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Another SC question

Postby HOD » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 3:58 pm

My son was born in Singapore in 1995. My wife is Singaporean and I am American. We lived in Singapore from 2003-2007. My son attended the American School with permission from the government. We left Singapore my son was 12 years of age and we did not apply for an exit permit. He never received an IC but we have gotten a letter recently (addressed to my Mother In Law in Sing) asking for him to get his IC. My sons Singapore passport expired when he was 11 years old. What should be my steps at this point? Should I apply for the exit permit now and inform them that he will be giving up citizenship at 21? He is 15ys of age.

Also there is a chance that we may be relocating back to Singapore in the next year. Does this change the way things should be handled? Thanks in advance for the advice

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Re: Another SC question

Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 4:39 pm

I edited this for clarity


HOD wrote:My son was born in Singapore in 1995. My wife is Singaporean and I am American. We lived in Singapore from 2003-2007. My son attended the American School with permission from the government. We left Singapore my son was 12 years of age and we did not apply for an exit permit. He never received an IC but we have gotten a letter recently (addressed to my Mother In Law in Sing) asking for him to get his IC. My sons Singapore passport expired when he was 11 years old. What should be my steps at this point? Should I apply for the exit permit now and inform them that he will be giving up citizenship at 21? He is 15ys of age.

You need to apply his EP when he was 13 NOT 15. He has now committed an EP offense. You need to comms with CMPB asap. Although your son PP expired when he was 11, it is your son/yourself duty to apply for EP when he turns 13 on his birthday not 15. This law change from 16 and a half to 13 for EP was amended in 2004. You have to clear this first b4 you can even proceed to inform them that you are renouncing your son SG Citizenship at 21

Also there is a chance that we may be relocating back to Singapore in the next year. Does this change the way things should be handled? Thanks in advance for the advice

Yes things changes greatly. If you intent to relocate in SG next year, chances are your son need to perform NS duties then he can decide to renounce. I believe he holds dual citizenship as such by the turn of 21 , he will be asked to renounce one or the other.
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