Kannan Chokkalingam

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Citizenship, Success Stories |

Kannan a/l Chokkalingam is an Indian citizen married to a Malaysian citizen. He has three children and they are all Malaysian citizens. While Kannan has been in the country since the age of two and married legally for the past 11 years, he was still finding it difficult apply for the IC. He approached Helping Hands. We informed him that while a foreign lady after 2 years of PR can apply for citizenship, a foreign man can apply only after 12 years of residing in the country. However we advised his that he can appeal against it if the marriage is legal in Malaysia and if he has children. Following our advice, Kannan appealed to the National Registration Department (NRD) and provided all the documents required. His appeal was upheld and was given a letter of eligibility for applying for Malaysian citizenship. Our officials assisted him in the application and follow up procedures. He received his citizenship within six months of application and is very appreciative for all the assistance...

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Shanthini Sivarajah

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Citizenship, Success Stories |

It was a joyous occasion for Helping Hands and Shanthini A/P Sivarajah when she received her IC from the Prime Minister on April 04, 2013. Shanthini was born in Sri Lanka, however lived with a PR status in Malaysia for many years after marrying a Malaysian. In her numerous attempts to obtain citizenship, she had not succeeded. In one of her attempts, she had come to know about Helping Hands through a friend. Helping Hands was instrumental in the process of applying, follow-up and progress of her application. Helping Hands finally made her dream of becoming a Malaysian citizen...

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Suganthan

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Citizenship, Success Stories |

Suganthan’s birth was registered without the father’s details. Both parents were separated and his father refused to cooperate. MyIndians.com discussed with National Registration Department and since both their parents registered their marriage, the authorities agreed to make amendments to the birth certificate and his father’s details were included.

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Saroja (not her real name)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Citizenship, Success Stories |

Due to financial restrains, her biological mother gave her up for adoption to a couple, when she was just a few days old. According to the constitutional rights in Malaysia, even though the child has been adopted by parents who are Malaysians, if they do not have complete details of their biological mother in the previous birth certificate, the child will be considered a non-citizen. MyIndians.com advised the couple to track down the biological mother and it was a success. The biological mother gave consent and National Registration Department proceeded with their application. She received her Birth Certificate on the 27th of March 2012 and would soon receive her...

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Sidek Brothers (not their real names)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Citizenship, Success Stories |

Siblings, the Sidek brothers were both born in India and resided there for several years. Previously, they owned identification cards which did not include the fathers’ name. For 2 years, their father made numerous attempts to rectify the problem, but to no avail. Fortunately, MyIndians.com managed to assist them within 3 months, and both the brothers were awarded with their new MyKad’s  on 7 July 2011.

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