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Birth abroad

Postby Merlion » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:25 pm

My first son was born in Singapore, I am a U.S. national. We went to the U.S. embassy and simply applied for birth abroad, and the child was then a U.S. citizen and his U.S. passport was mailed. He will have the choice of becoming a Singapore citizen later if he wishes, however having U.S. citizenship and Singapore PR status works best for us.

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No Choice

Postby wk » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 4:12 pm

To Merlion: If the baby was/is born in Singapore to a parent (either mom or dad) who is also a Singaporean, his/her birth certificate would state that the child was a Singaporean at the time of birth. It doesn't make any difference whether or not he subsequently gets a US passport. He would still be faced with the same obligations as a Singaporean.
However, if neither of the parents are Singaporean, then it wouldn't apply.

I believe that the OP mentioned that she is Singaporean, hence having the baby here would mean that the baby would be automatically given citizenship. The child can only make his/her choice of which citizenship he/she wants to keep at the age of 21 years.

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Re: No Choice

Postby Merlion » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 4:06 am

Wow, never really gave it so much thought. His mother is Singaporean, so you're telling me he is both a US citizen and a Singaporean citizen? However Singapore does not recognize duel citizenship.

:???:

My wife will be coming soon to the land of the locals and she will be applying for his PR. I guess we will find out then...


wk wrote:To Merlion: If the baby was/is born in Singapore to a parent (either mom or dad) who is also a Singaporean, his/her birth certificate would state that the child was a Singaporean at the time of birth. It doesn't make any difference whether or not he subsequently gets a US passport. He would still be faced with the same obligations as a Singaporean.
However, if neither of the parents are Singaporean, then it wouldn't apply.

I believe that the OP mentioned that she is Singaporean, hence having the baby here would mean that the baby would be automatically given citizenship. The child can only make his/her choice of which citizenship he/she wants to keep at the age of 21 years.

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dual citizenship

Postby wk » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:11 am

Under certain circumstances (as described above), dual citizenship is allowed, but once the person reaches 21, he/she has to make a choice & renounce one of them.

Take a look at your son's Singapore birth certificate - there should be a statement somewhere on the bottom that says that he is a Singaporean at birth. We are in the same boat as you :?


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