Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by galaxyraider » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:25 pm

floppy wrote:
jwhk10 wrote:Dear All,

This is my first post on this forum (yeah you’ve guessed as much - kid going on to P1 next year and I am feeling much anxiety). This issue has probably been much dissected earlier on this thread, but I thought I should give it a go to ensure that my understanding is correct.

My current scenario is as such: my own residential address being between 1-2km from the school of choice, and my in-laws’ (my child’s care-givers) address being within 1km of the same school.

From my understanding of what is laid out at the MOE website, there is no difference whatsoever in terms of school admission priority regardless of whether my child is registered under my own residential address, or that of his grandparents.

The above is due to the existing guideline which essentially means that all registrations made through statutory declaration (for my case, of child’s grandparents’ address which is within 1km) will by default be considered at the point of registration as equivalent to one from an address between 1-2km from the school of choice, even if the child’s grandparents’ address is within 1km.

Let me try to illustrate my understanding with an example: assuming our school of choice has 40 vacancies for Phase 2B and there are 50 Singapore citizens vying for these vacancies of which 30 resides within 1km while 20 resides between 1-2km, the 30 would be admitted first while the 20 would have to ballot for the remaining 10 vacancies. For my scenario, my understanding is that even though my child is registered using a ‘within 1km’ address via statutory declaration, my child will not fall under the 30 who are admitted first (even though technically there is no balloting needed for those under 1km), but would instead be subjected to the ballot together with the 1-2km group.

Would any kind guru here care to corroborate my understanding please; i.e., that there is no actual need or point for us to consider any statutory declaration for our upcoming registration since there is no difference whatsoever for my case.

Thanks!

JW
TL; DR.

Yes, you are correct in your understanding.
There is no point to consider any SD in your case, unless you take pleasure in inconveniencing your in-laws :evil:
Another way is for you to "move in" to your in-law's house. Meaning both you and your husband change address to be <1km. But it means your current house should be declared as "rented out". In order to do this, your current house must be eligible to be rented out and you will have to pay higher property tax due to rental. This also comes with a bit more tedious task to declare your rental income when filling up income tax.

But in order to go through this trouble, you have to be absolutely sure that you can secure the place if your address is within 1 km. If you still have to go through balloting, then your effort might be worthless.

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by nicnac » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:45 pm

Just to say, there is no need to declare your own unit as 'rented out'. It is alright to move into your in-laws' place, change the address on your NRIC to that of your in-laws'. and leave your house 'vacant'.

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by jedamum » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:59 pm

MOE recognises that some families are unable to remain at the address used for registration for the entire duration of the child’s primary school studies. Even so, a child who gains priority admission into a school through his/her distance category is required to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the commencement of the Primary One Registration Exercise on 28 June 2018. If this condition is not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the priority admission to the first school was based on the declared address used for registration.

https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/prima ... dress-used

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by jwhk10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks floppy!

Nah, my in-laws probably wouldn’t take too kindly to being inconvenienced unnecessarily (even if it may concern their precious grandson); pardon the long post which is to be excused as an unfortunate symptom of grasping at straws (of all possible favourable technicalities).

Cheers,

JW

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by jwhk10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:12 pm

summer83 wrote:Hi JW.. u r right.. If use ur in-laws address and if there is balloting, u will be under 1-2km even though ur in laws address is <1km of the choice of sch..
So for ur case, there is no need to use ur in laws address since your own residence address is also 1-2km..
Thanks summer83!

Sian! Was hoping that I was wrong! Heh.

JW


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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by jwhk10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 pm

nicnac wrote:Just to say, there is no need to declare your own unit as 'rented out'. It is alright to move into your in-laws' place, change the address on your NRIC to that of your in-laws'. and leave your house 'vacant'.
Thanks nicnac & galaxyraider for the insights,

Don’t think I would go down this route (though I know of parents targeting my school of choice doing this). I’ll just keep things kosher and hope for the best - maybe this will be the first time I’ll win a lucky dip.

JW

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by galaxyraider » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:20 pm

jwhk10 wrote:
nicnac wrote:Just to say, there is no need to declare your own unit as 'rented out'. It is alright to move into your in-laws' place, change the address on your NRIC to that of your in-laws'. and leave your house 'vacant'.
Thanks nicnac & galaxyraider for the insights,

Don’t think I would go down this route (though I know of parents targeting my school of choice doing this). I’ll just keep things kosher and hope for the best - maybe this will be the first time I’ll win a lucky dip.

JW
All the best, JW!

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by Puppy26 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:22 am

Hi all pls help. My child is taken care by my mil during day time while we working but night time can we bring him home or must he stay at my mil house? I am confused if the child must stay over night at the reside address used for registration

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by zac's mum » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:44 am

Puppy26 wrote:Hi all pls help. My child is taken care by my mil during day time while we working but night time can we bring him home or must he stay at my mil house? I am confused if the child must stay over night at the reside address used for registration
https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/prima ... eclaration

MOE website mentions child should be under the “full time care” of the caregiver, while both parents “work full time” at their jobs.

I interpret as, after u finish your work, u can go collect your child and bring him home overnight.

Obviously the child can not be enrolled into after-school student care. Must go to caregiver’s house after school. That is the convenience which the caregiver’s address gives. Morning traveling from parents home to school, I guess they close one eye for the sake of family togetherness overnight.

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Re: Using Relative's Address & Statutory Declaration

Post by jedamum » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:52 pm

zac's mum wrote: Obviously the child can not be enrolled into after-school student care. Must go to caregiver’s house after school. That is the convenience which the caregiver’s address gives.
I have the same understanding.
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In addition, a child who gains priority admission into a school through distance category (including the eligibility to be balloted within those distance category) based on the child’s grandparent or parent’s sibling’s address is required to continue with the child-care arrangement at the address used for registration for at least 30 months, from the commencement of the Primary One Registration Exercise on 28 June 2018. If this condition is subsequently not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the basis of the priority admission to the first school is the declared address used for registration.
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