Jul 10, 2012

Singapore Citizenship Journey

Step by Step on how to renounce your Indonesia Citizenship and get your Singapore Citizenship

Singapore Citizenship Application
  1. Go to ICA submit application form early and wait for interview on the same day or submit via e-SC portal and make appointment for interview (Pay $100 Nets/CashCard for Offline or CreditCard if Online)
    ICA address:
    Citizen Services Centre
    6th Storey, ICA Building
    10 Kallang Road Singapore 208718
  2. Received Approval in-principle letter by post (3 to 6 months after submmission of the application, check your mail box every day)
  3. Accomplish tasks (within 2 months):
    • Singapore Citizenship e-Journey (can do later, book the other 2 tasks first) 
    • Singapore Experiential Tour (quickly book, email admin if no open session within 2 months of expiry date) 
    • Community Sharing Session (quickly book, email admin if no open session within 2 months of expiry date)
    Url: https://app.sgjourney.gov.sg
  4. Received Citizenship approval outcome by post (mine took 1 week, check your mail box every day). An appointment date for citizenship registration will be arranged (can change date up to 5 times, skip up to 2 times.
    Url to change appointment: https://eappointment.ica.gov.sg (choose Citizenship Registration service from drop-down menu). 
Indonesia Citizenship Renunciation
  1. Make an appointment with Notary Public lawyer firm to help you declare your intention to renounce. You will be asked by admin staff to sign a printed Declaration Letter in front of the Lawyer.
    Your Declaration Letter will be sent to Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for legalization. (Overall fee was $176.75 that time)
    Document to prepare before meeting with Notary Public lawyer:
    • Original and Photocopy of Approval letter from ICA 
    • Original and Photocopy of Current Indonesia Passport 
    • Original and Photocopy of Indonesia IC (KTP), if you have it
    • Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate (Akte kelahiran) 
    • Original and Photocopy of Indonesia Citizenship certificate (SKBRI), if you have it 
    • Original (optional) and Photocopy of Family Card (Kartu Keluarga)
    • Original and Photocopy of Singapore PR IC
    Ask for the renunciation form (2 pages) from notary public admin staff shall not given. Not sure on filling those forms? They should have sample.
    Public Notary address & contact no.:
    Tan, Lee & Choo Advocates & Solicitors
    1 Park Road #04-04 People’s Park Complex Singapore 059108
    Tel: 6535 6077
  2. Collect an envelop at Notary Public after 3 working days (Was submitted on Wednesday around 12:00PM and collected on Friday afternoon). 
  3. Bring the envelop to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (The legalisation will be done on the spot and costs another $10 pay by Nets/Cashcard only)
    MFA Info (choose 'Legalisation of Document' tab): http://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/consular_information/for_singapore_citizens/consular_services.html 
  4. Finally go to the Indonesian Embassy in the morning to submit the renunciation forms (Those taken from notary public) together with those legalized documents.
    Counter at the second floor on the right side after stair, no queue number needed just approach clerk directly.
    You will be asked to sign one of the renunciation form after the stamp at the cost of $2 which be paid on the spot.
    You will be given an acknowledgement receipt after all the process is done and being asked to make payment on first floor ($32).
    It will take roughly 5-7 working days for the Renunciation Letters to be ready for collection.
    Embassy address & contact no.:
    Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia
    No. 7 Chatsworth Road Singapore 249761
    Tel: 6737 7422
  5. Collect your formal Renunciation Letters & birth cert from Indonesian Embassy in the afternoon (Was submitted on Monday collected on Friday). 
 Singapore Citizenship Registration
  1. Submit the formal Renunciation Letters (plus a copy of each) and 4 photos (taken from 2nd floor) to ICA on the appointed date at 6th floor.
    At the first round you will be registering Citizenship, pay $70 and been given a form to apply for Singapore Passport. You will asked to wait to be served for the sub sequence rounds. You can use the waiting time to fill in the passport application form given to you.
    Secondly after waiting, you will be served to register your IC and pay $10. Again you will have to wait for the last part of the day, in which is taking the Oath. After taking the Oath before you leave ICA, drop your passport application form in the box on the left side of the corridor in your way out. Overall it takes about 2 hours for the whole process and waiting time.
  2. In one week time, you will received a Passport Collection Notification Card (that looks like a postcard). You will then have to based on the card Ref. No. to made an e-appointment for your collection. You can choose either to collect it from ICA or available SingPost near you. Note for SingPost collection, you will have to wait at least 3 days to be ready and pay $10 for the fee.
    Url to made appointment: https://eappointment.ica.gov.sg (choose Collection of Passport service from drop-down menu)
  3. Citizenship Ceremony, the long waiting is ending at last. I had waited the invitation letter for more than 5 months. Some are fast and some are not, depends on your luck. Things that I encountered during the possession of temporary IC slip is that, I couldn't apply credit card nor register a cell phone number.
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39 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi, I am in the middle of the process renouncing my Indonesian citizenship. Do you have the template or sample of the statutory declaration, cos I have a lawyer friend who can make the declaration for me.
Thanks for your help.

Yulius said...

Hi Junaidi,
Congratulations on your citizenship application!!!
Unfortunately I don't have any sample with me.
All the best!!

Unknown said...

Haha, its okay!
I got it already

Ren said...

Hi there, do you happened to know if anyone is unable to attend the citizenship ceremony on the invited date?

I got my invitation pretty quick but the notification is like 3 weeks and there are already plans to go overseas on that date

:(

Anonymous said...

Really helpful post! Thank you

Unknown said...

Junaidi, could you forward over the template if possible? my email address is joni.zein@gmail.com

Terima kasih.

Joni

Yulius said...

Hi Ren,
I never encountered it before.
Hopefully by now you had settle your issues. Congrats!!

Hi Alvin,
Glad to know that! U'r welcome.

Unknown said...

hi alll..

does anyone know if it is possible to go abroad when processing renunciation of indonesian? or is there an express service from kbri?
i m overseas and i ll come back to sg in jan to process my citizenship .just wondering two weeks time is enough as i ll need to go back indo by end of jan

Unknown said...

Hi Teman2, mau tanya ya, Gua egk ada KTP. Jadi egk perlu submit ya? Embassy Indonesia ok egk ya?

Unknown said...

@ julianti Siska,

Ga ada KTP ga pa-pa. Kapan hari aku juga ga ada.

Unknown said...

Hi! if i dun have kartu keluarga how? i came here when i was very young with my dad and its been very long and we dun have it already

Yulius said...

@Edward Mak
I remembered my colleague able to pursue using his own family card as he has started the family instead of using his parents'.

Cliff Anderson said...

Hi there, I chanced upon your blog, and would be interested to know some tips in getting SG citizenship by naturalisation. May I contact you via e-mail if possible?

Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Hi smuanya.
Stlah myerahkan data2 tsb.
Apakah KK&AK asli dikembalikan kpda kita.
Thanks

Yulius said...

@Cliff> Feel free to do so...

@Lisa> Kartu Keluarga fotokopi juga boleh, Akte Kelahiran asli bakal dibalikin

Unknown said...

Hi, can i use copy of birth certificate and KK? I think i misplaced my birth certificate

Yulius said...

Not sure about birth cert, photocopy of kk is alright

Unknown said...

Hi, can I ask you a few things:
1. Is there a deadline to renounce the Indonesian citizenship after receiving the approval letter?
2. How long is the total time for renounciation?
3. When can we apply for Singapore Passport? Do we need to wait til the renounciation process is concluded?
Many thanks!

Yulius said...

Hi Risca,

1. I believe there is and should be stated on approval letter, couldn't recall
2. Depends on how fast you settled with respective party, it's around a week plus.
3. Yes, as Singapore do not allow dual citizenship, you need to successfully renounce first, then can apply passport. This is the moment of joy when you can say to others that you are stateless :)

Hope it helps and good luck

Cliff Anderson said...

Hi there! Thanks for the reply! May I have your e-mail address? Sorry for the trouble!

Yulius said...

you may contact me at hanxpat@gmail.com

misshappiness18 said...

Hi Yulius, pengen tanya. Saya masih ikut orang tua punya KK, sedangkan saya nikah sama orang singapore.
KK nya masih saya bisa pakai nga ya di notaris?

Thanks.
Dewi

Yulius said...

Hi Dewi,

Tergantung notarisnya. Kalo ada dan dia minta, ya kasi aja. Kalo ga ada, bilang aja udah bekeluarga. Itu yang dilakuin teman saya.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Saya sudah dapat passport sgp tp utk ic nya masih temporary ic. Apakah saya bisa travel overseas? Thanks

Yulius said...

Iya, untuk travel keluar negri cuman perlu passport

Kittymum said...

Hi Yulius,

I don't have KAKA and KTP because I move to Malaysia since I was 12 years old follow my dad. Will this cause me I can't get my citizenship? I just finished my SC journey and now waiting for the Community sharing session. I'm so worries Indonesia embassy will not let me have the renunciation if I don't have these docs. Anyone can advise?? anyone have same problem like me?

Unknown said...

Hi hw long do I need to wait for official citizenship letter?

Unknown said...

Om Yulius,
Saya baru dari tan lee coo, dikasih dua set dokumen yg sudah diverified SAL, satu asli satu original. Yang mau saya tanyakan di MFA apakah saya harus legalisir yg asli atau dua2nya (asli dan fotokopi)? Mohon pencerahannya

Unknown said...

Hello,

I also faced the same problem as you! I only have birth cert and kartu keluarga. I have never make KTP at all as I have been studying in Singapore since young and seldom travel back to indo. I'm also very worried that indo embassy will not allow me to renounce my citizenship:( has anyone encountered this before? Any advice??

Annie said...

Hi all.. i also dont have ktp but have copy of KK... can i proceed without ktp?

Unknown said...

The cost for renunciation in KBRI is now SGD 60 and SGD 2 for meterai.

Unknown said...

Apa benar kalo indonesian embassy hanya terima 10 orang dalam 1 hati buat renouncing citizenship?

Unknown said...

1 hari*

Unknown said...

@phia wen : i heard from the notary too. anyone know if that is the case? he asked me to go there at 7am to Q coz they only entertain up to 10pax per day.

Please advise if anyone knows about this.

Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hi all,

Let me share what I have gathered so far.

- Your KTP and KK must have the same number (if your KK does not state your KTP number, perhaps you might not need KTP at all, but if your KK has your KTP no, then it means you have a KTP done. So please find back the same ktp as per stated in KK)

- If you are doing E-KTP and has not got it, you need to have a letter from Lurah/Camat/I don't know who, to prove that e-KTP is still in the process and u can bring that letter for your renunciation.

- There is limited Q number given out to those who want to renounce in the Embassy. Advise, be there early to Q. Officer was a no-nonsense guy, nice if you have all that was needed, else, come back another day.

Good luck.

Unknown said...

Take queue no outside embassy at the gate area? Or we must run in and take the queue no at level 2?

fransiska said...

Hi annie, did you manage to do it without ktp?or how did you do it?

fransiska said...

Yen yen, i am facing same problem with you now:( how did you manage to solve this the last time? Thanks a million if you receive this msg n reply!

HkF said...

I lost my birth cert, cqn i use copy of my birth cert?