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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby vjysankr » Fri, 30 Sep 2016 5:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, doG didn't have anything to do with it. MOM blessed you today. ;-) Must give credit to where credit's due.


Ha ha yea of course... that's true.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Tue, 29 Nov 2016 6:56 pm

Hi praveen,

Any update from your application buddy?

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby praveen.gunasekar » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:25 pm

Nope shiv. Still the same. Pending. My consultancy is tied following up with the MOM...
not sure whats gonna happen..

Did you get any update...??

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 1:01 pm

I too dnt have any update.
But what i read in this forum and other forums. It looks like its taking till 4 months to get EP approved.
So lets hope for the best. By the way since how long you are waiting for your EP

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby praveen.gunasekar » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 1:56 pm

My Ep was applied on June 21. :P

Lets hope for the best buddy.. Something good will turn up.. All the best.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 2:30 pm

Yes buddy, atleast it is in pipeline and things will surely be positive.

Its been 5 months, I was thinking the 4 month is the longest waiting time as per this forum and other forums.
So how you consultancy is contacting MOM, via phone or email and did MOM give any update to them.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby brian_singapore » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 3:36 pm

Our Indian outsource vendors are flatly telling us they can't get EPs to bring anyone onsite until the end of January. Doesn't matter who, why, what skills etc.

@OP - When I hire internally, I have to justify why I didn't hire a local candidate. My explanation is usually pretty simple: None applied!

I think I've seen 1 SC apply in the 3 years I've been here. I've had the occasional PR apply but they have been few and far between.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 5:34 pm

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 6:00 pm

Brian: is there any such cap on the number EP per year for singapore?
I wish everything goes well and EP get approved.
There is a guy in this forum whose visa got approved in end of October

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby brian_singapore » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 7:41 pm

No idea. I was very surprised when our vendors told us they couldn't get EPs.

We have more scrutiny from HR, but I haven't heard of any EPs being refused for my MNC.

I would hazard a guess the large indian outtsourcers face more issues keeping their ratios in line as they really arent interested in employing locals.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 7:58 pm

Brian: I understand and thanks for the useful information, but at the same time, have you seen any EP rejected after waiting for 3-4 months?

I hope things should get better soon

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby brian_singapore » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 8:05 pm

Other then posts here, I've never seen any EP application take that long.

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Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby shiv1408 » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 8:13 pm

Like in my case it will complete 2 months in first week of dec.

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Re: RE: Re: Employment Pass Status Pending

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:18 pm

shiv1408 wrote:I hope things should get better soon


don't hold your breath.

Indian outsourcing companies are being severely throttled, and it's no secret why.

There's no quota per year but, again, it is public knowledge that passes are being curtailed.


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