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renew PR or renounce PR ?

Post by jeffchen123 » Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:31 pm

Hi guys,

I have a quite unusual case and want some suggestions. I got my PR in 2003 and in 2005 I left Singapore until 2017. During these years I tried to renew my PR but not successful since I spent most time outside Singapore. In 2018, I decided to come back Singapore to do some business and I got a valid EP.

Now, I want to withdraw my CPF which I got during my days in Singapore. CPF told me that I need to renounce my PR since my PR is still valid in their system. It surprised my a little as I thought I will automatically lost PR status if the renew failed.

My questions is, can I still renew my PR(REP) ? since CPF told me I am still valid PR holder. or shall I just go ahead to renounce PR? or since I got EP now, I will still need a CPF account, shall I just continue use my CPF account when I was a PR ?

and what if I don’t renounce my PR, can I still use my PR IC in Singapore ?

Thanks and all the best

Jeff

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Re: renew PR or renounce PR ?

Post by Bongy21 » Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:40 pm

Better go to ICA for clarification.
That's all you can do for now!

Goodluck!

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Re: renew PR or renounce PR ?

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 14 Jan 2019 1:32 pm

jeffchen123 wrote:Hi guys,

I have a quite unusual case and want some suggestions. I got my PR in 2003 and in 2005 I left Singapore until 2017. During these years I tried to renew my PR but not successful since I spent most time outside Singapore. In 2018, I decided to come back Singapore to do some business and I got a valid EP.

Now, I want to withdraw my CPF which I got during my days in Singapore. CPF told me that I need to renounce my PR since my PR is still valid in their system. It surprised my a little as I thought I will automatically lost PR status if the renew failed.

My questions is, can I still renew my PR(REP) ? since CPF told me I am still valid PR holder. or shall I just go ahead to renounce PR? or since I got EP now, I will still need a CPF account, shall I just continue use my CPF account when I was a PR ?

and what if I don’t renounce my PR, can I still use my PR IC in Singapore ?

Thanks and all the best

Jeff
Go to ICA. Very likely they will ask you to renounce your PR. You surely cannot renew your REP after being away from SG for so many years

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Re: renew PR or renounce PR ?

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 14 Jan 2019 1:53 pm

It honestly sounds as though ICA just need to update CPF.
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