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Can (former?) Singapore PR retire abroad and still receive CPF Life payouts?

Will post an answer of my own as well for completeness sake. I sent the same question to CPF directly, here's what they said: Yes, you are right in saying that your Singapore Permanent Resident (...
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Can (former?) Singapore PR retire abroad and still receive CPF Life payouts?

Yes, you can keep your savings in CPF essentially forever even if you leave Singapore. (Or that's the rule at the moment, anyway; you have no control over CPF investments and are subject to the whims ...
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Cancelling non-immigrant B visa without going to Thailand

What you have is a non-immigrant visa that allows you to enter Thailand. If you do not use it, it simply expires. A non-immigrant B visa is not an "employment visa". It is a visa that allows you to ...
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Applying for jobs in Singapore without Employment Pass?

Singapore is a small country with lots of foreigners working in all sorts of jobs. As a rule, for professional roles, unless the job posting states "Singaporeans & PRs only" (and many do), it's ...
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Is it feasible (for a westerner) to live in Johor Baharu (Malaysia) while working in Singapore?

It's possible, and quite a few people do it, but I would not recommend it. Singapore Expats has a good thread on this, but I'll summarize. There are only two ways to travel between Singapore and JB: ...
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Visa to search for job in Singapore

There is no visa specifically for looking for work. What you can do, though, is apply for a visa as an ordinary tourist, enter Singapore, and then look for work.
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I think the main question is whether you want to keep your US permanent residency and avenue to citizenship or not. If you stay a PR but go to Singapore for employment and don’t file Federal taxes (...
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USA - Singapore, What do I need to know?

I lived in Singapore for some years until 2009. Things might have changed since, and I am not a US citizen, but I will try to answer some of your questions to the best of my knowledge. [Edits by LCR....
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Do I need international health insurance in Singapore (moving from EU)?

I had a similar problem when I moved to Singapore for work a couple months ago. Here are my conclusions. The offer you got sounds like what the employer is obliged to provide for S-Pass holders and ...
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Does permanent residence impose a minimum stay requirement?

PR status for Singapore can be lost if the person travels outside Singapore without a valid REP (re-entry permit), or if the REP expires while the person is overseas. You can apply to renew the REP ...
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Cheapest way to receive Singaporean SMS overseas

I think an option for you might be a SIM-only plan. Normal postpaid plans in Singapore are unnecessarily expensive, because they need to finance your free phone upgrade every year or so. Unfortunately,...
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Singaporean Employment Pass. Minimum stay in the country?

After the May 2014 changes to the Entrepass scheme, what you propose is basically not possible anymore. The Entrepass is no longer suitable for solo entrepreneurs, and you cannot open a company ...
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Singapore Employment Pass - age limitation

There is no age limit beyond the legal retirement age (62). As long as your company is willing to, and able to, sponsor an EP, you should be fine. Note that the salary is only one of the criteria (...
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cpf money in Singapore when Singapore PR expires

CPF will not cancel your account or instruct the providers of your Special Account unless you specifically request them to do so. If you are not Malaysian and residing in West Malaysia and then even ...
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Cheapest way for having a car in Singapore for 6 months/1 year

There are no cheap cars in Singapore. A bog-standard Toyota Corolla will set you back on the order of $100,000, or $10k/year if amortized out over the 10-year span of the required Certificate of ...
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Cheapest way for having a car in Singapore for 6 months/1 year

Taxis are plentiful in Singapore. For S$20 you can get a ride half way across the country (literally). Unless you are planning on commuting to home and back for every lunch and coffee break, taking ...
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Is it easy to move to Singapore as a UK citizen for a career in programming/business?

No, it's not easy. You basically need a firm job offer & visa sponsorship from a Singaporean company to be able to get a work visa, and it's a long and uncertain path from there to permanent ...
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In Singapore, can I use MediShield Life together with private insurance to cover co-insurance parts of both?

Ok, spoke to insurance agents and they told me you can't; has to be one or the other :/ They could not provide any proof though, so I guess I will just have to wait and see
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Singapore Work visa for Indian working in US company

The answer to your first question is "Unlikely". This renders the next two questions moot. Many countries have either a "remote worker/digital nomad" visa or "person of ...
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2nd Gen Ex-PR trying to get back to Singapore

This question has remained unanswered for months, suggesting that the information sought is not readily available. You could contact the Singapore Law Society, and ask them how to find a Singapore ...
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I want to know about the prospects of working in Singapore

Leaving your job is an issue with your employer, not the Singaporean government. As long as your tax obligations were settled, you should have no issue getting a new work pass. That said, Singapore ...
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How to check if one can enter Singapore

From an Immigration point of view, you left Singapore before the expiry of your permit, so you should be in the clear. You can return the physical card at a Singapore high commission (by mail is OK), ...
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Singapore REP renewal when posted overseas

I was in the same situation as you some time ago. It's going to be a judgment call by the officer based on how strong your ties to Singapore are, but one possible outcome (or, at least, my outcome) ...
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Is there minimum stay requirement for Singapore EP holders?

It's hard to prove a negative, but as far as I know there is no residence requirement for holding an EP: all that matters is that you're regularly paid in Singapore. I previously worked in Singapore ...
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Is Singapore a power distant culture?

In a nutshell, no: Singapore is hierarchical, but nowhere near as bad as Japan. Mandatory socializing over alcohol is not really a thing here, many locals don't even drink. What's more, the vast ...
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Checking Singapore CPF account after PR expiry

If your SingPass is no longer valid, you cannot do it online, but you can contact CPF and ask them to give you a statement: You can also email member@cpf.gov.sg, call 1800-227-1188 or visit any of ...
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Singapore PR status and re-entry permit

Is there is a chance I can get the permit renewed if I Volunteer to contribute to the CPF? If so, what are my chances? I don't think volunteering to contribute to CPF when not working is even ...
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As a student, are there specific work limitations for remote working in Singapore?

The Singapore Goverment Ministry of Manpower is specific about the conditions under which foreign students may work and, during the school term, those 16 hours must be part of your school's program ...
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Reinstatement of Singapore permanent residency

If you have surrendered your PR and witdrew your CPF, then you have to return it full amount plus the interest for the whole period you are away from Singapore. Afterwhich the CPF will give you a ...
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