Singapore Expats Forum
 

EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37771
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:03 pm

Several years ago, a large number of fraudulent degrees were found to have been used by various nationalities with regards to lack of verification. (Wasn't always required and any verification was done either by the relevant ministries or their verification teams in various countries (or seconded out to independent teams there). With the advent of covid, this is no longer realistically possible so something else was required. (I lost two S pass holders from Myanmar due to this problem - and they had been in my employ for around 2.5 years (6 months on their first renewal) when the independent teams got back to MOM. MOM sent a field team to my office and I had to call both technician in from the field immediately. MOM took them away, and eventually they were sent back to Myanmar. This phenomenon happened with lots of companies and with the advent on Covid in 2019, I can understand the requirement of producing said verification of academics along with the transcripts and sheepskins, etc. What transpired in the past is not the way renewal or new applications are handled today. It's getting harder and harder to defraud the government. The onus is now on the applicant to provide the verification proof, not MOM or ICA.

So, in answer to the other question, a 3rd party processor (aside from the fact that they are ripping the applicant off as well) needs to submit the same thing that you would have to submit if you applied direct. The only benefits to using a 3rd party processor is to the 3rd party. Their contracts with applicants (the small print) gives them the right to turn down requests for help. This way, if they know an applicant is in a not so good position, they will not take them on as a client (that is how they keep their 'success' rates high. The applications forms are designed to be filled out by N level holders. O level, Diploma and Degree holder should be able to handle the application with no issue. Additionally, the 3rd party cannot put anything down in the little fields except what you tell them. We don't advise using them.

sraelgaiznaer
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:59 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by sraelgaiznaer » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:41 am

I'm currently haviing an EP validi until 2023. I applied for a new contractual (12month) job.
EP Application Submitted: October 13, 2020
EP Application Rejected: November 27, 2020
EP Rejection Reason according to Agency: "MoM feels the salary given to you doesn't commensurate with your credentials."
EP Appeal Submission: November 27, 2020

Still no news and I don't think I'll hear anything within the year. :(

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37771
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Jan 2021 1:43 pm

Whitesneakers, please quit spamming the board with duplicate posts. Most readers get tired of reading the same post in multiple locations. And yes, most reads all relevant "new" posts. Your other duplicates have been deleted.
moderator

whitesneakers
Member
Member
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:46 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by whitesneakers » Fri, 22 Jan 2021 9:41 pm

macismail2003 wrote:
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 11:20 am
Applied EP on 18 Sep 2020

3 Weeks - still pending - currently in Singapore

Anyone got approved recently?

Still waiting. You?
Stay happy, stay positive. Trust in God's timing. :D

whitesneakers
Member
Member
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:46 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by whitesneakers » Fri, 22 Jan 2021 9:43 pm

sraelgaiznaer wrote:
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:41 am
I'm currently haviing an EP validi until 2023. I applied for a new contractual (12month) job.
EP Application Submitted: October 13, 2020
EP Application Rejected: November 27, 2020
EP Rejection Reason according to Agency: "MoM feels the salary given to you doesn't commensurate with your credentials."
EP Appeal Submission: November 27, 2020

Still no news and I don't think I'll hear anything within the year. :(

Hope you got it by now! Oh you mean their offer to you is too low or too high?
Stay happy, stay positive. Trust in God's timing. :D

whitesneakers
Member
Member
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:46 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by whitesneakers » Fri, 22 Jan 2021 9:49 pm

tabby17 wrote:
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:54 pm
Applied Fri 9 Oct,
Approved Mon 19 Oct (email received at 6am so assuming decision was made a few days prior).
Caribbean passport, masters degree, mid-20s. Salary within $6 to $8k range.
Small company (under 15 employees) hence exempt from all job advertising requirements too.

Had a Work Holiday Pass prior, which I revoked as the pass wasn't getting me entry approval into SG.
5 business days from date of application to approval, 10 days total including weekends.

Very smooth process, thanks MOM :D


Congrats! We almost have the same profile. Im marketing manager and 6k salary, in a new employer but waiting for spass approval. You got email directly from MOM? Were you also able to track using epol online?
Stay happy, stay positive. Trust in God's timing. :D

H0MERSIMPSONS
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 9:58 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by H0MERSIMPSONS » Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:01 am

netjagan wrote:
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:54 pm
Wow, exactly 3 weeks (21 days).

For me it's 17 days now, Hope it comes through by the 21st day.
Can you give us an idea your position, mnc and salary?? Thanks
Mine, Applied 19 Jan 2021 as of 9Feb 2021 still pending

H0MERSIMPSONS
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 9:58 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by H0MERSIMPSONS » Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:03 am

sraelgaiznaer wrote:
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:41 am
I'm currently haviing an EP validi until 2023. I applied for a new contractual (12month) job.
EP Application Submitted: October 13, 2020
EP Application Rejected: November 27, 2020
EP Rejection Reason according to Agency: "MoM feels the salary given to you doesn't commensurate with your credentials."
EP Appeal Submission: November 27, 2020

Still no news and I don't think I'll hear anything within the year. :(
Any news ?

H0MERSIMPSONS
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 9:58 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by H0MERSIMPSONS » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 2:37 pm

macismail2003 wrote:
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 11:20 am
Applied EP on 18 Sep 2020

3 Weeks - still pending - currently in Singapore

Anyone got approved recently?
Any news from your application... I'm on the same situation...
Applied 19 Jan2021 still pending as of 11 Jan2021

H0MERSIMPSONS
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 9:58 am

Re: EP Processing Time Sep/Oct 2020

Post by H0MERSIMPSONS » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 2:40 pm

netjagan wrote:
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:54 pm
Wow, exactly 3 weeks (21 days).

For me it's 17 days now, Hope it comes through by the 21st day.
Any news ? From your application

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests