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EPEC Approved - What is my next step?

Post by rimscript » Wed, 09 Jan 2008 4:59 am

Hi I was fortunate enough to get my EPEC application approved. Now what is my next step to securing long term stay in Singapore.

Do i need to apply for a long term social visa? - which will be guaranteed since i received my EPEC approval?
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Post by durain » Wed, 09 Jan 2008 7:48 am

the purpose of EPEC is for you to stay in singapore to look for a job! you dont need to apply for a long term social visa. please note that EPEC is a one-off only, meaning you wont be able to apply for another one once your current EPEC runs out.

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Re: EPEC Approved - What is my next step?

Post by munbeans » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 8:17 pm

rimscript wrote:Hi I was fortunate enough to get my EPEC application approved. Now what is my next step to securing long term stay in Singapore.

Do i need to apply for a long term social visa? - which will be guaranteed since i received my EPEC approval?
Next step? Get a job.

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Re: EPEC Approved - What is my next step?

Post by agoodfella » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 6:06 am

rimscript wrote:Hi I was fortunate enough to get my EPEC application approved. Now what is my next step to securing long term stay in Singapore.

Do i need to apply for a long term social visa? - which will be guaranteed since i received my EPEC approval?
Hey quick questions for you (or anyone else who can answer):

1) How long did it take for approval?

2) Once you get approval, how long does it take to actually receive the physical Visa? Do they mail it to you or can you pick it up at a Singapore consulate?

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Post by ChristyD » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 4:14 pm

The EPEC application process is all online and very straightforward. My approval took only 2 days. I don't know how long it takes to actually receive the EPEC certificate in the (snail) mail. I've been waiting 3 weeks. Once you receive it, you head to SIN and exchange it for your social pass at Immigration. With no relo package, though, have some $ for housing - rents have gone a bit crazy...

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