EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by kurakani » Fri, 14 May 2021 12:16 pm

Hi All

I have been reading the posts silently for a while. First of all thanks alot for sharing all the info. I would like to update my status.

EP applied: 15th March
Approved: 11th May

Took exact 8 weeks time. NO enquiry or ask of additional information from MOM during this period.

Few information I would like to share, the time differ with following factors:
1. If you are in Singapore or Outside
2. If it's a brand new pass or renewal or Job change

If you are outside of Singapore, with current covid situation the processing time will take longer as for few countries the border is closed completely. So even get EP, Pre-entry pass won't be given. So keep that in mind and read the guidance on MOM portal for more information:
https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/entry-a ... quirements

If you never work in Singapore and it's a brand new EP the processing time is relatively longer not 3 weeks as they need to validate the documents, also they don't have any record in the system so need to work on that.

For me I am based in Mainland China and it's a brand new EP for me. So it took 8 weeks time. Hope my information will help.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by kevin007 » Sat, 22 May 2021 6:11 pm

Hi,

would u mind to share what industry u're working on and how much the salary?
i'm outside of Singapore and just got the offer from Singapore company, just want to know the chance of getting my EP approved.
Everydayisfriday wrote:
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 JayinSG » Mon, 24 May 2021 5:07 pm

Approved :)

This community has been really helpful - thank you!


JayinSG wrote:
Mon, 10 May 2021 7:03 pm
I would like to check how often the employer can follow up with MOM on EP that is pending for weeks. My employer has requested MOM to expedite the process last week and there is no change in the status yet. When can they follow up with MOM?

I am on STVP with three weeks left, so I am worried every single day.

Timeline is as follows:

15th Mar - EP submitted
7th Apr - MOM requested additional documents (Degree verification and latest tax assessment)
19th Apr - Requested documents submitted
3rd May - Agency called MOM and request to expedite
14th May - Agency called MOM again and request to expedite


Cyber security with 13 years of experience and 4 years in Singapore.

It is a great forum and I am grateful to the community. Thanks!

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 May 2021 6:43 pm

Congratulations. Patience is the name of the game.
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Sujith_88 » Thu, 27 May 2021 12:43 pm

Not sure if this info helps any one but just posting here:

My EP (Renewal) was applied on 17th May 2021 and got the approval on 27th May morning. Overall 7 working days for the processing.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LovetobeaPR » Sun, 13 Jun 2021 8:27 pm

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
Approved on Thursday (10th June), almost 11 weeks. Hang in there folks

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 Jun 2021 9:50 pm

See folks, just like the case of the disappearing button. It signifies absolutely nothing other than you cannot submit any more paperwork. It is what it is. No reading between the lines necessary. But then again, this will pass over your heads like the proverbial lead balloon.
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Antares » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 5:02 pm

Hello again,
has any of you any update, following the recent news?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... s-14764108

Thanks!
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 5:23 pm

Antares wrote:
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 5:02 pm
Hello again,
has any of you any update, following the recent news?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... s-14764108

Thanks!
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Julsub » Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:14 pm

Hello everyone,

My EP was finally approved. Just thought of letting you all know.

Applied on 12th March
Approved on 17th June.

It took a total of 98 days

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