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NS and birth location

Postby Expat9000 » Fri, 05 Aug 2011 9:50 am

I've been looking around and can't seem to find a definitive answer to this:

My wife is Singaporean, I am not. We do not live in Singapore (although we may at some time in the future). We are expecting our first child. My wife wants to give birth in Singapore. If the child is a boy, will giving birth in Singapore result in a requirement for our son to do national service that would not happen if he were born outside of Singapore?

If he's born in Singapore, will we then have to pay a bond to take him out of Singapore back to our home?

Is it true that at some point before turning 18 he can choose to take up my citizenship and renounce his Singaporean citizenship, and thus avoid NS?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:02 am

IIRC correctly, being Singaporean is by blood. Mad Scientist or SMS may have more to say.

About your NS questions, they've been answered--in way or another. You may use the search function to find them.

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Postby beppi » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 1:25 am

If Singaporean-ness were by blood, then many of the current inhabitants (of whom less than half are born here or to Singaporean parents) would not have their current passport.
In fact, and as discussed on this board several times before, a child of a Singaporean (one parent is enough) is automatically Singaporean citizen by birth in the country. If born abroad, he/she can get citizenship by registration. Double citizenship is allowed until 21 years old and citizenship cannot be renounced before NS duties are fulfilled.
For all further details, our regular contributor "Mad Scientist" is the expert.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 12:02 pm

Go to the search function below the "Profile" link at the upper right side of this page. Type in Singaporean +NS in the first field, tick "use all the terms", type in Mad Scientist in the next field and then click search. if the 92 links aren't enough then go back, type in the same thing but tick the box "posts" instead of the default "topics"

Once you have digested all the information contained therein, if you still have a specific question that wasn't touched at least once, give us a yell and MS will have you covered.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 12:03 pm

Go to the search function below the "Profile" link at the upper right side of this page. Type in Singaporean +NS in the first field, tick "use all the terms", type in Mad Scientist in the next field and then click search. if the 92 links aren't enough then go back, type in the same thing but tick the box "posts" instead of the default "topics"

Once you have digested all the information contained therein, if you still have a specific question that wasn't touched at least once, give us a yell and MS will have you covered. :wink:

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