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PR/REP expired. Need 2 return. Is Renunciation letter reqd?

Postby sanjupan » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:52 am

My REP expired since I was out of Singapore more than 6 yrs now. My company wants to transfer me to Singapore. I spoke to ICA they told me I will need to apply for EP and then come and talk about renewing the PR.

But the immigration agent tells me - to apply for EP I will need to get a Renunciation Letter from Singapore consulate here. Is that neccessary ? I dont want to renounce my PR - i want to try to get it back when I m there.

Please advise.
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Re: PR/REP expired. Need 2 return. Is Renunciation letter re

Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 5:37 am

sanjupan wrote:My REP expired since I was out of Singapore more than 6 yrs now. My company wants to transfer me to Singapore. I spoke to ICA they told me I will need to apply for EP and then come and talk about renewing the PR.

But the immigration agent tells me - to apply for EP I will need to get a Renunciation Letter from Singapore consulate here. Is that neccessary ? I dont want to renounce my PR - i want to try to get it back when I m there.

Please advise.
Thanks


WHo is you Immigration Agent ?

Have you taken out your CPF monies when you left SG ?

Did you return your PR status to ICA when you left SG ?
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Postby sanjupan » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:55 am

No I did not take out the CPF money when I left Sg.
And No I did not return my PR Status. My REP just expired last year. Does that change anything. Please advise.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 3:09 pm

sanjupan wrote:No I did not take out the CPF money when I left Sg.
And No I did not return my PR Status. My REP just expired last year. Does that change anything. Please advise.


WHo is your immigration agent that told you to get the renuounce paper ?
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Postby sanjupan » Fri, 15 Apr 2011 7:17 pm

The agent is P W C

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 2:32 am

sanjupan wrote:The agent is P W C


Who is that and where are they from ?

PWC : Price Waterhouse Coopers ??

I never heard of them in SG
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 6:57 am

It would appear the the OP is not in Singapore but in his home country or another 3rd country and he's engaged a consultant there who has given him that advice.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 8:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It would appear the the OP is not in Singapore but in his home country or another 3rd country and he's engaged a consultant there who has given him that advice.


New Jersey, USA

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Postby sanjupan » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 1:03 pm

Will that be a factor? They are hired by my co.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 6:16 pm

You should not return your PR status, Apply the EP and come to see Singapore to ICA and discuss with them on regaining REP back as your earlier post mentioned
I do not know of any renounce paper required to return PR if you wish to do so. The SOP is to return the PR to ICA personally and revoke your status
You should not do what this PWC do as it may effect your renewal of REP unless you can point to ICA guideline which requires this which I am pretty sure does not exist.
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Update

Postby sanjupan » Fri, 13 May 2011 10:15 am

Just an update. PWC was correct. This was confirmed by the Singapore Consulate in NY. Basically since my PR expired a year back I had already lost the PR status, the only thing was to get a renunciation confirmation letter.
My EP got approved within 10 days with submission of renunciation application acknowledgement.
My wifes EP was applied tjru another company without the renunciation proof and it took a month (after renunciation application).
Hope this will be in records for any one needing it.


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