Nope. As you are first generation and I guess you you came through the technical/skilled stream you don't have to do NS. What will happen is that one day you will receive a letter from Mindef asking you to register and halfway through the process they thank you and tell you that your services are not needed at this time. Reason behind this is that they want you in their register to know their troop strength if they want to mobilise the "bottom of the barrel in case of emergency", ie. us (including myself).JustAnotherExpat wrote:Hi all, saw this thread about PRs and Citizens so thought of putting my question here instead of creating a new thread.
I'm a male first-generation PR who's been here for more than 3 years, and considering applying for citizenship.
But there is something that is concerning me before I decide to send in my citizen application - national service.
Would anyone be able to tell me whether I would need to serve the 2 years NS once I become a Singapore citizen? I've tried to look up this information in ICA and NS.com.sg websites, but all I could find was the statement: "All male permanent residents and citizens in Singapore, aged 16 to 40 years (or 50 years for officers and members of certain skilled professions) are subject to the Enlistment Act".
However this does not mention whether it's referring to 'native' (or second-generation onwards) Singapore citizen, or ALL male Singapore citizens regardless of him being first-generation or not.
Does the first-generation PR's NS exemption also translate to a first-generation citizen NS exemption?
Many thanks in advance for the help
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