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Am i even considered an expat?

Postby Miriean » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:33 pm

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Postby SunWuKong » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 3:33 pm

Technically you are an Expat, because you are residing outside your nationalized country. An expatriate is any person living in a different country from where he is a citizen.
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Postby mborawski » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 4:36 pm

I'd say you are

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Postby durain » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:27 pm

so all maids and construction workers are expats . wow!!! sure lots of expats in singapore! and how about legal immigrant? they expats too?

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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:43 pm

durain wrote:so all maids and construction workers are expats . wow!!! sure lots of expats in singapore! and how about legal immigrant? they expats too?


Yes, of course they are. An expatriate is someone who does not reside in their country of citizenship or homeland.

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

Postby Saint » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:37 pm

Miriean wrote:i'm from another country but i've been living in Singapore since the age of 3-4, i've never been anywhere else for more than a few weeks. i was educated in local schools here and my friends are mostly Singaporeans, i'm serving NS currently with 2 more weeks before ORD (end of the active 2 years). i'm PR. and yes when i speak to local people it's full of lahs and lehs, but of course i speak proper english to others, but with the local accent. am i even an expat? any others like me here? :)


Why never become a citizen then?

I class myself a local expat

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:23 am

[quote="SaintI class myself a local expat[/quote]

Isn't that oxymoronic? Like army intellligence or Microsoft Works? :D

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:08 pm

Miriean wrote: i never got any prompt maybe because i've commited offences and went into detention barracks before


Related to Michael Fay are you? :wink:

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

Postby madura » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:43 pm

Miriean wrote:i'm from another country but i've been living in Singapore since the age of 3-4,


so, which country were you from?

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Meaning of Expatriate

Postby beppi » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 1:58 pm

Expatriate is Latin (or some other obsolete language) for
ex: outside of
patria: home country
Where do you consider home?

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Re: Am i even considered an expat?

Postby taxico » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 7:22 am

Miriean wrote:and i would get my citizenship after my army or so they say, but i don't know, i never got any prompt maybe because i've commited offences and went into detention barracks before


you should be fine... DB's no biggie. it's a big deal only when a soldier's on trial in a civilian court...

just be patient... whatever the case... ord lor! : ))))
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 8:52 am

For the record..........

And the PR/NS naysayers are gonna love this!!!

Even if you do NS as a PR, it is NOT a guarantee of gaining Citizenship. The government states that applicants for citizenship who have performed National Service will be given a more favourable view, but it still is not a guarantee. (Read that as if you are a Secondary School dropout the odds might be against you still) You probably will not be able to contribute much to the economy in the long term unless you have already shown signs of being an entrepreneur so it doesn't give the government any impetus to grant you citizenship just so you can become a ward of the state.

I know it's rough but them's the rules as they currently stand.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:49 am

You have shown your allegiance to Singapore by serving in the armed forces.

Not an expat. (And why would you wish to be classified as such?)
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 2:19 pm

Vaucluse wrote:You have shown your allegiance to Singapore by serving in the armed forces.



Not really, only doing what you are told (NS) if you want to stay beyond that period, like to further studies.


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