EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 1:18 pm

Everydayisfriday wrote:
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:02 am
Thanks - yeah that’s what I’m hoping! Just as I got my PR the GFC hit but luckily I got a new job back in my home country - so there’s not much in my CPF 😂. However I kept it in place just in case I ever returned (and now I’m returning in the middle of a pandemic....).

Actually, this may be a diff topic but - if I get my Employment Pass and reenter SG - do you know if my previous PR status reactivates (ie I need to start paying CPF again) ....or has my previous PR status completely expired and, to get PR again, I would have to re-apply...

Appreciate your insights!
Your old PR is gone. Won't reactivate etc. You will have to work here again for N years on EP and then reapply for PR. Even then there is no guarantee that you will get it back.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 5:52 pm

Everydayisfriday, you only savings grace is the fact that you left your CPF intact. As SF said, even that is not a guarantee that you will eventually PR, but with that fact, I can say unequivocally, that you would have no chance of regaining PR at some point in the future. Remember, you already jumped ship once. Jumped so fast that you even left your CPF here. They might say what's to stop him from doing it again? ICA & MOM have extremely long and vindictive memories.
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Everydayisfriday » Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:32 am

Thank you both! Just wanted to make sure I didn’t unknowingly reactivate my old PR and have all the obligations of a PR without realizing it. Sounds like that won’t happen - so all good. Hopefully I get my EP soon and can get to SG - happy to buy you guys a beer for all the helpful and free advice there is on this forum! Cheers

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LovetobeaPR » Tue, 20 Apr 2021 2:44 pm

Hi my EP application was submitted on 29th March and the status is still pending. The wait is killing me :(

Any idea when I should be really worried about the outcome? If a rejection is expected, would it have come by now? Yesterday was the 3 week mark

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LuluLily » Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:30 am

Maybe check with your employer if MOM asked for additional information / documents that they didn't tell you ?
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 2:44 pm
Hi my EP application was submitted on 29th March and the status is still pending. The wait is killing me :(

Any idea when I should be really worried about the outcome? If a rejection is expected, would it have come by now? Yesterday was the 3 week mark
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LovetobeaPR » Wed, 21 Apr 2021 1:27 pm

LuluLily wrote:
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:30 am
Maybe check with your employer if MOM asked for additional information / documents that they didn't tell you ?
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 2:44 pm
Hi my EP application was submitted on 29th March and the status is still pending. The wait is killing me :(

Any idea when I should be really worried about the outcome? If a rejection is expected, would it have come by now? Yesterday was the 3 week mark
I have asked them on Friday and they haven't received any updates from MOM

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LuluLily » Wed, 21 Apr 2021 2:18 pm

Okay, nothing to do now but wait...

I noticed others here take as long as 8 weeks.
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 1:27 pm
LuluLily wrote:
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:30 am
Maybe check with your employer if MOM asked for additional information / documents that they didn't tell you ?
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 2:44 pm
Hi my EP application was submitted on 29th March and the status is still pending. The wait is killing me :(

Any idea when I should be really worried about the outcome? If a rejection is expected, would it have come by now? Yesterday was the 3 week mark
I have asked them on Friday and they haven't received any updates from MOM
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by abhiom » Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:51 am

Mine submitted on 12 Mar and still pending.

I have been working in SG since more than 10 years and changing jobs with basic salary of 200k+. This long wait period is both surprising and killing.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Apr 2021 12:26 pm

abhiom wrote:
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:51 am
This long wait period is both surprising and killing.
Maybe you should have read a fair number of threads here before you posted. Then you would have known it's not surprising at all.
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by abhiom » Mon, 26 Apr 2021 1:20 pm

That’s actually good news in my view. Having an out of the norm delay would have been worrying.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LovetobeaPR » Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:13 am

4 weeks plus already for me. Checked with HR and they said it's not uncommon these days. Quite a few applications are taking longer time due to extra scrutiny. It's just that, I see some getting approvals within a couple of weeks. Probably depends on role, firm etc.

Eitherway, can only wait and pray. Hopefully we get it soon :)

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Everydayisfriday » Sat, 01 May 2021 2:26 pm

Hi All: As an update, I got my new EP approved on 25 April (application submitted 5 April). Pretty much within the 3 week process time frame. I applied from outside Singapore and now making arrangements to start my new job in Singapore soon. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LovetobeaPR » Mon, 03 May 2021 9:51 am

LuluLily wrote:
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:30 am
Maybe check with your employer if MOM asked for additional information / documents that they didn't tell you ?
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 2:44 pm
Hi my EP application was submitted on 29th March and the status is still pending. The wait is killing me :(

Any idea when I should be really worried about the outcome? If a rejection is expected, would it have come by now? Yesterday was the 3 week mark
HR got back today that MOM asked for extra documents/information from the employer and the application is under further review required :(

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by seal_phil » Tue, 04 May 2021 10:04 am

Hi, did the HR tell you if it's extra documentation from the employer side or extra documentation to verify your credentials?

My application was also submitted on 26th of March and until now it's still pending although the HR has told me that MOM has not reached out to them yet.
LovetobeaPR wrote:
Mon, 03 May 2021 9:51 am

HR got back today that MOM asked for extra documents/information from the employer and the application is under further review required :(

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by seal_phil » Tue, 04 May 2021 10:06 am

Hey, was there any update to your application?

abhiom wrote:
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:51 am
Mine submitted on 12 Mar and still pending.

I have been working in SG since more than 10 years and changing jobs with basic salary of 200k+. This long wait period is both surprising and killing.

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