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How to check the EP Status online?

Postby extremezz » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 2:53 pm

I will be transferred to Singapore in March as local employment. My fixed salary in Singapore is over S$8,000. But I want to make sure that EP will be approved as soon as possible.

The reason is, I also got offer from the different company in other country and HR manger want my anwer by tomorrow..

I tried checking on the MoM website, FIN is required as my reference.. How can I get it?

Thanks in advance, if anyone can answer my question.. :???:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 4:52 pm

The short answer is you can't check it online. It used to be that every application was automatically assigned a FIN number... now only approved applications have a FIN number assigned.

You will need someone with a FIN/NRIC number to check... like your employer... or me. If you want me to check, send your passport number and name as it appears on your application/passport to my email address.

I will be able to give you only approved/not approved/pending... there is no more information available.

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Postby extremezz » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 6:52 pm

I got response from HR already. My EP is approved. It took than 48 hours after submission

Thank you for your reply :)

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Postby shaziakj » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 9:55 pm

Question for Strong Eagle:

I applied for EP online. My applicatiion status reads "awaiting input from vetting agencies", however, i have been assigned a FIN no. If only approved applications are assigned FIN no.s what does it mean for me?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 11:13 pm

SE I'll let you start answering this one. It's getting tiresome on the other thread. I know they are anxious, but if they start dunning MOM like they are doing here, MOM is gonna get agro.

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Postby wuga » Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:31 am

Strong Eagle wrote:The short answer is you can't check it online. It used to be that every application was automatically assigned a FIN number... now only approved applications have a FIN number assigned.

You will need someone with a FIN/NRIC number to check... like your employer... or me. If you want me to check, send your passport number and name as it appears on your application/passport to my email address.

I will be able to give you only approved/not approved/pending... there is no more information available.


Hi SE, I am previously SPR with NRIC and it lapsed last year but I am being relocate back to SG this year and went for EP application, could I check the status at MOM website myself using my previous NRIC?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 11 Aug 2010 8:37 am

wuga wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:The short answer is you can't check it online. It used to be that every application was automatically assigned a FIN number... now only approved applications have a FIN number assigned.

You will need someone with a FIN/NRIC number to check... like your employer... or me. If you want me to check, send your passport number and name as it appears on your application/passport to my email address.

I will be able to give you only approved/not approved/pending... there is no more information available.


Hi SE, I am previously SPR with NRIC and it lapsed last year but I am being relocate back to SG this year and went for EP application, could I check the status at MOM website myself using my previous NRIC?


Probably not... but why not try and let us know. PS: You PR does not lapse, your re-entry permit does.

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Postby wuga » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 3:20 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
wuga wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:The short answer is you can't check it online. It used to be that every application was automatically assigned a FIN number... now only approved applications have a FIN number assigned.

You will need someone with a FIN/NRIC number to check... like your employer... or me. If you want me to check, send your passport number and name as it appears on your application/passport to my email address.

I will be able to give you only approved/not approved/pending... there is no more information available.


Hi SE, I am previously SPR with NRIC and it lapsed last year but I am being relocate back to SG this year and went for EP application, could I check the status at MOM website myself using my previous NRIC?


Probably not... but why not try and let us know. PS: You PR does not lapse, your re-entry permit does.


But as told I will need to go for EP instead, any clue how do I get my PR back?

I have check using my NRIC in EPOL, it's still showing no record, maybe is not updated yet.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 4:38 am

wuga wrote:But as told I will need to go for EP instead, any clue how do I get my PR back?

I have check using my NRIC in EPOL, it's still showing no record, maybe is not updated yet.


First of all EP is thru MOM, PR is thru ICA. It is two different kettle of fish altogether.
If you relinquish your PR by the grace of ICA, you definitely will get it back . If not, it will be a new application and it will take years to come to approve.
For EP well, you just have to wait. average response is 5 weeks
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Postby Saint » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 9:39 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
Probably not... but why not try and let us know. PS: You PR does not lapse, your re-entry permit does.


This was my understanding but the following from the ICA seems to state the opposite :?

"A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.

A SPR who remains outside Singapore without a valid REP will lose his/her SPR status."

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:22 am

If you leave Singapore with an expired REP you are deemed to have voluntarily given up your PR. However, if your REP expires WHILE you are out of the country (with obviously a good reason like going to grad school, doing an MBA, etc.) you can, by paying a fine of $100 (unless it's gone up) get your REP reinstated, which thereby keeps your SPR valid. Course that doesn't work if you have been working overseas for the past 3 or 4 years. I don't know how long you can actually be away with an expired REP and still pay the fine and get renewed but I would assume only 6~9 months max or whatever it might be to complete the current scholastic year where you are going to school.

Update: I just had a good search of the ICA site. The FAQ that used to be there regarding the payment of a $100 fine is no longer there and the FAQ's show new dates as last as 2 Aug 2010. So, I guess, in view of all the other restrictions and tightening up, this is just going to be another excuse to reduce PR headcounts as well.

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Postby wuga » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 6:50 pm

My EP application submitted on 11/08/2010 and the status I am getting now is:
Status : Pending inputs from vetting agencies. Expected outcome is 2 months from the Date of Application.

What does this mean?

But my kids/wife DP application has been assigned a FIN, i remember SE said before that only approved application will be assigned a FIN.

Any clue?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:37 pm

Basicallly, they have been theoretically approved pending the vetting of your information. Once the vetting is done then all will be approved at the same time. You will just have to wait.

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Postby wuga » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Basicallly, they have been theoretically approved pending the vetting of your information. Once the vetting is done then all will be approved at the same time. You will just have to wait.


Any idea on how long it takes? Actually I have a few offer on hand.

At the same time I am not first timer, my past history:
2000: WP in Company 1
2000: EP Q2 in Company 2
2002: EP Q1in Company 3
2002: Gotten PR in company 3
2008: REP expired

Now have to go back to EP again.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Sat, 14 Aug 2010 12:13 am

wuga wrote:My EP application submitted on 11/08/2010 and the status I am getting now is:
Status : Pending inputs from vetting agencies. Expected outcome is 2 months from the Date of Application.

What does this mean?

But my kids/wife DP application has been assigned a FIN, i remember SE said before that only approved application will be assigned a FIN.

Any clue?


You should be able to get a reply within the time quoted by MOM. Your application has been submitted just 3 days back and you are asking when will you know the result? Isn't it too fast ?


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