Good day brother [scroobal],
Thank you for your response, comments and suggestions. Sincerely.
No. Application must be made by one parent who is at least a singapore citizen within a year of birth. Do note that citizenship status is now more complicated due new immigrants been given citizenship. There are things such as citizenship by birth and decent. Any kid born overseas must still register.
Last edited by scroobal; 15-05-2009 at 04:49 AM.
I was given to understand that the overgenerous approach to granting citizenship to parents has created a whole new mine field for the offspring. It was further complicated by new laws in 2004, allowing single parent eligibility to apply to female singaporeans who they feel may be taken advantge of by foreigners from the wrong side of the tracks.
The long standing practice of keeping close to the racial ratio is now a challenge. Therefore a whole swarth of administrative nightmare to provide an excuse to throw offsprings not desired if the profile does not fit.
All these can be avoided if they chose to be truly multi-racial and work on a singapore core identity rather than operating policies along racial lines.
The end result: well qualified parents in 1st world countries can't be bothered to jump thru hoops so they don't even bother to apply. Just look at the ICA website. It 90% focused on handling queries from new migrants and their application for citizenship rather than those born as singaporeans.
we are still quite a long way to go before we can accept it here.
Last edited by Charlie9; 16-05-2009 at 06:53 PM. Reason: inserted a word "not" to try to obtain
yes go for it...in any event no skin off your nose...and like what some forumers have pointed out in other threads...the singapore passport is quite a good one to travel on immigration wise...btw i gather another interesting permutation could arise if the kid is born in international no man's land...actually heard of a chap travelling on a UN 'passport' for quite sometime and he was no un diplomat
Your liabilities may include "moral obligation" !!!?! Model litigants do not have to be morally obligated, but it is mandatory for individuals like you and me.
One powerful reason to hold multiple passports especially EU - recruitment into supranational organisations such as the UN and a whole host of child organisations. With French as the 2nd language, it goes along way. Most people who schooled in the 1st world would have covered French.
Currently, our children attend half day Saturday school (from Jk to Grade 12) to learn my wife's mother tongue (the Mandarin schools are outside of downtown Toronto, and about the same time as our Staurday school).
In Sep 2009, our eldest child will attend a Catholic school with a concentrated gifted program (one of three in Toronto) and half day French immersion. Our second child has been selected (after 2 auditions and an academic test) and offered a place at St. Michael's Choir School (one of six in the world to be affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome) where they have one class per grade, and a regular academic program will be compressed so that there is time for the boys to have two 25-minute choral lessons per day, classical piano lessons, music theory lessons and extended French. One other major commitment is that the boys (as a member of one of three choirs) have to sing at one of several masses at St. Michael's Cathedral for ten months a year.
I will provide the url, when I obtain it, and edit this post. [ http://www.smcs.on.ca/history.htm ]
If our children learn to be caring, compassionate, independent thinking, responsible and creative adults, my obligations as a parent would have been discharged (and time and money well spent). One other peson said: to be rooted in tradition and to provide them with the wings to soar independently like an eagle.
Last edited by Charlie9; 17-05-2009 at 12:52 PM. Reason: inserted url -- http://www.smcs.on.ca/history.htm
Well said, tat is also why my wife and me decided and opt out of the pressure cooker life in sg for Canada.
In sg society, where the ex PM is stilll in Power and the son is the current PM and the wife is managing the country $$. The brother in law is in charge of the Police and the other members of the family are in position of power that countrys the various important position in the country. Doesnt the pictures tell the people living in it tat something is not right and u should do something about it to preserve your family as you cant change the society.
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