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Don't allow them to go. Singapore has only been a member of the hague since Feb 2013. But it is very lengthy and costly to get them back.
It depends if Singapore has a signed treaty with the UN, I've drawn a blank on the actual name of it. You would need to discuss this properly with a lawyer who specilises in international law, this is a few more $$$ but totally worth it. Personally I wouldn't let them go.
Not to mention it would be cheaper for her to fly then for both kids to fly, especially if they are too young to fly by them selves.
Getting them back could take years and cost more than you have!
The mother should have thought about this when discussing her husband applying for overseas work.
Also what happens to visits? Who pays airfares. Parenting agreements don't mean shit if you can't get them on a plane.
Have their passports cancelled now. A new one can be issued within a week if you come to an agreement.
A good experience for them but it comes at a cost
Watch out everyone! Hague Convention lady is out with her keyboard warrior issues!
Wow thanks so much everyone, the tips have given me a start on looking in to it. I think it's easyish to let them visit but we would find it difficult to get them back if they were to move there. I think we are just going to say no, not sure how to tell their mum.
I can't imagine Singapore being a country that cares about Australian law, we have no trade agreement, they have no reason to care what we think.
From memory that girl whose bank accidentally gave her two million dollars was arrested at the airport trying to fly to Singapore, where she couldn't have been extradited.
Go to your lawyer and ask.
You will need a parenting plan that also includes Singapore law