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Post by taxico » Fri, 30 May 2008 3:05 pm

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nice food. good views. plenty of exercise equipment and exotic wildlife. fresh air. free boat rides. gated community. ammo, guns, grenades, beers.

ah... the good ole' days. *sings* "hey ah, ho ah, in-fan-try..."

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Post by sourisso » Mon, 09 Jun 2008 2:10 pm

dereklim wrote:Thanks Jeppo and sundaymorningstaple! I'll formalise my application, and will tell you guys if they drag me to Pulau Tekong or not... :wink: I hope not... :P
any news ?

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Post by dereklim » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 8:02 am

sourisso wrote:
dereklim wrote:Thanks Jeppo and sundaymorningstaple! I'll formalise my application, and will tell you guys if they drag me to Pulau Tekong or not... :wink: I hope not... :P
any news ?
Not yet... my appointment is on this Thursday.

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Post by Jeppo » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 9:07 am

If you're still in the application stage, it's probably going to be a while. When I got my PR it was about 6 months later that I received the letter that said I need to register.

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Post by sourisso » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:51 am

im married to a PR so im concerned about it...

Since im 25 and ang moh, i guess they would tell me "don wan u lah, too old orready" as well.

Anyway, just a question to Jeppo, were you working on work permit at the time of application ? Or was your application really totally based on your wife being a PR ?

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Post by Jeppo » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:59 am

I was working in Batam and decided to join my wife in Singapore (she was already a PR). So applied directly for PR without going for EP or any other work permit prior.

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Post by sourisso » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:24 am

i see, same situation as me then, thanks.

i guess i'll give it a try then !

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Post by dereklim » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:30 pm

Well, just completed the formalities for the PR. Still here. Will see how this turns out. Might be weeks or months before I get the letter to register. Just that my manila folder has a big "NS LIABILITY" stamped on it in 30-point font size.

I'll post a follow up once I have more news.

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Please update soon

Post by rra154 » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:14 am

Hi

I know someone in a similar situation. Wife works and husband no work yet and under DP. Only thing stopping them from applying for PR is the liability of NS. Hubby is late 30's.

I suppose he's too old for NS, right?

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Post by dereklim » Mon, 08 Sep 2008 11:52 am

Right, the CMB have sent me the mailer asking me to register for NS. Here goes nothing.... or everything...

Will let everyone know the outcome soon!

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Post by dereklim » Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:15 pm

And.... after filling in the profile and everything, Mindef says I don't have to do NS.

I would like to thank everybody for all their time in replying this seemingly simple but important matter. Cheers!

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Post by sourisso » Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:31 pm

ehe cheers man.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Sep 2008 2:33 pm

Piece of cake! :wink:

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Kids PR and National Service

Post by flair » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 6:27 pm

The thing about kids doing National Service worries me slightly as a mother of 2 sons aged 1 and 4. But apparently you don't need to register them as PR's just apply for study visa. Has anybody had experience with this??

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EP holder with PR parents

Post by EP Holder » Fri, 21 Nov 2008 3:44 pm

I am EP holder with PR parents. I am 23 now. My Parents got PR when I was more than 21. So, I was not eligible to become PR along with them at that time. I studied in Singapore on Student Pass for two years and am now working here on EP. So now I can get a PR only by the EP to PR route. (is it first generation or second generation in my case?)

If I apply for and get a PR now, what will be my NS status? Somebody said I will be asked to do NS if I am less than 25 years of age as my parents are PR.
Does anyone know about the exact rules? Will I be exempt from NS if I get PR before the age of 25? Will I be exempt if I get PR after age of 25?

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