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P1 Pass vs S pass

Postby insingapore2014 » Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:17 pm

Hi,

Seems like my employer has applied for an S Pass, however, I had requested for a P1 pass as I wanted my parents to join me in Singapore for some time.

My salary is above SGD8000 and have 6 years of work ex. I have MBA degree from US. Based on the self assessment tool, I qualify for P1 pass.

Do you what might be the reasons why they don't want to apply for a P1 pass? I will be a marketing manager.

My application for employment pass has been approved. Do you think they can still change this?

I am not in Singapore at this time.

For how long can my parents visit me if I am on an S pass?

Are there any advantages of S pass over P1 pass?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Feb 2014 1:09 pm

Without seeing a copy of the application that was filed with MOM, it is hard to tell why you received an S pass. It could be for several reasons...

A) The employer actually applied for an S pass outright. This one doesn't make sense.

B) The employer applied for a P1 pass but also ticked the "will an S pass be okay if an EP is not granted. This should always be ticked because if the MOM determines that you should not have an EP, they can also consider you for an S pass.

The employer may or may not have ticked the box as if you are given an S pass, then the employer incurs higher costs as there is the S Pass levy of $350/mo at the moment whereas the EP has no levy.

The MOM may have considered where you are from and determined that there was the possibility of too much collateral baggage so rather than put a further strain on the infrastructure they opted for the S pass which severely limits the collateral baggage but still allows you to work.

IF the employer ONLY filed for the S pass, the employer "might" be able to file an amended application but I doubt it.

IF the employer ticked the box and MOM downgraded the application, then NO appeal is allowed and is spelled out on the application that it is NOT possible to appeal.

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Re: P1 Pass vs S pass

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 07 Feb 2014 1:47 pm

insingapore2014 wrote:Hi,

Seems like my employer has applied for an S Pass, however, I had requested for a P1 pass as I wanted my parents to join me in Singapore for some time.

My salary is above SGD8000 and have 6 years of work ex. I have MBA degree from US. Based on the self assessment tool, I qualify for P1 pass.

Do you what might be the reasons why they don't want to apply for a P1 pass? I will be a marketing manager.

My application for employment pass has been approved. Do you think they can still change this?

I am not in Singapore at this time.

For how long can my parents visit me if I am on an S pass?

Are there any advantages of S pass over P1 pass?


If you want your parents with you, you need to reconsider Singapore. Singapore is on it's way to becoming the world first "Island City Nation State Dormitory".

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Postby Sergei82 » Fri, 07 Feb 2014 2:39 pm

I should've come up with that term!!! :D


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