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How long does EP take to prosses

Postby sora~chan » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 6:56 pm

My company is going to shift head quarters into SG. I was wondering how long does it take to get the employment pass, what are the criterias and i was wondering if anyone who had acquired an EP could spear some time to talk to lil o'l me ^_^" just so i can get a better understanding of the system


thank you for your help


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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 20 Sep 2004 11:23 pm

http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,96 ... --,00.html

It's common (and recommended) to get an approval-in-principle (AIP) before arrival, so you can basically start working from day 1 and then just go to collect your EP when it's ready a week or two later. Although sometimes it can take much longer, depending on the phase of the moon or whatever.

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Postby sora~chan » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 2:57 am

thank you so much for your reply but i really do need to know how long an EP takes to arrive :) kind thanks

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:27 pm

It's bureaucracy, there are no guarantees, even in oh-so-efficient Singapore. Live with it. :?

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Postby sora~chan » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:32 pm

true true, i agree completley. We are all human afterall... i hope :wink: lol well for all u dowgs and cats out there thank you and good night, oh yah and hello to my good friends the pigs... they really do fly yanno LOL


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Postby tim » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 12:33 pm

I applied before I got here, a couple of weeks, but it seems like either the MoM or my company didn't do anything with it. Anyway, they chased up the application and got a provisional letter or whatever it's called and then once I had (re-done) the medical etc. it was just a case of sitting in the MoM's (Ministry of Manpower - sounds like something off) big room. I got number 350 or so. The counter was on 100 or so. Loooooong wait. 5 hours later I had submitted my passport, the letter of intent (or whatever) and my medical report. 3 or 4 hours after that, I came in again (less waiting, different number system) and picked it all up.

Maybe it was my company did a lot behing the scenes, but it was all very painless (except for the waiting) for me.

Good luck. Get in touch if there is anything else you want to know.
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Postby sora~chan » Tue, 28 Sep 2004 10:12 pm

thank you. I am happy to hear this information i really apreciate it... so what type of work are you in? ^_^

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