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My son is out of Singapore when he becomes liable for the NS? Can he defer?

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My son is out of Singapore when he becomes liable for the NS? Can he defer?

Ministry of Defense grants deferment to NS-liable male children pursuing tertiary education. All the NS-liable males are required to serve the NS before they start their university. It is possible to apply to the Ministry of Defense for deferment, but the outcome is not guaranteed.

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