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Possibility of Appeals for EP Application

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Possibility of Appeals for EP Application

Post by sraelgaiznaer » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:13 am

I got a job offer a few months back and was assigned to an agency. The agency submitted all my documents on October 13th and I was advised to wait for roughly a month since according to them EP processing takes roughly that long.

I got an update from them last November 27 that my pass application got rejected. According to the agency the rejection reason was:

"MoM feels the salary given to you doesn't commensurate with your credentials."

They told me that rejection is quite commono for work pass application and I shouldn't worry too much about it. I asked if they will be adjusting my salary and they said no. They said they will provide a justification to MoM why I deserve my salary.

According to them it will take at least 3 weeks for feedback from MoM.

Any idea on this whole process and if appealing by just providing justification works? I've read quite a few thread and most of the time people say something must change in the application else nothing will change with the result.

This is my first time getting rejected as my two previous EP application went smoothly. Not sure if it's because I'm moving from a permanent role to a contractual job which affects the outcome.

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Re: Possibility of Appeals for EP Application

Post by malcontent » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 1:45 pm

This is really between the company & MOM.

Back when my EP was rejected many eons ago it was because they were not convinced that my skill set was unique and a local could easily do the job. My company had to go down in-person to explain how I had been working for a subsidiary of theirs in the US where we used the same systems and it would take a year to train up a local on those systems.

The MOM is strict, but does not have a deaf ear to the needs of companies here.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it - Niels Bohr

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