The Singapore Citizenship Journey (SCJ) helps enrich new citizens’ understanding of the key milestones in Singapore’s history and development, deepens their appreciation of Singaporean norms and values, as well as provides opportunities for meaningful interaction with their local community. The SCJ consists of both online elements as well as experiential learning programmes, and culminates in a citizenship ceremony to officially welcome new citizens as full-fledged members of the Singaporean family.
The SCJ is a collaboration between the National Integration Council, the People’s Association and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. It is a mandatory programme for new citizens who have been granted in-principle approval for Singapore citizenship. They have up to two months to complete the three components of the SCJ before they can complete citizenship formalities and receive their pink National Registration Identity Cards (NRICs) and citizenship certificates.
This is an online journey that allows new citizens to learn about Singapore at their own pace and convenience. It includes information on our history and development as a country, key national policies, Total Defence, as well as our efforts in building a cohesive and harmonious society. The different modules of the e-Journey are:
a) Module One: We Will Get There
Here, new citizens will learn about the history of Singapore and some notable figures in our history, and see the building of a nation after its tumultuous post-war years.
b) Module Two: Count on Me Singapore
Here, new citizens will learn about our national symbols, our education, healthcare and legal systems. They will also learn how it is like to work and live in Singapore, with information about Singapore’s economy, housing policies, public transportation, and popular recreation choices.
c) Module Three: Home
Here, new citizens will learn about our local cultures and norms, harmony and gracious living in multi-racial and multi-religious Singapore. New citizens are encouraged to be active citizens and contribute to the local community.
d) Module Four: One People One Nation One Singapore
Here, new citizens will learn about the five pillars that makes up Total Defence in Singapore; Military, Civil, Social, Psychological and Economic Defence.
This half-day tour brings new citizens to key historical landmarks and national institutions where they learn about our history and how we overcome national challenges in the different domains of urban planning, transport, water resources, as well as security and defence. Participants can choose to attend one of the below combinations*.
This is an event where new citizens meet fellow residents and Grassroots Leaders (GRLs) from their own constituency. During the session, new citizens reflect on their journey towards citizenship, share their hopes and aspirations for Singapore, meet other new citizens, and learn how they can actively participate in the community. GRLs and Integration & Naturalisation Champions (INCs) from the People’s Association will also share their experiences living in a multi-racial and multi-religious society, and provide valuable information to help new citizens better settle into their community.