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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by FourRabbitFeet » Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:59 pm

My EP was applied on 24th Feb, approved on 22nd Mar.
Studied 4 years + working 2 years FMCGs in Singapore. The process is definitely longer compared to a few years back (waited less than 2 weeks for previous EP).

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LuluLily » Thu, 25 Mar 2021 6:00 pm

Oh wow, after a month of submission? What is the query, if you don't mind me asking?
m4yank wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:37 pm
Correct. Applied on 8th Feb, I got to know just now they'd another query for which they submitted docs on 8th March.
LuluLily wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:31 pm
Hmmm.. that's very tricky then. What's the timeline like with your new ep?
m4yank wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:20 pm
Somehow in my case, my current employer knows, as they tried to apply for my renewal before time without me being informed about it.
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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by m4yank » Thu, 25 Mar 2021 7:15 pm

Well query I think was raised after 2 weeks, the company took 2 weeks to submit the docs post that..

It was some business docs from company and explanation of why hiring this guy.

I’ve heard its coming for everyone.
LuluLily wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 6:00 pm
Oh wow, after a month of submission? What is the query, if you don't mind me asking?
m4yank wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:37 pm
Correct. Applied on 8th Feb, I got to know just now they'd another query for which they submitted docs on 8th March.
LuluLily wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 3:31 pm
Hmmm.. that's very tricky then. What's the timeline like with your new ep?


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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LuluLily » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 9:24 am

Did they also ask your company to verify your degree certificate if you didn't graduate from Singapore?
m4yank wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 7:15 pm
Well query I think was raised after 2 weeks, the company took 2 weeks to submit the docs post that..

It was some business docs from company and explanation of why hiring this guy.

I’ve heard its coming for everyone.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by m4yank » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 9:37 am

As far as I know, this is not the case. Not sure if they are doing it internally or my new employer is just doing it and haven't informed me about it.

Any update on your end? or anyone else?
LuluLily wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 9:24 am
Did they also ask your company to verify your degree certificate if you didn't graduate from Singapore?
m4yank wrote:
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 7:15 pm
Well query I think was raised after 2 weeks, the company took 2 weeks to submit the docs post that..

It was some business docs from company and explanation of why hiring this guy.

I’ve heard its coming for everyone.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by LuluLily » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:09 pm

Mine is just getting re-applied today after we heard back from the 3rd party MOM accredited agency. So fingers crossed that it'll take 3 weeks, as stated on their website.

Will update you in case there's anything else that may arise.

But all the best to you. I hope yours come through very soon.
m4yank wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 9:37 am
As far as I know, this is not the case. Not sure if they are doing it internally or my new employer is just doing it and haven't informed me about it.

Any update on your end? or anyone else?
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Kumar12345 » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:24 pm

7th week is going to finish, still status is pending.

Jk - did you get any response?

Can we schedule meeting with MoM Officer ? To check the reason for delay because as per rule no other employer can file EP application when one already in progress.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by JK_JK » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:43 pm

Kumar12345 wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:24 pm
7th week is going to finish, still status is pending.

Jk - did you get any response?

Can we schedule meeting with MoM Officer ? To check the reason for delay because as per rule no other employer can file EP application when one already in progress.
No response.. still the same. HR said there is an audit happening and it will take longtime to get the approval. I spoke to mom already but unfortunately they can’t help much and advised me to check with the employer only on the delay..

Can’t do much other than waiting

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by m4yank » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:49 pm

Hi JK,

The audit you mentioned is audit of the company you applied for or something at mom?
JK_JK wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:43 pm
Kumar12345 wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:24 pm
7th week is going to finish, still status is pending.

Jk - did you get any response?

Can we schedule meeting with MoM Officer ? To check the reason for delay because as per rule no other employer can file EP application when one already in progress.
No response.. still the same. HR said there is an audit happening and it will take longtime to get the approval. I spoke to mom already but unfortunately they can’t help much and advised me to check with the employer only on the delay..

Can’t do much other than waiting

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by JK_JK » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 2:40 pm

m4yank wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:49 pm
Hi JK,

The audit you mentioned is audit of the company you applied for or something at mom?
JK_JK wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:43 pm
Kumar12345 wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:24 pm
7th week is going to finish, still status is pending.

Jk - did you get any response?

Can we schedule meeting with MoM Officer ? To check the reason for delay because as per rule no other employer can file EP application when one already in progress.
No response.. still the same. HR said there is an audit happening and it will take longtime to get the approval. I spoke to mom already but unfortunately they can’t help much and advised me to check with the employer only on the delay..

Can’t do much other than waiting
The auditing is done by MOM on my company but the HR strongly said they have enough quota and meet the other requirements as well hence wouldn’t be a problem. Advised to be patient and wait for the results

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by unicornn » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 3:08 pm

that's great, I think it makes sense

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by m4yank » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 5:55 pm

Ah okay! All the best with that if HR is confident things should be fine.

Update: My EP got approved.

All the best to all of you. @Kumar any update on your status?
JK_JK wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 2:40 pm
m4yank wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:49 pm
Hi JK,

The audit you mentioned is audit of the company you applied for or something at mom?
JK_JK wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 1:43 pm


No response.. still the same. HR said there is an audit happening and it will take longtime to get the approval. I spoke to mom already but unfortunately they can’t help much and advised me to check with the employer only on the delay..

Can’t do much other than waiting
The auditing is done by MOM on my company but the HR strongly said they have enough quota and meet the other requirements as well hence wouldn’t be a problem. Advised to be patient and wait for the results

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by 31320 » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 6:28 pm

My E pass got approved and I have one question:

If my last working day at my current company is on Friday, can I start work on the next Monday directly? Assuming my current employer cancel my pass on Friday and at the same time my new employer proceed with the issue of pass.
Does it work that way?
Hope someone could help. Thanks!

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by Kumar12345 » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 6:43 pm

Congratulations guys... mine is still pending ☹️

31320- Once HR cancelled your pass then they will immediately issue you STVP which will allow you to stay in Singapore for 30 days. And yes you can join the company next day or any other day you can decide by taking confirmation from your new employer.

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Re: EP Processing Time Feb 2021 / Mar 2021

Post by m4yank » Fri, 26 Mar 2021 6:50 pm

All the best bro! I hope it comes through soon!
Kumar12345 wrote:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 6:43 pm
Congratulations guys... mine is still pending ☹️

31320- Once HR cancelled your pass then they will immediately issue you STVP which will allow you to stay in Singapore for 30 days. And yes you can join the company next day or any other day you can decide by taking confirmation from your new employer.

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