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by mapleleaf
Thu, 16 May 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi, just wanted to update. My friend paid in spite of all the advise and never got the visa. No refund yet too of course, but the recruiter keeps sending email that he will refund, but I dont believe that is going to happen any time soon. Thank you so much everyone, a special thanks to SMS and every...
by mapleleaf
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

The format is correct and if you will look closely at the heading at the top of the page, the 3rd line says FIN: There are three lines, the first says: "In-Principle Approval for Work Permit Employer's Copy " The second line is the IPA No. which is a 15 digit number. The third line is the FIN: whic...
by mapleleaf
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:29 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi SMS,
I thought of posting the image here in the hope of the remote possibility that someone has seen something like this. I have taken out the name, please check http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6666/regionfs.png This is what has been given to my friend by the agent.
by mapleleaf
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Thank you so much SMS for responding to me in spite of your busy schedule. I hope your data recovery works out smoothly.
by mapleleaf
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi SMS, the agent has told today that in this type of WP IPA (my friend is an electrician) there will be no FIN on the IPA, only for higher level WPs, there will be FIN on the IPA, is there any truth to this? Pure BS! There are only two kinds of WPs One for Work Permits holders and one for Foreign ...
by mapleleaf
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Thank you so much SMS for all the help. I will pass this on to my friend. :(

Thank you lynx.
by mapleleaf
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

I think you missed the point. Employer applies for work permit for candidate --> MOM approves it ---> MOM issues IPA to employer ---> Employer passes IPA to candidate --> Candidate flies to Singapore with that IPA in hand --> Undergoes medical check-up --> Medical result sent --> Employer prints an...
by mapleleaf
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Confirmed a scam to target the poor and the ignorant. Quite possible .. later the candidate ends up on one of the many 'training' courses and more money is to be paid before any glimmer of any work at all .. Or an attempt to make sure the candidate pays up before getting the IPA .. could it be that...
by mapleleaf
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi SMS, the agent has told today that in this type of WP IPA (my friend is an electrician) there will be no FIN on the IPA, only for higher level WPs, there will be FIN on the IPA, is there any truth to this? FALSE! All would-be foreign workers will be issued with FIN, regardless of type of work vi...
by mapleleaf
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi SMS, the agent has told today that in this type of WP IPA (my friend is an electrician) there will be no FIN on the IPA, only for higher level WPs, there will be FIN on the IPA, is there any truth to this?
by mapleleaf
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Actually neither are correct. Unless the IPA letter is for a) PEP (SE's example) or b) if he is getting WP (The example noted is the old style). My description is for the new WP IPA. And the FIN WILL BE ON IT where I indicated it should be. Hi SMS, The agent hasnt responded yet. In the mean time, a...
by mapleleaf
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

I was searching online for info and came across an old IPA from 2010 posted online :o http://www.scribd.com/doc/36958577/IPA I could not find any FIN on it. Is the format of letter different now? ** please ignore, sorry, I forgot that SE's posting has the IPA letter format, I guess that is the curre...
by mapleleaf
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Thanks SE and SMS, He asked the agent for the FIN or IPA copy, agent has told him that it is not normal to ask for it, but that he will check with the employer and let him know. So he is waiting to hear back. Thanks again.
by mapleleaf
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:11 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Hi, thank you so much for checking that. I will ask him to ask for the FIN number. The agent has not given him the IPA letter yet, he says that the letter will reach the employer in 5 days, in the mean time to make the final payment. Will the FIN number be known to the agent if the employer is yet t...
by mapleleaf
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 63267

Thank you so much. I have sent you a PM.

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