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singforsupper?
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Immigration question.

Post by singforsupper? » Sun, 13 Jan 2008 8:34 am

Hi,

I have recently been aprroached about working in Singapore. It is early days, but to avoid disappointment or embarassment later, Id like to ask a question which may pop up later.

I have a 25 year old conviction for possession of marijuana in New Zealand. It was my only brush with the law.

I know Singapore has strict laws and zero tolerance. Can anyone tell me if a 25 yo conviction could prevent my working in the country? And if it would be worth seeking specialist advice on this? And from whom?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Immigration question.

Post by ksl » Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:24 pm

singforsupper? wrote:Hi,

I have recently been aprroached about working in Singapore. It is early days, but to avoid disappointment or embarassment later, Id like to ask a question which may pop up later.

I have a 25 year old conviction for possession of marijuana in New Zealand. It was my only brush with the law.

I know Singapore has strict laws and zero tolerance. Can anyone tell me if a 25 yo conviction could prevent my working in the country? And if it would be worth seeking specialist advice on this? And from whom?

Thanks in advance.
I doubt it very much, that it would show up, even though it may be kept on file, 5 years I think is the normal limit, that it can be used against you, when you request a police security check!, for convictions. Easiest thing to do is to visit the local police station and ask them for a clearance check on your name, they will give you a slip of paper...don't be afraid to ask, them for more information about it, even if it would effect your chance to take employment, I think they will tell you 5 years, is the limit.

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