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successful deferment to NS pending renunciation

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 4:44 am
by eastsideinvest
Hi,

I read a couple of success stories on this forum and decided to reach out. I'm sure you'd guess it. I'm in the same boat.

Both parents and kids are SG citizenships. Migrated to US in 2005, son was 2. We had our greencard in 2008, son was 6. We will get our US citizenship in 6 months, hopefully before he turns 14. My son turned 13 this year, I applied for exit permit and put in his deferment application yesterday. CMPB were tight lipped about their guidelines for deferment. Except for occasional travels to SG to visit relatives, our lives are pretty much in the US. Any idea what is our success rate will be? Tips and pointers appreciated. Thanks.

Re: successful deferment to NS pending renunciation

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 6:25 am
by nakatago
eastsideinvest wrote:Hi,

I read a couple of success stories on this forum and decided to reach out. I'm sure you'd guess it. I'm in the same boat.

Both parents and kids are SG citizenships. Migrated to US in 2005, son was 2. We had our greencard in 2008, son was 6. We will get our US citizenship in 6 months, hopefully before he turns 14. My son turned 13 this year, I applied for exit permit and put in his deferment application yesterday. CMPB were tight lipped about their guidelines for deferment. Except for occasional travels to SG to visit relatives, our lives are pretty much in the US. Any idea what is our success rate will be? Tips and pointers appreciated. Thanks.
Have you gone through the posts pointed to here?
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Unless you follow the protocols TO THE LETTER, yes he will have to do NS. If you do not follow them to the letter, he will have to leave Singapore and will never be able to return as he will be considered a NS dodger and could be picked up even in the transit area of the airport if warranted. Read the following thread in it's entirety and a number of other threads in the Strictly Speaking forum where it has been covered in depth and is probably the most complete collection of information you are likely to find in one place here in Singapore. A lot of it has to deal with Singaporeans trying to get their children out without NS but all facets are covered. Start with this thread and if you get through it, search the forum for other posts. All will be answered by either Kraikk, Mad Scientist or myself and other posters.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=61423

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=103474

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=103049

These will get you started......Think VERY CAREFULLY if you want to have your kid possibly Hate you at some point in his future for limiting his options just because YOU don't want him to do NS. This has happened a lot in the past 10 years or so.

Yes, he can give it up so long as he hasn't reached his 13th birthday and the steps to do so have been followed TO THE LETTER. (Actually, 11th is much safer - that was the old cut-off date).

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=108127