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ask- Apply EP with 2 different company

Postby ydnerendy » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 7:30 am

I want to ask about my affair related to EP application.

1st week of this month i jost got laid off from my current company and this month is my last month to work in my current company and i am still holding EP.

Last week i got interview and the employer offered me the job which is starting first week of January 2009.They want apply EP for me and i had sent them all the document's and i think it has been proceed to MOM.

Yesterday i got another interview and because i had been laid off and i thought that i need back up because i heard recently a lot of employee got EP rejected.So i thought i need back up in case if my 1st application got rejected.
The 2nd company offer me a job as well and starting on 1st week of January 2009 and in process applying for EP.

I want to ask is that ok 2 different company apply an EP?

If anyone know or had the same experience it will be great if can answer.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 1:34 pm

You can have multiple applications without a problem. What is happening is you are given an IPA (In-Principle Approval). It is quite possible to have several of them at the same time.

Most of my staff when moving or looking into changing jobs apply and get the IPA before even giving us notice. Funny thing is though, we already know when they have been given an IPA as we can go on-line as the current employer and just punch in the employee's FIN number and it will tell us their current application status (whether an IPA has been given). It won't tell us who it Employer is who applied for it but it will tell us that our employee is going to be giving notice or maybe going just quit on the spot without notice (has happened and they have also paid up to a month's notice in lieu of salary). So the answer is no, it's not a problem to have multiple IPA's.

However, you can only have ONE Employment Pass at a time. You have to cancel the current one BEFORE they will issue the new one.

Also, be sure that you don't burn any bridges when you leave your old company as a lot of small SME's here will try to have you blacklisted with MOM if you don't give proper notice or have only works several months instead of at least one year. I can't say as I blame them as the employee was therefore just using the company as a paid visa so they didn't have to leave the country when their social visit pass expires.

This isn't a problem unless the company has had to spend a lot of money getting the worker trained and licensed as in our case.

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Postby ydnerendy » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 3:07 pm

thank you for the answer it is quite clear to understand.

in my case i change the company because i got laid off and my HRD in my current company already know that i had accepted the IPA because however i doesn't need to give any notice anymore because the lay off.

if it is quite possible to have multiple IPA at the sametime for the employe.

How about the MOM?
they will accept two applications for one person with two different company's.

How they will treat about this issue?

are they going to approve one of them(if it is eligible for approval),or they will make some issue's and question about it?

And what should i do if one of them approved?do i need to cancel the other one because at the end i have to choose one of them.Or do i just let them apply to MOM at the same time or cancel one of them even has not been approved?

thanks again,

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 5:21 pm

ydnerendy wrote:thank you for the answer it is quite clear to understand.


How about the MOM?
they will accept two applications for one person with two different company's.

How they will treat about this issue?

are they going to approve one of them(if it is eligible for approval),or they will make some issue's and question about it?

And what should i do if one of them approved?do i need to cancel the other one because at the end i have to choose one of them.Or do i just let them apply to MOM at the same time or cancel one of them even has not been approved?

thanks again,


Go back and read the first line of my first post. An IPA is only good for a limited period of time then it expires. If you don't use one, no big deal. You don't need to do anything. The employer you didn't go to work for may or may not cancel it, doesn't matter as it expires eventually anyway. The MOM could care less.

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Postby ydnerendy » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 5:54 pm

oh ok so that's mean MOM could be approve and give IPA for both of application's and i can use one of them if approved and just leave the other one isn't.

Thankyou for the answer.You're seem know very well about all this thing's :)

thanks again,

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Hi

Postby calvink » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 9:31 pm

Woo..i got my EP approve three weeks later (almost a month) after the first application got rejected......In fact, my job is easily filled by locals. So i guess some unemployed out there need to look harder. All the best to you...

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Postby ydnerendy » Sun, 28 Dec 2008 2:40 am

woaa congrats to you for the EP :)

currently i filled up 2 EP application's in 2 different company's and i am still waiting for the approval.

by the way thanks for the support :)


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