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EP or nah? HELP NEEDED!!

Postby littlegal » Sun, 24 Sep 2017 8:39 pm

Hi all,

I'm a fresh grad from SMU (BBM degree) and a recipient of the MOE Tuition Grant (my bond is 3 years). I was offered a job at a small media firm, and they promised me 3.6K as starting salary. I accepted the offer, and they applied for an E-Pass. My in principle approval was also received. A few days later, the company called me to let me know that they were undergoing a downturn, and were going to offer me 2,500 instead. I was fine with this, but am afraid because it is way below the prescribed starting salary for E-Pass holders. Last Monday, they have filed an appeal to MOM to reduce the salary to 2.5 instead.

On a separate note, ICA has given me till 21st October to stay here while MOM processes everything, and have stated that they will not grant an extension. I will have to leave, apply for LTVP and re enter, according to them.

So, my fears are:

What are the chances of MOM throwing the entire application out of the window, or withdrawing the IPA? Anyone ever been in a similar situation? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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Re: EP or nah? HELP NEEDED!!

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 24 Sep 2017 9:47 pm

littlegal wrote:Hi all,

I'm a fresh grad from SMU (BBM degree) and a recipient of the MOE Tuition Grant (my bond is 3 years). I was offered a job at a small media firm, and they promised me 3.6K as starting salary. I accepted the offer, and they applied for an E-Pass. My in principle approval was also received. A few days later, the company called me to let me know that they were undergoing a downturn, and were going to offer me 2,500 instead. I was fine with this, but am afraid because it is way below the prescribed starting salary for E-Pass holders. Last Monday, they have filed an appeal to MOM to reduce the salary to 2.5 instead.

On a separate note, ICA has given me till 21st October to stay here while MOM processes everything, and have stated that they will not grant an extension. I will have to leave, apply for LTVP and re enter, according to them.

So, my fears are:

What are the chances of MOM throwing the entire application out of the window, or withdrawing the IPA? Anyone ever been in a similar situation? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated :)


You are not in a unique situation

Chance? Not a fortune teller. But not likely for MOM to flush your application

As long as your Employer wants you and willing to appeal etc, have faith.

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Re: EP or nah? HELP NEEDED!!

Postby littlegal » Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:11 pm

Thank you for your reply!

Yes, they have appealed already :) and are willing to keep me. MOM has said that it will take 3 weeks, which is longer than what they took for the initial EP to process lol. Just wondering, what happens to the original IPA? Is MOM going to give a new one?


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