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WHP Advice

Postby seibem9 » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:03 am

Hi everyone! Firstly, sorry if this topic has already been covered, I'm new here!

Does anyone have advice or tips on how to ensure success applying for Work Holiday Pass? I meet the qualifications (age, country - American, grad of top 200 school on the recognized list), but am still nervous as I cannot seem to find any information about reasons for acceptance or rejection - it seems so random!

I also am wondering about timing; I need to move to SG around Aug 1 (my boyfriends 6mo job there starts Aug 8 - moving with him!) so am wondering when I should apply? I'm still searching for jobs, and wonder if I should wait in case I do get a position at a company that would sponsor me for a different type of working VISA that would be more beneficial in some way?

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!!

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:32 am

seibem9 wrote:Hi everyone! Firstly, sorry if this topic has already been covered, I'm new here!

Does anyone have advice or tips on how to ensure success applying for Work Holiday Pass? I meet the qualifications (age, country - American, grad of top 200 school on the recognized list), but am still nervous as I cannot seem to find any information about reasons for acceptance or rejection - it seems so random!

I also am wondering about timing; I need to move to SG around Aug 1 (my boyfriends 6mo job there starts Aug 8 - moving with him!) so am wondering when I should apply? I'm still searching for jobs, and wonder if I should wait in case I do get a position at a company that would sponsor me for a different type of working VISA that would be more beneficial in some way?

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!!


Success ? from what I saw, of recent aussie grads who got in with the WHP program, you need a good employer - who offers you a relevant job

Rest all will fall into place.

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby seibem9 » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 6:37 am

That would definitely be ideal!! I'm just starting to apply to jobs though so I'm wondering should I go ahead and try to get the WHP before I even get a job? Has anyone had success with that?

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby JR8 » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 2:33 pm

seibem9 wrote:That would definitely be ideal!! I'm just starting to apply to jobs though so I'm wondering should I go ahead and try to get the WHP before I even get a job? Has anyone had success with that?


Visas that allow employment have to be applied for by the employer. I.e. You can't get one without an agreed job offer.

I'd suggest focussing on landing a job; as Ecu suggests above, then the visa will be dealt with for you.



---EDIT/NOTE: My para 1 above is incorrect, and is amended/discussed later in the thread.
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Re: WHP Advice

Postby seibem9 » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 8:03 pm

Oh wow, I'm glad I posted then bc I didn't realize that at all! Can anyone confirm that -- am I really not able to apply for the Working Holiday Pass on my own? It has to be employer?

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby singapore eagle » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:15 pm

I don't think JR8 is right. You can apply for the work holiday pass yourself.

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby JR8 » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:17 pm

Oops correction. It seems the WHP is one that the candidate applies for beforehand.
http://beta.mom.gov.sg/en/passes-and-pe ... for-a-pass

Hopefully this link answers your immediate questions.
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Re: WHP Advice

Postby johnvgordon » Fri, 08 May 2015 8:58 am

I hope this is helpful

http://www.one-visa.com/services/singap ... pore-visas

University undergraduates and graduates aged between 18 and 25 years old may apply for the Work Holiday Pass (WHP) to work in Singapore for up to six months. Applicants must be resident and full-time students of the university. Students who have gained admission to the university but have not commenced their studies may also apply. The Work Holiday Programme (WHP) is applicable to students from these countries/territories:

Australia
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
The universities must be ranked among the top 200 in any of the following international rankings within the past five years:

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings
Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Work Holiday Pass holders are allowed to work and are not restricted to only specific types of work. However, existing licensing, registration or accreditation requirements (e.g. medicine or law) will apply. Since this is a short work stint, there would not be any minimum salary requirement. These documents and information are required for the Work Holiday Pass:

A letter from the University/College stating the applicants matriculation, name, nationality, gender and date of birth
A copy of the degree certificate or transcripts (for graduates only)
A copy of the personal particulars page of the applicants passport/travel document
Important information: Applicants who hold non-English degree certificates, transcripts or letters from the University/College are required to submit a copy of the original papers and the official English translation certified by the University/College.

WORK PERMIT
TRAINING PASS


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Re: WHP Advice

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 May 2015 1:49 pm

You would be better placed if you would link to the MOM site instead of a private agency. When you do that, it makes you look like you are soliciting business. This especially so for a newbie on the board. Additionally, sites like you have linked to are notorious for not updating their sites regularly so you could be giving our readers bad information. Have you vetted the contents of the entire site on all the visa opportunities against the rules as laid down by MOM on their site?

I'm not saying your information is incorrect, but I am saying we try to link to the source on this board so we tend to look sideways at folks who plug commercial sites as we tend to suspect a financial interest might be the imputes for plugging that site.

Just to give you an example on the page that opened with your link, it shows the S pass quota at 25%. It hasn't been 25% for several YEARS now (2 or 3).

Quota: The number of S Pass holders a company can employ is usually capped at a quota of 25% of the company’s total workforce.


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Re: WHP Advice

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 May 2015 1:54 pm

It was also why your earlier first post was deleted as well, as your first post, linking to a commercial site. - triggers all kinds of warning bells & flags here. - moderator

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Re: WHP Advice

Postby johnvgordon » Fri, 08 May 2015 2:10 pm

Ok I get it. Is there some term and conditions I can read. I was just trying to be helpful


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 May 2015 5:29 pm

This is as good a place an any. It's not complete but just by doing some searching around in the threads you will notice a rather large lack of commercial sites unless specifically asked about a site or product.

viewtopic.php?t=38617

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