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Cancelling my EP

Postby dontforget » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 1:54 am

Hi All
Im a foreginer(Indian) who got my EP last month(March) through a consultant in Singapore.I have 5 years of IT experience and the consultant said he will offer me only 3k SGD. I didnt know much about singapore and i agreed and got my EP.
Now i got a call from another Singapore based consultant. I cleared the interviews and he has sent me an offer letter telling that he will pay me around 5k but he says that i have to talk to my previous consultant and ask him to cancel my EP.I seek your advice here..

1) If my first consultant agrees to cancel my EP can he provide any feedback(bad one) to MOM about why he is cancelling it?
2) Even if he dosent provide any feedback,when the second consultant applies for EP what are the chances of me getting a EP again?
3) Will MOM find out that i have been approved a EP and cancelled and its reapplied?
4)The second consultants client(5k) is a better client than the first consultant client(3k)

Please give your suggestions and advice...
Im still in India

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 8:18 pm

EP cancellation requires a letter from the company stating your last day of employment, nothing more. As far as I know, the MOM is not concerned with why your employment was terminated.

EP criteria are not public, but previous experience on this forum indicates that quitting one job and accepting another EP is not a problem.

The second EP will be judged independently on its merits, but if the job has a higher salary and you were already deemed acceptable, you should be fine. The main risk you're taking is that the second company has skeletons in its closet, has exceeded its EP holder quota etc, which may cause your application to be rejected.
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Postby dontforget » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:04 am

That was really useful. Thanks a lot jpatokal for the information.

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Postby sofiaj » Sun, 19 Oct 2008 8:00 pm

jpatokal wrote:EP cancellation requires a letter from the company stating your last day of employment, nothing more. As far as I know, the MOM is not concerned with why your employment was terminated.

EP criteria are not public, but previous experience on this forum indicates that quitting one job and accepting another EP is not a problem.

The second EP will be judged independently on its merits, but if the job has a higher salary and you were already deemed acceptable, you should be fine. The main risk you're taking is that the second company has skeletons in its closet, has exceeded its EP holder quota etc, which may cause your application to be rejected.


hi, this is useful information. i read in some posts that some employers can have employees blacklisted in MOM if the employee leaves the company too soon or while on probation period? is this true? if so, it will definitely post a problem when applying for a new pass..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:23 am

sofiaj wrote:
jpatokal wrote:i read in some posts that some employers can have employees blacklisted in MOM if the employee leaves the company too soon or while on probation period? is this true? if so, it will definitely post a problem when applying for a new pass..


"is this true?"

Why? You think we are deliberately writing garbage here? Not all employers will do so. They are a minority but there are those that will. You buys your ticket and you takes your chances. It is happening more often now than it use to because of so many worthless worker being let in. A company only gets abused a couple of times before they start hitting back. The have to invest time, effort and money to get the workers here and then they turn up and leave after a couple of months....... When you try to short circuit the system, it does have a habit of biting you on the @$$ if you aren't careful. Initially, I would worry about getting a job here. Especially in view of the current economic/financial outlook. You are liable to arrive here and find you don't even have a 3K job let alone a 5K one.


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