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What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:04 am

I have read from other posts in this forum about EP processing time, which is mainly on 6-7 working days. However during some public holidays like Chinese New Year, a lot of employee are expected to take leaves. I am worry that this will increase the time required for EP application.

I would like to ask whether anyone has experience in which their EP application also being submitted just slightly before public holidays and how many days it took for your EP Application being approved?

My EP application was submitted just few days before Chinese New Years and it has now being about 7 working days, but it is still in pending state. I am feeling anxious now.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:29 am

It will take between 3 days to 3 months, with or without the holidays.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:46 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It will take between 3 days to 3 months, with or without the holidays.
I guess now I can only wait for it. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by samuraibeefburger » Tue, 27 Feb 2018 2:07 pm

I believe they extended the typical processing time from 7 days to 3 weeks:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-pass-gen ... ork-passes

so, don't sweat it. =)

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Tue, 27 Feb 2018 5:29 pm

samuraibeefburger wrote:I believe they extended the typical processing time from 7 days to 3 weeks:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-pass-gen ... ork-passes

so, don't sweat it. =)
Still in pending state. I am super anxious now. 8-[ 8-[ 8-[

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 27 Feb 2018 6:28 pm

richardlai wrote:
samuraibeefburger wrote:I believe they extended the typical processing time from 7 days to 3 weeks:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-pass-gen ... ork-passes

so, don't sweat it. =)
Still in pending state. I am super anxious now. 8-[ 8-[ 8-[
What more can you do?

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by Siv » Wed, 28 Feb 2018 8:02 am

richardlai wrote:
samuraibeefburger wrote:I believe they extended the typical processing time from 7 days to 3 weeks:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-pass-gen ... ork-passes

so, don't sweat it. =)
Still in pending state. I am super anxious now. 8-[ 8-[ 8-[
Relax.

I just did a renewal and new EP application back to back just 4 months ago, and both took EXACTLY 21 working days. I swear. Both. Approval on the 21st working day. Like clockwork.

You still have time.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by sab123 » Wed, 28 Feb 2018 7:54 pm

My EP was applied on 6 th Feb and still in pending state.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by sab123 » Wed, 28 Feb 2018 9:42 pm

sab123 wrote:My EP was applied on 6 th Feb and still in pending state.
Its a new application.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:47 am

Hi All,

My EP has just been approved, it took around 10 working days. Thanks for all the advises and supports that you all have provided to me during this waiting time. :D

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by sab123 » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 1:04 pm

richardlai wrote:Hi All,

My EP has just been approved, it took around 10 working days. Thanks for all the advises and supports that you all have provided to me during this waiting time. :D
Is it a new application?

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 1:19 pm

sab123 wrote:
richardlai wrote:Hi All,

My EP has just been approved, it took around 10 working days. Thanks for all the advises and supports that you all have provided to me during this waiting time. :D
Is it a new application?
Yes, it was a new application.

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by samuraibeefburger » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 5:14 pm

richardlai wrote:Hi All,

My EP has just been approved, it took around 10 working days. Thanks for all the advises and supports that you all have provided to me during this waiting time. :D
Great! Happy to hear that. Congrats =)

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by richardlai » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 8:32 pm

samuraibeefburger wrote:
richardlai wrote:Hi All,

My EP has just been approved, it took around 10 working days. Thanks for all the advises and supports that you all have provided to me during this waiting time. :D
Great! Happy to hear that. Congrats =)
Thanks for it. :D

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Re: What is the expected EP Processing Time if encountered Public Holidays like Chinese New Year?

Post by sajaaa » Wed, 07 Mar 2018 5:53 pm

Congratulations.. Bad time in my case re applied on Feb 27th after reject first time.

:cry: still waiting

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