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Possibility of Qualifying for EP

Postby pparthiv » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 1:28 pm

Hello,

I have around 8 yrs of exp in IT and also getting an oppurtunity with a MNC in Singapore. Even though I have a Degree in IT, however the university is not recognised but I also have a Diploma in IT which is recognised.I would be getting around SGD 72000 annually. The MOM site says I can qualify. But I wanted to know thru your practical experience:

1. What are the chances of getting a EP.
2. Which pass would I should apply / would get.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 1:56 pm

If you have been to MOM's site and used their self-calculator and it says you are qualified then the odds are in your favour.

Regarding your second question, you don't apply for the EP, your potential/new employer will do that and you don't have much say in which pass you are applying for. Based on you quoted salary though I would say probably a P2 pass as you income level is not high enough to qualify for a P1 pass.

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Postby pparthiv » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 5:09 pm

Thanks for the reply. But is there a possibility that there could be a deviation from the MOM self assesment tool. Has it ever happened ?

Secondly, what is the critetia to get a P2 and Q1 pass ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 5:34 pm

Sure, all the time. Often times people pad their experiences when using the tools provided. Sometimes their certificates are suspect or out and out forgeries. Normally, all things being equal, it you are being straightforward there shouldn't be a problem. However, we are not privy to the behind the scenes point allocation system that is rumoured to be used as well so there are no guarantees obviously. You buys your ticket and takes your chances. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Just don't be crushed if it doesn't happen on the first try.

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Postby pparthiv » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 10:58 pm

ok, do you mean that If I dont disclose the Bachelor's degree and just the Diploma would there be a possiblity that I may be given the EP. Well, I tried this with the Assessment tool. It says I can still qualify. What do you think, with the salary offered and the total yrs of experience ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 11:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Based on you quoted salary though I would say probably a P2 pass as you income level is not high enough to qualify for a P1 pass.


I believe I answered that in the 1st reply.

You must learn to read carefully - this country is a stickler for dotting the i's and crossing the t's. Fill out the forms incompletely or incorrectly might show them that you are careless and therefore a risk? Said "tongue-in-cheek' but something to think about.

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EP Status

Postby cydonia » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 7:07 pm

Hi All,

My Potential Employer has applied an EP for me. They said the status is
"Pending for MoM Approval" What does it mean? How long will it take before i got in-principle approval. My Qualification is Bachelor Degree from Indonesia, 6 years working experience in IT Industry.

Please advise... Thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 8:48 pm

It could take up to two weeks. I am assuming that your employer applied online like we do. I currently have one pending for a week and after calling MOM they indicated that it may take another week or possibly two. Guess it depends on your qualifications, job and other factors that we are not privy to as I alluded to in an earlier reply on this thread.

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Postby cydonia » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:45 am

Thanks for the reply, sundaymorningstaple

Do you have any information about the EP approval rate this year?

Thank you


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