I had a friend who ran away from the law in Singapore and lived in a foreign country. He changed his name, including surname, and got a foreign passport. Years later, he would enter Singapore regularly with the foreign passport. Although the passport said he was borned in Singapore, he was never questioned or detained at immigration.neanderthal wrote:OP's point is that he now has a different name than his birth name and so should be able to enter Singapore under the new identity and as a British citizen. What he's worried about is that he will be arrested in Singapore as a Singapore citizen for not doing his NS.
Of course, he WILL be arrested here if he's dumb enough to say he's really a Singapore citizen and has not done his NS.
Are we to expect that he, being a British of Chinese origin, will be singled out at the Singapore immigration checkpoint when he arrives and be asked for his birth certificate and/or renunciation papers in order to verify his citizenship/NS status? C'mon, give me a break!
BHC won't help him? He won't know till he asks, will he? Unless you're from the BHC yourself, Plavt, why should we take your word that there is no point in asking them for help?
In fact, what I'd like to know is why is the OP putting his question about Singapore citizenship and Singapore national service to a bunch of ignorant, clueless, fear-mongering expats?
One day, he got drunk. He hit a guy and was detained in the police station. They searched him and found his old IC, together with his foreign passport in his pocket. They IDed him after 20 years. He carried his IC because he had maintained bank accounts in Singapore, under his old name..