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NS problems

Postby Koalabear » Tue, 28 Jul 2009 6:08 am

Hi,

Im a student who finished my oveseas university course and my exit permit expired. As a NSmen I understand I still have NS obligations until age of 40.

However, I've attained overseas PR. My question is: are there any drawbacks to exposing the fact that Im overseas PR to the singapore govt?

Will mindef be extremely irritated by the fact that I may not return to Singapore to work and insist me to stay in Singapore and turn down disruption application based on overseas PR status?

My parent has a HDB flat which she intends to transfer to my ownership when I get married in the future. I may return Singapore one day and im not exactly sure if there are government policies in place that discriminate against Singaporeans who obtained overseas PR.

I do not mind the reservice trainings at all. My NSF days were so much fun and re-service sounds like an excellent legal break away from work. However, Im not a multi-millionaire with a fleet of private jets that allow me to fly back whenever they call me up. Its just logistically impossible.

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Postby littlegreenman » Tue, 28 Jul 2009 1:49 pm

Hi there,

the good news is that you are worrying about nothing! As you already served your two or two and a half year NS you just have to write to the MOD and attach proof of your overseas PR and maybe proof of employment there and then you will get something so you don't even get called back in for the re-service training. It also won't have any impact on your parents HDB flat or anything. So you really shouldn't worry. Just contact the MOD and they will let you know the procedure.

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Re: NS problems

Postby ksl » Tue, 28 Jul 2009 2:14 pm

Koalabear wrote:Hi,

Im a student who finished my oveseas university course and my exit permit expired. As a NSmen I understand I still have NS obligations until age of 40.

However, I've attained overseas PR. My question is: are there any drawbacks to exposing the fact that Im overseas PR to the singapore govt?

Will mindef be extremely irritated by the fact that I may not return to Singapore to work and insist me to stay in Singapore and turn down disruption application based on overseas PR status?

My parent has a HDB flat which she intends to transfer to my ownership when I get married in the future. I may return Singapore one day and im not exactly sure if there are government policies in place that discriminate against Singaporeans who obtained overseas PR.

I do not mind the reservice trainings at all. My NSF days were so much fun and re-service sounds like an excellent legal break away from work. However, Im not a multi-millionaire with a fleet of private jets that allow me to fly back whenever they call me up. Its just logistically impossible.
I believe you will be called back once a year, unless you can get permission from mindef to be exempt while away and you can on a yearly basis.

What is the maximum duration of Exit Permit that I can apply for?

An exit permit is normally granted on a yearly basis for overseas employment, permanent residence or training. An exit permit of a maximum of 3 years may be granted for overseas employment or training. If you are studying overseas, an exit permit can be granted for the full duration of your course.

"Do I need to amend my Exit Permit if there is a change in destination?"

You will need to cancel the current exit permit and re-apply for a new one.


Here is the link to apply for an exit permit http://www.ns.sg/nsPortal/appmanager/ns ... aq%2F0.htm

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steps to apply

Postby Koalabear » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:45 pm

1) scan a copy of your permanent residence card in pdf
2) attach to your email
3) send the email to cmpb and put topic as EP extension - PR overseas

Pretty straightforward. I will not use the online system though. It opens up a can of worm later on. The best way is to call someone in the exit permit office, get his name, and address the letter to him so there is minimal trouble along the way.

I hope this helps.


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