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Renunciation of Singaporean Citizenship

Postby wtresca » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:21 am

Hi all, any responses would be greatly appreciated!

Basically, I was born in Australia and came to Singapore when I was 7. Received Singapore Citizenship and have been a minor Citizen till now.
I understand that I would have to serve my NS liabilities.

However, as I have decided to keep my Australian Citizenship, I will be giving up my Singapore Citizenship. And I would have to renounce in between the age of 21 and 22. Else by default, I would lose my Singapore Citizenship. While my enlistment would be at the age of 21.

I was wondering how will it affect my NS or am I allowed to renounce without serving?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:30 am

No you cannot renounce until you have served your NS. Have you even bothered to read the many threads in the particular forum regarding renunciation & NS?

Don't do NS, don't plan on ever stepping foot in Singapore again. You will be classified as a Deserter and rightly so.

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Postby wtresca » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:41 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:No you cannot renounce until you have served your NS. Have you even bothered to read the many threads in the particular forum regarding renunciation & NS?

Don't do NS, don't plan on ever stepping foot in Singapore again. You will be classified as a Deserter and rightly so.


Yes I'm reading them, in my particular case, when i'm enlisted. my service would be between the age of 21-23. However, if I fail to take the Oath of Renaucation I will lose my Singapore Citizenship on attaining the age of 22 years. (stated at the back of my Certificate of Singapore Citizenship).
So, I'll be in NS half way while i'm not a Singaporean?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:06 am

wtresca wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:No you cannot renounce until you have served your NS. Have you even bothered to read the many threads in the particular forum regarding renunciation & NS?

Don't do NS, don't plan on ever stepping foot in Singapore again. You will be classified as a Deserter and rightly so.


Yes I'm reading them, in my particular case, when i'm enlisted. my service would be between the age of 21-23. However, if I fail to take the Oath of Renaucation I will lose my Singapore Citizenship on attaining the age of 22 years. (stated at the back of my Certificate of Singapore Citizenship).
So, I'll be in NS half way while i'm not a Singaporean?


Incorrect, if you decide to serve NS, you have to inform CMPB asap. Do the NS and then renounce. If you decide to serve NS close to the age of 21 , you still need to serve NS , only then you are allowed to renounce. Serve NS inform CMPB. CMPB inform ICA and your renunciation is deferred after NS.
If you failed to inform, ICA/CMPB will invoe special right to revoke your SG citizenship. BUT your NS liabilities still remains
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:34 am

Oh, by the by, my son is currently in the Singapore Navy doing his NS (he's 22 by the way).

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Postby Koalabear » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Oh, by the by, my son is currently in the Singapore Navy doing his NS (he's 22 by the way).


that means he had disrupted for university studies already?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 1:31 pm

No, it means he bombed out and lost his 5 year deferment! :(

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Postby Koalabear » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 7:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:No, it means he bombed out and lost his 5 year deferment! :(


Sorry but I have not kept up with NS regulation. When I ORD, there is no way CMPB can let you defer for 4 years of university studies. Has the policy changed for your son?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 9:21 am

Not sure. He wasn't in Uni but at NAFA. Once accepted he applied for a deferment and they gave him 5 years as long as he was a full-time student there and maintaining passing grades. :( One-off? I really don't know as we didn't request a specific time frame, it's what they gave us. :???:

In fact, I told my son he couldn't get a deferment prior to that, but he surprised me.


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