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SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by Scratch head » Fri, 03 Jun 2005 6:01 am

Hi
Been reading thru the forum and managed to get bits and pieces of info abt the above. I do have some questions though.
Firstly, I am SG woman with SG PR (M'sia) husband. We have a son born in USA last year (so he is a US citizen). We are currently living in USA.

I am wondering if I shd apply for SG citizenship for him.
Understand from the forum that if he's out of Singapore by 11 yrs old, he will not be liable to serve NS, but how abt the bond thing? Do we still have to pay for the exorbitant bond?

What if we do go back without SG citizenship, can he easily be a PR?

All your inputs will be greatly appreciated!

Guest

Re: SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by Guest » Fri, 03 Jun 2005 8:18 am

Hi there. My $0.02 worth, don't apply SG citizenship for him. Get him SG PR if you ever go back to SG. It's easier to get rid of SG pR than SG citizneship when it comes to NS. That's what I did for my son.
Scratch head wrote:Hi
Been reading thru the forum and managed to get bits and pieces of info abt the above. I do have some questions though.
Firstly, I am SG woman with SG PR (M'sia) husband. We have a son born in USA last year (so he is a US citizen). We are currently living in USA.

I am wondering if I shd apply for SG citizenship for him.
Understand from the forum that if he's out of Singapore by 11 yrs old, he will not be liable to serve NS, but how abt the bond thing? Do we still have to pay for the exorbitant bond?

What if we do go back without SG citizenship, can he easily be a PR?

All your inputs will be greatly appreciated!

Guest

Post by Guest » Tue, 07 Jun 2005 1:13 pm

I would avoid making him a Singaporean citizen. It is far too messy when it comes to National Service.

Guest

Re: SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by Guest » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 7:48 am

Since your husb is a Malaysian citizen, I think your son is eligible for Malaysian citizenship. As many regulars have advised, do not, ever, ever, ever make him a Singapore citizen. I'm a Singaporean BTW.
Scratch head wrote:Hi
Been reading thru the forum and managed to get bits and pieces of info abt the above. I do have some questions though.
Firstly, I am SG woman with SG PR (M'sia) husband. We have a son born in USA last year (so he is a US citizen). We are currently living in USA.

I am wondering if I shd apply for SG citizenship for him.
Understand from the forum that if he's out of Singapore by 11 yrs old, he will not be liable to serve NS, but how abt the bond thing? Do we still have to pay for the exorbitant bond?

What if we do go back without SG citizenship, can he easily be a PR?

All your inputs will be greatly appreciated!

Guest

Re: SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by Guest » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 1:11 pm

Geez, even a Singaporean himself doesn't want his offsprint to be one. Is Singapore really that bad ?
Anonymous wrote:Since your husb is a Malaysian citizen, I think your son is eligible for Malaysian citizenship. As many regulars have advised, do not, ever, ever, ever make him a Singapore citizen. I'm a Singaporean BTW.

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Re: SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by Guest » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 4:39 pm

Anonymous wrote:Geez, even a Singaporean himself doesn't want his offsprint to be one. Is Singapore really that bad ?
Anonymous wrote:Since your husb is a Malaysian citizen, I think your son is eligible for Malaysian citizenship. As many regulars have advised, do not, ever, ever, ever make him a Singapore citizen. I'm a Singaporean BTW.
no... sometimes... the grass outside Singapore isn't greener on the other side.

Guest

Post by Guest » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:13 am

"no... sometimes... the grass outside Singapore isn't greener on the
other side."

Not for you, perhaps. Tell that to the more than 100,000 Singaporeans currently working and living overseas and the joke's on you, mate.

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Post by trina01 » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:19 pm

Anonymous wrote:"no... sometimes... the grass outside Singapore isn't greener on the
other side."

Not for you, perhaps. Tell that to the more than 100,000 Singaporeans currently working and living overseas and the joke's on you, mate.
You are right, mate. I gave up my Singapore citizenship some years ago.

Guest

Post by Guest » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 2:06 pm

Congratulations, mate. That's one more person giving the thumbs down to Singapore. Whereabouts in AU are you ? I'm in Melbourne and can't wait to rip my Singapore passport into a thousand pieces too :-)
trina01 wrote:



You are right, mate. I gave up my Singapore citizenship some years ago.

Scratch head

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Post by Scratch head » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 2:34 pm

Anyone have tried applying for PR for their kids with my similar situation? How's the experience?

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Post by trina01 » Sat, 11 Jun 2005 12:44 am

Anonymous wrote:Congratulations, mate. That's one more person giving the thumbs down to Singapore. Whereabouts in AU are you ? I'm in Melbourne and can't wait to rip my Singapore passport into a thousand pieces too :-)
trina01 wrote:



You are right, mate. I gave up my Singapore citizenship some years ago.
I am from Adelaide. To complete your renounciation, you have to return the Singapore passport to the Sing gov.

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Post by Spell check » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 9:50 am

trina01 wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Congratulations, mate. That's one more person giving the thumbs down to Singapore. Whereabouts in AU are you ? I'm in Melbourne and can't wait to rip my Singapore passport into a thousand pieces too :-)
trina01 wrote:



You are right, mate. I gave up my Singapore citizenship some years ago.
I am from Adelaide. To complete your renounciation, you have to return the Singapore passport to the Sing gov.

wrong spelling :!:

Guest

Post by Guest » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 10:06 am

Anonymous wrote:"no... sometimes... the grass outside Singapore isn't greener on the
other side."

Not for you, perhaps. Tell that to the more than 100,000 Singaporeans currently working and living overseas and the joke's on you, mate.
that is because the singapore companies sent them there for work, like branch manager/supervisor. Yes, i myself would like to work in other countries, but will definately retain my citizenship of Singapore.

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Re: SG citizenship for USA born son

Post by tootee » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 3:50 pm

Anonymous wrote:Geez, even a Singaporean himself doesn't want his offsprint to be one. Is Singapore really that bad ?
Anonymous wrote:Since your husb is a Malaysian citizen, I think your son is eligible for Malaysian citizenship. As many regulars have advised, do not, ever, ever, ever make him a Singapore citizen. I'm a Singaporean BTW.
sg isnt too bad a place.. i believe there are plus and minus anywhere you go.. here probably its more competitive.. so much so that kids can go into depression so i read.. though not as bad as in korea or japan?

its really up to one to decide if here is a good place to stay. i have no regret serving NS or problem with life here so far, though if you love the other side of the world, then it's best no to take up sg citizenship for your son as someone suggested.. though I met a young friend during my recent in-camp who has been living in Manila all his 18 years, and came back to serve NS.
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Post by Guest » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 12:01 pm

Freedom to choose..what you want to do in life...we are all different and make our own decisions...one way or the other (for whatever reasons)
All I can say is this, Both of you have to sit down and work it thro..the advantages and disadvantages after gathering all the infomations regarding yours and your son's obilgation to Singapore as a citizen. Now..if you so choose to apply Singapore citizenship for him, then be prepare to fulfill your part of the deal..ie bond, serve NS...etc. Or after all. your son may want to renouce his citizenship, when time for him to return to Singapore for NS. All the best..I don't envy you..you have a tough decision to make.
eg: One of my cousin has two sons(Aussie), they decided NOT to.
Another cousin, his son (Aussie PR) is going back for NS.
Another nephew(Irish PR), is returning to Singapore for NS
My daughter, we registered her for Singapore citizenship..it was an easy decision.
Blessings to you
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