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How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:01 am

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:09 pm
I thought u could upload recommendation sort of letters as A7 states:


Testimonial from an employer


https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-sou ... 284ffa.pdf


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OP and other members want to upload a cover letter, volunteering certificates,etc. It is not correct to upload them under testimonial from employers.

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How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by jamie9vardy » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:18 am

Concurred with SF. The testimonials I have from past employments merely state the employment duration with the organisations, positions/titles through the years, brief description of job scope and last drawn salary. I would imagine that’s what ICA is after under A7.

Not volunteer certificate of how much you’ve donated to the Red Cross or how many pints of blood donated or recommendation letters from your friends who are SC or PR to tell how well you have integrated into the Singapore society, what an asset you will be to Singapore, what a loss if Singapore doesn’t give you PR. That’s for ICA to judge, not your friends.

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by subconwretch » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:52 am

jwoods1864 wrote:
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:09 pm
I thought u could upload recommendation sort of letters as A7 states:


Testimonial from an employer


https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-sou ... 284ffa.pdf


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The Testimonials from Past employers in A7 are nothing more than what is expected of a Letter from Current Employer (A9), As there are no other possible supporting documents to know anything about your previous employment apart from payslips.
The same story again- give them exactly what they ask for, never any less and absolutely nothing more can be well understood from all the posts here.

On a sidenote, as a long time lurker on this forum (for 15 years!), I must say that the no-nonsense advice and occasional snide chatter from the regulars has become so ingrained in my daily thought :D

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by kozizi » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 9:47 am

I wonder why ICA does not crack down on these bogus PR agencies.

Its ok to provide form-filling services & advertise that.. but blatantly lying that their cover letters and shit will improve PR chances is surely BS that ICA can call out and put a stop to ? no ?

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by jwoods1864 » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 9:53 am

Well I suppose that's capitalism lol. It is a complete scam though. I suppose I can see the temptation if your English proficiency isn't good. However, they are essentially charging thousands to fill in a few forms.


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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:02 am

kozizi wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 9:47 am
I wonder why ICA does not crack down on these bogus PR agencies.

Its ok to provide form-filling services & advertise that.. but blatantly lying that their cover letters and shit will improve PR chances is surely BS that ICA can call out and put a stop to ? no ?
It depends, some of them advertise that they analyze your profile, make sure your documents are in order, etc and charge for their service. they may say that they dont charge for just the cover letter.

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by ritesh_1 » Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:53 pm

kozizi wrote:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 9:47 am
I wonder why ICA does not crack down on these bogus PR agencies.

Its ok to provide form-filling services & advertise that.. but blatantly lying that their cover letters and shit will improve PR chances is surely BS that ICA can call out and put a stop to ? no ?
Exactly my point!

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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Jun 2020 1:03 am

I guess they figure if the person has that much money to burn, why not? After all the application forms were designed to be able to be filled out by an N level educated person and you need at least a minimum Bachelors Degree to qualify for PR.
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Re: How the hell do you upload cover letter, testimonials et all in ePR?

Post by aquanav » Mon, 07 Aug 2023 10:31 am

Hello everyone. No queries here, just wanted to thank all of you.

Last year I wasted money on a PR consultant who not only misguided me on my application, she took unnecessary documents, and also made mistakes on my application form (most basic one being: putting my birthdate in the marriage date field!).

This time around we decided to apply on our own. I followed the step-by-step guide and explainers from ICA's website, after uploading all the documents I was stunned that the payment page showed up, and no option or provision to upload the "famed" Cover letters, volunteering details, family roots recommendations etc. That's when we did some digging and found this thread, and many other threads all leading to the same fact. Of course, thanks to some serious SEO and ads spending, google pushes these results way below the articles/pages of countless PR consultants.

Hard earned lesson - always read the fine print. No shortcuts.

Thank you everyone! I will now wait patiently for ICA to review facts and consider my application.

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