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SC for young adult - 2017

Postby dc374 » Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:04 pm

I've benefited from the diversity of SC-related advice on this forum as I was navigating this journey myself some time ago, and there doesn't seem to be many posts anywhere on the internet about people in my situation, so thought I'd share a datapoint -

The usual rundown:
Race: Chinese.
On my 4th REP. DP before that.
Educated in SG all the way since primary school. Graduated from an 'elite' JC if that matters. Currently working towards a bachelor's degree (in CS, if that's of any relevance)
NOA: I make nowhere near enough to file taxes.

So I traded my blue IC for a green one three years back and 2 years of blood, sweat and tears later, got my blue IC back.. and after many days of camping in front of the eAppointment system, finally filed for citizenship in Jul '17.

Received my AIP last week so that makes it 7 months?

On the off-chance that I've misled anyone, the 'green IC' I'm referring to above is none other than the 11B.. yes, I served NS. On a more serious note, in the event that there are any PR NSFs who are thinking of converting reading this...(google definitely brought me to this forum, lol):

1. If you've heard through the grapevine that the SAF will take care of everything for you, that's no longer the case.
2. You have to complete your 2-year obligation, in other words, fully ORDed with a Cert of Service. Disruption doesn't count (at least that was what I was told)
3. All applications, NS notwithstanding, must now be filed under the Economic Scheme, and to borrow some words from the officer who served me, "subject to assessment based on your own merits". Note that this needs you to be 21, at which point you can file via eSC or via the paper form - no diff.
4. If you'll be under 21 upon ORD, don't despair - email ICA, they'll tell you what to do.
EDIT: 5. Given how the application queues fluctuate nowadays, do note that while you need to have ORDed at the point of lodgement (ie. appointment day), there's nothing stopping you from making the booking earlier. *hint*

Hope someone finds this useful :) cheers.
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Re: SC for young adult - 2017

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02 am

dc374,

Thanks for the thumbs up and bigger thanks for contributing back to this forum. It's people like you who actually make this forum work, by contributing or giving back to the community in additional data for us to work with to help the next person. We pay if forward whenever we can and it all comes back to us later in life. Again, Thanks and Congrats on getting the SC IPA. AND doing your NS (My son has also done his as well).

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Re: SC for young adult - 2017

Postby dc374 » Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:02 am

sms, thank you for your kind words - feels good to be acknowledged by one of the lao jiaos on this forum, heh. It's precisely 'cos there was so little info catering to people in my situation that I decided to post this here - the goalposts were moved a few times between my enlistment and ORD, and it's always good to have updated info. Cheers!


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