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Post by Guest » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 4:53 am

earthfriendly wrote:
This is fine because although the authorities say they don't allow dual citizenship, they put the onus on the Singaporean to voluntarily give up his citizenship after taking on another one.
Thank you all for your helpful suggestions. One more reason that I love this forum.

I did a search on Singapore dual citizenship and government stand is that they may exercise their discretion to take your Singaporean citizenship away if you are taking up foreign citizenship. I do not want to take the risk.

On a spiritual note, if I am not able to give my heart and soul to my adopted country, I don't see much meaning in becoming its citizen. I do admire and love the ideals that the USA is build upon but deep inside, I will always be a Singaporean. I feel better when form follows function.
On a spiritual note, if I am not able to give my heart and soul to my adopted country, I don't see much meaning in becoming its citizen. I do admire and love the ideals that the USA is build upon but deep inside, I will always be a Singaporean. I feel better when form follows function
I don't believe it possible for anyone in the world, to spiritually give oneself 100% to a Country other than the one you are born in, Saying that race and roots take time, to be uprooted and replanted. So when you make a big move like this, you need to think of the reasons very well before doing it.

For future generations of your family, maybe one good reason, maybe not for yourself.

The Chinese saying that life is very much like a tree, the seed is planted, and grows! When ready it will branch out in all directions.

If we uproot the tree and replant it, there is always a chance it will never adapt to the new soil, but does it matter, because at the end of the day, the leaves will fall to the roots, one last time!

So a made a calculated effort to marry a Chinese, after 20 odd years in Denmark, I love the Country and I owe it my life, but I couldn't transfer my citizenship, because I have always missed my Country. Not the people, the rat race, but the spiritual feeling.

The countryside, the scenery, the different villages, the history. it's really a very beautiful place, with a charm of its own.

All to often i have met my own people in different Countries, they have never really adapted, they mix only with English people, and it's mostly the same for all other foreigners, But if one makes an effort to integrate, the rewards are more beneficial, one really gets involved in the culture and language, and friends are more easy to meet.

If you are married with children, then I would think life maybe more easier, depending on many factors I guess, but opportunities for branching out are there, Singapore is a little closed in, and really needs to be more internationally involved and a little less sterile. Good luck!

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Post by Guest » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 8:02 am

earthfriendly wrote:I did a search on Singapore dual citizenship and government stand is
that they may exercise their discretion to take your Singaporean
citizenship away if you are taking up foreign citizenship. I do not
want to take the risk.
Well, if you don't try to be a nuisance to the govt, they won't give a hoot about your dual citizenship. I've been a dual Singapore citizen for almost 15 years now. And I frequently travel to and from Singapore, without any problems. Some people tell me Sing immigration will question me because I don't have any visa labels in my Sing passport, but I have never been before.

Citizenship is more than just having feelings for your adopted country. For me, it's a form of insurance, in case things go horribly wrong in Singapore. :-)

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Post by techie » Wed, 28 Sep 2005 1:04 pm

Guest: I was wondering, if thats the case, do you buy two sets fo tickets or just a return ticket. Doesnt the ticketing counter have to check that you have the relevant visas? If you were in Singapore and were flying back return trip to another country that required a visa.

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Re: Dual nationality issue

Post by kk_lass » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 2:17 am

CCH wrote:
JackOutOfTheBox wrote:If you don't know already, many Singaporeans are dual citizens. No issues at all.
I need to know how it happens. Very important to me indeed.
Hmm.. from what i know, i do not think that Singapore supports dual citizenship. Which meant if u have Singapore passport/citizenship, u will not be able to have another citizenship from another country. Unless u r talking abt 'under table'..

If u r a singaporean, and u r applying for another country's citizenship which supports dual citizenship, then perharps eventually u can get dual citizenships.. Coz no need to show to sg government. But it is basically not viewed officially by Sg government.

But if u r a non-singaporean, and you want to apply for Sg citizenship, then Sg government has the rule of viewing the letter of termination of ur citizenship from your country's embassy before they carry on the Sg citizenship process. So eventually u will only have 1 citizenship only. Then u can view the singaporean part on how to get dual citizenship .. :wink:

Cheers,
take care :wink:
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Re: I feel your pain

Post by satapata » Sat, 05 Nov 2005 7:11 am

As a result, I am a naturalized US citizen (and have lived there for 30 years before coming to Singapore) but I also hold a Canadian passport (citizen by birth) and a UK passport (citizen by right of descent).

When and if you travel to Singapore, leave the US on your US passport (a requirement), come in on your Singapore passport.
Hi, it seems easy enough to leave US with the US passport and go into Singapore with the Singapore passport...however, how do you go back to US?

If you use the Singapore passport, won't they ask for your greencard (they would assume that you should have one before)?

If you use the US passport to get back into US (which you have to), won't they ask where's the Singapore stamp on the passport?

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Post by alfred2003 » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 4:23 pm

Oh nope, my exp is S'immi never ask where u go or come from, thus it's out of the question u be asked to show any foreign id. Only sometimes the airliner checkin counter may display more curiousness on this point.

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Re: I feel your pain

Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 5:51 pm

satapata wrote:
As a result, I am a naturalized US citizen (and have lived there for 30 years before coming to Singapore) but I also hold a Canadian passport (citizen by birth) and a UK passport (citizen by right of descent).

When and if you travel to Singapore, leave the US on your US passport (a requirement), come in on your Singapore passport.
Hi, it seems easy enough to leave US with the US passport and go into Singapore with the Singapore passport...however, how do you go back to US?

If you use the Singapore passport, won't they ask for your greencard (they would assume that you should have one before)?

If you use the US passport to get back into US (which you have to), won't they ask where's the Singapore stamp on the passport?
I've yet to see the US authorities check to see where I've been (never looked at the other pages), and I've never had the Singapore authorities check, either.

Matter of fact, since I hold a Sing green card, my passport never gets stamped when I leave or enter Singapore and it never gets stamped when I leave or enter the US. Invisible trips, if you will... at least in the passport.

So for me, travelling to Malaysia on my British passport, and coming back into Sing with my US passport would look just like I took a trip to the US.

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Post by satapata » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 7:55 am

Exactly...I remember the airline check-in folks always ask if I carry a green card when I fly back to US...and they even asked to see it. Not very consistent though. I think at the Singapore emigration counter, they don't check on that... right guys?

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Re: Dual nationality issue

Post by the19trier » Mon, 09 Apr 2007 11:01 pm

kk_lass wrote:
But if u r a non-singaporean, and you want to apply for Sg citizenship, then Sg government has the rule of viewing the letter of termination of ur citizenship from your country's embassy before they carry on the Sg citizenship process. So eventually u will only have 1 citizenship only. Then u can view the singaporean part on how to get dual citizenship .. :wink:

Cheers,
take care :wink:
Wonder how does the singaporean part works...

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Post by Inspector » Fri, 22 Feb 2008 3:01 pm

Hi everyone, is there anyone out there is a Malaysian having a Japanese wife and holding both nationality who is working in Singapore? Please let me know how to go about using both passport to travel n stay in Singapore. Thanks!

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