As a male who is a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) and below the age of 21, he will be required to serve conscription in Singapore at approximately at the age of 18, just like any other Singapore Citizen. The duration of the conscription or ‘National Service’ will be two years and thereafter he has to serve an additional 40 days per year till the age of 40 for NCOs or 50 for officers. Conscription is mandatory and not optional, so are the vocational postings. Your son may be drafted into any of the three postings: Army, Police or Civil Defence. For more information, visit www.ns.sg/home.