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ferngirl

AU PR or citizenship

Post by ferngirl » Mon, 16 May 2005 12:46 pm

I'm trying to decide which would be the best option for our 1 yr old daughter. She's born in SG and is an SG citizen. We will be relocating to Australia soon. Her father is an AU citizen therefore she is entitled to be an AU citizen. We on the other hand would like for her to have easy access to both countries she might want to work and live in Sg in the future. Which option should we go for? AU PR or AU citizen? If she has dual citizenship she has till 21 yrs of age to decide which to renounce. Therefore what happens to girls who has renounced SG citizen and wants to work and possibly apply for Sg PR?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 16 May 2005 1:01 pm

What's the rush? I'd postpone doing anything for as long as possible. Australia recognizes dual citizenship. It's only a SWAG but I would not be surprised to see Singapore revise it's citizenship laws as well to accomodate dual citizenship. Great to keep both if you can.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 May 2005 1:32 pm

ferngirl,

The obvious solution is to give your daughter dual citizenship until she is 21 and always let her know that she will eventually make a choice when she reaches there.

What I don't suggest is that you try "to decide what her best options are" as ultimately you cannot live her life for her. Who knows, she may fall in love with a singaporean guy and want to get married and stay here? What then, you are going to forbid it?

I pose these questions because I have already been in the same situation with my own daughter who has dual citizenship. (US & SG) At the end of the day it has to be her choice. (mine is choosing SG because she is marrying a local boy). Of course she has been here her entire life with only visits to the US (she has never actually lived there so she feels more at home here. Am I confortable with her decision? That's another story. But, as I said, she has to live her own life. (I've been here for 23 years myself, my parents are in the US).

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