.
Now my parents topic comes into the picture that I may need to go back to take care of them etc. and what if I want to go back after retirement..? Would it be better to leave the window open?
In addition, for me as having a Singaporean spouse, my benefit of being a PR is almost the same as SC, there are not dramatical benefits in comparison..
Did you never think about this when you applied? SC is a longterm commitment. I dont know how you applied for SC without thinking deep.

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by Qawsedrf » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 12:15 pm

Haha. Yeah. You are right. I was stupid when I apply for this. (Maybe still I am as always.)
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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 12:20 pm

I think your decision is correct not to pursue SC I personally don't think it will effect your long term PR issues.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by smoulder » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 1:48 pm

Qawsedrf wrote:
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:01 am
Correct as Singapore doesn’t allow the dual citizenship.
Now my parents topic comes into the picture that I may need to go back to take care of them etc. and what if I want to go back after retirement..? Would it be better to leave the window open?
In addition, for me as having a Singaporean spouse, my benefit of being a PR is almost the same as SC, there are not dramatical benefits in comparison..
Don't you have long term visas in SK? Many countries do have them.

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 2:29 pm

WD40 will have a fit when he reads this post.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 2:44 pm

^^^^^This!

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 3:02 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 2:29 pm
WD40 will have a fit when he reads this post.
Why? Sorry, i am a bit lost

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 4:42 pm

WD40 is a perpetual PR applier from Incredible India!
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 02 Jan 2020 4:44 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:15 am
Qawsedrf wrote:
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:01 am
Correct as Singapore doesn’t allow the dual citizenship.
Now my parents topic comes into the picture that I may need to go back to take care of them etc. and what if I want to go back after retirement..? Would it be better to leave the window open?
In addition, for me as having a Singaporean spouse, my benefit of being a PR is almost the same as SC, there are not dramatical benefits in comparison..
Did you never think about this when you applied? SC is a longterm commitment. I dont know how you applied for SC without thinking deep.
i almost applied for SC back in 2007. my now wife talked me out of it.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Post by bgd » Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:28 am

Personally I see that as a good call. The longer I spend here the less I want to be stuck here.

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