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by Mad Scientist
Sun, 19 May 2019 7:56 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 5572

Re: National Service Singapore

Don't have to make any appointment. Talk to the ladies there. Inquire as much about your concerns. Even if you do know after your research here, listen as rules do change. Not much but it might pertain to your predicament
by Mad Scientist
Sat, 18 May 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 5572

Re: National Service Singapore

What I would suggest which is the most economical way is to get one of your relatives in Singapore to come in person to the CMPB NS Registration Office. Talk to the supervisor in person not the front line clerks. You will get a detailed explanation on bond, banker's guarantees , medical checkup , th...
by Mad Scientist
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Exit Permit Offense Letter. Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Exit Permit Offense Letter. Help!

Have you tried talking to them in person ?
Your Exit Permit overdue by more than 6 months !!! that's nice
by Mad Scientist
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

Mate. I think you worried too much and too far. Take one thing at a time Disclaimer, I am not an accountant nor a lawyer. I do not know the inside out of ATO I filed in my own tax return on both side of the ditch. No accountant no tax lawyer. You make mistake you own up and ATO or IRDNZ correct you....
by Mad Scientist
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

You'll be right mate.

Just make sure you prepare all your necessary docs. The people at ICA are very helpful, not sure ask them to guide you

No major drama, just another day in the office
by Mad Scientist
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

Yes on both of your questions. I do not need cooling off period as situations were getting out of control then
by Mad Scientist
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

From my experience, I had no problem with DBS and Citibank. Bear in mind , I had this done many years ago and rules may change. Once I had the CPF withdrawal approved from CPF, I showed them my POSB account to the CPF officer as POSB and DBS account remittance is done on the same day whereas other b...
by Mad Scientist
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

ATO knows sh*t unless you tell them You can do private super in OZ My POV if you do not need the money just some loose coins to get by, leave the bulk of it in SG. Depending on the amount there are many private banking /wealth management. The OECD banking declaration is a farce. You don't tell them ...
by Mad Scientist
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

absolutely. From memory is the third floor or the seventh floor Make sure you bring the original citizenship , passport of your foreign country plus copies to make the application approval smoother just in case Its an hour wait, you will get the letter and proceed to CPF board. Bring your bank book ...
by Mad Scientist
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Bank Account after renouncing SG-ship

Renouncing SG citizenship is a process which takes about 6 weeks if done by mail. Or immediate if you come personally to ICA Kallang with all the document of your foreign citizenship Make sure you make a copy of your SG citizenship and ID prior to submission Once approved you can send the approval d...
by Mad Scientist
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Another NS problem
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Another NS problem

This problem is two fold One is MINDEF/CMPB is unable to locate your current residence hence they are not able to issue you, your enlistment letter at the age 16.5 Hence this matter was referred to ICA, to confirm if you are still a Singaporean or otherwise which their last known address on record i...
by Mad Scientist
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:04 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

OP You are not reading my post properly. Read between the lines for godsake! This is an open forum You wanted exact antidote for your pain. Paracetamol cures many ailment including stomach pain . The general rule of thumb is there. 95% accuracy is not good for you ? OK, you win I'm going pig hunting...
by Mad Scientist
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Alright mate This is getting very nitty gritty. First of all application is based on its own merit be it in work visa, renunciation anything in Singapore. They cast a very wide net hence you negotiate with your eyes wide open I have gone thru hundreds of cases maybe thousand, I don't know. I lost tr...
by Mad Scientist
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Sorry not REP. Reentry Permit meant for PR ROE : child of Singapore parent born overseas use right of Entry using foreign passport when applied SG citizenship by descent I do not know UK laws hence I will not comment. My two sons are UK and OZ citizen But what I do know is if you are PR in most coun...
by Mad Scientist
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:47 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 7918

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

OP SMS has summarize much of it You have taken a quote from my posting years ago. Good on yea for going thru this issue with a fine tooth comb. I did that for my boys and girls. Well they have their own families to take care now, I would add a few more bites to this Yes, SMS said is right, Once you ...

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