Thank you for your help.Originally He wrote:Hi I'd like to ask...
I am a dual citizen (Singaporean by registration) currently serving NS now. I ORD late next year.
I received the letter stating that I have to take the oath of renunciation,allegiance and loyalty before my 22nd birthday in order to maintain my status as a Singapore citizen.
I called up ICA who directed me to speak to an officer(stupid me for not getting his name).
I was told that if I decide to renounce my citizenship, I will be able to discontinue my NS and have to leave the country within 24 hours. But I will not be considered as a deserter and be allowed to come back to Singapore for social visits.
In addition, I was told that I will only be able to renounce my citizenship right on the day before my birthday( early next year).
I have every intention of renouncing my citizenship as I have lived overseas for most of my life, and only came back for national service. And to be honest( no offense) I find it difficult to adapt to Singapore and can never consider this country my home.
My question is that will I be able to "ORD" on the day when I renounce my citizenship or will the gov. screw me over and withhold the registration of declaration of renunciation of Singapore Citizenship? I have heard of some cases where it had happened, and it was on this website. http://www.guidemesingapore.com/sing...itizenship.htm
Should I go down to ICA to clarify things?
Is there something I can do to make sure that the gov will not withhold my registration of declaration of renunciation for sure?
I've emailed ICA just to reconfirm and they told me that my matter had been forwarded to the relevant officer who will return to me in due course, more than two weeks ago.
Could anyone please help me...I seriously cannot wait to leave this country and go back home. Thank you very much.
Dear Mod , please delete this thread
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