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Is it difficult to get an EP

Post by Aussieboy » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 9:03 am

Hi,

I've just been offered a role with a Singapore IT firm and need to give notice to my current employer in Australia. I'm concerned in giving notice before I'm issued with an EP but also any delay could impact new new employemtn start date.

How long does it take to get an EP?

Will I be granted an EP based upon aq contract of $S300,000pa, I'm an Australian citizen, 15 years of IT industry experience but NO post graduate/uni qualifications.....

Some help and advise would be appreciated....... :?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 9:34 am

You'll probably get it. Your company wouldn't offer it if they didn't think you had a strong chance. And your salary level suggest specialized skills which should put it over the top, combined with 15 years of experience.

MOM says EP's take 3 weeks... the last I applied for were done in 6 days.

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Re: Is it difficult to get an EP

Post by unicode » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 9:44 am

Aussieboy wrote:Hi,

I've just been offered a role with a Singapore IT firm and need to give notice to my current employer in Australia. I'm concerned in giving notice before I'm issued with an EP but also any delay could impact new new employemtn start date.

You better give your notice to your current employer once your EP is already approved. Sometimes it would take longer time to apply.



How long does it take to get an EP?

Kindly click on the link below to see the normal processing time for an EP applications(both online and manual applications).

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... apply.html




Will I be granted an EP based upon aq contract of $S300,000pa, I'm an Australian citizen, 15 years of IT industry experience but NO post graduate/uni qualifications.....

With your salary and experience...should be no problem...The best way to know is to apply and see what happens. Just secure the job first,that would help. Good Luck!!!

Some help and advise would be appreciated....... :?

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Post by spaul » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:17 am

From the time MoM sent the acknowledgement letter to my company, it took 6 days for me to get my EP. I am in a similar situation as you so I hope this helps. You shouldn't have a problem I think.

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Post by Aussieboy » Sun, 12 Nov 2006 9:46 am

So the best idea would be to secure the role and then get the company to apply for an EP for me?

Are EP's issued out of the country (i.e while I'm in Australia) or do I need to come to Singapore to get the EP stamped in my passport before I start work.

Than :o ks

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Post by spaul » Sun, 12 Nov 2006 11:58 am

Once you have decided to go forward with your offer, your company will supply you with the necessary documents to fill out. Fill them and attach the passport sized picture, and any necessary documents such as degree etc and a resume. Send that back to your company and they will submit it to SingPost for you once they have completed their section of the document. They may also opt to do this online but I can't really tell you how the process works from there.

Once the application is submitted, MoM will fax or mail a confirmation of receipt to your office which they can provide you. Using this you can go online with the MoM site and check the status of your EP. Once it has been approved, an In-Principal letter will be sent to your company which they will also forward to you.

Get your ticket and go. Once you get there, the company will assist you to get a stamp on your visa with return priviledges so you can travel without losing your EP. You can just come in the country with a short term visitor/travelers visa.

I don't think you can start work without the EP but it doesn't take long to get. Once you have fulfiled the medical exam requirements that some applicants need to have, these documents are taken to MoM and they will stamp your passport. Process usually takes a few hours from what I hear. Once you have that, you can start working.

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