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CPF & NS

Post by MusicFever » Wed, 11 Oct 2006 1:52 pm

Hi, two questions abt Singaporean citizenship:
1. If a Singaporean gives up his citizenship for another citizenship, can he get back ALL of his CPF in cash?
2. If one of the parents is a Singaporean and the children are not, will Singapore governemt require the children to join national service?
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Re: CPF & NS

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 9:12 pm

MusicFever wrote:Hi, two questions abt Singaporean citizenship:
1. If a Singaporean gives up his citizenship for another citizenship, can he get back ALL of his CPF in cash?
2. If one of the parents is a Singaporean and the children are not, will Singapore governemt require the children to join national service?
I cannot give you a definitive answer on 1. but I would assume that you could similar to that of a PR who is also required by law to contribute CPF. If a PR gives up his PR and leaves the country all contributions plus interest in all three or four accounts (depending on how old you are - 4 once over 55) and that includes the Medisave account. If you give up your citizenship via proper channels including written renounciation then they would be required by law to refund all to you.

Regarding 2. this depends whether or not the child was born in Singapore or not. If it's a Singaporean Mother and gives birth in Singapore the child is a citizen by birth. If the birth took place outside of singapore and the childs birth is registered in the other spouses country of citizenship then no not required to unless the child is brought into singapore and obtains PR. If the Mother registers the birth in a Singapore Embassy/counsulate overseas then the child is a citizen and yes, they will be required to do NS.
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