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Employment pass and entrance into Singapore

Post by monkey » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 11:07 pm

Hi all,

Is the employment pass (P1, P2, Q1) a physical piece of paper that I need to have in my hands when I turn up in Singapore ?

If I told immigration that i'm here to work in Singapore and I did'nt have this permit, would my entrance into Singapore be refused ? I may be overly cautious but I don't want this to happen and my impression of the immigration authorities is that they are very strict.

Also where would I pick up this pass, from my employer ? Would it be sent to me in my home country from the Ministry of Manpower ?

Thanks

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 11:16 pm

You won't get this pass until you reach Singapore. You may be sent a copy of an IPA (In-Principle Approval) or maybe not. In any case you would be coming in on a normal tourist visa initially and then this would be converted once all the formalities have been cleared with MOM, ICA and the MOH (HIV Testing).
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Post by ukcontractor » Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:33 pm

Hi sundaymorningstaple,

Thanks for providing this info.

Just to clarify, as a British Citizen I can just turn up in Singapore as a tourist (once EP application has been approved) and get the Employment/Dependent passes stamped locally in Singapore.

regards,

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:57 pm

Absatively posilutely!

Just waltz right in on a tourist visa and after getting sorted with ACRA, MOM, ICA you will get a EP stamp in your passport and Bob's your Uncle!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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