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Determination or re-determination of birth order
4B.
—(1)  The birth order of a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2), (2A), (3), (3A) or (4) for the purposes of these Regulations shall be determined or re-determined, as the case may be, in accordance with this regulation.
[S 550/2008 wef 31/10/2008]
(2)  In determining or re-determining the birth order of a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2), (2A), (3), (3A) or (4) at the relevant time —
(a)
any step-child of his mother or adoptive parent, as the case may be, shall be disregarded;
(b)
where the child is adopted by a man who is divorced, any other child of the man, being a child who is —
(i)
his natural child; or
(ii)
an adopted child who is not solely adopted by him,
shall be disregarded;
(c)
any other child of his mother or adoptive parent, as the case may be, being a child who is not a citizen of Singapore at the relevant time shall be disregarded;
(d)
any other child of his mother or adoptive parent, as the case may be, being a child who has been adopted by another person (other than the spouse of the mother or adoptive parent) at the relevant time, shall be disregarded; and
(e)
any other child of his mother or adoptive parent, as the case may be, who is deceased at the relevant time shall be taken into account.
(3)  Notwithstanding paragraph (2)(e), where the mother or adoptive parent of a child whose birth order is being determined or re-determined under this regulation has had 4 or more other children before the relevant time but fewer than 4 of those children are living at the relevant time, the child shall be treated as if he is a fourth child for the purposes of these Regulations.
(4)  The determination of the birth order of a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2) or (2A) at the relevant time shall be based on the chronological order of —
(a)
his date of birth;
(b)
the date of birth of every other natural child of his mother, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the relevant time; and
(c)
where his mother has any adopted child, the date of adoption of that adopted child or the date on which that adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(5)  The determination of the birth order of a child referred to in regulation 4A(3), (3A) or (4) at the relevant time shall be based on the chronological order of —
(a)
the date of adoption of the child or the date on which the child becomes a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later;
(b)
the date of birth of every other natural child of his adoptive parent, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the relevant time; and
(c)
where his adoptive parent has any other adopted child, the date of adoption of that other adopted child or the date on which that other adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(6)  Where after a child becomes a member of the Scheme, any of the following events occurs, the birth order of the child for the purposes of these Regulations shall be re-determined in accordance with paragraphs (7) to (11) where applicable:
(a)
any other child of his mother or adoptive parent, as the case may be, who was not a citizen of Singapore at the relevant time, becomes a citizen of Singapore;
(b)
the child is adopted by another person (not being his mother or his step-father);
(c)
his mother or, in the case of an adopted child, his adoptive mother dies.
(7)  Where the event referred to in paragraph (6)(a) occurs in relation to a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2) or (2A), the birth order of the child shall be re-determined based on the chronological order of —
(a)
his date of birth;
(b)
the date of birth of every other natural child of his mother, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the time the event occurs; and
(c)
where his mother has any adopted child, the date of adoption of that adopted child or the date on which that adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(8)  Where the event referred to in paragraph (6)(a) occurs in relation to a child referred to in regulation 4A(3), (3A) or (4), the birth order of the child shall be re-determined based on the chronological order of —
(a)
the date of adoption of the child or the date on which the child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later;
(b)
the date of birth of every natural child of his adoptive parent, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the time the event occurs; and
(c)
where his adoptive parent has any other adopted child, the date of adoption of that other adopted child or the date on which that other adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(9)  Where the event referred to in paragraph (6)(b) occurs in relation to a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2), (2A), (3), (3A) or (4), the birth order of the child shall be re-determined based on the chronological order of —
(a)
the date of adoption of the child;
(b)
the date of birth of every natural child of his adoptive parent, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the time the event occurs; and
(c)
where his adoptive parent has any other adopted child, the date of adoption of that other adopted child or the date on which that other adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(10)  Where the event referred to in paragraph (6)(c) occurs in relation to a child referred to in regulation 4A(1A), (2) or (2A), the birth order of the child shall be re-determined based on the chronological order of —
(a)
his date of birth;
(b)
the date of birth of every other natural child of his father, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the time the event occurs; and
(c)
where his father has any adopted child, the date of adoption of that adopted child or the date on which that adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
(11)  Where the event referred to in paragraph (6)(c) occurs in relation to a child referred to in regulation 4A(3), (3A) or (4), the birth order of the child shall be re-determined based on the chronological order of —
(a)
the date of adoption of the child or the date on which the child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later;
(b)
the date of birth of every natural child of his adoptive father, being a child who is a citizen of Singapore at the time the event occurs; and
(c)
where his adoptive father has any other adopted child, the date of adoption of that other adopted child or the date on which that other adopted child became a citizen of Singapore, whichever is the later.
[S 603/2004 wef 01/10/2004]