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Will I be blacklisted from getting an EP in the future?

Postby Edmund Cardie » Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:59 pm

Hi. I am currently working in Singapore and have been working here for around 3 months. Recently I got an very good offer to study elsewhere (Master's). Will I get blacklisted from getting an EP in the future if I leave my job so soon?

There's the possibility that I may come back in the future to Singapore for work after studies. Will my past history jeopardize any such plans? Thanks!

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Postby Edmund Cardie » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 9:17 am

Help anyone? I know that taking a job for only a few months isn't exactly something to be proud of. But I'm thinking that an offer for scholarship is a one-time opportunity. So I am thinking to pursue this then come back to Singapore after and find a job in a field more similar to my graduate degree.

If I apply for an EP again in the future, would anyone know if MoM frowns upon the fact that my previous EP was in effect only for a couple of months?

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Postby maneo » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 9:45 am

Why should it matter to MOM?
It's your current empoyer that will be bothered.
Wouldn't expect to ask them for a job after your study opportunity.

If you need reassurance, ask MOM directly.

However, one thing to consider might be that other employers might ask for a letter of termination.
Your current employer may not provide this if you leave like this.

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Postby jdroger1 » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 11:38 am

I have actually had a similar situation where I left one job here in Singapore for another after a few months. In my experience, the MOM had no problem with it and immediately approved my application for a new employment pass. I don't see why they would have a problem with what you want to do.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 11:49 am

I would have to agree with both maneo & jdroger1, we have numerous Work Pass holders who arrive and are on working visas as I call them (especially "S" Pass holders) who take whatever they can find in order to fund their job searches here. It's easier to find the 2nd job if your are already working here and you bank account is not being drained daily.

Even if you leave to gain further education MOM doesn't care. Unless, that is, you depart under a cloud (I mean termination - again it would depend on the reason for termination) or you did not clear your tax liability (60 days employment up to 183 days only before leaving Singapore will net you a 15% tax liability on your gross income without benefit of the graduated tax rates once you have been here 183 days or more.)


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