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Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 1:47 pm
by macismail2003
taggar99 wrote:
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 1:21 pm
Hi All,

Wish to share that My EP is approved today although my Dependents are yet to be approved.

Scenario : EP Holder in SG from 7 years switching job to new employer

Ep application date: 28th Sep 2020
Ep Approval date: 9th Oct 2020 ( Roughly 2 weeks)
Dp application date: 2nd Oct ( 1 week after Ep application)
Dp approval date: Awaiting....


Best Regards,
DP approval happens one or two days after EP approval. Good luck!

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 9:33 pm
by Akc99
Akc99 wrote:
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 11:51 pm
My EP pass is applied on 18th Aug20 but still pending. Employer submitted previous employment details as per the request on 11 sep. As of now status is showing as pending. I am keep on waiting.
I am still waiting from quite long period of time. About to complete 2 months. Hope for the best.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:31 am
by tabby17
Has anyone with a salary between 5.5k to 6.5k been approved for their EPs during this pandemic period? I have submitted a new EP application as a Sales & Marketing Director at a small firm (under 5-10 employees hence exempt from job advertising requirements) at 6K monthly salary, and wondering what my chances are of approval. If rejected, can an appeal be sent indicating my salary would be higher, or would a change/increase in salary require a new application to be submitted?

From what I've gathered on here and other forums/groups it seems EPs are only being approved for high-level positions with salaries above atleast 8-9k per month?

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:20 pm
by PankSharma
Dear All,
I have been following this post from last 1 + month. Reason being same I wanted to know if EPs are getting approved or not. And I feel it make sense to share some updates which will give positivity.

I am in touch with 3 of my friends whose EP get approved recently and also mine get approved today. So since September - 2020 I can say 4 EPs get approved.
Timelines - EP get approved in 12 to 14 days and for one it took exact 21 days.
Salary Bracket - all four comes under 7-13 K bracket
Location - All 4 are in Singapore

I just want to say - don't worry EPs are getting approved it might take some time but no rejection what I have seen till now.

All the very best.
Thanks you.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 3:12 pm
by Akc99
PankSharma wrote:
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:20 pm
Dear All,
I have been following this post from last 1 + month. Reason being same I wanted to know if EPs are getting approved or not. And I feel it make sense to share some updates which will give positivity.

I am in touch with 3 of my friends whose EP get approved recently and also mine get approved today. So since September - 2020 I can say 4 EPs get approved.
Timelines - EP get approved in 12 to 14 days and for one it took exact 21 days.
Salary Bracket - all four comes under 7-13 K bracket
Location - All 4 are in Singapore

I just want to say - don't worry EPs are getting approved it might take some time but no rejection what I have seen till now.

All the very best.
Thanks you.
Congratulations! Thanks for your input.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:00 am
by macismail2003
PankSharma wrote:
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:20 pm
Dear All,
I have been following this post from last 1 + month. Reason being same I wanted to know if EPs are getting approved or not. And I feel it make sense to share some updates which will give positivity.

I am in touch with 3 of my friends whose EP get approved recently and also mine get approved today. So since September - 2020 I can say 4 EPs get approved.
Timelines - EP get approved in 12 to 14 days and for one it took exact 21 days.
Salary Bracket - all four comes under 7-13 K bracket
Location - All 4 are in Singapore

I just want to say - don't worry EPs are getting approved it might take some time but no rejection what I have seen till now.

All the very best.
Thanks you.
Thank you for putting effort to spread positivity, PankSharma.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 8:52 pm
by gon0411
GeSKo wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:50 am
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.
Hi, may I ask you how long did the degree verified by Dataflow take with your case? Thank you.

I've been waiting for 1.5 months from the verbal offer to the work pass application, but now HR required a data flow check. I wonder why they didn't do it earlier as when I searched around the dataflow website said it takes 30-35 working days. So horrible!

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 9:08 pm
by GeSKo
gon0411 wrote:
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 8:52 pm
GeSKo wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:50 am
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.
Hi, may I ask you how long did the degree verified by Dataflow take with your case? Thank you.

I've been waiting for 1.5 months from the verbal offer to the work pass application, but now HR required a data flow check. I wonder why they didn't do it earlier as when I searched around the dataflow website said it takes 30-35 working days. So horrible!
Yep, same case for me... They realized I needed a diploma translation weeks after I reviewed their EP application draft. Then months later they came with the Dataflow verification. All this during the CB period. In total, the verification took about three weeks.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 9:49 pm
by tampines_boy
For the people who applied via dataflow, did you get the reference number instanteously.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 1:10 pm
by gon0411
tampines_boy wrote:
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 9:49 pm
For the people who applied via dataflow, did you get the reference number instanteously.
I had to create an inquiry on Dataflow's help desk page then they sent back the case number. From my experience, Dataflow is cheaper but takes longer processing time (SGD 110 and 30-35 working days), while RMI is more expensive but takes shorter processing time (SGD 190 and 15-20 working days).
In my case, RMI finished the degree check within 5 working days but only shared the full report after 19 working days from the order date. But it's still faster than Dataflow.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 4:40 pm
by wishsingapore
Anyone living outside Singapore and got their EP approved recently.
Can you pls share the timeline.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 8:27 pm
by singaporeflyer
wishsingapore wrote:
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 4:40 pm
Anyone living outside Singapore and got their EP approved recently.
Can you pls share the timeline.
Know someone who was approved in 18 days. Why?

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 8:41 pm
by wishsingapore
My EP was applied last week and just wanted to evaluate my chances of EP being approved and approximate timeline for the approval.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 8:52 pm
by singaporeflyer
wishsingapore wrote:
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 8:41 pm
My EP was applied last week and just wanted to evaluate my chances of EP being approved and approximate timeline for the approval.
The only way to evaluate is to use the SAT tool. There is NO other way.

Re: EP Processing Time in Aug 2020

Posted: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 9:21 pm
by wishsingapore
If the SAT shows that I am eligible for an EP, what is the probability of the positive outcome (approved in actual)?