Today, I will talk about submitting a Singapore Citizenship online application. This is the first step in your Singapore Citizenship journey. First of all, do note that all applications must be submitted online using the e-Service. You may visit the ICA website to read through the instructions and procedures. The instruction is very comprehensive and easy to understand. However, you should read through the instruction carefully and prepare the required documents before commencing the online submission.
Let’s go through some important points.
It is a good idea to check your eligibility first. In my case, I am applying for citizenship together with my wife and my 2 kids. It falls under the first eligibility. There are other eligibility and you might want to check it out from the ICA website.
|Eligibility||Notes on Submission|
|1. Have been a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) for at least two years and are aged 21 and above (you can apply together with your spouse and any unmarried children aged below 21 born to you within the context of a legal marriage or legally adopted by you).||You will need to log in to MyICA using your Singpass and apply for you and your family.|
|2. Have been a PR for at least two years and have been married to a Singapore citizen for at least two years.||Your spouse will need to log in to MyICA using their Singpass to sponsor your application.|
|3. Are an unmarried child aged below 21 born within the context of a legal marriage to, or have been legally adopted by, an SC.||Your Singapore Citizen parent will need to log in to MyICA using their Singpass to sponsor your application.|
|4. Are a PR studying in Singapore; and have been residing in Singapore for more than 3 years (of which, at least one year as a PR); and have passed at least one national exam (i.e. PSLE, GCE ‘N’/‘O’/‘A’ levels), or are in the Integrated Programme (IP).||If you are aged 15 years old and above, please apply for a Singpass and log in via MyICA to apply. If you are below 15 years old, any Singapore Citizen can sponsor your application via their MyICA account.|
|5. Are a PR and an Aged Parent of a Singapore Citizen.||Your Singapore citizen child will need to log in to MyICA using their Singpass to sponsor your application.|
The upfront processing is S$100 for each application. This applies to both adults and children. In my case, the total payable amount is S$400.
As this is an online submission, you must prepare the required document in softcopy. Besides, you must ensure that each of your document file sizes does not exceed 2MB. ICA prepared 3 checklists to help you to prepare your document.
The processing time for Singapore Citizenship applications usually take about six to 12 months. In my case, it took 9 months. From time to time, you can also check your application status from MyICA portal. Usually, you will receive a notification email from ICA when there is an update on your application status.
Singapore Citizenship online application is a very convenient and easy way to submit your application. As long as you read through the instruction guide carefully, there should not be any issues in your document preparation. Lastly, thank you for stopping by my website and stay tuned for my next blog post on “Complete the Singapore Citizenship Journey”. You might want to check out my previous post on “My Singapore Citizenship Journey” as well.
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