Serve NS at 25???

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Serve NS at 25???

Post by maceno » Tue, 25 Jun 2019 5:56 pm

Hi Everyone

Im 25 and I want to renew my PR but will it be possible? I know I have to serve NS (im 2nd gen) and I want to aswell but is it possible at my age? Here's a little history about me before you guys jump to conclusions. Thanks.

So I used to be a Singapore PR as I grew up in Singapore. Ive lived in Singapore from age of 2-13.
Unfortunately, we moved countries when I was only 13 and never thought we would return. I have always wanted to be in the same country as my parents so I did not renew my PR. My PR expired when I was 17 (2011) and I was supposed to serve NS at 18 (2012). I never renounced my PR to skip NS so I am NOT AN ILLEGAL. If I had been in Singapore or knew my parents would be moving back, I would have happily renewed my PR before it expired and served NS.

We move a lot due to my dad's work life. After 13, I spent one year in India, 2 years in Kenya, 1 year in South Africa, 1 year in USA and have been in Canada since 18. Now my dad's got an amazing position in Singapore and it looks like a permanent move.

My mom and him moved back to Singapore when I left to Canada for university so they kept their PR before it expired. However, it was uncertain that they would stay there for long. Now it seems that they will be there permanently due to my dad's success.

Will I somehow be able to renew my PR and serve NS. Im 25 now. Please help.

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Re: Serve NS at 25???

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 25 Jun 2019 7:49 pm

Why do you need to live with your parents at 25?
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Serve NS at 25???

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:02 am

I was wondering the same thing PNGMK. But you have to remember you talking to a millenial and they are the entitled bunch who think that they should be able to sponge off the parents until they are 35, not like people like us who moved out at 17 or 18 and never looked back. ;-)
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Serve NS at 25???

Post by bro75 » Wed, 26 Jun 2019 9:38 am

I assumed that you mean your REP expired when you were 17. Because you were outside of Singapore when your REP expired, you lost your permanent residency. To regain PR, you must apply on your own merits through the PTS scheme or family scheme (if married to a Singaporean). Being an ex-PR who did not go through NS may affect your chances of being approved.

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