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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:59 am

nakatago wrote:
Stay in school; get your degree. Do your NS. Think of it as two years of extra-curricular activities/sabbatical that will open you to possible networks or travel, gain different perspectives and soul searching. By then, you would have made a decision if you'll keep your PR or not.


I concur.

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Postby s3nt1n3l » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:20 pm

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s3nt1n3l wrote:But if I decide to renounce my PR without having to serve NS, what should I do with my pre-enlisment letter ?


Throw it away, leave Singapore, change your identity and pray you'll never have to step into Singapore ever again. Ever.


hmmm.

but I still have my final sem in my poly.

I can't just do that. can I ? :?


Stay in school; get your degree. Do your NS. Think of it as two years of extra-curricular activities/sabbatical that will open you to possible networks or travel, gain different perspectives and soul searching. By then, you would have made a decision if you'll keep your PR or not.


it's Diploma for your information. :)

and If I decide to go for overseas studies after NS while still retaining my PR, do I need to come back for reservist at one of those days ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:27 pm

You can usually get a deferment for reservists training if you are outstation (for a while only of course) You will eventually have to do it but they are pretty flexible if you can document your reasons for requesting the deferment.

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Postby s3nt1n3l » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can usually get a deferment for reservists training if you are outstation (for a while only of course) You will eventually have to do it but they are pretty flexible if you can document your reasons for requesting the deferment.


I see. Thanks.

Guess I'll discuss this issue with my parents first and see what is their opinions regarding this.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 1:06 pm

s3nt1n3l wrote:it's Diploma for your information. :)


from where I'm from, to-mae-toe, to-mah-toe, you get the idea.

anyway, in support of what SMS said, when you've come to terms about doing NS, you'll have two years to figure it out and decide.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 2:14 pm

s3nt1n3l wrote:
but I still have my final sem in my poly.

I can't just do that. can I ? :?


OK , here is the deal. You have received your Pre enlistment NS notice from CMPB stating that you are INBOUND and LANDING. You have about a month maybe two weeks to register. This is the first medical check up etc..... I am not sure on the exact span when you need to register as it all depends on whether you going with the Mono Intake, OCS batch, Diploma Batch or the odd one out. You have to decide on whether you are inbound or aborting. If you choose the former than everything will be SOP. But if you choose the latter, I am not exactly accurate on this , ICA will asked you to choose hence putting the gun on your head with a following letter if you go down this road.. Once you decide to renounce you have to get either a student visa or social visit pass or Long Term Social Visa Pass (LTSVP) so that you are allowed to complete your final exam. This is easier said than done as your chances of rejection is zero to ten. I personally cannot give exact evidence base on this scenario that they will approve your application to stay and complete your exam.
Hence I will ask you to consider this properly with your parents, maybe go for meditation or a long thoughtful consideration on the pros and cons.
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