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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by VB2018 » Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:06 pm

Great - thank you!

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by VB2018 » Fri, 04 Jan 2019 7:33 pm

Hi, I have received my IPA and plan to apply for PEP online next week. I am already in SIngapore right now on EP which will be cancelled next week. My query is can I travel abroad after applying for PEP online (on MoM website) and return to Singapore using the one-time visa given on IPA OR do I have to wait till the PEP card is issued to me? Thank you.

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by BrianInSG » Tue, 29 Jan 2019 6:36 pm

Hello Everyone.

Hope all is well. I just applied for a Personalized Employment Pass (PEP). A few questions.
- If you submitted your documents through SingPost, how long was it before you were able to see the status of your application online?
- I understand the processing time is 8 weeks. It has been seven business days (11 calendar days) since I submitted my PEP application at SingPost. Does the 8 weeks start from the day of submission at SingPost? or the day MOM receives the application and all supporting documents?

Any information would be really apreciated.

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by VB2018 » Tue, 29 Jan 2019 6:46 pm

Hi BrianInSG,
I recently went through the PEP process. In my case:
- The status of my application ('Pending') was available on the MoM website within 1 working day.
- My application got approved in exactly 3 weeks from the day I submitted the documents at SingPost (which was a Saturday).

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by BrianInSG » Tue, 29 Jan 2019 7:12 pm

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by justinsingapore » Wed, 24 Apr 2019 5:06 pm

I just got my PEP approval via email. It took more than 8 weeks though. So don't be too hung up on the 8 week guideline, especially if you submitted DP application(s) at the same time!

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by mb701 » Wed, 29 May 2019 5:05 pm

Just got my IPA too. Took them slightly over 9 weeks to approve.

I will be moving to SG shorly to apply and get a pass issued. One of the required documents is (listed on MoM web site):
- Your residential address in Singapore.
From 14 September 2018, your residential address must meet the housing requirements before you can get the pass issued.

If I would be living at a friends house - would that suffice? Or I would need to have a rental contract under my name?

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Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

Post by BrianInSG » Wed, 29 May 2019 5:09 pm

I am not sure of the answer to this question. However I applied for my PEP on my own and had numerous questions. You can call Ministry of Manpower directly at 6438 5122. They are very helpful in answering questions.

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