From one of jpatokal's post.If you're a Singaporean citizen, you cannot renounce your citizenship unless you've completed your NS (or were born female).
As this whole thing seems to be a hazy shade of grey, As I have been given to understand it, you must file your intentions to renunciate prior to what I was recently told has been changed from 11 to 13 years of age. Additionally you must register with CPMB at age 17½. If that is properly done then you may renounce upon reaching your 21st birthday. So, assuming that you have done the necessary some 7 or 8 years ago you should have no problems. Otherwise? All bets are off unless someone else can find a better answer.blurred wrote:Thanks for the reply.
I've been reading most of the posts, as far as I'm aware you have to at least stayed in the country for a certain period of time..
Hence: "Only those who have emigrated at a young age and have not enjoyed substantial socio-economic benefits are allowed to renounce their citizenship without serving National Service."
Having left when I was 2-3 years old would that not be taken into account?
http://www.mfa.gov.sg/consular/faqs/faq ... nship2.htm (This link no longer works as the "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" site has been revamped recently)
Since 5 Mar 79, the Government has been empowered under Article 128(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to withhold registering a declaration of renunciation by a person who is subject to the Enlistment Act unless he has:
- discharged his liability for full-time NS;
- rendered at least 3 years of Operationally Ready National Service; or
- complied with other conditions laid down by the government.
For male citizens who left Singapore before the age of 11 and have not enjoyed significant socio-economic benefits in Singapore, i.e. have not applied for an NRIC, extended their Singapore passport validity beyond the age of 11 or studied in Singapore school beyond 11 years old, we will not object to their renunciation of Singapore citizenship if they do not wish to fulfil their NS obligations. However, they should still register for full-time NS with CMPB at the age of 17½ and apply for deferment from enlistment till the age of 21 (under Singapore law, a citizen could only renounce at the age of 21) pending their decision on their Singapore citizenship status. Those who subsequently renounce their citizenship at the age of 21 will not be required to serve NS. Those who retain their Singapore citizenship will be enlisted for NSF.
Generally, those who left Singapore after the age of 11 will be deemed to have enjoyed the socio-economic benefits of Singapore. They will not be allowed to renounce their Singapore citizenship without fulfilling NS obligations.
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