Failure to apply for an Exit Permit or failure to return to Singapore before the expiry of the Exit Permit
The penalty for Exit Permit offences of National Service (NS)-liable males aged 13 years old and 16.5 years old is a fine not exceeding $2,000, with no custodial sentences. They will however be subjected to harsher penalties should they continue to breach the Enlistment Act after age 16.5.
NS-liable males above 16.5 years old who travel and remain overseas without applying for an Exit Permit would have committed an offence under the Enlistment Act. They will be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.
Failure to comply with any NS Notices or Reporting Orders
Not complying with any NS Notices or Reporting Orders is an offence under the Enlistment Act. Offenders shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.
Examples of NS Notices include Notice for Registration, Notice for Pre-Enlistment Documentation and Medical Screening. Examples of Reporting Orders include medical appointments and Vocational Assessment.
Failure to serve NS
All NS defaulters shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both. NS defaulters below age 40 will still have to serve NS, and will be recommended for a lighter sentence as compared to those who have evaded NS entirely.
Resolving your offences
If you have committed any of the above offences, you are required to report to CMPB in person to resolve your offence(s). You should bring along:
- An identification document (e.g. National Registration Identity Card (NRIC), driving licence). You will be required to exchange your NRIC or driving licence for a visitor pass at the guardhouse when you report to CMPB.
- Any supporting documents that you may have. For Exit Permit offence(s), you are required to bring along your foreign passport (if you have one).
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be required to report to CMPB on more than one occasion. For queries pertaining to the above, you should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are overseas, you should email us at email@example.com for follow-up actions required on your part to resolve the offence(s).