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Extending your stay with Employment pass eligibility certifi

Post by sajjad81 » Tue, 21 Feb 2006 11:45 pm

Hi, I am travelling to Singapore and intend to apply for a 6 month extension of stay with my employment pass eligibility certificate to look for employment. I know I have to fill out forms and apply at the ICA in singapore, but just wondering if I need to have a local sponsor. Anyone have any idea? Thanks!

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Post by Scorpion » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 2:53 am

of course, apart from the entry. When you are planning to get an extension of stay you will need a local sponsor to sign the document in most cases.

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Post by sajjad81 » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 3:14 pm

Well, it sounds a little weird because if you have a sponsor you can apply for extension of stay without an employment pass eligibility certificate. So I don't quite understand what's the point of getting an Employment pass eligibility certificate??

Anyone have this experience?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 4:31 pm

What's wierd? You get six months to look for a job with an EPEC. You cannot legally look for a job on any other kind of visitor pass and getting a long term social pass may be hard for you.

A sponsor or band bond is require of all pass holders. It says that if you are a bad boy, there are funds available to throw you out of the country.

A guarantee by a private limited or limited company will work. Or you deposit $3000 in savings in a bank and they issue you a security letter.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/ProceduresAndGuid ... sSPass.htm

http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/movi ... bity.shtml

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Post by sajjad81 » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 8:14 pm

Thanks Strong Eagle for your input. I don't have a sponsor, so wondering what other alternatives I have. Are you saying that I can doposit US$3000.00 in a bank and they will issue me a security letter which I can use instead of a sponsor? what other sponsor alternatives I have?

Thanks for your help.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 12:01 am

sajjad81 wrote:Thanks Strong Eagle for your input. I don't have a sponsor, so wondering what other alternatives I have. Are you saying that I can doposit US$3000.00 in a bank and they will issue me a security letter which I can use instead of a sponsor? what other sponsor alternatives I have?

Thanks for your help.
Yes, and that's Sing $3000, about US$1800. There are really only two alternatives... a bankers guarantee which you get when you deposit money with them... apparently, there is no other bond available here, or a guarantor which is an incorporated business.

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Post by Scorpion » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 3:33 am

In most cases, the deposit money might not be required. They are considered to case by case basis.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 9:28 am

Scorpion wrote:In most cases, the deposit money might not be required. They are considered to case by case basis.
A friend looked many places and was unable to find anyone except a bank to produce the guarantee. And every bank wanted money. If you know of another source, you would do a lot of people a service by publishing it.

As for MOM, I am not aware of anyone who has not had to have a guarantee.

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Which bank provides bankers gurantee?

Post by sajjad81 » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 9:28 pm

Hi, Anyone knows which bank I should go to to get a bankers gurantee to apply for long term social visit pass with employment pass eligibility certificate?

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Post by GordonGekko » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 12:10 am

Strong Eagle,

Am I missing something here? I contacted the Contact Singapore office in London. They didn't mention any bank bonds, and they claimed that you don't need a Social Visit Pass either, provided that you don't need a visa to enter SG. :???: Please enlighten me.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 9:04 am

GordonGekko wrote:Strong Eagle,

Am I missing something here? I contacted the Contact Singapore office in London. They didn't mention any bank bonds, and they claimed that you don't need a Social Visit Pass either, provided that you don't need a visa to enter SG. :???: Please enlighten me.
I think we are talking apples and oranges here. A long term social visit pass can only be issued to a direct relation of someone who already holds an EP. In order for the LTSVP to be issued, the company for which the EP works must sign it. I don't think that the OP is looking for this. Info on LTSVP

http://www.mom.gov.sg/ProceduresAndGuid ... SVP%29.htm

I've reviewed the website for the employment pass elegibility certificate (http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/movi ... bity.shtml), and I see I was mistaken. There is no bond required for the certificate, only when the job hunter actually finds work and is issued an EP.

Thanks for pointing out my error.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 9:09 am

Strong Eagle wrote: A long term social visit pass can only be issued to a direct relation of someone who already holds an EP.
I am afraid I have to point out another error...

When you write the above you mean an EP holder must sponsor the applicant? FYI, the sponsor must be Singaporean or PR. EP holders cannot sponsor.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 10:23 am

Carpe Diem wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: A long term social visit pass can only be issued to a direct relation of someone who already holds an EP.
I am afraid I have to point out another error...

When you write the above you mean an EP holder must sponsor the applicant? FYI, the sponsor must be Singaporean or PR. EP holders cannot sponsor.
That's not what it says on the link I posted above:

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

An Employment Pass (P1, P2) holder may apply for Long-Term Social Visit Passes for his / her

Parents
Parents-in-law
Step children
Spouse (common-law)
Handicapped children
Daughters (unmarried) aged above 21

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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 10:35 am

My application for sponsoring was rejected recently, and I had to ask one of my friends who is PR to sponsor for me - and I was in one of the cases you mention above... Or may be the rule changed again?

For the record i was able to be a sponsor 2 years ago... So may be your document is not updated?
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 10:54 am

Carpe Diem wrote:So may be your document is not updated?
Says, "Last updated on 12 January 2006"

So perhaps the rules have changed. I thought the class of people referred to on the web page would get DP's.

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