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EP Processing Time 2018

Postby rod000 » Mon, 12 Mar 2018 9:09 am

Hi folks
Just wondering what's the current processing time for EP and DP applications for people who've recently obtained them or are awaiting the outcome. Of course we know that MOM says 3 weeks but just wanted to get a feel for people's actual experiences.
My company applied 10 days ago so I'm still awaiting news.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby Siv » Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:05 am

Did a renewal, followed almost instantly with a new EP application within a couple of weeks after that.

It took EXACTLY 21 days. For both. No joke. 21 days identical.

There was someone on here just recently who got theirs in less than 12 days, I believe.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby rod000 » Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:33 am

Siv wrote:Did a renewal, followed almost instantly with a new EP application within a couple of weeks after that.

It took EXACTLY 21 days. For both. No joke. 21 days identical.

There was someone on here just recently who got theirs in less than 12 days, I believe.
Thank you.. Im just counting my days now!

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby joannajane » Wed, 14 Mar 2018 4:18 pm

Mine for a brand new company was approved in just one week - I consider myself very lucky though.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby rod000 » Wed, 14 Mar 2018 4:34 pm

joannajane wrote:Mine for a brand new company was approved in just one week - I consider myself very lucky though.
Great... Nice one
I'm still waiting.. 12th day today
Mind you, I'm overseas and this will be my first job in singapore

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby vkink » Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:54 pm

mine was applied on 22nd Feb,2018 and its still pending, already 3+ weeks.

Any ideas what can be reason or what should i do.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby rod000 » Fri, 16 Mar 2018 1:09 pm

vkink wrote:mine was applied on 22nd Feb,2018 and its still pending, already 3+ weeks.

Any ideas what can be reason or what should i do.
Can you check the status on the MOM website? If it still says pending, there isn't much you can do except for wait. Who applied? Yourself or the company? It this a new application or renewal?

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby vkink » Fri, 16 Mar 2018 1:36 pm

rod000 wrote:
vkink wrote:mine was applied on 22nd Feb,2018 and its still pending, already 3+ weeks.

Any ideas what can be reason or what should i do.
Can you check the status on the MOM website? If it still says pending, there isn't much you can do except for wait. Who applied? Yourself or the company? It this a new application or renewal?

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Company applied and status on website is pending, its a new application.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:11 pm

vkink wrote:mine was applied on 22nd Feb,2018 and its still pending, already 3+ weeks.

Any ideas what can be reason or what should i do.


There is nothing you can do.

There are many reasons why your application is being held up.

a) They are waiting for verification of your credentials.
b) You are going to be body-shopped out to third party companies.
c) The company you want to work for has pissed off MoM or they have failed to advertise locally.
d) Your salary isn't high enough for years of experience.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby rod000 » Thu, 22 Mar 2018 8:13 am

Just got my EP approval.. 18 days total

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Mar 2018 9:54 am

It is what it is. Contrary to what a lot of people on here like to think about processing times and thinking that they can figure out a likelihood of when or how long or does length of time equal approval or rejection is all for naught. There are absolutely no correlations between any of them and every application is based on itself and not on some whim. MOM and ICA hold their cards extremely close to their chests so it's virtually impossible to second guess them. Anyway, congratulations. Now the hard part, getting over here and set up without getting ripped off by the real estate agents and Landlords. One crisis at a time. ;-)

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby sheiky » Wed, 09 May 2018 9:34 am

I am changing Jobs in Singapore and my New EP is applied on May 2018. Hoping i recieve it soon as well. Will keep everyone posted if i get any earlier.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby sheiky » Wed, 16 May 2018 6:22 pm

sheiky wrote:I am changing Jobs in Singapore and my New EP is applied on May 2018. Hoping i recieve it soon as well. Will keep everyone posted if i get any earlier.



Update: My EP was approved on the 15th day from the date of application.

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby groawr » Sat, 19 May 2018 12:42 pm

I'm currently waiting for Training Employment Pass (TEP) for my internship.
I just have my application filed this Thursday by my employer.
I've read posts about EP processing time, but I can't seem to get any info about TEP processing time these days.

Anyone got any information on it?

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Re: EP Processing Time 2018

Postby Joejoe » Mon, 21 May 2018 8:02 pm

Congrats to all approved EP!

To get better estimation for the waiting time, can you guys include some of these info (feel free to add or remove as you deemed necessary) :
- job title
- company size
- apply directly or through agency

Thank you


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