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Renewing Reentry Permit

Post by domain » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:28 am

I am SPR plan to stay and work in Australia for next couple of years but my entry permit expires middle of next year. I understand that one of the requirement to renew REP is a Singapore-registered company letter. Since I am not working in Singapore from this month onwards, will they still allow me to renew? I married with SG citizen and have been staying here since year 2002.
If they reject my renewal (plan to submit it personally next year), what will happen to my CPF?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:49 am

If for some reason you have to give up your PR (e.g., no re-entry permit - or voluntary) your CPF will be refunded to the bank of your choice worldwide with about 10-15 working days provided your tax clearance with IRAS is okay. That said, should you want to take up PR again in the future, you will be required to put back all CPF & Interest paid out to you plus any interest that would have accrued had it been left untouched.
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Post by domain » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:19 pm

Does it mean I will definitely lost my PR if I do not hold any job in SG?

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Post by riversandlakes » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 3:02 pm

Can't they renew it based on the grounds that you are married to a citizen?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 6:09 pm

I could be wrong, but the way I understand it is that while you don't need company sponsorship if your PR is based on family ties, you do need to be gainfully employed in Singapore unless your are over 50 years of age (like me :( )
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Post by domain » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 9:06 pm

Went to talk to ICA officer today. They advise me to wait few months (up to 6 months) before my REP expires then request to transfer my PR to be based on marriage. The maximum I can get is 5-year renewal. I only need to bring pink IC and marriage certificate (and their fotocopies), no need a letter from employer. My spouse also no need to be present. The decision might take from few hours up to the following day. Hope this info will help others who is in the same situation as me :)

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