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Planning to renounce PR and get student pass.

Postby dnp » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:42 am

Hi all,

I am currently a PR. Right now I am waiting for admittance to enroll in PhD programme in NTU. If I take that, it means I will only earn limited monthly stipend about $2k-2.5k, which is lower than entry level engineer salary here. Since I have family in my country (a wife and a little kid -and there will be another one delivered end of this year, God Willing :D- ) that I need to support, I am thinking that once I am admitted, I will renounce my PR status and withdraw my cpf. The cpf monies will be used for supporting my family while I study here. Maybe some part to start some side business.

I am not really concerned if after I graduated I can't work here anymore. I will just go home to my country. Will they give me student pass if I renounce PR upon me admitted to the university? Any risk?

Thanks for your response.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:46 am

Yep, bit risk. They might hold up your CPF until such time as you depart Singapore.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 2:11 am

I would have thought the student fees will higher when you no longer a PR. No?
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Postby nanamar » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:31 am

Mad Scientist wrote:I would have thought the student fees will higher when you no longer a PR. No?


The graduate tuition fees for international students is roughly twice the PR fees (or ~ three times the singaporean fees).

However, there are a few bond free scholarships which cover both tuition fees and provide ~2.5k monthly stipend.

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Re: Planning to renounce PR and get student pass.

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:20 am

dnp wrote:Hi all,

I am currently a PR. Right now I am waiting for admittance to enroll in PhD programme in NTU. If I take that, it means I will only earn limited monthly stipend about $2k-2.5k, which is lower than entry level engineer salary here. Since I have family in my country (a wife and a little kid -and there will be another one delivered end of this year, God Willing :D- ) that I need to support, I am thinking that once I am admitted, I will renounce my PR status and withdraw my cpf. The cpf monies will be used for supporting my family while I study here. Maybe some part to start some side business.

I am not really concerned if after I graduated I can't work here anymore. I will just go home to my country. Will they give me student pass if I renounce PR upon me admitted to the university? Any risk?

Thanks for your response.


It will not be easy to renounce PR and get a student pass immediately. Both are issued by ICA.

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Postby dnp » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:16 pm

Thanks for the replies :). This will be a tricky situation then as my target is to get my cpf monies, if not, it will be very tight for us. :???:

If I am admitted it will be surely on scholarship, since I indicate that I will not take the offer if my application for scholarship is not successful. Regarding whether the scholarship will accept the change of residential status in the process (hence the fee they need to pay needs to be adjusted), I will check it with the university.

Here are some questions that you may have understanding with:
1) I read that some PR parents renounce their children's PR status (2nd gen) while they are studying and the children can get student pass. It is quite similar with my case I guess. How easy is it for those parents to get their children's student pass?
2) If I confirm with ICA/CPF officers about my intention for the sake of asking only, do you think it will create problem? (e.g. I will get problem when renewing PR which is due to Nov next year)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:13 pm

It's pretty straightforward if you follow the protocols EXACTLY, but mess up one step and you are screwed. It has to be done before the child is 13 years of age though.

Re 2.; yeah it might make a problem, especially with the backlash against PRs and also the fact that you will be showing them that you are only planning on abusing PR. Therefore they will probably reject your REP (hopefully) and even possibly rescind your PR in the process.

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Postby dnp » Thu, 26 Apr 2012 1:14 am

Thanks a lot guys, especially sundaymorningstaple. I've got very valuable inputs. I better be careful than sorry. Will wait for the application result first then think whether to accept the offer or not later. Thanks again! :)


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