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How long to I have to wait for citizenship?

Post by Plan_B_Expert » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:56 pm

I am thinking about to move to Singapore. Could anyone tell me, after become Singapore permanent resident, how many years I would have to waiting before I could apply for Singapore citizenship?

I have actually read the citizenship application form and find it is unclear. It seems for independent skilled immigrant, the requirement is 6 years and for marriage immigrant, the requirement is only 2 years.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:58 am

Eligibility
The following categories of people are eligible to apply for Singapore Citizenship:

* Person who is at least 21 years of age and has been a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) for at least 2 to 6 years prior to the date of application. Applicant who wishes to apply under his/her own merits may come for a preliminary assessment interview after 1 year of permanent residence.
* SPR who has satisfactorily completed full-time National Service (NS).
* Spouse of Singapore Citizen with a minimum of 2-year SPR and married for at least 2 years preceding the date of application.
* Minor born outside Singapore but is residing permanently in Singapore, and whose parents are Singapore Citizens.
* Child born outside Singapore whose parent is a Singapore citizen.
This would indicate that they aren't going to tell you exactly how they arrive at the time frame. This is just like the employment pass or PR. They will not give you a definitive answer as to what the point system actually is. You buys your ticket and you takes your chances.
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That is really a good point

Post by Plan_B_Expert » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:26 am

I think in English, "at least" should be followed by either 2 or 6 years, but not 2-6 years. Am I right?

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Re: That is really a good point

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 2:16 pm

Plan_B_Expert wrote:I think in English, "at least" should be followed by either 2 or 6 years, but not 2-6 years. Am I right?
No you are wrong. It could be 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 years. That's why it's written the way it is on the Website. You're asking for help and you want to be a pedant?
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Post by Plan_B_Expert » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 7:37 pm

Thank you for correct me. I just simply thought the sentence is incorrect logically and grammatically.

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