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Baby Citizenship Issue

Post by curious0ne » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 5:52 am

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post such question, pardon for any ignorance.

Anyway I'm a Singaporean working in the UK and my wife's a Taiwanese. We've got plans to have children recently and have came across an interesting question.

Can the newborn have more than 1 citizenship, ie hold more than 1 country's passport, in my case, singapore's and taiwan's.

The reason for my question, my wife's got a colleague who is an 18 yr old japanese. However since he is born in america, and his dad is a british (his mum japanese), he has actually got passports for 3 countries, namely japan, america and uk. According to rules here he can hold onto the 3 passports till he is 21 then he had to make a decision on one.

Does Singapore allow this sort of arrangement as well??

I tried the immigration website but couldnt find any answers. Hope someone with similar experience b4 can shed some light. thanks!
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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:00 pm

Dunno about Taiwan, but Singapore will allow him to hang on to both until he's 18. However, being a Sing citizen will make him liable for National Service, and he'll have to complete that before he'll be allowed to stay in Singapore as a citizen.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:35 pm

Technically, Singapore will allow him to hold dual/multiple citizenships until his 21st birthday not 18th. What they don't like is holding two passports (not quite the same thing). He has to take the oath of allegiance withing 12 months of his 21st birthday (or before his 22nd).

http://app.ica.gov.sg/serv_citizen/citi ... _minor.asp
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