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accelerated citizen through ns

Postby hein_23 » Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:45 pm

guys hope u guys can help me..i am living in singapore for 8 years since secondary one..i have been pr for 5 years already..now i am currently serving national service..i have already serve for 1 year and 5 months..along the way they offer me to apply accelerated citizenship then i applied..it has been pending for 1 year already..then my application status has disappear when i went to check the ica website.when i go down to talk to them,they ask me to continue waiting..what i am afraid is after i serve two year then they reject my application..my other chinese national colleague has already get the approval after 3 month of application..this make me abit worry...help...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Aug 2012 3:46 pm

Doing NS as a PR does not guarantee you accelerated or any other kind of citizenship in Singapore. It DOES add points to your credit, but it, in of itself, does not guarantee it.

With the current backlash against PRC's you have every reason to be apprehensive about your application. Just keep your fingers crossed. You will probably continue to be "Pending" until such time as your NS active duty is completed.

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Postby Modery » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 6:43 pm

SMS, I think he's referring to the Accelerated Citizenship scheme:
http://esc.ica.gov.sg/esc/public/nsfaqs.do

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:53 pm

That I'm familiar with, but if you read the whole page, you will note that is does not indicate that it will be successful. It says you will be invited to apply and it will take 2 to 3 months processing, but it doesn't say you will obtain citizenship automatically. Hence my reply to the OP.

For the record, a male PR cannot get citizenship if he got his PR as a minor and has not done NS.

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Postby Modery » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:28 pm

Then I misunderstood you, thought you weren't aware of this scheme.
But yes, I didn't want to imply that citizenship is guaranteed in any way through this scheme


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