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Postby Fabby2014 » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 5:38 am

Hello and good day. I'm new to this group.
Guys I want to know if inactive or old tb hinders working in Singapore. I was sick during my teenage years. And it does leave a scar on my lungs and its a lifetime.
I wanted to find a job in Singapore but I am worried that they won't allow me due to tb scar though I am totally healed.

Need your enlightment to this concern.
Thank you. God bless.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 6:14 am

Fabby2014 wrote:Hello and good day. I'm new to this group.
Guys I want to know if inactive or old tb hinders working in Singapore. I was sick during my teenage years. And it does leave a scar on my lungs and its a lifetime.
I wanted to find a job in Singapore but I am worried that they won't allow me due to tb scar though I am totally healed.

Need your enlightment to this concern.


I believe they only look for active lesions but Taxick or Ecurilex may have opinions.

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Postby taxico » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:02 am

if it's not active, you're probably gonna be fine. include a doctor's note if at all possible. if the job's really important you can check with TBCU at tan tock seng hospital to see what they can do for you.
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Postby Fabby2014 » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 2:26 pm

Want it means taxick? What kind of opinion is that?

I am from the Philippines,so before going there I should have a medical certificate from the doctor here? And will they grant that med certificate since its not a Singaporean doctor? Thank you for the reply. I'm just scared that what had happened to me in Dubai will happen too in Singapore. I didn't got my visa due to my old scar :( .

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 3:26 pm

I suppose a lot matter whether it's active or benign. My accts girl (VN) found out after her S pass was approved and we were notified of it and asked if we still wanted her. We did, so she's had to do a course of medication locally but other than that, no issued. Still working on her S pass, so I don't think it was active but just present (Carrier?).

One other thing that may have had a bearing on my accts girl's case was the fact that she's the wife of a lecturer (also VN but PR) at either NTU or NUS so was here on a LTVP anyway.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 4:40 pm

Fabby2014 wrote:Want it means taxick? What kind of opinion is that?

I am from the Philippines,so before going there I should have a medical certificate from the doctor here? And will they grant that med certificate since its not a Singaporean doctor? Thank you for the reply. I'm just scared that what had happened to me in Dubai will happen too in Singapore. I didn't got my visa due to my old scar :( .


taxick ( taxico) is an another guy who posts here, I believe he was referring to that person.
I think the best approach for you is to get a certificate from a Singapore GP or a Singapore LAB.
I had to have a chest x-ray done before I got my EP, and I had to go to one of the Raffles clinics to get this done.
you might want to also look at this thread as well.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jun 2014 8:48 pm

And in case you are wondering about taxico, he's a certified MD as well and I don't mean Managing Director but Doctor.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:42 am

Fabby2014 wrote:Want it means taxick? What kind of opinion is that?

I am from the Philippines,so before going there I should have a medical certificate from the doctor here? And will they grant that med certificate since its not a Singaporean doctor? Thank you for the reply. I'm just scared that what had happened to me in Dubai will happen too in Singapore. I didn't got my visa due to my old scar :( .


i was perhaps not clear...

TBCU = TB control unit

it's located at tan tock seng hospital (TTSH) and the government defers to them for TB-related affairs. if their doctors say you're A-O-K, then you'll be fine in the government's eyes.

therefore if you NEED that job in singapore and are SURE you're no longer infectious, you can go to TTSH to get an appointment there (if TBCU won't see you without a referral you can simply go to TTSH's walk-in clinic to get one) and submit their opinion with your application.

if you think your doctor from elsewhere can give the singapore government the same assurance (that you're not coming here to infect the population) then visiting TTSH is not necessary and i strongly recommend you do just that.

they may, however, still direct you to TBCU at a later time.

i hope i'm clearer this time. good luck!
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Postby Fabby2014 » Sat, 28 Jun 2014 1:56 am

Thank you everyone :)

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:46 am

taxico wrote: ...


Of late there have been a few cases of candidates with TB Scars, specifically from Philippines, having been rejected EP. I didn't ask when the all-clear was given, or if they were active ..

Fabby2014: It is better if you can, as Taxico says, get a letter from a ''reputed" medical center that your TB is not active.

I am not sure why Philippines seem to have more occurrence of TB Cases .. when in Philippines, I have been staying away from those who cough loudly .. of late ....

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Postby Fabby2014 » Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:50 am

That's a risk for me to take. So would that be that I should have all the medical clearances that I am free of.

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Postby Brah » Mon, 07 Jul 2014 9:31 pm

What tests do they do in Singapore for TB?

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Re: Inquiry

Postby mavmahesh » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 2:04 am

Hi All,

I have a similar issue. I got job from Singapore. I was infected with TB few years back, but now I am completely cured. My x-rays says about scars. As it is not active, is there any possibility of EP rejection?

Fabby - Please let me know about your case?

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 7:23 am

mavmahesh wrote:Hi All,

I have a similar issue. I got job from Singapore. I was infected with TB few years back, but now I am completely cured. My x-rays says about scars. As it is not active, is there any possibility of EP rejection?

Fabby - Please let me know about your case?

I understand exemption is given on case by case basis, and depending on which country you are from.

SMS, any thoughts ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:45 am

If my former employee's experience is any indication, they will need to be investigated until the authorities here are satisfied on it's dormant status. Also should be prepared to repeat the process on renewal of Employment pass as well. After the 1st renewal then their (Gahment) paranoia will quieten down. But again, depends on which country they are coming from and the Gov't position with regards to that country. (As to which countries, I don't have a clue).


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