Singapore Citizenship Application

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Holding a PR status in Singapore for quite a while? Having thoughts of making Singapore your future home? 

It’s time to be a Singapore Citizen!

Fun fact: Did you know, that in the year 2019, 22,714 people were granted Singapore Citizenship. That was an increment of 164 applicants from the year 2018.

Singapore came in second for being the most powerful passport in the world and has remained Top 2 under Henley Passport Index and Global Ranking for almost a decade.

1. Frustrated over the constant changes ICA always has or not keeping in the loop with the latest news?

2. Feeling confused over tedious process and paperwork preparation?

3. Not knowing how to fill up and what to submit to stand a better chance?


At Singapore Top Immigration, we have helped many Singapore PRs to obtain their Singapore citizenship, we have all clients from all walks of life, especially people from China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Frequent traveller? Want to have Visa-free travel when visiting other countries?

Singapore has come in second for being the most powerful passport in the world. It has remained Top 2 under Henley Passport Index and Global Ranking for almost a decade.

Are you frustrated over the tedious process of Singapore citizenship application and paperwork preparation? Not knowing how and where to start? Has your citizenship PR application been rejected?

We’ve helped thousands of permanent residents through the arduous process of citizenship application. We tailor our services to your specific situation so you may have the best chances of approval.

Defining Singapore citizenship

First, let’s learn more about citizenship. “Citizenship” is defined as the status of an individual under the customs and laws of a nation or sovereign state. Citizenship is often equated to nationality. Citizenship granted by a country generally carries with it a recognition of rights that is granted to citizens that non-citizens do not have.

With citizenship status comes a host of rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities. Citizenship is your next and final step in becoming a Singaporean and truly being a part of this country.

Benefits of applying for Singapore citizenship

Is there any difference between Singaporean citizens and foreign residents residing in Singapore? What exactly are the benefits and expectations that come with being a full citizen? After gaining PR status and living or working in Singapore for a set amount of time, you will be eligible for a Singapore CItizenship application.

For foreign residents, the process of citizenship is a long one. But many foreign-born citizens will tell you that the road from singapore PR to citizenship will be well worth it. Here just a few benefits that citizens enjoy:

-The right to vote and take part in political matters.

-The right to own a Singapore passport. Singaporeans enjoy a great deal of mobility when it comes to travelling to other countries due to less visa restrictions on citizens.

-The right to live in Singapore, enter freely, and leave while still retaining citizenship.

-Be eligible to buy and rent flats from the HBD.

-Be able to take loans out from the HBD to fund housing.

-Be able to avail of government-provided services at reduced prices

-Have reduced school or education fees, as well as prioritisation when it comes to selection.

Of course, with citizenship benefits also comes responsibilities. You will be expected to pay taxes and take part in Singapore’s economical, societal, and government needs. But it’s a small price to pay for citizenship.

Singapore citizenship requirements

First, it’s best to check whether you qualify for Singapore citizenship before sending an application. There are several paths to citizenship which makes an individual eligible, such as:

-A spouse of a Singapore citizen who has been married at least 2 years, with a minimum of 2 years PR status.

-An individual over 21 years of age and has been a Singapore permanent resident for at least 2 years.

-A child born outside Singapore, with a Singaporean parent.

Among these, there are other factors at play that will decide whether your application will be successful or not. Whether you are of good financial standing, your ability to stay in Singapore long term, and your Singapore PR track record will affect your chances of approval.

The process of applying

You will need to compile a number of required documents, as well as fill out an application form. If your spouse or children are applying for citizenship too, they can be submitted at the same time. There are also a number of other forms to fill out as well as documents to upload. Contact Singapore Top Immigration for a hassle-free application.

What if my Singapore citizenship application is rejected?

Not to worry. You may submit an appeal within a period of time. If you’re having trouble with your application, Singapore Top Immigration has specialists who can assist you in the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ICA will process your application as soon as they received all required documents. Usually, the entire application process takes 12 months. While for children born overseas to Singapore citizens, it generally takes two months from receipt of completed documents to process the applications. The processing time may vary depending on various factors such as the volume of applications and the complexity of your case.
Yes, as a permanent resident of Singapore, you are eligible to apply for Singapore citizenship. However, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee approval.

Yes, the ICA provides an online application system for Singapore citizenship applications. You can submit your application and upload the required documents through the online platform.

Do talk to our consultant to understand more about the procedures and steps you need to start applying for Singapore Citizenship.

The requirements for a Singapore citizenship application may vary but typically include the following documents: a completed application form, your passport, identity documents, proof of residence in Singapore, and any other additional documents specified by the ICA.
You will have the right to live, work, and study in Singapore indefinitely, have access to one of the most powerful passports in the world, have a home in one of the most developed and urbanized countries in the world, and other things.

To apply for Singapore citizenship, you need to complete the application form and submit it along with the required documents to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Do talk to our consultant to understand more about the procedures and steps you need to start applying for Singapore Citizenship.

To effectively make your application stand out, express in your cover letter your intent to become a Singapore citizen, briefly highlight your reasons for applying, and showcase your commitment to contributing to Singapore’s society and economy. Your cover letter is one of the deciding factors for the approval or rejection of your application. So, to ensure a higher chance of a successful application, talk to your consultant.

No, Singapore does not allow dual citizenship. If your Singapore citizenship application is approved, you will be required to renounce your previous citizenship, unless specific exemptions apply. You will need to visit the relevant embassy or the high commission in Singapore with your passport and then do paperwork declaring that you have surrendered your previous citizenship and passport.

It depends. If your permanent residency application is successful and if have submitted the application documents, there’s a chance of approval for Singapore citizenship.
The chances of Singapore citizenship approval can vary depending on factors such as your length of stay in the country, contribution to the country, assimilation into the local culture, and your ability to meet the eligibility criteria defined by the Singapore authorities.
You should wait at least two years before applying for citizenship.
No, you can only sponsor your parents, spouse and any unmarried children for citizenship in Singapore. For your spouse, you should be married for at least 2 years, with a minimum of 2 years of PR status before the date of application.

No, your in-laws can apply for PR based on their own merit and eligibility. However, you can sponsor your parents-in-law for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) under certain circumstances.

If a child is born in Singapore to at least one Singaporean parent, he or she will automatically receive Singaporean citizenship without being a PR.
A child born outside Singapore to a legally married couple, whereby at least one is a Singapore Citizen, can obtain citizenship in Singapore. In cases the child also acquires the citizenship of the country where he/she is born, such foreign citizenship should be renounced at the age of 21, otherwise, Singaporean citizenship will be revoked.
Yes. Students are eligible to submit their Singapore Citizenship application if they are already a Singapore PR studying in Singapore for over 3 years (within which, at least one year as a PR), passed at least one national exam (i.e., PSLE, GCE ‘N’ / ‘O’ / ‘A’ levels), or are in the Integrated Programme (IP).
If your Singapore citizenship application is rejected, you will receive a notification from the ICA. In most cases, you will be eligible to reapply after a specified waiting period.
You will receive a notification for the application status. Once the application is approved, you may download the letter from ICA portal to complete the Singapore Citizenship Journey. Wait for about 2 months to renounce foreign citizenship and attend registration. At the last stage, you will then attend the citizenship ceremony.
You will need to complete the Renunciation Form as well as other documents required and submit them at the relevant embassy. Prepare all documents you will need to register for Singapore Citizenship. Visit the ICA in person on the appointment date and time stated in the notification letter for the submission.
Yes, you must attend a citizenship ceremony except for infants, and aged or handicapped adults. During the ceremony, you will receive the citizenship certificate and pink Singapore NRIC.
Yes. As long as you are 21 years old, of sound mind, and have acquired the citizenship of another country.

It will cost you S$35. The modes of payment are: money order, cheque, or bank draft drawn from any local Singapore bank made payable to ICA Commissioner.

For payment at ICA Building, it can be done using: NETS or NETS FlashPay, Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card, Apple Pay/ Google Pay/ Samsung Pay, or DBS PayLah!/ OCBC Pay Anyone/ UOB Mighty.

If you are a male and you have failed to:

  • Discharge your liability for full-time National Service (NS);
  • Render at least 3 years of operationally ready NS instead of full-time service; or
  • Comply with such conditions as may be determined by the Singapore Government.
Once your citizenship is terminated, you will be treated as a foreigner. Hence, you only have 24 hours to stay in the Lion City after the date of cessation of your citizenship unless you have a permit or pass authorizing you to remain.
Once you declare renunciation of your citizenship and are registered, you are no longer a citizen of Singapore and there is no provision for reinstatement.

Achieve Your Singapore Citizenship Dream and Enjoy Unlimited Opportunities: Start the Application Process Now

Becoming a citizen of Singapore involves specific requirements and procedures that you need to know. The good news is that it usually takes around six to 12 months to process citizenship applications in Singapore, which is a relatively short waiting time.

To apply for citizenship, you must first become a Permanent Resident (PR) and reside in the country for at least two years. This period may seem long, but it’s worth it as it will grant you access to several benefits of Singaporean citizenship, such as the right to live, work, and study in the country indefinitely. You will also have one of the most powerful passports globally and the opportunity to own property in one of the most urbanized countries.

It is recommended to seek advice from a consultant to guide you through the necessary steps and procedures. They can help you understand the requirements and ensure that you have submitted all the necessary documents to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Note that holding dual citizenship is not allowed in Singapore, so you will have to renounce any other citizenships you may hold before becoming a Singaporean citizen.

Students who have been living in Singapore for at least three years, have been a PR for at least one year, and have passed at least one national exam are also eligible to apply for citizenship.

If you choose to renounce your Singaporean citizenship at any point in the future, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork and pay a fee of S$35. Keep in mind that once your citizenship is terminated, you will be treated as a foreigner and will have 24 hours to leave unless you secured the necessary permits or passes to stay in Singapore.

Becoming a citizen of Singapore is a wise choice for long-term stability and access to one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Don’t let confusion hold you back – contact Singapore Top Immigration today for expert guidance on your journey towards citizenship.

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