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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby baltazarg » Thu, 15 Dec 2016 7:35 pm

so how are you keeping up? are you alrd in Singapore or still working at ur home country? I feel your pain buddy.

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby shiv1408 » Thu, 15 Dec 2016 7:37 pm

Well i am working in my home country. Its very very stressfull.
But dnt have any option except waiting

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby mahmudrajaa » Fri, 16 Dec 2016 5:07 pm

Dear All,
My Agency applied for me EP renewal on November 10 and it almost 5 weeks. still status showing pending my EP will expire in Feb 2017 first week. i checked with my agency they said that mostly they will expect to get approval on jan 2017. Is any body applied renewal on the month of Nov & Dec and got approval ? . Thanks all !

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Dec 2016 5:47 pm

There is a reason why MOM says to apply for renewals 3 months before expiry of your EP.

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Re: RE: Re: EP Processing Time

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There is a reason why MOM says to apply for renewals 3 months before expiry of your EP.

And 15+ years ago, it used to take up to 3 months or more for EP approval. Any prudent HR should know to apply 3 months ahead, at least !!

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby kiku86 » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:22 am

My agency applied for my EP renewal on 15 Dec (last Thursday). Got it approved this morning

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby mahmudrajaa » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:55 am

kiku86 wrote:My agency applied for my EP renewal on 15 Dec (last Thursday). Got it approved this morning


Congrats !! Hope that my agency in some trouble to get EP renewal..

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby trombones » Tue, 20 Dec 2016 9:03 pm

Applied spass: 9 Dec
MOM request for letter of consent: 14 Dec
It says: processing time is about 7 working days after we receive the documents requested. It may take longer should the application require the inputs of external agencies

I am previously a spass holder
Until today: status: pending

Reading from all the comment got me really scared now. Haii

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby kiku86 » Wed, 21 Dec 2016 4:18 pm

When will your current pass expire? I think I got mine approved so soon because mine will expire mid Jan

trombones wrote:Applied spass: 9 Dec
MOM request for letter of consent: 14 Dec
It says: processing time is about 7 working days after we receive the documents requested. It may take longer should the application require the inputs of external agencies

I am previously a spass holder
Until today: status: pending

Reading from all the comment got me really scared now. Haii

Merry xmas, dear MOM.


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Re: RE: Re: EP Processing Time

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:02 pm

kiku86 wrote:When will your current pass expire? I think I got mine approved so soon because mine will expire mid Jan


just because your current pass is expiring soon, MOM won't speed up approval (or rejection ;) )

just clarifying :)

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby kitsune26 » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:14 am

I am in a similar situation with my Dependant Pass renewal. Have never had trouble getting my DP renewed in all my 8 years of living in Singapore. My husband's workplace applied for renewal of all our passes in mid November and his EP and my son's DP got renewed for 3 years the next day (a first because its always been 2 years renewal period until now) but mine showed pending due to external vetting (the agency said MOM does random checks) and is still pending (its been 5 weeks now). My LOC which is connected to my DP is also due for renewal on the same day (4th of January). The agents with my husband's workplace said they will apply for an extension if the DP does not get renewed in time (within Jan 4th). My workplace informed me that they tried renewing my LOC but could not because it says another application with the same FIN is in process. What are my options now? Is it true that I will get an extension to continue until I get a result from MOM regarding my DP? I understand my LOC will be cancelled if I dont get my DP renewed in time but do I have to leave Singapore as well? My child starts school on the 3rd Jan and I cannot imagine not being here. Appreciate helpful advice on the matter.

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby trombones » Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:40 am

kiku86 wrote:When will your current pass expire? I think I got mine approved so soon because mine will expire mid Jan

trombones wrote:Applied spass: 9 Dec
MOM request for letter of consent: 14 Dec
It says: processing time is about 7 working days after we receive the documents requested. It may take longer should the application require the inputs of external agencies

I am previously a spass holder
Until today: status: pending

Reading from all the comment got me really scared now. Haii

Merry xmas, dear MOM.


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My pass was just approved yesterday, 27 December

Total processing time: more than 2 weeks, ard 11 working days

Happy new year everyone..


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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 28 Dec 2016 8:05 pm

Congrats Trombones.
Lets hope for best for me 11 weeks completed and still pending

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Re: EP Processing Time

Postby kitsune26 » Mon, 16 Jan 2017 9:48 am

Just an update if it could be of use to someone in similar situation (DP renewal pending). My DP status is still pending ( been over 2 months now). I got an extension for a month meanwhile. We contacted MOM and they got back to us later in the day saying it's pending since they're yet to get info from vetting agencies about my educational qualifications. They said they will extend my stay again if the vetting agencies take longer. The MOM personnel was very helpful throughout our enquiry.

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Approved Spass Validity

Postby ammk6480 » Tue, 17 Jan 2017 2:50 pm

Dear All

Good Day.

Can anybody advise me about 'approved Spass validity', please?

The story is -

1st company applied for Spass for me in last week of Dec 2016, and it was approved in 1st week of Jan 2017.

I requested them to withdraw the approved pass (because I'd like to accept the 2nd company offer.) But 1st company hasn't withdrawn it yet.

My questions are -

1) Will that approved pass be expired after 60 days automatically? or will it take 2 years to be expired automatically?
2) Can 1st company get card issued without my consent?

Looking forward to your answers.


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