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Old 05-31-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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I am not from SG, my wife is. I know SG is very strict in their "just us" policy. But when I was attending my naturalization ceremony here in the US, part of what they do is call out all the countries represented. SG was among them with one person.

My question... Does anyone know of a possible way a 2nd citizenship can be obtained, supposedly without SG knowing about it? Wife has no desire to give up SG passport for US, but if she can have both she's happy to.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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We have a relative who is Singaporean but obtained US citizenship. Does not appear Singapore knows about it unless you tell them. This person travels to Sípore on a US passport but still has an active CPF account and access to the health care system with the special benefits available to the Pioneer Generation. This individual uses a relativeís address in Sípore.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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The US doesn't care if you have multiple citizenships, as long as the other country is on good relations with the US, so you do not have to renounce any current citizenship to become a US citizen.

Singapore, however, does not allow its citizens to have multiple citizenships. If you want to become a citizen of Singapore you must first renounce any other citizenships you have. If the Singapore government finds out that one of their citizens has obtained another country's citizenship, they will (most likely) revoke that person's Singapore citizenship.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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What are the benefits for her to become a US citizen? If she has a US green card and a Singaporean passport, then what is there to be gained in renouncing her Singaporean citizenship? For travel and taxation, the Singaporean passport wins. Unless there's a plan to get a US government job or run for government office, why does she need to become a US citizen? If she doesn't let Singapore know about her US citizenship, they might not be able to find out. But if they do, Singaporean law requires that she renounces her citizenship and take away her SG passport and ID.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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What are the benefits for her to become a US citizen? If she has a US green card and a Singaporean passport, then what is there to be gained in renouncing her Singaporean citizenship? For travel and taxation, the Singaporean passport wins. Unless there's a plan to get a US government job or run for government office, why does she need to become a US citizen? If she doesn't let Singapore know about her US citizenship, they might not be able to find out. But if they do, Singaporean law requires that she renounces her citizenship and take away her SG passport and ID.
No real benefit other than options to move elsewhere in a few years while retaining the option to come back to the US hassle free.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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In this digital age its no longer possible to do this.

SG government has been tracking people down and making them choose SG or US citizenship.

I know someone who got contacted by the SG government over this. They had her travel info going back years and what passport she used and where. They were upfront about this. Then they gave her a choice and deadline to make it, US or SG. She was a naturalized US citizen, SG by birth (born and raised in SG).

Another issue is that SG immigration now asks if you have any other passports or permanent visas. They then compare your status to your stays and your passport stamps. Going to be hard to explain how you were in the US for more than 6 months without a green card and no stamps. Then they got you for making false statements.

My wife is keeping her SG citizenship. I feel thats the best choice also.

Hopefully SG reconsiders this and changes their laws sometime soon. Although, I believe this particular law is in the constitution so that probably makes it more difficult.


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What are the benefits for her to become a US citizen? If she has a US green card and a Singaporean passport, then what is there to be gained in renouncing her Singaporean citizenship? For travel and taxation, the Singaporean passport wins. Unless there's a plan to get a US government job or run for government office, why does she need to become a US citizen? If she doesn't let Singapore know about her US citizenship, they might not be able to find out. But if they do, Singaporean law requires that she renounces her citizenship and take away her SG passport and ID.
There is no tax advantage of not gaining US citizenship. Green card holders have the same tax requirements as citizens, including that they have to file regardless of where the money is made or where they live.

There is some travel benefit depending on where you go, mainly China.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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China has 15 day visa free for SG. My wife has taken advantage of that quite a lot. Depending on where you land, US has 72-144 hr visa free access too. Also, just this year Hainan island was opened up to 30 day visa free to US Canada and a few Euro countries.
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