Me (Polish & British citizen) and my wife (Singaporean citizen with ILR) live in the UK, where our daughter was born nearly a year ago. It's clear that she is eligible for all 3 nationalities. We haven't applied for any passports yet as we haven't had a chance to think over the situation, given the fact that Singapore prohibits dual citizenship, which really makes the passport situation difficult for our child.
She needs a Polish passport to enter Poland, British passport to enter the UK (where we live) and Singaporean to enter Singapore. However, applying for the first two passports will mean relinquishment of the 3rd. I want her to be able to visit all the three countries with as little problems as possible. What's the best strategy to achieve that?
It is my understanding that, as Singapore is part of the Commonwealth, I can obtain a document confirming "right of abode" that will be placed as a similarly to a residence permit in the Singaporean passport. It will act as proof of British citizenship without relinquishing Singaporean citizenship. The problem remains with entering Poland as in that case, we won't be able to obtain a passport. Right now the only way I can see that functioning is using the "Schengen loophole", which means every time we want to enter Poland with her, we must fly through a 3rd country (like Germany, Austria or Belgium) within the Schengen area and then fly to Poland and that way, the passports won't get checked by Polish authorities. I've used this method for years with a British passport and I don't think that the limited stay permitted is a problem but it seems foolish to rely on an international agreement and a loophole to stay in place for a prolonged amount of time.
I'm not sure what to do and I can't delay travel any longer. Ideally I'd like to close as few doors as possible to let her make her own decisions in the future while at the same time remaining within the boundaries of the law in all countries.