Singapore Expats

Medical Examination for EP

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.
Post Reply
cinder
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 202
Joined: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 2:36 pm

Medical Examination for EP

Post by cinder » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 3:16 pm

guys..

wanna know how in reality medical examination for EP is required..

based on MOM website: it is required for every foreigners working here
based on phone conversation with MOM staff: it is not required for P pass holders
based on little birds told me: it depends on where you come from

how bout you guys?
would be great to hear from Brits working here under Q pass.. although any comment would be v appreciated..

:wink: TIA

User avatar
Bafana
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1375
Joined: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 9:14 am
Location: Singapore

Post by Bafana » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 5:37 pm

Generally you will have toi fill in a declaration that you are not suffering from any contangious disease, particular HIV and Tuberculosusususus (Sorry can't spell such a big word).

They rarely insist that an EP take a real medical examination.

If they do its pretty standard and you can pop into any GP in Singapore and they will know what to do.

For work Permit holders it is mandatory to have the initial medical examination followed by six monthl check-ups.

Hope this helps.

cinder
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 202
Joined: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 2:36 pm

Post by cinder » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 11:43 pm

:) thanks for the info.

actually it'd be great if you guys here are willing to reveal whether you took med exam or not. for clarification purpose, would be great if the info are followed by what kind of pass you have, and what nationality you are (something general like 'western europe' will do).. if you guys dont mind??

nothing fishy bout this. just wanna encourage my Brits pal to move here.
still, any other info would be appreciated.

TIA

cinder
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 202
Joined: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 2:36 pm

Post by cinder » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:59 pm

:cry: anyone??

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3004
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 9:38 pm
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Post by jpatokal » Sat, 31 Jul 2004 1:45 pm

I didn't take a medical exam and I haven't heard of any expats (mostly European, American or Japanese) who did.

User avatar
Bafana
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1375
Joined: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 9:14 am
Location: Singapore

Post by Bafana » Sun, 01 Aug 2004 12:56 am

Its a stupid rule really.

OK I agree that Singapore has to protect its citzens from HIV infected expats spreading the disease around but the way they word the documents and law such that if you are tested positive you must leave Singapore without passing go but they don't make you have a test only has one result.

They don't know who is HIV positive and if you are a sexualy active expat you won't go and get an HIV test done in Singapore because the doctors must report by law if you are found to be positive. Therefore a lot of expats continue to run around being sexual active without know idea whether or not they are infected let alone whether they are infecting others.

In my mind they should really rethink the whole process.

I have heard that there is one clkinic in Singapore that will test without giving details to the government on a positive but I ma not sure. The other alternative is to get tested in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia or your home country...

Anyway always wrap up before you indulge.

cinder
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 202
Joined: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 2:36 pm

Post by cinder » Wed, 04 Aug 2004 11:35 pm

thanks you two for the replies.. sorry just be able to reply now..

to jpatokal, do those people you know are most likely holding P passes instead of Q passes?

Guest

Post by Guest » Mon, 09 Aug 2004 1:30 am

I moved here in April and i had to have medical examination. Basically it was standard TB x-ray and blood test (to test for HIV/AIDS) plus a one minute chat. it took about 15 minutes.

Im British. It's no hassle and your HR dept should set it up. Non-EU citizens who move to Britain are suppose to do the same but a large majority dont as the UK govt has absolutely no idea who actually lives in the uk

A few years ago the govt had the brilliant plan to HIV test every single foreigner in SG but it was from a practical point of view impossible.

Medical examination must be done by all - there is no opt out for P work permit holders

User avatar
jpatokal
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3004
Joined: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 9:38 pm
Location: Terra Australis Incognita

Post by jpatokal » Mon, 09 Aug 2004 4:26 pm

Anonymous wrote:Medical examination must be done by all - there is no opt out for P work permit holders
Hmm? Not so, unless the rules have changed very recently -- I certainly didn't have a medical exam in SG and neither did many others posting this thread. I will confess to not remembering whether a medical certificate of some sort was included in the stack of docs the company submitted for my EP though...

cinder
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 202
Joined: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 2:36 pm

Post by cinder » Mon, 09 Aug 2004 11:02 pm

Thanks all for the replies..

Almost everybody from West Europe and Oz I know didnt have to do it, nor submit any docs - they got their EP within last two years. But then they are either P pass holders or under diplomatic passports.

Now the thing nagging me head is if the person was Q Pass holder.

Anyway, again thanks for the replies. Still hope for more..

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests