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S pass application

Postby Aung86 » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 5:01 pm

May I know how long will be the s pass application time?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 5:20 pm

one week to 3 months. Depending on where you are from an if the suspect your credentials are fraudulent. If they suspect that, their vetting teams will check out the validity of your documents directly in your country before issuing you a work pass.

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Re: S pass application

Postby Aung86 » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 5:23 pm

Ok. I graduated from Singapore Polytechnic and will use that diploma to apply my S Pass.

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Re: S pass application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Mar 2015 5:51 pm

You do not have a degree? Good Luck. :-k

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Re: S pass application

Postby joiedevivre22 » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 2:19 pm

How difficult is it to get a S Pass?

My brother is pursuing a design diploma in a private school here. Previously, he has worked for 3 years in the same field in our home country with an e-commerce giant. Further, he also has a degree in computer studies.

He is now applying for full time roles here and most ads are open only to locals. With that, if he does crack in to a company, how hard is it to get a S pass?

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Re: S pass application

Postby the lynx » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 2:23 pm

joiedevivre22 wrote:How difficult is it to get a S Pass?

My brother is pursuing a design diploma in a private school here. Previously, he has worked for 3 years in the same field in our home country with an e-commerce giant. Further, he also has a degree in computer studies.

He is now applying for full time roles here and most ads are open only to locals. With that, if he does crack in to a company, how hard is it to get a S pass?


In general, it is already hard because design is not a high-niche field that would require Singapore to hire foreigners with that talent (you would need high demand and low supply for this skill for this to happen). One could easily find a Singaporean readily available with design diploma or even degree here.

Secondly, it also depends on the company's own ratio of local and foreign employees. Too many foreign employees = no.

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Re: S pass application

Postby joiedevivre22 » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 2:55 pm

the lynx wrote:
joiedevivre22 wrote:How difficult is it to get a S Pass?

My brother is pursuing a design diploma in a private school here. Previously, he has worked for 3 years in the same field in our home country with an e-commerce giant. Further, he also has a degree in computer studies.

He is now applying for full time roles here and most ads are open only to locals. With that, if he does crack in to a company, how hard is it to get a S pass?


In general, it is already hard because design is not a high-niche field that would require Singapore to hire foreigners with that talent (you would need high demand and low supply for this skill for this to happen). One could easily find a Singaporean readily available with design diploma or even degree here.

Secondly, it also depends on the company's own ratio of local and foreign employees. Too many foreign employees = no.


Thanks! I agree, it's a very competitive field. His professors have been saying the same though been broadly encouraging. That kid wants to work in an ad agency here :)! Hope for the best for him!

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Re: S pass application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 3:56 pm

Ad Agency? He ought to talk to Addadude, then. He spend the better part of two decades in that industry.

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Re: S pass application

Postby Sp1d3rMan » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 5:47 pm

One of my colleague, study in UK & diploma holder, previously EP, now downgrade to Spass. another of my colleague, malaysian diploma, Spass previously, renewed, rejected, now on WP.

good luck to all Diploma holder when apply Spass.

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Re: S pass application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Mar 2015 6:07 pm

Minimum academic criteria for S pass is now degree or diploma with MANY years experience.

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Re: S pass application

Postby TheBigHunt » Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:51 am

It:s more and more difficult to get a S pass. But as always in Singapore, things can change in 6 months.

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Re: S pass application

Postby Sp1d3rMan » Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:56 am

Agreed. it's getting harder and harder.

years ago, i applied with O' Level cert and it got approved till now i got my PR and applying for SC.

i can say i'm lucky with that.


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