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Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby annkim123 » Sun, 03 Sep 2017 4:09 pm

Hi guys, sorry I'm new to this forum. I got my IPA letter for EP granted me 24 months. However, when I receive the card, the expiry date is 6 months earlier (so my EP is valid for 18 months only according to the card). Has anyone got the same issue? I will check with MOM tmr since today is Sunday but just want to hear from you guys. Thanks much in advance!

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:06 pm

annkim123 wrote:Hi guys, sorry I'm new to this forum. I got my IPA letter for EP granted me 24 months. However, when I receive the card, the expiry date is 6 months earlier (so my EP is valid for 18 months only according to the card). Has anyone got the same issue? I will check with MOM tmr since today is Sunday but just want to hear from you guys. Thanks much in advance!
When is your passport expiring?

Of late I believe EP expiry can follow the passport expiry

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:15 pm

Sure does. Actually, I believe it is shorter than Passport expiry for the obvious reason.

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 8:11 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sure does. Actually, I believe it is shorter than Passport expiry for the obvious reason.
To be honest SMS, it wasn't like that in the long ago past!! Like 16+ years ago. As long as passport was valid for 6 months or longer, you get the full pass validity stamped.

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:51 am

annkim123 wrote:Hi guys, sorry I'm new to this forum. I got my IPA letter for EP granted me 24 months. However, when I receive the card, the expiry date is 6 months earlier (so my EP is valid for 18 months only according to the card). Has anyone got the same issue? I will check with MOM tmr since today is Sunday but just want to hear from you guys. Thanks much in advance!



Even though the EP is approved for N months, the HR while issuing the Pass is given an option of choosing the number of months they want to issue the EP for?

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:15 pm

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sure does. Actually, I believe it is shorter than Passport expiry for the obvious reason.
To be honest SMS, it wasn't like that in the long ago past!! Like 16+ years ago. As long as passport was valid for 6 months or longer, you get the full pass validity stamped.


Yeah, I believe I remember that time. :P Just past 70 on Hari Raya and have now officially spent 35 years in the US and 35 years in Singapore. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby x9200 » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 1:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sure does. Actually, I believe it is shorter than Passport expiry for the obvious reason.
To be honest SMS, it wasn't like that in the long ago past!! Like 16+ years ago. As long as passport was valid for 6 months or longer, you get the full pass validity stamped.


Yeah, I believe I remember that time. :P Just past 70 on Hari Raya and have now officially spent 35 years in the US and 35 years in Singapore. :shock: :lol:

So now it is clearly time for you to spend the next 35y back in the States. All the best SMS.

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby annkim123 » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 8:30 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
annkim123 wrote:Hi guys, sorry I'm new to this forum. I got my IPA letter for EP granted me 24 months. However, when I receive the card, the expiry date is 6 months earlier (so my EP is valid for 18 months only according to the card). Has anyone got the same issue? I will check with MOM tmr since today is Sunday but just want to hear from you guys. Thanks much in advance!



Even though the EP is approved for N months, the HR while issuing the Pass is given an option of choosing the number of months they want to issue the EP for?


Is this true? Thank you all for your answer. I checked with MOM this morning but they told me to contact HR instead cos they don't deal with employee, they will only talk to employer. And my HR is on leave today :( . I will check again as soon as I can. for the passport, my one expire nov next year so i don't think it is the issue. On MOM website they also mentioned that passport expiry date doesn't affect the EP expiry date.

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Re: Time granted from IPA and on EP card

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:18 pm

annkim123 wrote:Is this true? Thank you all for your answer. I checked with MOM this morning but they told me to contact HR instead cos they don't deal with employee, they will only talk to employer. And my HR is on leave today :( . I will check again as soon as I can. for the passport, my one expire nov next year so i don't think it is the issue. On MOM website they also mentioned that passport expiry date doesn't affect the EP expiry date.


Just a little bit of advice.

Don't piss off your HR, not that you need to be subservient.. Especially if your employer is small.


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