Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

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Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by DaenerysT » Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:22 pm

  • Female, 30, race Chinese, parents and extended family living in Singapore
    Born in Singapore
    Roots in Singapore since baby
    Grew up in Singapore attending locals schools
    Completed locally PSLE, O Levels (sec 4 express), diploma, degrees
    Owns registered business in Singapore
    Work part-time doing food delivery
    Currently earnings ranges around $2,500-3,000/month
    Applied citizenship but rejected
Any tips? Worth to appeal or not?

Any point to go immigrations agency or a waste of time?

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:37 pm

Two suggestions. Find a way, because you are single, of increasing your salary. I'm guessing you are still living at your parents home. Or, marry an SGC. Please don't throw rocks at me. I just tell it like it is. As you are Chinese I don't have to remind you that this is a patriarchal society. Basically your Salary is too low, frankly speaking, at least from anecdotal evidence over the years. Are your parents still PR or now SGC? If still PRs, this might be looked at sideways, e.g., if they give up their PR and return to China, will you be inclined to follow. Just thinking out loud, as these are points worth pondering.
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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by malcontent » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:25 am

Sage advice ^

To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around.

Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing food delivery if you have multiple degrees? Are they accredited degrees? What did you major in? Are you using what you learned in your job?
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by mystic_river » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:52 am

malcontent wrote:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:25 am
Sage advice ^

To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around.

Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing food delivery if you have multiple degrees? Are they accredited degrees? What did you major in? Are you using what you learned in your job?
How does one's family taint his/her application though?

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by DaenerysT » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:19 am

malcontent wrote:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:25 am
Sage advice ^

To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around.

Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing food delivery if you have multiple degrees? Are they accredited degrees? What did you major in? Are you using what you learned in your job?
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:37 pm
Are your parents still PR or now SGC? If still PRs, this might be looked at sideways, e.g., if they give up their PR and return to China, will you be inclined to follow. Just thinking out loud, as these are points worth pondering.
Bachelor’s degree in media communications in Singapore. Master’s degree from Sydney university in Australia. Communications. Spent 2 years in Australia for that. Apart from that, no, haven’t lived overseas. Trying to work at setting up own business. Using the food delivery to supplement my income until my business can be successful.

Didn’t apply earlier because parents never on board with idea when I was younger. They brushed it aside. Actually parents still not really agreeable but I’m choosing this decision on my own. How would they taint my application?

Extended family are Singaporeans. But I’m not that close to them.

Singapore is my home. I grew up here, can’t see myself living anywhere else. Or calling anywhere else home. Friends all here too, even if my parents do move away from Singapore, I can’t see myself following them. Parents are PRs but my heart is Singaporean, just want to make it official.

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by malcontent » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:36 am

mystic_river wrote:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:52 am
malcontent wrote:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:25 am
Sage advice ^

To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around.

Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing food delivery if you have multiple degrees? Are they accredited degrees? What did you major in? Are you using what you learned in your job?
How does one's family taint his/her application though?
There is a strong belief here that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. A person who comes from a less than ideal family background will have to work doubly hard to prove they won’t end up with parallel traits & similar outcomes in their life.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by malcontent » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:47 am

DaenerysT wrote:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:19 am

Bachelor’s degree in media communications in Singapore. Master’s degree from Sydney university in Australia. Communications. Spent 2 years in Australia for that. Apart from that, no, haven’t lived overseas. Trying to work at setting up own business. Using the food delivery to supplement my income until my business can be successful.

Didn’t apply earlier because parents never on board with idea when I was younger. They brushed it aside. Actually parents still not really agreeable but I’m choosing this decision on my own. How would they taint my application?

Extended family are Singaporeans. But I’m not that close to them.

Singapore is my home. I grew up here, can’t see myself living anywhere else. Or calling anywhere else home. Friends all here too, even if my parents do move away from Singapore, I can’t see myself following them. Parents are PRs but my heart is Singaporean, just want to make it official.
In that case, I think SMS nailed it — it’s down to love or money. Get yourself a proper job or husband, then reapply.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Post by bro75 » Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:18 am

Just keep applying especially if there is some material change in your circumstances.

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