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Do I need to update Govt on address change as a PR?

Postby sanjumalani » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 1:49 pm

what are the resposibilities as a PR? Do i need to inform ICA or MOM upon change of address? I have emaiked ICA about this but havent heard back. Do i need to have them update my PR card?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 2:20 pm

Yes, you should do it at nearest police station.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 2:38 pm

Are you sure about this? The Singapore police are tasked with monitoring and recording the movement of innocent people?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 3:01 pm

Yes. Plus they will put a nice sticker onto your NRIC plastic card.
You can do it in ICA too, but it is simply more convenient to do this at the police station.

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Postby Zeke » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:46 pm

Is this only for PR or also an EP has to notify any changes of address?

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Postby singaporeflyer » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 1:49 pm

Zeke wrote:Is this only for PR or also an EP has to notify any changes of address?


EP Holders must also update MOM either directly or via the employer

Change of residential address

To update MOM Work Pass Division through EP Online.

The pass holder/company representative is required to log in to EP Online (SingPass is required). Click on "Change Particulars > Personal Contact Details and Residential Address of Pass Holder" on the left function bar to update the residential address. Acknowledgment is immediate. The acknowledgment page must be printed and kept with the Employment Pass card.


http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... resschange

http://ifaq.mom.gov.sg/AskMOM/CustomerP ... sID=589284

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 2:24 pm

Zeke wrote:Is this only for PR or also an EP has to notify any changes of address?


Put it this way, Gahmen wants to know where every resident of Singapore lives.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 2:43 pm

as a PR/SC, failure to update change of address = jail/fine

I can't find the page for the penalty, but more than a few have been sent to jail/fined for not updating the addresses, when things went south ..

Under the National Registration Act, an Identity Card (IC) holder is required to report his/her change of residential address within 28 days.



PS: found it ..

13.
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(b)
fails to report his change of residence as required under section 8(1);
(ba)
informs a registration officer of an address as a contact address that is false or is not an address described in section 8(2)(a) or (b);
[19/2001 wef 15/05/2001]
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shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or to both.

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Postby Zeke » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:27 pm

o dear.....

i haven't done anything from my side (i think i don't even have a sing pass to do this) but i did notify the employer/HR department for my new address...If they haven't update MoM i will still have to pay the penalty even i notify MoM now?

What would be the best approach to this?
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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:29 pm

Zeke wrote:o dear.....

i haven't done anything from my side (i think i don't even have a sing pass to do this) but i did notify the employer/HR department for my new address...If they haven't update MoM i will still have to pay the penalty even i notify them now?

What would be the best approach to this?


Relax, the penalty thing applies for PR/SC .. never seen anywhere that says penaltyfor EP, since, if they cannot find you, when you are on EP, your employer is liable :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:36 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Zeke wrote:o dear.....

i haven't done anything from my side (i think i don't even have a sing pass to do this) but i did notify the employer/HR department for my new address...If they haven't update MoM i will still have to pay the penalty even i notify them now?

What would be the best approach to this?


Relax, the penalty thing applies for PR/SC .. never seen anywhere that says penaltyfor EP, since, if they cannot find you, when you are on EP, your employer is liable :)


I'd almost agree but I reckon there is pobably a liability for EP holders as there is one for S & WP holders. It wouldn't make sense to leave a loophole like that considering even as an SVP holder, you are required to put you address you are going to staying at on the Em-Disem Card or arrival.

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Postby Zeke » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:44 pm

First thing tomorrow morning i am going to check with the HR department. Hopefully they have updated my file with MoM and everything will be good!

Thank you for all the information.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'd almost agree but I reckon there is pobably a liability for EP holders as there is one for S & WP holders. It wouldn't make sense to leave a loophole like that considering even as an SVP holder, you are required to put you address you are going to staying at on the Em-Disem Card or arrival.


probably, .. but then again, years ago, EP holders used to have the address of their employers, in the pass, those days when the EP was a laminated paper ... minus photo .. like mine read the office address .. and it was allowed. After all, when we landed we didn't have an address, we were bunking temporary ... those days .. and Income tax and all went to office address ..

I still think they care a bit-less, as after all, the employer is liable for the pass holder .. :) :)

Maybe things have changed ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 4:11 pm

Yeah, I know. Remember, I've been here long than you have. :( .

Suffice it to say, the reason, I think, that we cannot find anything hard on this is they government wouldn't want readers to think that they are so stupid as to give a pass to someone who cannot even remember to renew their travel documents considering they usually have a 6 month window to do so BEFORE it expires. And even moreso a PEP holder.

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Postby movingtospore » Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:50 am

Changing our address was one of the more excurciating things I've had do here (we are EP holders). Mostly because the admin-level staff at my husband's place of work are idiots, as are MOM staff.

So if you have the misfortunate of working for idiots make sure they actually do it, and MOM doesn't lose it forget etc....and that they actually do let the rest of the government know (ie, the tax people). They are supposed to but it doesn't always happen. Check, check, and check again. :)


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