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by Siv
Sat, 20 Jun 2020 10:51 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

My only question is: Why wouldn't you try the EP route first? If it succeeds, you're in and done in the simplest way possible. If it fails, the non-resident director fallback doesn't require any approvals. Either way, you'll have to give up your existing EP, and if I'm not wrong (correct me if I am...
by Siv
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 8:37 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

1. Why not? Plenty of CEO's I know here are on EPs 3. It depends on what you are doing here. If it's mainly meetings then I don't see a problem but if you're overseeing operations then probably not. Noted, thanks PNGMK. I've been exploring these options and been having more discussions with the own...
by Siv
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:31 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:19 am
Myasis Dragon can probably commment better than me but I think the Director's fees will be subject to withholding taxes. Also dividends.
Thanks, mate. Yeah, SMS has also mention Myasis Dragon as well when I asked him earlier on.

I will try to PM him.

Thanks again
by Siv
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:57 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

1. Why not? Plenty of CEO's I know here are on EPs 3. It depends on what you are doing here. If it's mainly meetings then I don't see a problem but if you're overseeing operations then probably not. Noted, thanks PNGMK. I've been exploring these options and been having more discussions with the own...
by Siv
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

1. EP as an employee 2. Apply for Entrepass 3. Ignore all the above if you're comfortable coming in and out of Singapore as need be on a SVP. Thanks, mate.... No 1, I suppose the obvious route, however since my title will be CEO and a director as well, not sure is that a good idea ? As for no 2, I ...
by Siv
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Leaving employment to enterpreneurship
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Leaving employment to enterpreneurship

Hi, guys I've tried searching this topic, but there isn't something that's specific that addresses the situation I am in. So I am hoping I could get some insight from folks in here. I have been on an EP in SG for the last 6 years, on an approximate 150K annually. I am a Malaysian and live in JB. I h...
by Siv
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 67550

Re: PR approval in 2019

If he applied 2 years after joining a company here, unless he joined that company on 1 January, he would have had 3 tax assessments, add the fact that he is a Malaysian Indian, not a one from the motherland, means he also is easily assimilated into Singapore culture as well and he would naturally t...
by Siv
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 6:28 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 67550

Re: PR approval in 2019

Thought I'd share this in here, FWIW. Friend of mine just got his PR a week ago. He applied 6 months ago, 2 years after joining one of those hard disk makers on an S-Pass. He's single, Malaysian Indian, early 30s. He can't possibly be making any more than 40K annually, excluding overtime. So....does...
by Siv
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Back to Back EP Application for same FIN holder
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Back to Back EP Application for same FIN holder

Hello, I have an unexpected situation. My current EP is due for renewal hence, my current employer submitted the EP renewal application last week. At the same time, another company that was in discussion with me for a few months offered a new employment contract. Hence they also proceeded to submit...
by Siv
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 8:31 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Back to Back EP Application for same FIN holder
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Back to Back EP Application for same FIN holder

Hello, I have an unexpected situation. My current EP is due for renewal hence, my current employer submitted the EP renewal application last week. At the same time, another company that was in discussion with me for a few months offered a new employment contract. Hence they also proceeded to submit...
by Siv
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 8:03 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Processing Time 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 28106

Re: EP Processing Time 2018

iSubmit is for submission of additional docs, requests, etc....in relation to your EP application done via EPOnline. You don't submit an application via iSubmit.
by Siv
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 8:19 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Be SmArT: Use the Self Assessment Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Be SmArT: Use the Self Assessment Tool

MGEORGE, You are not entirely correct. Maybe you should stick with non-Malaysians. Malaysians with degrees can get an EP (not S pass) with a $2400/mo salary. I know. I just hired two Entomologist BSc freshers from the University of Malaysia. One, three months ago, and the other one last month. Oh, ...
by Siv
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 8:28 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP: Can I travel in and out of Singapore (Malaysian Citizen & previous EP holder) while my new company applies for EP?
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: EP: Can I travel in and out of Singapore (Malaysian Citizen & previous EP holder) while my new company applies for E

Hey all, Just wanted to speak to some people who probably know a lot more than me. I'm switching jobs and my previous company has already cancelled my most recent EP which has given me the Visit Pass, I am Malaysian however, so I'm not sure if I need this? My new company has fortunately already sub...
by Siv
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 6:30 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Applying for employment pass before giving offer letter
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: Applying for employment pass before giving offer letter

Thanks for the reply. The update is they allege that they have already applied for EP. I have given filled up a hard copy of EP form and sent the photo copies of my educational certificates and passport. I hope they are applying through EP Online. However, I am not able to check it's status using t...
by Siv
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:05 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Processing Time 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 28106

Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Did a renewal, followed almost instantly with a new EP application within a couple of weeks after that.

It took EXACTLY 21 days. For both. No joke. 21 days identical.

There was someone on here just recently who got theirs in less than 12 days, I believe.

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