Hi,richsing wrote: ↑Mon, 26 Apr 2021 2:07 pmBased on my experience and others on here, it takes a minimum of 8 weeks and there is no point chasing it until then. During Covid disruption, this timeframe became extended as there were a surge of applications from people fearing retrenchment (based reading threads on here).
Believe things are back to normal, but expect 8 weeks min IF all your docs are in order and no adverse issues with your application.
Also consider why you would want a PEP. hey have limited benefits and a number of potential disadvantages. I have one approved but not issued yet (about to issue). Had to really think about the pros and cons of my own situation to make the right decision for me.
Very interested to hear what you believe the cons of a PEP might be as I am considering applying for one? I hadn’t considered any cons and only thought the additional flexibility of employer would be beneficial.
Do you know if you have a PEP does this make you easier to employ as a foreigner than them having to apply for an EP? I had assumed yes but maybe incorrectly?