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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by kirpi_e » Thu, 10 Sep 2020 1:54 pm

I have get my cards in 5 days, including my PEP and my familiy's DPs.

Dont worry MOM is handling these quick.

ALso , you can give MOM a call and try to expedite process. THey are quite helpful.

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by sid123 » Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:11 pm

TropicalExpat wrote:
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:39 am
sid123 wrote:
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:48 am
Hi,

I am in a bit of a situation here and need some guidance. I am currently on EP, applied for PEP in May and received IPA in August. I have my dependents (wife and 2 kids on DP) staying with me in SG for last 2.5 years while I have been here for 3+ years now. My kids attend International School here.

I was in discussions with a prospective employer for a new job. They confirmed the position to me once I received my IPA for PEP. They want me to join me from 1st October, which I can do basis my PEP now. My current employer is cooperative, and I have discussed about leaving and started working on the handover of my stuff.

I have applied for new DPs for my dependents on 31st August only basis my PEP. The issue is that when I resign officially with my current employer (I can do so on 16th September as per 2-week notice rule) effective 30th Sep, they will cancel my existing EP and DPs. While I will move over to PEP, my dependents will be issued STVP with 30 days limit (30th Oct).

My fear is that new DPs may not get issued until 8th or 9th week from 31st August- ie only around 31st October or later considering the workload at MOM. Will my wife and kids have to go back to home country if their new DPs are not approved by 31st October? It is a touch and go situation - it would be a lot of hassle if I have to cancel school admission, send them to home country and again bring them back after a few weeks and get fresh admission here plus issues related to finding flights and serving stay home periods due to covid.

If someone who has gone through transition from EP to PEP or a similar experience, please provide some guidance. Thanks in advance.
Don't get too worried. Once the STVP is issued, contact ICA and ask for extension of STVP. I think they will be amenable to an extension given the current circumstances. Given them the full info and I'm reasonably confident an extension will be approved.
Not sure if that solves your kids school situation, but at least it will allow them to stay in Singapore.
Thanks for your reply. I called MOM on Monday to expedite my case and received IPA for my DPs today. All worries gone now!!

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by TropicalExpat » Fri, 18 Sep 2020 7:05 am

sid123 wrote:
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:11 pm
TropicalExpat wrote:
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:39 am
sid123 wrote:
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:48 am
Hi,

I am in a bit of a situation here and need some guidance. I am currently on EP, applied for PEP in May and received IPA in August. I have my dependents (wife and 2 kids on DP) staying with me in SG for last 2.5 years while I have been here for 3+ years now. My kids attend International School here.

I was in discussions with a prospective employer for a new job. They confirmed the position to me once I received my IPA for PEP. They want me to join me from 1st October, which I can do basis my PEP now. My current employer is cooperative, and I have discussed about leaving and started working on the handover of my stuff.

I have applied for new DPs for my dependents on 31st August only basis my PEP. The issue is that when I resign officially with my current employer (I can do so on 16th September as per 2-week notice rule) effective 30th Sep, they will cancel my existing EP and DPs. While I will move over to PEP, my dependents will be issued STVP with 30 days limit (30th Oct).

My fear is that new DPs may not get issued until 8th or 9th week from 31st August- ie only around 31st October or later considering the workload at MOM. Will my wife and kids have to go back to home country if their new DPs are not approved by 31st October? It is a touch and go situation - it would be a lot of hassle if I have to cancel school admission, send them to home country and again bring them back after a few weeks and get fresh admission here plus issues related to finding flights and serving stay home periods due to covid.

If someone who has gone through transition from EP to PEP or a similar experience, please provide some guidance. Thanks in advance.
Don't get too worried. Once the STVP is issued, contact ICA and ask for extension of STVP. I think they will be amenable to an extension given the current circumstances. Given them the full info and I'm reasonably confident an extension will be approved.
Not sure if that solves your kids school situation, but at least it will allow them to stay in Singapore.
Thanks for your reply. I called MOM on Monday to expedite my case and received IPA for my DPs today. All worries gone now!!
Great to hear!

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by mikegrande » Thu, 24 Sep 2020 6:19 pm

Hi everyone, I just got my approval email from MOM today (24/09/2020). Date applied 24/07/2020.

I called MOM today (24 Sept) and told the operator that more than 8 weeks had passed. The operator took my contact information and said she will get the application expedited.

Good luck to the others who are still waiting!

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by PeppaSep » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 2:33 am

Hey folks, it’s a bit silent here now. I ‘ve been following this thread and really liked the way members were tracking and rooting for each other’s PEP applications filed during Apr to July time period...is there another thread that’s tracking application times for more recent PEP applications I.e., Aug Sept period. If yes, pls point me to that.

If not, maybe I can share my details and request others to also post their details:

- Current EP holder in SG, applied PEP for self ( 4 Sep) and attached DPs for family (10th Sep)
- coming up on 6 weeks today...I guess the consensus is to wait for 8 weeks and if it doesn’t come through, start seeking updates and ask for expedites from MOM

Any other recent applications keen to share their application details?

Thanks!

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