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HELP!Dual British/Australian National Looking for Work in SG

Postby Ramadog » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:29 pm

Hi everyone. I am just looking for advice on my employment chances in Singapore. I am looking to come there next month. Here is my God honest situation


• Born in Australia. I am an Aussie National
• Grew up in Singapore for 14 years. Cancelled my PR when I moved with mother to UK
• Obtained BSc in Mathematics and Accountancy from Imperial College and Uni. Of Southampton respectively
• Obtained UK Nationality
• My dad has been working in Singapore while I have been living in UK. Want to move back to Singapore and gain experience and live with my father for a while
• Aiming to get into accounting and finance by getting into an entry level position. I do not have work experience in accounting/finance but have done a 6 month internship in a not for profit organisation

I want to get out of the UK and seek a new life. Want to get back to Singapore so I can be with friends and father. Australia is on my mind as well. I plan to go Sing for 3 months and have a crack at job market then go to Australia after that. What are chances of me getting a job in Singapore compared to Australia? Thank you for any advice

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:28 pm

Do you have national service issues?

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Postby Ramadog » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 6:40 am

I cancelled my PR before I was supposed to join NS in order to move to the UK.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 7:51 am

Ramadog wrote:I cancelled my PR before I was supposed to join NS in order to move to the UK.


So I guess you cancelled your PR right before 16 NS registration.
Hate to break this to you. You are out of luck. Yes, you can visit SG under social visit pass. To work or even to regain PR will be ZERO.
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Postby Ramadog » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 8:08 am

wow really? Even if i tell them it was against my own wishes as my parents made me move abroad? How does the whole NS thing come into play? Or is it more the fact that I cancelled my PR that has an impact?
Anyway I have some contacts in Singapore and will talk to them. Will not go to Singapore with high hopes. And if I do not get anything will go to Oz for a job

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 8:59 am

Just read some of the NS relevant topics on this forum - there are tons of them.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 9:00 am

Ramadog wrote:wow really? Even if i tell them it was against my own wishes as my parents made me move abroad? How does the whole NS thing come into play? Or is it more the fact that I cancelled my PR that has an impact?
Anyway I have some contacts in Singapore and will talk to them. Will not go to Singapore with high hopes. And if I do not get anything will go to Oz for a job


Both. Parents are great for screwing up children's lives because the parents only think of themselves and the immediate not the child's long term future. Now you will have to pay the price of their folly. It sucks, but all the information was there when they took up PR. They did so anyway. But they are still your parent, so......what to do?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 9:14 am

Ramadog wrote:wow really? Even if i tell them it was against my own wishes as my parents made me move abroad? How does the whole NS thing come into play? Or is it more the fact that I cancelled my PR that has an impact?
Anyway I have some contacts in Singapore and will talk to them. Will not go to Singapore with high hopes. And if I do not get anything will go to Oz for a job


Your Mom and Dad are First Gen Pr , they do not have to do NS but you are considered 2nd Gen PR. You will have to do NS under the Enlistment Act Chap 93 and section 33 of the same act.
Go and call everyone and anyone you like in SG or abroad, the answer will be the same. Sorry mate that is the end of the road .
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Postby x9200 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 9:20 am

Just thinking: would it be still possible to reinstall his PR if he was willing to complete the NS?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:02 am

x9200 wrote:Just thinking: would it be still possible to reinstall his PR if he was willing to complete the NS?


It is NOT if he is willing , It is if Mindef and CMPB allows him to do NS and if ICA allows him to reinstall his PR
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Postby x9200 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:21 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
x9200 wrote:Just thinking: would it be still possible to reinstall his PR if he was willing to complete the NS?


It is NOT if he is willing , It is if Mindef and CMPB allows him to do NS and if ICA allows him to reinstall his PR


Well, It starts with his will to do this. Does it make any sense to approach Mindef and CMPB if he is NOT willing to go for NS? :)
Ok, let me rephrase: Is it likely or possible at all for Mindef and CMPB to allow him to reinstall his PR under the condition of completing his NS duties?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 1:45 pm

x9200 wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:
x9200 wrote:Just thinking: would it be still possible to reinstall his PR if he was willing to complete the NS?


It is NOT if he is willing , It is if Mindef and CMPB allows him to do NS and if ICA allows him to reinstall his PR


Well, It starts with his will to do this. Does it make any sense to approach Mindef and CMPB if he is NOT willing to go for NS? :)
Ok, let me rephrase: Is it likely or possible at all for Mindef and CMPB to allow him to reinstall his PR under the condition of completing his NS duties?



Very Highly remote , nearly impossible
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 4:39 pm

Probably the only way is if his university education is highly desirable and not prevalent here in Singapore and the military could find a use for it! :-| There is always a quid pro quo but finding it is the problem.


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