edusg wrote: ↑
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 4:54 pm
Been looking at this forum for news and updates on Singapore Citizenship SC application outcome timeline and eJourney process.
Now that I got mine approved/completed. Perhaps what I have experienced might be useful for other readers here.
Singapore Citizenship Application
Here it goes:
Applied in Dec 2019 online via ICA website.
All documents submission & payments are done online.
Age early 30s when online application submitted.
Income: S$100-S$150K per annum (2017/2018)
Been in Singapore before year 2000.
Bachelor's Degree from one of the Local Uni (NUS/NTU/SMU)
Approved in first half of Feb 2021
EP for 2 years, followed by PR for 2 years, applied for Citizenship.
Singapore Citizenship Approval Notified via Email and on myICA.
Happened that I check myICA and noticed its Approved before seeing the email notification.
Email will only say there's a status change in myICA and you need check via myICA.
There is no physical letter mailed to me by ICA throughout this application/approval process.
On myICA it shows Approved in Principle (AIP) and give you instructions on what to do next.
The eJourney can be done all online without going out of your home, not sure if will remain this way after COVID.
You can start doing eJourney one day after approval.
Completed my eJourney within 7 days, they sent another notification letter on myICA asking you to renounce home citizenship, did mine through the embassy in Singapore.
Once completed eJourney, you can schedule a time-slot via myICA to do the Oath taking, you would need to present the renunciation document when you visit ICA.
After Oath taking they will issue you a temporary paper IC and the actual pink one will be given to you months later + the original Singapore Citizenship Certificate during ceremony in your GRC.
Unlike the earlier posts I have seen, now Passport can be applied in person after Oath taking or next day online, and you will not get it the same day. When applying in person, you drop the completed application form + photo pasted in a box outside ICA Building, that's it.
You need to wait for about a week, unless you can convince the officer with some really legitimate reason why you need it so urgently instead of 7 days later.
Time taken for online application to approval: Within 14 months
Time taken after approval + eJourney + Oath taking: within 10 day.
Good luck to all who are waiting for the good news! Things might be a little slower during COVID.