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Postby erikpatsg » Wed, 14 May 2008 9:39 am

Hi all, last Monday may 12 I got my PEP.
It is all pretty new to the MoM so there has been quite a bit of confusion within their organization and I got different answers but thanks to this forum I persisted and finally succeeded.
I got my PEP based on my salary/career in my home country. So I simply filled in the form, put my dutch gross salary in, added my 2007 payslip and a letter of reference from my previous company and went to sinpost to get it processed.
This turned out to be the most difficult part of the whole thing as according to the MoM I could skip certain parts of the form, but the sinpost computer and counter staff didn't really know how to handle this. Anyway, after a few telcons back and forth between MoM sinpost and myself this was finally sorted and the PEP was approved within 10 days or so.
I couldn't apply for it on line as I was holiding a social visit pass and without FIN nrs etc you can't access on line.
It's valid for 5 years and will cost you 10 dollar for the application and 150 dollar for collecting the pass.

Hope this info is useful for future PEP applicants.
Good luck!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 May 2008 2:07 pm

Congratulations on your receiving your PEP.

As good as as PR for the 5 year period except you are only allowed to be out of work for no more than 6 months at a time. Additionally, which shouldn't be a problem is the minimum per annum salary requirements to keep from losing it.

Again, Congratulations.

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Postby erikpatsg » Thu, 22 May 2008 6:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Congratulations on your receiving your PEP.

As good as as PR for the 5 year period except you are only allowed to be out of work for no more than 6 months at a time. Additionally, which shouldn't be a problem is the minimum per annum salary requirements to keep from losing it.

Again, Congratulations.


Thanks. Interesting that you compare it with a PR. Maybe I can convince employers that this is indeed as good as a PR... For all you guys out there, sundaymorningstaple made a valid remark, you can't be unemployed for more than 6 months at a time and the government does expect that you will have an annual salary of 30.000 SG dollar.

Still if you just arrive here and need more time to get a job, and also if you want some more flexibility while already working, this could be a good solution.
For me the jobhunting has now really started. It's been a while...

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Postby joshua88 » Sun, 08 Jun 2008 5:13 am

erikpatsg wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Congratulations on your receiving your PEP.

As good as as PR for the 5 year period except you are only allowed to be out of work for no more than 6 months at a time. Additionally, which shouldn't be a problem is the minimum per annum salary requirements to keep from losing it.

Again, Congratulations.


Thanks. Interesting that you compare it with a PR. Maybe I can convince employers that this is indeed as good as a PR... For all you guys out there, sundaymorningstaple made a valid remark, you can't be unemployed for more than 6 months at a time and the government does expect that you will have an annual salary of 30.000 SG dollar.

Still if you just arrive here and need more time to get a job, and also if you want some more flexibility while already working, this could be a good solution.
For me the jobhunting has now really started. It's been a while...



Erikpatsg, congratulations too. Btw, my brother emailed me yesterday to say my PEP and dependant passes were all approved. Only took a little over a week. House is all sold and we're booked to flight over on the 18th June. Just a minor change to my previous circumstance as I've got a job offer now with my present company albeit AsiaPac instead of EMEA. Anyway, best of luck to you.

KnightX, just a quick note - my PEP application was approved without me providing job details. It was purely on my foreign income. Also, I'm not an existing EP holder. Dependant forms were submitted at the same time and I "sponsored" them :) If you go down this road and need some help PM me. All the best...

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PEP Application - Request for Information

Postby anilsg » Tue, 17 Jun 2008 10:31 pm

Hi,
I'm based in the UK and plan to apply for the Singapore PEP under the S$7000 criteria. Can someone please help with the following queries I have?

1. In addition to the completed application form what other documents are to be included at the time of submission of the PEP
form (at the Singpost branch)? Should income proofs be submitted at this stage or only during collection?

2. In case I plan to take a Dependent along with me, are any steps needed AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THE PEP application (I
presume the dependent visa application should be made only after successful approval.. need confirmation)

3. After the PEP is approved and the documents (including passport) are submitted, how many days does it take for the passport and documents to be verified and returned? (does this happen on the same day)

Many Thanks

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Re: PEP Application - Request for Information

Postby erikpatsg » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:30 pm

anilsg wrote:Hi,
I'm based in the UK and plan to apply for the Singapore PEP under the S$7000 criteria. Can someone please help with the following queries I have?

1. In addition to the completed application form what other documents are to be included at the time of submission of the PEP
form (at the Singpost branch)? Should income proofs be submitted at this stage or only during collection?

2. In case I plan to take a Dependent along with me, are any steps needed AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THE PEP application (I
presume the dependent visa application should be made only after successful approval.. need confirmation)

3. After the PEP is approved and the documents (including passport) are submitted, how many days does it take for the passport and documents to be verified and returned? (does this happen on the same day)

Many Thanks


Hi, well I believe I started this discussion so feel a bit responsible to follow up...

1) I submitted a copy of my yearly income plus a letter of reference from my employer at the time of the application. Actually it did not say so on the form but I thought it was common sense otherwise how would they know. So better safe than sorry on this one.

2) Good question. I would almost say call the MoM but not sure if you would get the right anser there... However, on page 4 of the PEP application form it says : please note that if your dependant has never been issued with a Dependant's Pass/Long Term Social visit pass you will need to fill up form 12 (Dependant's pass application) or form 14 (Long term Social Visit pass application). For more information please visit http://www.mom.gov.sg .
Unfortunately they don't say if you need to do this at the same time of the PEP application.... I guess it's up to you whether you do it immediately or later.

3) Yes, it is done within 3 hours or so. You will need to sit a bit in the waiting room at Mom (don't go on a saturday) but all in all it's pretty quick. You will need to pay there as well, so bring some cash.

Well good luck with all this and let me know how it works out.

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Postby Saint » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 1:26 am

As you are already working here I believe you can only apply for a PEP after 2 years and then you only have to be earning S$30k pa. Probably best and easier to wait until your 2 years is up

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Re: PEP Application - Request for Information

Postby anilsg » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 9:42 pm

Erikpatsg, Many Thanks for the detailed clarification,
I'm not actually submitting the PEP form in person, have posted it to a friend in Singapore to submit ...I'm planning to travel only in case of an approval AND if I get a decent position there :-)

I have sent across a Reference letter as well and payslip copies if needed.

One question here if I may, do they ask for a photograph at the time of submission? This is not mentioned on the MoM site but I'm now wondering of they need a photograph...

Thanks!

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Re: PEP Application - Request for Information

Postby joshua88 » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:04 pm

anilsg wrote:Erikpatsg, Many Thanks for the detailed clarification,
I'm not actually submitting the PEP form in person, have posted it to a friend in Singapore to submit ...I'm planning to travel only in case of an approval AND if I get a decent position there :-)

I have sent across a Reference letter as well and payslip copies if needed.

One question here if I may, do they ask for a photograph at the time of submission? This is not mentioned on the MoM site but I'm now wondering of they need a photograph...

Thanks!


Hi anilsg,
For your info, I never supplied any salary evidence with my PEP application but doing so wouldn't be of any harm. The PEP applicant doesn't need to attach a photograph. Oddly enough, if you are applying for dependants... they do need a photo on their form.

Hope this helps.

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Re: PEP Application - Request for Information

Postby joshua88 » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:14 pm

erikpatsg wrote:
anilsg wrote:Hi,
I'm based in the UK and plan to apply for the Singapore PEP under the S$7000 criteria. Can someone please help with the following queries I have?

1. In addition to the completed application form what other documents are to be included at the time of submission of the PEP
form (at the Singpost branch)? Should income proofs be submitted at this stage or only during collection?

2. In case I plan to take a Dependent along with me, are any steps needed AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THE PEP application (I
presume the dependent visa application should be made only after successful approval.. need confirmation)

3. After the PEP is approved and the documents (including passport) are submitted, how many days does it take for the passport and documents to be verified and returned? (does this happen on the same day)

Many Thanks


Hi, well I believe I started this discussion so feel a bit responsible to follow up...

1) I submitted a copy of my yearly income plus a letter of reference from my employer at the time of the application. Actually it did not say so on the form but I thought it was common sense otherwise how would they know. So better safe than sorry on this one.

2) Good question. I would almost say call the MoM but not sure if you would get the right anser there... However, on page 4 of the PEP application form it says : please note that if your dependant has never been issued with a Dependant's Pass/Long Term Social visit pass you will need to fill up form 12 (Dependant's pass application) or form 14 (Long term Social Visit pass application). For more information please visit http://www.mom.gov.sg .
Unfortunately they don't say if you need to do this at the same time of the PEP application.... I guess it's up to you whether you do it immediately or later.

3) Yes, it is done within 3 hours or so. You will need to sit a bit in the waiting room at Mom (don't go on a saturday) but all in all it's pretty quick. You will need to pay there as well, so bring some cash.

Well good luck with all this and let me know how it works out.


Hi again anilsg,
Just to answer query 2 as I've already gone through the process successfully. If you are bringing dependants you can submit their forms at the same time as yours. It can all be done at the singpost. On the section regarding their sponsor, just put yourself down. This is information directly from MoM.

I've just picked up my laminated PEP card today and waiting for my wife to arrive so she can pick up the dependant passes for herself and kids.

good luck...

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PEP...

Postby kman » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 3:16 am

hi!

earlier this week, I sent my PEP application form to a relative in singapore for submission (they haven't been submitted yet). however, since they didn't ask for any proof of employment/salary (pay slips, etc showing the SGD 7,000 requirement), i didn't include any. I did fill out all the details pertaining to my employment here in India, where I do meet that criteria. after reading your posts (erikpatsg) about including reference letters, and salary slips, i'm a little worried. should i have them sent across and submitted alongwith my application ? or would they ask for it if/when I receive my in principal approval letter ? i'm currently in Bombay and planning to go there once it is approved for collection.

any help would be appreciated !!

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Postby erikpatsg » Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:11 pm

Hi Kman,
well I don't know really. I guess for me it was just a precaution to include it. Before I send it out I was thinking by myself what is the point of stating my salary without any proof? Especially considering the fact that my previous employer was in the Netherlands, so no way MoM will check that. If you already work in singapore it should be easier for MoM to check.
On the other hand you are right, it is not mandatory to include it. I suppose the worst that can happen is that MoM will ask for proof before they give you the approval.

Regards
Erik

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Visa requirements for PEP holders

Postby jepzindia » Sat, 19 Jul 2008 7:54 pm

joshua88 wrote:
erikpatsg wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Congratulations on your receiving your PEP.

As good as as PR for the 5 year period except you are only allowed to be out of work for no more than 6 months at a time. Additionally, which shouldn't be a problem is the minimum per annum salary requirements to keep from losing it.

Again, Congratulations.


Thanks. Interesting that you compare it with a PR. Maybe I can convince employers that this is indeed as good as a PR... For all you guys out there, sundaymorningstaple made a valid remark, you can't be unemployed for more than 6 months at a time and the government does expect that you will have an annual salary of 30.000 SG dollar.

Still if you just arrive here and need more time to get a job, and also if you want some more flexibility while already working, this could be a good solution.
For me the jobhunting has now really started. It's been a while...



Erikpatsg, congratulations too. Btw, my brother emailed me yesterday to say my PEP and dependant passes were all approved. Only took a little over a week. House is all sold and we're booked to flight over on the 18th June. Just a minor change to my previous circumstance as I've got a job offer now with my present company albeit AsiaPac instead of EMEA. Anyway, best of luck to you.

KnightX, just a quick note - my PEP application was approved without me providing job details. It was purely on my foreign income. Also, I'm not an existing EP holder. Dependant forms were submitted at the same time and I "sponsored" them :) If you go down this road and need some help PM me. All the best...



Thanks everyone for very useful information. I am currently in Singapore on P1 planning to apply for PEP. Right now I have multiple entry visa with P1. Once I apply for PEP will I get multiple entry visa or do I have to pay fee everytime I have to travel outside of singapore.

Kindly help me to find more about the visa requirements for PEP holder.

Thanks
Jepzindia


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