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EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by wishsingapore » Sat, 16 Jan 2021 11:10 pm

wanted to know the processing time for new EP application applied in December, 2020 or Jan, 2021.
I am currently residing outside SG.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:50 am

If you can answer this question you will know....

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by fookui » Mon, 18 Jan 2021 7:25 pm

My new company applied my EP on 24-Dec-2020.
Current status: "We need inputs from other agencies to process this application. In most instances, the outcome will be available in 4 weeks’ time. Some cases may take longer."

Hopefully will get approve soon.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by wishsingapore » Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:35 pm

When did the status change?
Can you please tell me more about your background as in nationality, field, salary etc.

Hopefully it will get approved soon !! Fingers crossed.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by SingaporeEP » Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:38 pm

Hi,

I'm outside Singapore (India) and prospective employer is applying for EP. I expect a wait time of 8-12 weeks.

If approved, I understand the IPA is valid for 6 months and I will have to seek entry approval during this time. Post IPA I will resign and serve my 2 month notice period with Current employer while seeking entry permit

My question is

1) What if entry approval takes more than 2 months after IPA, will I be jobless during the transition from IPA to Entry Approval? Will my employer be able to onboard me remotely once I have IPA and not Able to secure entry approval, has anyone seen remote onboarding due to covid-19?

Since entry approval are difficult currently, am I supposed to sit jobless between the IPA grant and entry approval to Singapore?

What am I missing here, if some expert can please point out as I'm having a call with HR next week and want to be clear on all options.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by fookui » Tue, 19 Jan 2021 1:36 pm

wishsingapore wrote:
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:35 pm
When did the status change?
Can you please tell me more about your background as in nationality, field, salary etc.

Hopefully it will get approved soon !! Fingers crossed.
Today status still same, heading 4th weeks. Hopefully to get approved this week.
I also not sure when the status changed, when I checked the status on 25-Dec it was 'we need input from other agencies'
Nationality: Malaysian
Experience: 16 years
Salary: 6K+
Field: Engineering in Manufacturing
Currently I still in Malaysia, keep checking the status every day 6am, 12noon and 6pm.
My situation a bit complicated, I used to be EP 9 years ago, upgraded to PR 8 years ago. I renounced my PR and back to Malaysia 5 years ago because of my father fell in illness which need long term treatment. I decided to go back Singapore now for my children's educations and I hope my history above will no affect my EP application.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by fookui » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:22 am

fookui wrote:
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 7:25 pm
My new company applied my EP on 24-Dec-2020.
Current status: "We need inputs from other agencies to process this application. In most instances, the outcome will be available in 4 weeks’ time. Some cases may take longer."

Hopefully will get approve soon.
Finally my EP is approved today.
EP apply on 24-Dec-2020
EP approved on 20-Jan-2021

I was checked the status this morning at 9:30am, the status still same as before. 11am I checked again it shown 'Approved'.

Thank you for this thread, really helpful.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by wishsingapore » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:41 am

Congratulations @fookui.
I am hoping mine would gets approved also as early as possible.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by sazzy » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 3:07 pm

Congrats on ur approval!
Can you now enter Singapore already or need another entry approval?

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by SingaporeEP » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 5:31 pm

Congratulations @fookui, ATB for your new job

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by fookui » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 6:57 pm

sazzy wrote:
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 3:07 pm
Congrats on ur approval!
Can you now enter Singapore already or need another entry approval?

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Yes, my new company need to apply entry permit for me.

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by sazzy » Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:45 pm

fookui wrote:
sazzy wrote:
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 3:07 pm
Congrats on ur approval!
Can you now enter Singapore already or need another entry approval?

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Yes, my new company need to apply entry permit for me.
Ok, keep us posted, how it goes.


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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by whitesneakers » Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:40 am

I’m new in this forums. Hope anyone can Answer.

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Filipino living in Singapore since Aug 2012, same job Spass holder working in social service sector
Now got a job offer with a new company and same industry.. start up with only 12employees

Applied new spass on 15 January. Any chance it will be approved? Anyone here has the same case with me? How long did you get your result


(Btw, i applied for pr together with my husband in July 2020 but rejected in nov2020)
Stay happy, stay positive. Trust in God's timing. :D

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by whitesneakers » Fri, 22 Jan 2021 9:40 pm

fookui wrote:
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 7:25 pm
My new company applied my EP on 24-Dec-2020.
Current status: "We need inputs from other agencies to process this application. In most instances, the outcome will be available in 4 weeks’ time. Some cases may take longer."

Hopefully will get approve soon.
How was it
Stay happy, stay positive. Trust in God's timing. :D

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Re: EP Processing Time in Dec 2020/ Jan 2021

Post by wishsingapore » Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:02 am

Got my EP visa approved.
Can anyone let me know how long does it take to get the DP approved?

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