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Citizenship approval chances

Post by DblMcSpicy » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 3:21 am

Hi All,

I have applied for SG citizenship in November 2019 and is still in Pending status. What are the chances of approval? Profile is as below:

Main Applicant:
Gender: M
Race: Indian
Age: 33
Career: Cyber security
Salary : ~100k gross (88k basic + allowances)
PR Since: 2005
Education: Diploma (Local Poly), Degree (Australian Degree done from SG private school)

Secondary applicant:
KId: Age 3/Boy
PR since: 2018

Spouse (Not included in application since not PR for 2 years yet):
Age: 30
Career: Accounting
Qualification: Masters (India)
PR since: 2018


Also, my wife is currently pregnant with second child (EDD Dec20). Does informing ICA about this help in the application? Please advise.

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:39 am

DblMcSpicy wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 3:21 am
Hi All,

I have applied for SG citizenship in November 2019 and is still in Pending status. What are the chances of approval? Profile is as below:

Main Applicant:
Gender: M
Race: Indian
Age: 33
Career: Cyber security
Salary : ~100k gross (88k basic + allowances)
PR Since: 2005
Education: Diploma (Local Poly), Degree (Australian Degree done from SG private school)

Secondary applicant:
KId: Age 3/Boy
PR since: 2018

Spouse (Not included in application since not PR for 2 years yet):
Age: 30
Career: Accounting
Qualification: Masters (India)
PR since: 2018


Also, my wife is currently pregnant with second child (EDD Dec20). Does informing ICA about this help in the application? Please advise.
Check with ICA and see if you can include your spouse also. You may have a decent chance because

1. you have stayed long enough in SG
2. working in a domain that is in need

Informing ICA about new kid to be born will not make any difference

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by DblMcSpicy » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:47 pm

Thanks @singaporeflyer for the response.

I made a typo in the original post, btw.. I applied in November 2018, not 2019.. So, its 19 months and counting now.. :)

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by M1984 » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:03 am

Have you got the reply from ICA now?

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by DblMcSpicy » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 7:16 pm

M1984 wrote:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:03 am
Have you got the reply from ICA now?
Not yet.. 21 months and counting now.

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by TropicalExpat » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 9:42 pm

That's a really long time. Have you added your wife?

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:05 pm

TropicalExpat wrote:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 9:42 pm
That's a really long time. Have you added your wife?
In the current pandemic, 21 months is not very long. Reason is pre-covid, there were few applicants who had their outcome near the 24 months mark. So, in the current situation > 15 - 18 months is expected.

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 19 Aug 2020 7:55 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:05 pm
TropicalExpat wrote:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 9:42 pm
That's a really long time. Have you added your wife?
In the current pandemic, 21 months is not very long. Reason is pre-covid, there were few applicants who had their outcome near the 24 months mark. So, in the current situation > 15 - 18 months is expected.
Wow... I didn't realise citizenship applications took so long. I know people who got their PRs in six months and assumed (clearly incorrectly), the application process for citizenship would be the same, may up to a year ... but almost two years seems a really long time. Amazing!

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by gizmogeek » Fri, 06 Nov 2020 5:57 pm

DblMcSpicy wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:47 pm
Thanks @singaporeflyer for the response.

I made a typo in the original post, btw.. I applied in November 2018, not 2019.. So, its 19 months and counting now.. :)
Any update?

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by DblMcSpicy » Mon, 09 Nov 2020 9:34 pm

gizmogeek wrote:
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 5:57 pm
DblMcSpicy wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:47 pm
Thanks @singaporeflyer for the response.

I made a typo in the original post, btw.. I applied in November 2018, not 2019.. So, its 19 months and counting now.. :)
Any update?
Not yet. The application status is still "Pending".

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by gizmogeek » Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:41 pm

24 months and still pending...at least they should amend the incorrect 6-12 months timeline in their official notification.

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by GoldenAir » Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:07 pm

DblMcSpicy wrote:
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 9:34 pm
gizmogeek wrote:
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 5:57 pm
DblMcSpicy wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:47 pm
Thanks @singaporeflyer for the response.

I made a typo in the original post, btw.. I applied in November 2018, not 2019.. So, its 19 months and counting now.. :)
Any update?
Not yet. The application status is still "Pending".
Ours took 28 months for the outcome (albeit 8 of which is since Covid started). 6-12 months is hardly ever the case for non Chinese M’sian/ Indonesian :) Good luck!

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by AllyCat99 » Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:45 am

Don't lose hope as you would still have a good chance if your status shows pending. I applied mine together with my boy, 8 years of age (my case was a little complicated as my boy was born out of wedlock in Singapore and because of my status, I was worried that it would be rejected). I went through a lot to apply for a resident status for my boy when he was born from long term visit pass to PR within one year after he was born. The fact that I had no job when I delivered my boy in Singapore was very tough for me; being all by myself with a baby and another son aged 11 years old then. Fortunately, my mom who lives with me stood by me throughout. I had to look for a job immediately after my confinement and was lucky to have found a job or else my boy would not have been able to live here. I applied for Citizenship together with my boy 5 years ago and got rejected. I got married (2nd marriage in Singapore) in 2019 and decided to try my luck to apply for citizenship for the both of us. I applied in June 2019 and after waiting for 16 months, I received my AIP via email on 1 November 2020. Completed my SG-ejourney on 9 November and received my final stage later on 12 November via email too. Went to the High Comm to renounce citizenship and was told that I would have to email to get an appointment. I did accordingly and the appointment given to do the renunciation is in early January 2021 and my appointment for completion of formalities at ICA is in early December. The AIP letter states that the SG-eJourney and renunciation must be completed within 2 months from the date stated in the AIP letter. So I emailed ICA and attached the appointment that I got with the High Comm and appealed for an extension of time for my completion of formalities which I managed to get an extension until the 3rd week of January next year. Well that was it and I am really looking forward to the completion. Hope these details help. All the best.

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Post by the observer » Wed, 18 Nov 2020 3:30 pm

AllyCat99 wrote:
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:45 am
Don't lose hope as you would still have a good chance if your status shows pending. I applied mine together with my boy, 8 years of age (my case was a little complicated as my boy was born out of wedlock in Singapore and because of my status, I was worried that it would be rejected). I went through a lot to apply for a resident status for my boy when he was born from long term visit pass to PR within one year after he was born. The fact that I had no job when I delivered my boy in Singapore was very tough for me; being all by myself with a baby and another son aged 11 years old then. Fortunately, my mom who lives with me stood by me throughout. I had to look for a job immediately after my confinement and was lucky to have found a job or else my boy would not have been able to live here. I applied for Citizenship together with my boy 5 years ago and got rejected. I got married (2nd marriage in Singapore) in 2019 and decided to try my luck to apply for citizenship for the both of us. I applied in June 2019 and after waiting for 16 months, I received my AIP via email on 1 November 2020. Completed my SG-ejourney on 9 November and received my final stage later on 12 November via email too. Went to the High Comm to renounce citizenship and was told that I would have to email to get an appointment. I did accordingly and the appointment given to do the renunciation is in early January 2021 and my appointment for completion of formalities at ICA is in early December. The AIP letter states that the SG-eJourney and renunciation must be completed within 2 months from the date stated in the AIP letter. So I emailed ICA and attached the appointment that I got with the High Comm and appealed for an extension of time for my completion of formalities which I managed to get an extension until the 3rd week of January next year. Well that was it and I am really looking forward to the completion. Hope these details help. All the best.
Before all that, what’s your race and previous nationality. There’s a reason to believe that chances are tied to ethnicity/nationality due to to Quotas.

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Re: Citizenship approval chances

Post by AllyCat99 » Thu, 19 Nov 2020 8:38 am

the observer wrote:
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 3:30 pm
AllyCat99 wrote:
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:45 am
Don't lose hope as you would still have a good chance if your status shows pending. I applied mine together with my boy, 8 years of age (my case was a little complicated as my boy was born out of wedlock in Singapore and because of my status, I was worried that it would be rejected). I went through a lot to apply for a resident status for my boy when he was born from long term visit pass to PR within one year after he was born. The fact that I had no job when I delivered my boy in Singapore was very tough for me; being all by myself with a baby and another son aged 11 years old then. Fortunately, my mom who lives with me stood by me throughout. I had to look for a job immediately after my confinement and was lucky to have found a job or else my boy would not have been able to live here. I applied for Citizenship together with my boy 5 years ago and got rejected. I got married (2nd marriage in Singapore) in 2019 and decided to try my luck to apply for citizenship for the both of us. I applied in June 2019 and after waiting for 16 months, I received my AIP via email on 1 November 2020. Completed my SG-ejourney on 9 November and received my final stage later on 12 November via email too. Went to the High Comm to renounce citizenship and was told that I would have to email to get an appointment. I did accordingly and the appointment given to do the renunciation is in early January 2021 and my appointment for completion of formalities at ICA is in early December. The AIP letter states that the SG-eJourney and renunciation must be completed within 2 months from the date stated in the AIP letter. So I emailed ICA and attached the appointment that I got with the High Comm and appealed for an extension of time for my completion of formalities which I managed to get an extension until the 3rd week of January next year. Well that was it and I am really looking forward to the completion. Hope these details help. All the best.
Before all that, what’s your race and previous nationality. There’s a reason to believe that chances are tied to ethnicity/nationality due to to Quotas.
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