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EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

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EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by hriday9 » Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:07 pm

Applied on 27th Jul

Still pending

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by jakejungle » Fri, 14 Aug 2020 4:39 pm

mine is also pending

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by hellofriday » Fri, 14 Aug 2020 9:57 pm

hriday9 wrote:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:07 pm
Applied on 27th Jul

Still pending
any updates ?
mine submitted 10th aug and still pending. outside sg.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by jun-jie.gan » Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:36 pm

2 of my friends received their EP, both around 2 weeks, applied in near end of July.
1 is retrenched and joining new company (WP to EP).
1 is converting from external vendor staff to internal staff, EP to EP but different company names.
Both are staying in SG.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by simone123 » Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:17 pm

I have been waiting for my EP to be approved since almost a month now. My employer applied for me, but not sure exactly when that happened I think early Aug. I'm outside singapore.
From Mom website I read this
"While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited.
You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore."
Does that means they are not approving EP for people outside Sg? You have to be there to get a visa?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by jamie9vardy » Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:31 pm

simone123 wrote:I have been waiting for my EP to be approved since almost a month now. My employer applied for me, but not sure exactly when that happened I think early Aug. I'm outside singapore.
From Mom website I read this
"While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited.
You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore."
Does that means they are not approving EP for people outside Sg? You have to be there to get a visa?
I think the bigger question now is what field / industry are you in. How many years of experience you have under your belt, your age, your education/qualification, and the salary put forward in your EP application.

If you have not read it anywhere, you may want to check this out


Salary criteria for employment pass and S pass to be raised
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by simone123 » Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:43 pm

jamie9vardy wrote:
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:31 pm
simone123 wrote:I have been waiting for my EP to be approved since almost a month now. My employer applied for me, but not sure exactly when that happened I think early Aug. I'm outside singapore.
From Mom website I read this
"While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited.
You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore."
Does that means they are not approving EP for people outside Sg? You have to be there to get a visa?
I think the bigger question now is what field / industry are you in. How many years of experience you have under your belt, your age, your education/qualification, and the salary put forward in your EP application.

If you have not read it anywhere, you may want to check this out


Salary criteria for employment pass and S pass to be raised
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app
Yes, thanks for your reply. I read that, my salary is above the requirements. I will work in cancer research. I have a Phd and 2 years of work experience.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by jamie9vardy » Mon, 31 Aug 2020 9:04 pm

simone123 wrote:
jamie9vardy wrote:
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:31 pm
simone123 wrote:I have been waiting for my EP to be approved since almost a month now. My employer applied for me, but not sure exactly when that happened I think early Aug. I'm outside singapore.
From Mom website I read this
"While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited.
You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore."
Does that means they are not approving EP for people outside Sg? You have to be there to get a visa?
I think the bigger question now is what field / industry are you in. How many years of experience you have under your belt, your age, your education/qualification, and the salary put forward in your EP application.

If you have not read it anywhere, you may want to check this out


Salary criteria for employment pass and S pass to be raised
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic? ... source=app
Yes, thanks for your reply. I read that, my salary is above the requirements. I will work in cancer research. I have a Phd and 2 years of work experience.
Ok, that’s not a role that a truest or bluest Singaporean dare to claim that any Singaporean can fill easily.

So you’ll just have to wait. I think maybe the background check is taking time to verify your PhD and work experience.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by GeSKo » Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:50 am

simone123 wrote:
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 8:17 pm
I have been waiting for my EP to be approved since almost a month now. My employer applied for me, but not sure exactly when that happened I think early Aug. I'm outside singapore.
From Mom website I read this
"While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited.
You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore."
Does that means they are not approving EP for people outside Sg? You have to be there to get a visa?
I've been waiting for almost three weeks now for mine, and although the website says you should get a reply within three weeks, I have seen several cases (through Facebook groups) of new EPs accepted in about 2 weeks even in non-essential services and outside Singapore. So yes, they are approving new EPs, but I guess it depends on the salary, the company and the type of position.
jamie9vardy wrote:
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 9:04 pm
Ok, that’s not a role that a truest or bluest Singaporean dare to claim that any Singaporean can fill easily.

So you’ll just have to wait. I think maybe the background check is taking time to verify your PhD and work experience.
Do they do a background check apart from checking the uploaded documents? I already had to have my degree verified by Dataflow since my university was not in the list of universities available when applying for EP.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by NamrataKadambi » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:22 am

We applied for my husband’s EP on 22Jul. Received communication from MoM for additional information which was provided on 25 Aug. Status still shows pending. We are in the US.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by GeSKo » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 2:38 am

NamrataKadambi wrote:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:22 am
We applied for my husband’s EP on 22Jul. Received communication from MoM for additional information which was provided on 25 Aug. Status still shows pending. We are in the US.
When did you hear back from them? Just a bit before the 25th?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by NamrataKadambi » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:42 am

Received the query about a week before that so around 18th aug

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 11:24 am

NamrataKadambi wrote:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:42 am
Received the query about a week before that so around 18th aug
What was the additional information that was requested ? Sometimes the application gets randomly picked up for vetting and in that case the processing time is slightly longer than normal processing time

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by GeSKo » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 9:37 pm

Mine is going to be 3 weeks under processing tomorrow. The agency checked yesterday and it was still ongoing. Waiting for an update this week hopefully...

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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Post by simone123 » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 2:22 am

I am still waiting.
Now it is 8 weeks since I submitted my documentations to HR, and more than 5 weeks since they requested to submit an higher quality picture of my passport.
I heard that other people got their EP approved in 3 weeks.
Does anyone know how to find out what's the reason of such delay?

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