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taikoo
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need guidance on applying for PR

Post by taikoo » Wed, 20 Sep 2006 1:49 pm

Need some guidance on applying for PR in Singapore.

I have two sons aged 16 and 9. We relocated to Singapore in July'06.

With all the stories that were narrated to me prior to my moving, on applyin PRs, I am bit confused.

Q1. if I apply for PR for all four of us, would my son need to do National Service when he turns 18? For information, he is currently studying in an International School.

Q2. If I apply for PR for myself, mywife and my youger son, what kind of visa do I need to apply for my elder son?

Appreciate any guidance on the above. Thanks.

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Post by hillview2006 » Wed, 20 Sep 2006 5:48 pm

Hi,

Your Q1, is my question too. I'm SG PR but my son is not. When we apply our PR year’s back we don’t have baby yet. Now he's on Long Term Social Visit Pass.

I hope someone will give us a concrete answer on your Q1.

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Post by skye » Thu, 21 Sep 2006 8:31 am

The answer to Q1 is a definite yes. Only you as a first generation PR are exempted from NS. Both your sons will be liable to do NS if they become PR. If you decide to go ahead with PR for you and your wife, you can apply for Student Passes for your boys to continue studying in International School.

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Post by taikoo » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 5:41 pm

skye wrote:The answer to Q1 is a definite yes. Only you as a first generation PR are exempted from NS. Both your sons will be liable to do NS if they become PR. If you decide to go ahead with PR for you and your wife, you can apply for Student Passes for your boys to continue studying in International School.
skye, Thanks for the clarification...

Is there any website/place where would I get the info on procedure for applying for student pass for elder son?

For my younger son, since he is only 9 y/o, I intend to apply for PR him too, as I am not able to take call on a 8 or 9 year horizon at this point in time.

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Post by skye » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 7:30 pm

Have a look at the ICA website - www.ica.gov.sg
It's all there and you can download the forms and the notes.
If your PR is granted, have all the documentation ready for the student pass for your son and you can submit it when you go to pick up your PR - his DP will be cancelled at the same time as your EP and ICA will give him a social visit pass to allow him to stay in Singapore while they process his application. You can be his sponsor and you will have to produce all the same documents you need for your PR application (birth & marriage certs, degree certs, tax returns, letter from employer etc), plus a letter from the International School confirming he is a student. The ICA staff are pretty helpful and there is a phone hotline if you need more info.

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Post by taikoo » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 8:07 pm

skye,

Thanks a lot for the information and for providing me with the url. Will proceed as suggested and once completed, will come and share my experience in this forum again for the benefit of members like me.

Thanks once again for your explanation. Cheers...

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