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Choice of: UK , HK or Singapore Citizenship?

Post by xscin » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 1:12 pm

Hi all, i'm stuck in a rut and i could use some great advice,
i am curently holding:

-British Citizenship
-HK SAR Citizenship
-Singapore Citizenship

I'm asked to renounce my Brit and HK Citizenship for a SG citizenship. I've lived in Singapore (almost) all my life with my family, but i was born in HK. I've been told many times to keep the Brit and HK citizenship (since they accept dual nationality) as it is far superior as compared to SG.

I'm currently in a dilemma as to whether to give up my privileges of the above two citizenships for a SG citizenship.

Given that if you were in my position, taking into consideration the employment in UK/ HK, what would you do/ choose?

Hope to hear from you guys
Regards

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Re: Choice of: UK , HK or Singapore Citizenship?

Post by Mad Scientist » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 1:25 pm

xscin wrote:Hi all, i'm stuck in a rut and i could use some great advice,
i am curently holding:

-British Citizenship
-HK SAR Citizenship
-Singapore Citizenship

I'm asked to renounce my Brit and HK Citizenship for a SG citizenship. I've lived in Singapore (almost) all my life with my family, but i was born in HK. I've been told many times to keep the Brit and HK citizenship (since they accept dual nationality) as it is far superior as compared to SG.

I'm currently in a dilemma as to whether to give up my privileges of the above two citizenships for a SG citizenship.

Given that if you were in my position, taking into consideration the employment in UK/ HK, what would you do/ choose?

Hope to hear from you guys
Regards
First of all how many years have you been here ?

Apart from living with your family, do you have a gf or studying in Uni or something special that so dear to your heart that you want to stay in SG?

You gotten your UK Citizenship by descent/naturalisation ?

List down the good and the bad of between UK/HKG and SG

Then we can go from there
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Post by curiousgeorge » Tue, 25 Jan 2011 7:36 pm

I would be asking myself "Where do I want to spend the rest of my life?"

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Post by ksl » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 3:49 pm

Being British I would always choose the British :lol: Though I hate the bloody system I love the country, my next choice would be Hong Kong easier for China travel and that will take a life time to see, forget the Sg pass and get a visa, you will be finished within 3 months of sight seeing. :lol: Though the infrastucture is top notch its a strategic hub not a Country and you all have to be volunteers! Theres no turning back :P

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 5:13 pm

ksl wrote:Being British I would always choose the British :lol: Though I hate the bloody system I love the country, my next choice would be Hong Kong easier for China travel and that will take a life time to see, forget the Sg pass and get a visa, you will be finished within 3 months of sight seeing. :lol: Though the infrastucture is top notch its a strategic hub not a Country and you all have to be volunteers! Theres no turning back :P

The benefit of this option is that you can keep both, for the price of passports. The HK one is not so expensive and certainly not in comparison to the UK one so for me it is better to at least have the option of one or the other, or both instead of a SG one that is all you are allowed.

If you get stuck in a war zone, a disaster area etc. which consulate do you think it will be easier to find for assistance? I think the SG one might be a bit tricky but the China one should be quite easy.

Also, the HK passport can allow the holder into some countries visa-free where a UK one would not.

Now the downside...... there was an article in the newspapers some weeks back about how there are an increasing number of stateless people in the world, getting stuck in the country they were born. These are the children of, let's say a UK passport holder born outside of the UK.

If, for example, you are a UK citizen born in HK and you obtained citizenship only because one of your parents was a UK citizen, it doesn't mean then your own children will be granted the same rights. In fact, they may not (still checking)....... and since some countries do not award citizenship to just everybody born within their borders it can mean the children are stuck, unable to go anywhere....forever. I think for a child to get SG citizenship when born locally one parent must be a citizen so in this case this problem relates very much to xscin. (S)he will unlikely be able to pass on UK citizenship unless the child is physically born in the UK.

I'm still checking to which country this applies, but for example it certainly does to Canadians.
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Post by tyianchang » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 5:13 pm

ksl wrote:Being British I would always choose the British :lol: Though I hate the bloody system I love the country, my next choice would be Hong Kong easier for China travel and that will take a life time to see, forget the Sg pass and get a visa, you will be finished within 3 months of sight seeing. :lol: Though the infrastucture is top notch its a strategic hub not a Country and you all have to be volunteers! Theres no turning back :P
Hi Ksl, it's anneteoh - lost my original name due to a spam and compliant. tyianchang sounds Weiger - like a Xinjiang name that's strange (to myself )for the time being.
I wanted to say this is Such Sound Advice from you here.
I'm wondering the best place to retire to myself and might op for spending a few years here and there.
It'd be nice if I could just swap my Br for SG citizenship at my age, but that might make me so settled into my comfort zone.
Heathwise, tropical SG is excellent for the old bones while HK is less sweaty, but both these countries should offer a very conveneient lifestyle; and to add the all important consideration, safety.
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