mothman wrote:Not another NS question!
OK so I am an Australian citizen (as is my wife) and a Singapore PR since 2002. My kids are are also PR (for better or worse) ages 13 and 11 - both boys. I understand their NS liabilities. For what it is worth, both kids educated at International Schools during their stay in Singapore.
Does not makes a diff
However, my situation here has changed recently and there is a possibility I may return to Australia with my family permanantly - for family reasons (elderly parents) plus work reasons. My intention, if we go back permanantly would be to cancel PR for the entire family - I mean what would be the point in keeping it unless I have an intention of returning here to stay. Surely when we are no longer living here permanantly - we cannot keep permanant residency?
My questions relating to NS:
1. I understand the above actions will/may negatively affect my son's chances of coming back to Singapore and need to understand the extent of this. In practical reality, if he goes on and becomes an accomplished professional working for a big international would the fact that he had cancelled his PR at 13 or 14 (for family reasons) negatively affect his chances of working here again?
EP yes, PR maybe
2. One of my concerns is not the original NS 1/12yr obligation, but the ongoing training requirements. How does this work, if he undertakes his original NS obligations, then cancels his PR (because he is working and living overseas) will he have opportunity to work here again should he choose? I assume he would be considered a better person for having done his original training.
Yes, oh YES !! in fact BIG Yes !!
3. Final question, if (as a PR) you perform your original NS obligation but then are living overseas full time (still keeping your PR if you can) are you required to return to Singapore on a yearly or bi yearly basis to perform your additional training?
Your PR is a five year basis. Out of this before your REP expires you must be able to proof of income tax three year prior renewal in SG
Just trying to clarify everything in my mind.
Thanks in advance.
I think MS may have misunderstood this part. If your children are legally residing and working overseas, and MINDEF is kept informed, they will not be required to return to Singapore for their annual/b-annual/semi-annual (it varies from individual to individual) NS liability.mothman wrote: 3. Final question, if (as a PR) you perform your original NS obligation but then are living overseas full time (still keeping your PR if you can) are you required to return to Singapore on a yearly or bi yearly basis to perform your additional training?
Three years of income tax prior renewal of REP needs to be provided.mothman wrote:To keep the issues seperate - addressing the PR question first.
If my family leaves Singapore for Australia and then reside there permanantly (or lets say 10 years - who knows what happens after that long), do we have to give up our PR before leaving and/or can we retain the PR while living in Australia.
At which stage does the PR status lapse or at what stage would we be asked to either return to Singapore or give it up?
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