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Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by PK12345 » Thu, 07 Apr 2022 1:22 am

I am driving grab and my rep renewal staus is pending since 3 months ago. Any suggestion please.

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by SwathiReddyM » Thu, 07 Apr 2022 10:24 pm

I have the same issue. My REP is pending for approval since last 3 months..

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by wayne79 » Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:58 am

Same here. End up ICA invite me for an interview

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by SwathiReddyM » Fri, 08 Apr 2022 10:24 pm

When did you apply for renew.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Apr 2022 1:40 am

Not a real problem. The only issue is you cannot leave Singapore until it's resolved. I went 15 straight months with an unrenewed REP a number of years ago as I was between jobs when it ran out. So I didn't go to JB or Batam or anywhere else outside of Singapore as by doing so it would be telling ICA that I am giving up my PR. When I finally found a suitable position, I waltzed into ICA and was out in 20 minutes, no issue.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by PK12345 » Sat, 09 Apr 2022 11:47 pm

Are you driving grab while you were between jobs.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 1:40 am
Not a real problem. The only issue is you cannot leave Singapore until it's resolved. I went 15 straight months with an unrenewed REP a number of years ago as I was between jobs when it ran out. So I didn't go to JB or Batam or anywhere else outside of Singapore as by doing so it would be telling ICA that I am giving up my PR. When I finally found a suitable position, I waltzed into ICA and was out in 20 minutes, no issue.

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by PK12345 » Sat, 09 Apr 2022 11:49 pm

I applied Jan'2022
SwathiReddyM wrote:
Fri, 08 Apr 2022 10:24 pm
When did you apply for renew.

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Post by malcontent » Sun, 10 Apr 2022 12:34 am

Recently someone close to me had a longer than usual wait time for their REP renewal, and it just so happens that others in their family who were in identical circumstances were renewing theirs around the same time and got theirs renewed without delay.

Eventually it took a visit to the ICA to find out what was going on. During this visit, it was really strange, the officer tried and come up with some odd questions to make it seem like there were reasons for the delay, but this really made no sense because the other family members were in the exact same boat and got theirs without delay or questions. In fact, one of them submitted several days later but got it renewed weeks earlier.

Given that, we suspect it was just bad luck on the day the REP renewal was submitted… maybe some system glitch? Anyway, they did agree to renew it on the spot after informing them about impending travel plans.
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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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Apr 2022 1:10 pm

PK12345 wrote:
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 11:47 pm
Are you driving grab while you were between jobs.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Sat, 09 Apr 2022 1:40 am
Not a real problem. The only issue is you cannot leave Singapore until it's resolved. I went 15 straight months with an unrenewed REP a number of years ago as I was between jobs when it ran out. So I didn't go to JB or Batam or anywhere else outside of Singapore as by doing so it would be telling ICA that I am giving up my PR. When I finally found a suitable position, I waltzed into ICA and was out in 20 minutes, no issue.
There wasn't a Grab when that happened, but I did work as a Marshall at the Seletar Base Golf Course before it was closed to make way for the Airtropolis in the Camp. Used to sit out there in the bloody hot sun in the golf cart with my Dell and job hunt between shooing local golfers off the no-go zone between the Sixth hole & the Airport Runway. Didn't stop the financial bleeding but it did put food on the table.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Renewal REP is taking so long

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 14 Apr 2022 5:44 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 12:34 am
Recently someone close to me had a longer than usual wait time for their REP renewal, and it just so happens that others in their family who were in identical circumstances were renewing theirs around the same time and got theirs renewed without delay.

Eventually it took a visit to the ICA to find out what was going on. During this visit, it was really strange, the officer tried and come up with some odd questions to make it seem like there were reasons for the delay, but this really made no sense because the other family members were in the exact same boat and got theirs without delay or questions. In fact, one of them submitted several days later but got it renewed weeks earlier.

Given that, we suspect it was just bad luck on the day the REP renewal was submitted… maybe some system glitch? Anyway, they did agree to renew it on the spot after informing them about impending travel plans.
What were the questions that were asked?
identical circumstances according to their view, but ICA's view may be different and hard for us to see what ICA sees.

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