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MOM record of addresses in Singapore?

Postby BBCDoc » Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:40 pm

Dear Experienced Forum members,

Would appreciate any assistance with an unusual situation. My wife is Japanese, and she has to complete a myriad of bureaucratic requirements for closing her mother's death here in Singapore in past months.

She has to provide continual proof of address for her entire time in Singapore over the last 4 years. Although we only stayed in 2 condos, she used her office address for tax and phone bill for the first 2 years and thus lack proof for early years.

I was wondering if MOM has records of her home address for the EP, and whether we can get an official record from them? Not immediately obvious from their website.

We are now PR so ICA data is up to date, only lacking official documentation for early years.

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Re: MOM record of addresses in Singapore?

Postby BBCWatcher » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:58 am

I assume you're asking for Japanese inheritance tax purposes (i.e. to avoid tax). If so, she'll need adequate proof of at least five years of continuous overseas residence, as I understand it.

It's at least fairly hard to work in Singapore, in an office, without physically being in Singapore. So one possible approach is that she could obtain a letter from her employer attesting to her regular physical attendance, assuming that was the case.

Her IRAS Notices of Assessment should include the fact she was taxed at the resident rate rather than the non-resident rate, and that should be helpful.

She can ask the Ministry of Manpower if they'll issue a letter of some kind attesting to her pass history.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority might be able to provide her with an official record of her entries into and exits from Singapore. If her passport was renewed at any point over the past few years she should also provide her previous passport details when making this request. I'm assuming she spent most of her time in Singapore and didn't travel much, and so a record of her entries and exits would help support a residence determination (as the Japanese define it).

If she registered her presence in Singapore with the Japanese embassy then that'd be helpful, so that's another record she could collect.

Her bank and credit card statements should provide some evidence of physical presence in Singapore, showing merchants and ATMs in Singapore.

Facebook and other social media, if she used them, can also provide evidence. Other possible pieces of evidence include class attendance and course completion records, medical appointment records, frequent flyer records (with short trips outside Singapore and consistent returns into Singapore).... basically anything that shows Singapore attachments.

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Re: MOM record of addresses in Singapore?

Postby bgd » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:22 am

What about trying her agent / landlord, they will be able to confirm. Does she not have copies of her tenancy agreements? Even is she is not the main signatory they often list who can reside in the property.

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Re: MOM record of addresses in Singapore?

Postby BBCDoc » Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:12 pm

Dear BBCwatcher and bgd,

Many thanks for both your suggestions. Will put forward to my wife. I had suggested the property agencies, since we have official contracts with names, addresses and durations. She is adamant it must be utility or bank related as Japanese bureaucrats may be very narrow minded...

Will try the MOM, they would likely be the best authority too...

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Re: RE: Re: MOM record of addresses in Singapore?

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 06 Jul 2016 7:06 am

BBCDoc wrote:Will try the MOM, they would likely be the best authority too...

Cheers!


Do let us know how MOM responds!!


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