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The legal framework surrounding LGBTQ families is something that is very important. To find out more, click the links below.

Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney

Wills Since most LGBTQ parents in Singapore are seen as single parents in the eyes of the law, it is important that the biological parent draws up a will to ensure the non-biological parent gains guardianship of their children should anything happen to the biological parent. A will can be drawn up and registered with the Will Registry in Singapore. A guide on how to do this can be found here. It is also important to note that CPF is not included in Wills so CPF nomination must be done separately or it will be distributed in accordance to estate laws in Singapore. Lasting Power of Attorney In the case [...]

Citizenship

Citizenship is a concern when the children of LGBTQ parents are born overseas. This is especially prominent in the case of surrogacy. Children born overseas to Singaporean parents can apply for Singapore citizenship. The process takes about 1 year. In the meantime, the child can remain in Singapore on a dependant pass or permanent resident pass. It is also important to note that birth of a child in Singapore to non-Singaporeans does not automatically grant the child Singapore citizenship. Therefore if the biological mother of the child is not Singapore, this is something to take note of as she will have to [...]