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with only 1 year of beging a PR

Post by cyberagl » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 3:59 pm

Hi, :)

I have read that by being a

"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. "

then the person is eligible to apply for citizenship and also that ..

"Applicant who wishes to apply under his/her own merits may come for a preliminary assessment interview after 1 year of permanent residence".

So, I wonder what is it considered "own merits". is that just being a normal good fellow?, which i doubt . have great qualifications and/or salary? or maybe have done something "great" for Singapore. (what's great?)


I mean, in other words. What are my chances as a normal SPR to get my citizenship if I would apply with only 1 year of having the PR status?.

Thank you very much for any thought in this regard! . :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 7:36 pm

What's the worst that could happen? They might tell you to wait a year. Apply and find out and then come back here and let us know.
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Post by cyberagl » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 9:23 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What's the worst that could happen? They might tell you to wait a year. Apply and find out and then come back here and let us know.
Hi, thanks for your answer. I know that :) it is just that i thought that little info on this topic may be beneficial. After all you know that sometimes the info is the key to success. :)

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Post by cyberagl » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 9:25 am

Anyways, is it known about ppl being accepted with only 1 year of PR? or is it a completely crazy, waste of time idea? :)

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:22 am

Personally I don't know anyone who has applied for citizenship after being a PR for only 1 year and you said that to be eligibile one has to be a PR for atleast 2 to 6 years. Why don't you try the Naturalisation Eligibility Tool that might give you a good idea about what you should do.

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Post by cyberagl » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:22 am

xtasy010 wrote:Personally I don't know anyone who has applied for citizenship after being a PR for only 1 year and you said that to be eligibile one has to be a PR for atleast 2 to 6 years. Why don't you try the Naturalisation Eligibility Tool that might give you a good idea about what you should do.
Hi, thanks for the idea!! yes, they say that in the official website. however they also mention about applying with only 1 year if taking into account the own merits.

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Post by smayrhofer » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:22 pm

i'm willing to bet that the little loop hole about being able to apply for citizenship after only 1 yr 'based on your own merits' is in there to allow for example foreign national sports champions to become citizens as quickly as possible so they can compete for singapore.

I think the 'merits' you need to have would be something of that sort.

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 2:38 pm

Just out of curiosity, may I know why you are in a hurry to become a citizen? :)

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Post by cyberagl » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 2:43 pm

xtasy010 wrote:Just out of curiosity, may I know why you are in a hurry to become a citizen? :)
uhmm.. it is a personal consideration :) , sorry for not telling...

I appreciate your comments. They are indeed helpful. thank you!!

I think I would have to become a very talented sport person or maybe save somebody's life :P LOL.

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 4:11 pm

Or find a way for Singapore to come out of this recession. :D

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Post by cyberagl » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 4:36 pm

yes!! that would definitely be a good one!! :)

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