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Post by unicode » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 4:36 pm

Hi there everyone!

Just want to ask if how long would it take to process a S pass application? I am a 3 year Diploma graduate speciliazing in Electrical Technology. I've been working as a technician for almost 11 years and I recently received an offer(technical specialist) which is above the minimum salary requirement to apply for a S pass. The company, is a well established company in Singapore. I am quite hesitant right now as I may not qualify or my S pass application will not be approved.
Hope anybody can share their knowledge and experience if I may qualify for an S Pass.

Thanks in advance and hope to hear some thoughts out there!

God Bless!

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 7:46 pm

What's the problem? If you've got a sponsor and your salary is above the threshold then that's the two main hurdles crossed already. The requirements for an S pass are not that demanding.
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Post by unicode » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 8:43 am

Thanks jpatokal for the reply. How about my educational background. I am a 3 year diploma of technology graduate in the Philippines. Would it matter if i am not a degree holder?

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Post by riversandlakes » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:37 am

It might, but unlikely. Mostly securing the job helps.
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Post by unicode » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:52 am

Thanks for the inputs riversandlake! Anyway, I spoke to the HR Officer of my future employer in Singapore and she told me that my educational background would not be a problem. There are a lot of Diploma graduates in the company and they have no problem getting the S Pass application approved. I just hope my S pass application will run smoothly.
I also heard that if the employer(sponsor) is a well establish company in Singapore, most likely the S pass application will be approved unless you submitted falsified documents to support your S pass application. Is it true?

Hope to hear some more inputs. Many thanks again!

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Post by Florian » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:51 am

Hey Dude,

why don't you just lay back and relax?

Your future company has to apply together with you for the pass either ep or/and s-pass. You just provide the required documents,sign some pages and your company is doing the rest. It takes ard 2-3 weeks until you get it approved!With your background everything should run smoothly - and anyhow there is nothing you can do about it! If you are still on the Philippines - stay there until it has been approved!

If your company employs some non-singaporean-diploma holders I think they know what to do!

So again..Sit back,relax!

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Post by unicode » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:51 pm

You're right.I think my future company knows what to do regarding the S Pass application besides it is not their first time applying such.

Thanks!

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 9:56 pm

unicode wrote:Thanks jpatokal for the reply. How about my educational background. I am a 3 year diploma of technology graduate in the Philippines. Would it matter if i am not a degree holder?
The S Pass is a fairly new addition designed specifically for people without a university degree.

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

And you might want to take a look at the list of accredited schools here:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/IMD/QualificationsList

Again, for an S Pass it's not really going to matter if everything else is OK. For a P or Q Pass it might make a difference (and I'm a little surprised that only two unis from my country seem to have made the cut! It's a good thing my diploma is from one of them.)
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Post by unicode » Wed, 23 Aug 2006 9:02 am

Very good info their jpatokal. Thanks for that again! 8-)

I'm just hoping everything will run smoothly and I can start working once my S pass application is approved.

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