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S pass rejected, appeal ongoing

Postby freshink » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 6:37 pm

Hey all,

My S pass just got rejected for reasons unknown. I'm a college degree holder (4-year course) and I have about 1.5 years experience in IT writing. I graduated with honors. I freelanced for Reed Business for almost two months and got a job as an IT copywriter for an ad agency here in Singapore.

My first application for work permit was sent via courier mail. No photocopies of my documents included. Just the form and a photocopy of my passport. My salary is SGD2,500. Unfortunately my application for work permit got denied. Hence, my company sent out an appeal for an S pass instead. I made a follow-up, I sent out copies of all my important documents, including work testimonials.

I don't know if there's any point to this...since I've heard it can be rejected again. I'm starting to wonder what might've caused the application to be rejected...

I sure would love to hear your opinions/comments on this case, thanks!

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 19 Oct 2006 8:40 pm

Applying for a work permit was not necessarily a good move -- they're mostly intended for people without higher education.

First thing that comes to mind is, are you sure that your company is qualified to apply for an S pass?

A levy of S$50 per month will apply and there will be a 5% cap on the number of S Pass holders in each company based on the company's number of local workers and Work Permit holders. The company must have at least 5 CPF contributing employees to qualify for 1 S Pass holder.
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Thanks!

Postby freshink » Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:54 pm

Hi Mr. Moderator,

I appreciate your speedy reply. The company I'm with is a multinational company. It has 148 offices worldwide. So far, they only have one foreigner - a Malaysian. If my appeal gets through, I'll be the second. As for the number of CPF contributors that I don't know...

I'm quite worried that it's possible that my working experience may not be adequate. However, I've proven competent and I've been writing a lot since my schooling years.

I hope the appeal letter is "moving" enough to let the government consider. Also I had some documents sent to support my claims.

Thanks!
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