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Regaining back Singaporean Citizenship

Postby Dn123 » Mon, 14 May 2012 11:54 pm

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 May 2012 12:16 am

Good Luck. You are going to need it. In fact, even getting PR will be a major problem. However, you can come here and work on an EP, no problem. You will also have to replace ALL the CPF Plus interest plus any interest that would have accrued had it been left in place. Even then, there is no guarantees.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 15 May 2012 1:31 am

I can conclude this application with ONE WORD >>> IMPOSSIBLE
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!

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Postby Dn123 » Tue, 15 May 2012 1:43 am

Can I know why is it impossible? Especially since I grew up and was fully educated in Singapore.

My kids and Father are still Singaporeans and are in Singapore. Both boys above 13 and studying in Singapore.
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Postby therat » Tue, 15 May 2012 9:24 am

Dn123 wrote:Can I know why is it impossible? Especially since I grew up and was fully educated in Singapore.

My kids and Father are still Singaporeans and are in Singapore. Both boys above 13 and studying in Singapore.


If you are Singaporean, you should know how ah goh call those had left Singapore.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 15 May 2012 10:04 am

Dn123 wrote:Can I know why is it impossible? Especially since I grew up and was fully educated in Singapore.

You mean Singapore owns you something just because you let them to educate you? This country gave you free education and probably many other things yet you said you didn't want to be the citizen.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 15 May 2012 3:30 pm

I am not poking fun at you so please do not misinterpreted my comments.
I have not come across or know of anyone since 1970s that had renounce their SG citizenship and able to regain their citizenship back .
A very good example of a family of four that migrate to Melbourne in 2007. It was in the news, family cannot adjust to the life here and wanted to regain SG citizenship for all after two years in Melbourne. Till now has not been successful.
Once you renounce SG citizenship , you are on a one way street , there is no turning back.
SG Gahmen does not give a sh*t if your parents are still a Sger. So what ?
Who cares and suck it up will be the answer
Hard to swallow ?
You should have check and cover all your bases before you migrate and renounced. Not all make it overseas to look for greener pastures.
I have come across many Sger whom turn back to Sg after two or three years overseas. Just cannot cut it out.
You know why ?
Most of them and I say most of them are so used to be pampered in SG that they find it hard when everything is so slow compare to SG
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Postby poodlek » Tue, 15 May 2012 4:11 pm

Just curious: I'm sure Canadian citizenship did not happen for you overnight. Why go to all that trouble and then decide after you don't want it? Many folks in the world would kill for Canadian citizenship.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 15 May 2012 4:53 pm

poodlek wrote:Just curious: I'm sure Canadian citizenship did not happen for you overnight. Why go to all that trouble and then decide after you don't want it? Many folks in the world would kill for Canadian citizenship.


Yes, I'd be interested to hear some of the reasons you're not happy in Canada. It could be a useful guide for future Singaporeans considering the same move you made.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 15 May 2012 6:24 pm

Im interested to know why you have not adjusted to your life in Canada?
Only 3 months, maybe give yourself some time to adjust..

It is hard to get a citizenship now and especially PR, i guess you will also be affected by the policies resulting to the anti-foreigner sentiments.

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Postby Greenry82 » Tue, 15 May 2012 7:47 pm

OP - I heard from someone, it is in constitution of Singapore; once any1 renounce SG citizenship (as MS said) it is impossible to get SG citizenship back.

Good Luck to you - please do share if any miracle happens in SG.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 May 2012 8:35 pm

Greenry82, please post your source, because I've yet to see that in the 30 years I've been here. :-|

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 15 May 2012 8:58 pm

Actually (s)he seems partly right:

126. —(1) No person shall be registered as a citizen of Singapore under Article 123 until he has taken the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty in the form set out in the Second Schedule.
(2) Except with the approval of the Government, no person who has renounced or has been deprived of citizenship of Singapore under this Constitution or the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957 (Ord. 35 of 1957) shall be registered as a citizen of Singapore under the provisions of this Constitution.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 May 2012 9:29 pm

That is exactly what I'm talking about. I know about that passage. The ability of approval by the Government supercedes the Constitution. Thereby, allowing the government to reinstate citizenship IF IT SO DESIRES. But I'm going to have to start quoting if responding to opening posts by these local yokels as they tend to like to ruin threads. And because of our google rankings the damn bots come too often and the pages are gone after a hour or two. :x

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Postby Greenry82 » Wed, 16 May 2012 9:38 pm

Hi sms - I just heard it from chit chat at lunch from friends might be rumor only. :D


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