Singapore Expats Forum

Is the "Right Of Entry" stamp compulsory?

A moderated forum for serious discussions only.
snuggleball
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed, 01 Dec 2010

Is the "Right Of Entry" stamp compulsory?

Postby snuggleball » Sat, 23 Jul 2011 1:04 am

Our family obtained our foreign citizenships in Nov'10. My husband and I renounced our Singapore citizenships in Jan'11. Our 2 boys are aged 10 and 7.


Questions:
1) We intend to visiting Singapore for 27 days soon. In-between, we will be going in and out of Malaysia over the weekends. We will all be entering Singapore on our foreign passports. We do not intend to enter Singapore again until after the youngest turn 21yo. Is it compulsory to get the "Right Of Entry" stamps for the boys? We want to avoid that totally if at all possible. Is there anything else we need to do before we arrive in Singapore?


2) We will be following the steps to exempt NS to a T as posted on this site. Given the relatively young ages of the boys, and that they left Singapore at 4yo and 1yo, is there anything we could do *now*, to avoid all the required steps to exempt NS (eg, apply for exit permit at 13yo, 15yo, register for NS at 16.5yo, apply for deferment till 21yo)? I read that if the child is young enough, eg, 5yo (and there's also a mention somewhere on this site of 8yo), a special consideration could be entertained(?) Would it help at all to send in their Singapore passports *now* and write a letter for intention of renunciation? If so, to ICA or CMPB?

It might be too late for the 10yo. I am hoping at least something different could be done for the 7yo.


3) My first son is going to turn 11yo. Is there anything I need to do? Or do I just wait for him to turn 13yo before applying for the EP?

User avatar
Mad Scientist
Director
Director
Posts: 3459
Joined: Thu, 03 Dec 2009
Location: TIMBUKTU

Re: Is the "Right Of Entry" stamp compulsory?

Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 23 Jul 2011 3:05 am

snuggleball wrote:Our family obtained our foreign citizenships in Nov'10. My husband and I renounced our Singapore citizenships in Jan'11. Our 2 boys are aged 10 and 7.


Questions:
1) We intend to visiting Singapore for 27 days soon. In-between, we will be going in and out of Malaysia over the weekends. We will all be entering Singapore on our foreign passports. We do not intend to enter Singapore again until after the youngest turn 21yo. Is it compulsory to get the "Right Of Entry" stamps for the boys? We want to avoid that totally if at all possible. Is there anything else we need to do before we arrive in Singapore?

Nope. not necessary . You can enter on either both PP and you will not be at fault. On the hindsight, stay with the foreign PP when entering. As long as you stay less than the Standard Bog Visa. You are OK. There is no need for Right of Entry stamp . It is meant for the purpose albeit staying longer in SG for the purpose of living and education for eg.

2) We will be following the steps to exempt NS to a T as posted on this site. Given the relatively young ages of the boys, and that they left Singapore at 4yo and 1yo, is there anything we could do *now*, to avoid all the required steps to exempt NS (eg, apply for exit permit at 13yo, 15yo, register for NS at 16.5yo, apply for deferment till 21yo)? I read that if the child is young enough, eg, 5yo (and there's also a mention somewhere on this site of 8yo), a special consideration could be entertained(?) Would it help at all to send in their Singapore passports *now* and write a letter for intention of renunciation? If so, to ICA or CMPB?

Yes , you can try and it is to ICA if you want to cut the chase but no guarrantee as everything is treated on its merit. Make a personal call to ICA and proof of all original docs, school attendance, foreign PP of all of you

It might be too late for the 10yo. I am hoping at least something different could be done for the 7yo.

Yes go for it . At least you try


3) My first son is going to turn 11yo. Is there anything I need to do? Or do I just wait for him to turn 13yo before applying for the EP?

13 , my dear. There is nothing more you can do right now.

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Strictly Speaking”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest