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EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by pringles7394 » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 8:46 pm

just submitted on 1st Sept. Any updates or news from anyone who might have applied or received news in the month of September?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by GeSKo » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 9:48 pm

Also waiting. HR told me that the agency called MoM and they told them there was a problem with the documents because of a portal migration. They uploaded everything on the 3rd, so I keep waiting (over three weeks in total now). I have no idea how long I have to wait and I am not happy with the way the agency is handling the application.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by bearchiwy » Wed, 09 Sep 2020 2:34 am

@hriday9 @hellofriday and the others, any news or update on the E pass? and those still outside of sg. want to ask what are the chances of S Pass approving also even though MOM's website say 90%? Btw, do MOM see the application according to applicant's external factor? such as how long the person live in SG and whether study in SG all those or usually for work pass just look at salary requirements and eligibility

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by sarumi8809 » Sat, 12 Sep 2020 11:03 am

I'm in SG and holding EP, the new company applied EP for me.
Mine was submitted on 4 Sep, still waiting.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by NamrataKadambi » Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:31 pm

Husband’s EP applied on July 22nd...still pending :(

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Sep 2020 6:53 pm

Hopefully you all are reading the Straits Times......

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by singapore2020 » Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:46 am

@sundaymorningstaple just now joined the forum. I did read the recent EP articles in Straits Times but nothing that indicated long processing time. Most were around increased salary requirement and debates about quota. Anything I missed?

My status- new EP applied from outside SG on September 9th.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Sep 2020 3:20 pm

As the criteria has/is changing, those coming up renewal will be scrutinized much more thoroughly and those that they deem borderline will probably be rejected because if their salary history jump is inordinately high compared to their previous increases, then I'm pretty sure they will be considering the whys considering most companies are showing negative growth due to the pandemic. New Application will probably be compared with the application history for the company as well and a large jump in basic salaries would indicate the employer may well be inflating salaries (and the potential of kickback schemes which is being hunted down with a vengeance in the current economy) to avoid the hiring of locals. It is what it is.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by kubernetes » Wed, 16 Sep 2020 4:27 pm

jun-jie.gan wrote:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:36 pm
2 of my friends received their EP, both around 2 weeks, applied in near end of July.
1 is retrenched and joining new company (WP to EP).
1 is converting from external vendor staff to internal staff, EP to EP but different company names.
Both are staying in SG.
Hi @jun-jie.gan your friends are in IT industry (software/hardware)?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by singapore2020 » Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 3:20 pm
As the criteria has/is changing, those coming up renewal will be scrutinized much more thoroughly and those that they deem borderline will probably be rejected because if their salary history jump is inordinately high compared to their previous increases, then I'm pretty sure they will be considering the whys considering most companies are showing negative growth due to the pandemic. New Application will probably be compared with the application history for the company as well and a large jump in basic salaries would indicate the employer may well be inflating salaries (and the potential of kickback schemes which is being hunted down with a vengeance in the current economy) to avoid the hiring of locals. It is what it is.
Thanks for the insights, really appreciate it. I’m pretty confident I don’t fall into the ‘inflated salary’ situation and my employer has a reputation to follow the book. It’s wait and watch at this point. Again, thanks for the insights.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by GeSKo » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 5:41 am

So has anyone in this thread been successful? It seems we are all waiting since the end of July and beginning of August...

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by NamrataKadambi » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:38 am

Got our EP and DPs approved today (all at the same time). We filed on 22nd July...long wait finally over. Good luck to folks waiting! Hope your wait ends soon with good news :)

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by TropicalExpat » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:50 pm

NamrataKadambi wrote:
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:38 am
Got our EP and DPs approved today (all at the same time). We filed on 22nd July...long wait finally over. Good luck to folks waiting! Hope your wait ends soon with good news :)
Congratulations and thanks for the update!

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by singapore2020 » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:59 pm

NamrataKadambi wrote:
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:38 am
Got our EP and DPs approved today (all at the same time). We filed on 22nd July...long wait finally over. Good luck to folks waiting! Hope your wait ends soon with good news :)
Congratulations! Was EP and DP applied simultaneously and was it from outside of SG or from within SG? Also was it new or renewal?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 1:11 pm

singapore2020 wrote:
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:59 pm
NamrataKadambi wrote:
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:38 am
Got our EP and DPs approved today (all at the same time). We filed on 22nd July...long wait finally over. Good luck to folks waiting! Hope your wait ends soon with good news :)
Congratulations! Was EP and DP applied simultaneously and was it from outside of SG or from within SG? Also was it new or renewal?
Please see her past posts. It will be better to see some past posts before posting the questions

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