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Ques: Son wanting to do internship in Singapore - possible?

Postby angieaus » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 5:06 pm

Hey everyone, first time post here seeking advice. Concern mum wanting best solution and future prospects for my youngest boy. I have 3 kids, 2 in Singapore and 1 in Australia.

My youngest boy wants to do his internship in Singapore as he has just finished university. This is his current sticky situation.

His father and I got divorced when he was 3 years old, and he moved to Australia with his Dad when he was 5 years old. Dad is now an Australian citizen, they both have lived there ever since 1995.

He rang me last week saying he had found internships in Singapore and Hong Kong he is interested in. I told him try Singapore, since he can stay here with me.

He did not get his red IC or serve his national service, and did go through the proper channel of renouncing his citizenship at the age of 21. He is now an Aussie with an Australian passport and is currently 23 years old. Finished his Masters degree as well :) He has came and visited me in 2010 and in 2007 and everything was fine when he went through customs.

Just wondering if there is any point in him trying to get an internship, which means he might further work in Singapore. Or will he simply get rejected as he didn't service his national service? He wants to work in Asia and still plans to live his future in Australia with his Dad.

His oldest brother that lives with me and did his NS says no point in trying, as he didn't serve NS ... he has slim chance of being accepted in Singapore.

Any advise is appreciated, should try Singapore or will he just get rejected?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 5:18 pm

Try it. If you went through all the proper protocols and he was allowed to renounce his Singaporean Citizenship, then he shouldn't have any problems (with regard to his citizenship issues). However, getting the internship may still be a problem but not for your concerned reasons. The biggest problem will be just the overall tightening up of ICA policies.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 8:37 pm

To me he has severed ties at a young enough age that you'd think he should be able to come in on a w/e/p1 pass.

HOWEVER I have heard stories from a believable source that NONE of his three sons have been able to get passes from MOM/ICA for similar reasons.

However - can try lah.
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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 3:19 pm

No harm in trying, as SMS and OSOD mentioned, but I also know someone in a similar situation whose son was refused permission to take up an internship that was offerred here. The ICA have long memories, and they set the rules, so one cannot complain (or if one does, it won't do any good).

If your son does apply, please do update this thread with the outcome so that others in similar situations in the future can find some relevant information.

Good luck.
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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 8:09 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:No harm in trying, as SMS and OSOD mentioned, but I also know someone in a similar situation whose son was refused permission to take up an internship that was offerred here. The ICA have long memories, and they set the rules, so one cannot complain (or if one does, it won't do any good).

If your son does apply, please do update this thread with the outcome so that others in similar situations in the future can find some relevant information.

Good luck.


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 8:32 pm

Ain't that the truth! :-|

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Postby angieaus » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:19 pm

Thank u lot for the advice, greatly appreciated. The more I google this topic, the more disheartening I feel about his future possibilities in this country.

Say he got the internship which is only for 3 months then given an opportunity to work in the same Singapore firm. Then he will have to apply for S pass or E pass ...
Ex-Singaporean who hasn't done NS getting an E pass ... what Ive read on other threads on this forum which reflects a 'not likely' scenario.

You are RIGHT! No harm in trying ... worst they can say is No.


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