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Moving to Singapore before my work permit is granted

Post by jesjes » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:42 pm

Hi,

I have a question

we will be moving to Singapore on the 1st august. However my company has not yet secured my work permit, it will only be submitted next week.

How much time does it usually take to process an EP application?

There is a good chance that we will need to enter Singapore before my work permit will be fully granted, would that be an issue in immigration? (We have only one way tickets)
Would I have other issues that I have to look onto?


Also regarding my work permit, my company is sponsoring the application for me with immigration, but as I do not have university grade education could that be an issue with securing the work pass? ( my salary will be over 130Ksgd a year)

Thanks for your help.

jes

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:43 am

Jes,

If your basic salary is around 130K/pa I wouldn't worry too much as you qualify for a P1 EP which is not qualification based but is salary based. They figure if you can command that type of premium you don't really need a degree to say you are theoretically capable. :wink:

All that is assuming that the position cannot be easily filled locally which can always throw a spanner into the works of the best of HR Managers.

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Post by jesjes » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 9:38 pm

thanks for your replay its good info.

do you think we will have any trouble entering into Singapore before we have received the Full ok for the EP?
as i mentioned we will only submit the papers next week so im a bit worried that there may be issues with our entry to Singapore.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 10:25 pm

Jes,

As you appear to be posting from a UK IP address I would think your arrival on a one-way ticket shouldn't pose too much of a problem. As long as you can show the where-with-all to continue a journey they won't hassle you. If you are coming from some of the other countries of the world, you might have some problems though. If you have a black & white Job offer that may well suffice.

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 12:44 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As you appear to be posting from a UK IP address I would think your arrival on a one-way ticket shouldn't pose too much of a problem. As long as you can show the where-with-all to continue a journey they won't hassle you.
Beware -- Singapore immigration may check, but if you're flying on a one-way ticket, the check-in agent in the UK almost certainly will and may refuse you if you don't have onward transport. You might want to book a cheapo trip to Thailand for the weekend...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 12:14 pm

JP, your right. I've forgotten about the security issues of today. I remember my mother telling me of her hassles flying on a one-way ticket from Baltimore to LAX, seems they think that traveling one-way means you don't plan on coming back! (sic!) Even for an 80 year old grandmom!

So, on second thought you may well be right.
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Post by jesjes » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 5:47 pm

thanks for your reply guys. this is good info.


as im not a uk citizen they may not ask me for my return ticket. But indeed I will look into this.

can you recommend any good cheapo flights website for flights out of Singapore?

Jes

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:JP, your right. I've forgotten about the security issues of today. I remember my mother telling me of her hassles flying on a one-way ticket from Baltimore to LAX, seems they think that traveling one-way means you don't plan on coming back! (sic!) Even for an 80 year old grandmom!
Nothing to do with security, it's just that Immigration doesn't like one-way tickets and it's the airline who gets stuck with the bill and a hefty fine on top if you're refused entry and deported... :o
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:49 pm

jpatokal wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:JP, your right. I've forgotten about the security issues of today. I remember my mother telling me of her hassles flying on a one-way ticket from Baltimore to LAX, seems they think that traveling one-way means you don't plan on coming back! (sic!) Even for an 80 year old grandmom!
Nothing to do with security, it's just that Immigration doesn't like one-way tickets and it's the airline who gets stuck with the bill and a hefty fine on top if you're refused entry and deported... :o
Actually, in my mother's case it was security pure and simple. You have to remember it was the US in the aftermath when even walkers and aluminium canes were disassembled to check for plastic explosives. I arrived here with a one-way ticket a number of times over the years prior to getting PR (in fact every time I returned from offshore in Indonesia for that matter). So I am inclined to think it may be a little of both. But, in any case, I do agree that he would do well to check it out.
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