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Can I get Employment Pass with a senior high school degree?

Postby guanxj » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 12:23 pm

Hi, My employer offers me 200K Singapore Dollar for annual salary as a product trader. I have ten years of experience in this field. But I dont have any college or university degree. Can I apply for the employment pass visa and get approved? I worry about this. Thank you for your help.

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Postby Matney » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 12:41 pm

Can only speak from experience. Husband had an employment pass without anything higher than his High School degree. He was experienced in his profession, though.

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Postby margt » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 1:12 pm

I work for an investment bank and do not have a degree - in fact I flunked quite badly at school - you know booze fags and all that partying was far more important at that age!
I do however have a proffesional qual, FSA (UK reg body) and ten years experience in derivatives and sailed through the EP application process with no questions asked in no less than 2 weeks so I wouldn't worry at all if I were you.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 1:20 pm

It sounds like you make enough and have enough experience. But, take the self test.

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

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 2:20 pm

I didn't have a degree either.

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Postby guanxj » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 2:44 pm

I have taken the self test. The reuslt is it's likely that I will get the employment Pass. :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 6:27 pm

The self test is a piece of cake if you are being offered 84K p.a. or more (7K/mo basic salary). The requirements for a P1 visa is a Basic Salary of 7K/mo or more and is NOT degree dependent. A P2 pass IS degree dependent however. The analogy is that is an employer is willing to pay you that much money, you have the necessary experience to forgo having a piece of paper that only says you are theoretically capable of doing the job. :wink:

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Postby guanxj » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 9:14 pm

I willl start the application procedure sometime in October. Thanks for all the confidence you have given to me. Wish me good luck! 8-)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:21 pm

See the following for more explanation as to the requirements for the respective levels of employment pass requirements:

Employment Passes


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