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Re: EP approval chances

Post by mb25 » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 5:25 pm

Hi All,

Another quick question re EP application. I filed mine nearly 3 weeks ago and I'm yet to get a decision, whereas my girlfriend's got approved in a matter of days.

Could this be down to the fact that we work in different industries? Me - Financial Services, her - teaching. From what I've read, the MOM tend to be quite quick at coming to a decision, ranging from a couple of days to two weeks.
Any info, or past experiences would be appreciated.

Cheers, MB25

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Re: EP approval chances

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 8:00 pm

That one is easy. Teaching is a job that Singapore finds hard to fill as there isn't much money in it. It's always been more of a calling, like the convent. Therefore Singaporeans don't really relish the profession as there isn't really any money in it.

However, in the financial sector is where all want to go and it's also one of two industries that have been abused by "Foreign Talent". The other industry being IT. Therefore you really have to have a niche position or there will be umpteen dozen local with your qualifications willing to do the job, probably for less starting salary than you are demanding.

MOM generally moves at her own rate of speed, without giving up too much to go on. You can wait it out or go to Changi and catch a plane home if the country doesn't move fast enough for you or you don't have the patience. You need a LOT of patience here.
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Re: EP approval chances

Post by mb25 » Wed, 01 Jul 2015 8:05 pm

Great, thanks for the info.
Just this second had my approval through, so it's officially a goer! :-)

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Re: EP approval chances

Post by Wd40 » Wed, 01 Jul 2015 8:36 pm

3 weeks is long. My guess is your employer goof'd up somewhere in the process especially the part where the job is posted on the Jobsbank. Looks like they were asked to re post it or something.

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Re: EP approval chances

Post by rinkud84 » Thu, 10 Sep 2015 8:17 pm

Hi,

My employer had to repost. The wait period ends on23rd September. They will reapply my EP post that.

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