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Updating PR status

Postby drumbeaterz » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 1:21 am

All,

Need advise. My PR got approved in mid march and I finished the PR formalities today (card pending to be issued). Now is there is a general guide / website about which Govt organisations should I be notifying the new IC number.

I know I need to inform my Employer.
I know I need to inform the Banks etc...
I know I need to get a new Singpass because old one for my FIN will be deactivated. Now for IRAS, can anyone advise if it is done automatically or do I need to raise a request to amend the particular?
Anyone else in particular who needs to be informed?

Many Thanks in advance

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Postby maidsrch » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 3:36 pm

Great question drumbeaterz.
Being in the same situation as you right now, i too am searching answers for these type of questions.

For IRAS, i am not sure yet. I got my PR formalities completed end March (card to be issued in May). I thought that my SingPass would be deactivated by now, but I am still able to use it and login to IRAS, EPOL etc.

Few things apart from the organizations you mentioned:

1. Was there any LTVP attached to your former EP? In my instance, I had 2 LTVPs for my parents attached to my PEP. My parents are back in their home country currently. I found out a week back that, though my EP is cancelled, their LTVPs were still active/valid in the system. I was told to login to EPOL and issue the cancellation myself. Since my parents were not in Singapore during this time, there was no overstay fine.

2. Do you have a maid work permit attached to you? Even though FDW's WP is tied to an employer per se, and not to the employer's EP - you would still need to notify MOM of the change in your status via an iSubmit request.

These are the 2 things i can think of. I am sure folks who've done this before will add more. If you find out about IRAS, please update here.

Thanks and Congrats!

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Re: Updating PR status

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 5:31 pm

drumbeaterz wrote:All,

Need advise. My PR got approved in mid march and I finished the PR formalities today (card pending to be issued). Now is there is a general guide / website about which Govt organisations should I be notifying the new IC number.

I know I need to inform my Employer.
I know I need to inform the Banks etc...
I know I need to get a new Singpass because old one for my FIN will be deactivated. Now for IRAS, can anyone advise if it is done automatically or do I need to raise a request to amend the particular?
Anyone else in particular who needs to be informed?

Many Thanks in advance


If you have a driving license, that will change and if you have a vehicle you need to inform LTA

Also I believe PRs need to go to neighbourhood police station to update any change of address

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Re: Updating PR status

Postby maidsrch » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 5:38 pm

Wd40 wrote:Also I believe PRs need to go to neighbourhood police station to update any change of address


Wd40, that is news to me. Where are you getting this information from?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 6:11 pm

Address changes can be a one stop affair by stopping by any NPP (neighbourhood police post). This will propagate to all ministries of the government automatically. Efficiency at it's best. :wink:

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=141#OSCARS

http://www.iras.gov.sg/irasHome/uploade ... 20FAQs.pdf

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Postby drumbeaterz » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 8:08 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Address changes can be a one stop affair by stopping by any NPP (neighbourhood police post). This will propagate to all ministries of the government automatically. Efficiency at it's best. :wink:

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=141#OSCARS

http://www.iras.gov.sg/irasHome/uploade ... 20FAQs.pdf


So here is my situation:

Was in the process of moving houses when the PR approval came through.

Approval came mid march.
PR formalities completed yesterday 9th April.
IC card will arrive only early June (no slots available before that)
Moving house on 14th April.
Dont have an IC card so no point getting sticker for change of address.
Dont have any Card because FIN card / DP card taken back by ICA.

So on what basis am I going to approach NPP to get my change of address within 28 days when I dont even have a card. Again when the card does arrive in June, I have to immediately request change of address on the card (since during the completion of the PR formalities I was told to write the address as of yesterday).

I have requested for Online Pre Notification of Change of Address. My assumption is that once that letter arrives at the new address, I can use it to approach the NPP. And once NPP changes the address via OSCARS or any other way...when my IC arrives in June it will have the new address.

Is there an easier way of approaching this problem?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 6:56 am

Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely.

Without the necessary documentation, you will probably need to visit each ministry individually, e.g., ICA, IRAS, MOM, CPF, etc. or at the minimum, ICA, IRAs and MOM at Kallang and Newton and downtown at the MOM shop. Or you could waltz into the NPP with copies of your existing documentation as ask them the best way to go.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 7:25 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely.

Without the necessary documentation, you will probably need to visit each ministry individually, e.g., ICA, IRAS, MOM, CPF, etc. or at the minimum, ICA, IRAs and MOM at Kallang and Newton and downtown at the MOM shop. Or you could waltz into the NPP with copies of your existing documentation as ask them the best way to go.


I would file a change of address at Singpost to catch any mail and NOT change any other addresses (via NPP) until the IC came through.... but of course I'm SPR who had his IC stolen a year ago and is still refusing to pay the $300 "lost IC" fee.
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Postby gonzales » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 8:33 am

There is a central portal to change your registered address its called OSCARS. Hope this is useful.

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=142#about

"About OSCARS
The One-Stop Change of Address Reporting Service (OSCARS) system informs participating government agencies and statutory boards of your change of residential address, so that you can receive mail from these agencies at your new address.

Procedure
(i) Reporting an overseas address; and

If you are reporting an overseas address on your IC, you may

(a) Inform in writing to ICA at:

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Citizen Services Centre
Level 3, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718

OR

(b) Fax to (+65) 62936991

Upon receipt of your notification, ICA will update your address through OSCARS and an address sticker will be sent to you for affixing on your IC.

(ii) Providing a Local Contact Address (LCA) for election voting purposes ( For Singapore Citizens)

To report a Local Contact Address (LCA) for voting purpose, Singapore Citizens must already have an overseas address registered with ICA. After which please register your LCA at the Elections Department Website. The Election Department will then forward your application to ICA to inform your family member/relative, whose address of the place of residence in Singapore is your LCA.

This contact address must be either:

The address of any premises in Singapore which you still own an estate or interest in, and which is used or permitted under written law to be used as residence; or
The address of the place of residence in Singapore of:
your spouse, grandparent, parent, sibling, child or grandchild
any grandparent, parent or sibling of your spouse
any sibling of any of your parents or your spouse's parent
any child of any of your siblings or your spouse's siblings
If you are registering the residential address of any of your family members/relatives listed above as your Local Contact Address (LCA) for voting purpose, please inform the family member/relative concerned that they would receive a letter from ICA seeking the confirmation of the relationship and the consent for the use of their address. They are advised to reply to ICA in writing within 7 days of receipt of the letter. Please note that registration of your contact address will be accepted only upon your family member's/relative's confirmation of relationship and consnet is received by ICA.

For more information on overseas voting and registration criteria, please click here to view the e-brochure.

Note: Your local contact address will be used for the purpose of voting during the Elections only.

Mail Redirection
OSCARS does not change your mailing address. When you shift homes, you should inform your correspondents (including private institutions and non-participating government agencies) of the change in address.

Advance Notice
Please note that you must report your change in address within 28 days. However, several agencies under OSCARS impose a shorter reporting time limit. For example, if you own a vehicle, the Vehicle Registration Unit requires you to report your change of address immediately.

List of Agencies under OSCARS and Reporting Times


Last updated on 11 Oct 2012"

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 9:00 am

Way to go gonzales! 'Bout as useful as tits on a boar hog. Next time try reading the thread first. :roll: :lol:

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Postby drumbeaterz » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 9:53 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely.

Without the necessary documentation, you will probably need to visit each ministry individually, e.g., ICA, IRAS, MOM, CPF, etc. or at the minimum, ICA, IRAs and MOM at Kallang and Newton and downtown at the MOM shop. Or you could waltz into the NPP with copies of your existing documentation as ask them the best way to go.


I would file a change of address at Singpost to catch any mail and NOT change any other addresses (via NPP) until the IC came through.... but of course I'm SPR who had his IC stolen a year ago and is still refusing to pay the $300 "lost IC" fee.


It is just a coincidence that the PR approval came when my house move was already planned. All tenancy Agreement signed etc. And moreover I had no clue that a card collection would take 2 months..I know ICA is extremely busy, but I would have expected a separate channel to collect cards rather than going through the same queue.
As far as changing the address in Singpost and not changing in NPP, it will be a clear breach of law, because the law stipulates that ICA / NPP should be notified of the change of address within 28 days. In my case the card does not arrive within the 28 days period which is the trouble im facing.

Cheers!

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Postby akrapovic » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:51 am

drumbeaterz wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely.

Without the necessary documentation, you will probably need to visit each ministry individually, e.g., ICA, IRAS, MOM, CPF, etc. or at the minimum, ICA, IRAs and MOM at Kallang and Newton and downtown at the MOM shop. Or you could waltz into the NPP with copies of your existing documentation as ask them the best way to go.


I would file a change of address at Singpost to catch any mail and NOT change any other addresses (via NPP) until the IC came through.... but of course I'm SPR who had his IC stolen a year ago and is still refusing to pay the $300 "lost IC" fee.


It is just a coincidence that the PR approval came when my house move was already planned. All tenancy Agreement signed etc. And moreover I had no clue that a card collection would take 2 months..I know ICA is extremely busy, but I would have expected a separate channel to collect cards rather than going through the same queue.
As far as changing the address in Singpost and not changing in NPP, it will be a clear breach of law, because the law stipulates that ICA / NPP should be notified of the change of address within 28 days. In my case the card does not arrive within the 28 days period which is the trouble im facing.

Cheers!


Actually there's another channel for collecting the blue ic..Which is to pay $6 to the post office and arrange to collect from there..This is what my wife did.

We completed her formalities on 2nd apr, went online to check for earliest ic collection appt at ICA and it was 23rd may..So instead we make an appt to collect at our near post office on 10th apr for a mere $6..

If i were to drive over, petrol and parking would have cost me more than $6..Let alone the time..Even if on public, it would be like $3 for her to go over..

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Postby maidsrch » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:12 am

akrapovic wrote:We completed her formalities on 2nd apr, went online to check for earliest ic collection appt at ICA and it was 23rd may..So instead we make an appt to collect at our near post office on 10th apr for a mere $6...


Thats very useful information akrapovic!
My collection appt at ICA is around mid-may as well. Did not know that post office collection would be so early !!

drumbeaterz, you could possibly try to go this route and get out of your 28 day quandry.
Althought, if an ica appt is already booked, could we change it to postoffice colelction again?

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:06 pm

drumbeaterz wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely.

Without the necessary documentation, you will probably need to visit each ministry individually, e.g., ICA, IRAS, MOM, CPF, etc. or at the minimum, ICA, IRAs and MOM at Kallang and Newton and downtown at the MOM shop. Or you could waltz into the NPP with copies of your existing documentation as ask them the best way to go.


I would file a change of address at Singpost to catch any mail and NOT change any other addresses (via NPP) until the IC came through.... but of course I'm SPR who had his IC stolen a year ago and is still refusing to pay the $300 "lost IC" fee.


It is just a coincidence that the PR approval came when my house move was already planned. All tenancy Agreement signed etc. And moreover I had no clue that a card collection would take 2 months..I know ICA is extremely busy, but I would have expected a separate channel to collect cards rather than going through the same queue.
As far as changing the address in Singpost and not changing in NPP, it will be a clear breach of law, because the law stipulates that ICA / NPP should be notified of the change of address within 28 days. In my case the card does not arrive within the 28 days period which is the trouble im facing.

Cheers!


Once again - why do they give such linear thinkers like you PR? Seems like just bringing in more of the same.

You AREN'T going to get into trouble because you have a pretty valid set of circumstances for not following the exact letter of the law which is never applied anyways.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Without trying to be obnoxious, I would have waited on moving until I had my life sorted out. However, as that is too late to do, you are well on your way to honorary citizenship and are assimilating nicely. ..


That's what I did ..

offshoreoildude wrote:I would file a change of address at Singpost to catch any mail and NOT change any other addresses (via NPP) until the IC came through.... but of course I'm SPR who had his IC stolen a year ago and is still refusing to pay the $300 "lost IC" fee.


And that's what i too did, though, once the super-efficient Singpost still managed to not deliver some mails .. as the data entry operator made mistakes and Singpost refused to check at my old mail box if some letters were stuck there .. and were offering extra week of mail redirection etc. .. as if that will collect the missed mail.

So .. if possible, PRINT THE FORM to Singpost, than write the details.

and remember to include all permutations of your name


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