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P1 query - Help please

Postby Tosh » Fri, 02 May 2008 7:06 pm


I have recently agreed to join an organisation in Singapore in a Corporate Managerial position, commencing June 2008. I will be mobilizing directly from my current posting in the US, although I am a British Citizen.

The organisation that I am joining has been very helpful, and they have advised that they will set the wheels in motion to assist with my Employment Pass application. They suggest that they will be applying for a P1 EP for me...

Here's my query; without travelling back to the UK (which would be at my own expense) I will not get access to my Professional qualifications. Over the years I have taken many copies of the qualifications, for multiple VISA applications, but like the dope that I am, I have no copies left to support the P1 application! Note - My academic qualifications are rather pitiful anyway to be honest. I do not have a degree.

Will I need to bite the bullet and travel back to Blighty to get my bit's and pieces, or will the Singapore authorities accept my reasoning?

For information - My Salary will be approxiamately 22k Sing per month plus accomodation etc.

Many thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 May 2008 12:05 am

You are probably getting you P1 based on Salary. With a P1 visa, you are not actually required to have a degree as they figure anybody making over 7K/mo is probably smart enough not to need one. :wink: So, while it would be nice, or at least having certified/notarised copies it may well not be necessary.

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Postby Tosh » Sat, 03 May 2008 5:16 pm

Thanks for your help.

Now that I have had opportunity to look through previous posts, I see that you have offered guidance on the same/similar subject to others previously. Thanks again.


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Postby qguan » Thu, 08 May 2008 6:00 pm

I dont have degree either. My annual salary is 190K and MOM granted me a P2 pass. with your salary higher than mine, you might be able to get P1. but according to the P1 criteria, I should have been granted P1 pass.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 08 May 2008 6:11 pm

You could always get a trusted family/friend member to FedEX/UPS it over to you - assuming you know where they could find it.

My wife got a P1 - approved within 6 days due to salary - but better to be safe than sorry!


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