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Dependent pass

Post by ronit.chawla » Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:08 am

Hi!,

I am 16 years old and have currently been waiting for my dp for 7 weeks now. My dad has gotten his ep, my brother and mom have gotten their dp too. I have been missing school for about 3 weeks now and really need to catch up as these are crucial years and attendance is required. the school fee has been paid. I am extremely stressed and I have no idea what to. I don't know if it's because we were PRs before but that was when I was 6.

Any advice/help would be great

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Re: Dependent pass

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Aug 2019 2:56 pm

If you were PR before why is your father on EP now? Did you all give up your PR? If so, that may well be the problem. Bringing you back on a DP would absolved you from your former obligation to do NS. Therefore, while They will give your family EP and DP for the females, you might be the scapegoat to try to crimp their stay here as you have legally avoided NS and the government doesn't like to be screwed so they might be going to screw you. (and your parents if they can). Can't know for sure until your DP is rejected outright. If so, you can almost bet it's based on the former NS obligation as a 2nd Gen PR.

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Post by ronit.chawla » Tue, 27 Aug 2019 9:23 pm

My dad is on a EP because we got transferred out of Singapore when we had a PR and it expired after a while. I mean I was 6 which is way under 13.I think leaving when 13 and after starts to become an issue for NS. My younger brother has gotten his DP, my mum too. I'm just hoping mine comes in time so that I don't miss anymore school.

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Re: Dependent pass

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:49 pm

It would depend on whether or not a letter was sent to the CMPB before your 13th birthday to inform them that you were giving up your PR. (This is the issue many find themselves in). Protocol had to be followed. If it isn't followed to the letter, you will find yourself in a minefield of sorts. After the age of 13, still can be done, but just had the added inconvenience of exit permits and/or bonds. Good Luck.

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Post by ronit.chawla » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:16 am

I checked with my dad, I was nine when our PR expired and I think he said there was a letter sent and he followed protocol, we went to the singaprean embassy and followed every procedure

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:49 am

Then all that's left is to wait and keep your fingers crossed. It still might be a spate of vindictiveness on the government's part but proving it would be a problem as they've always maintained a policy of opaqueness when it comes to explaining why they reject people.

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