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Postby wuga » Sat, 14 Aug 2010 12:49 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
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 ?


I am just curious and weird that they said they need inputs from vetting agencies which I am not on that list that need vetting agencies inputs.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 14 Aug 2010 2:29 am

wuga wrote: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.

I am just curious and weird that they said they need inputs from vetting agencies which I am not on that list that need vetting agencies inputs.

Getting anxious are we ? Nothing to be surprised about. Vetting agencies need to verify your credentials which will take some time. May I know which part of the world are you from ?
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Postby wuga » Mon, 16 Aug 2010 4:25 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:
wuga wrote: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.

I am just curious and weird that they said they need inputs from vetting agencies which I am not on that list that need vetting agencies inputs.

Getting anxious are we ? Nothing to be surprised about. Vetting agencies need to verify your credentials which will take some time. May I know which part of the world are you from ?


I am Malaysian but has been stationed in China for 7 years, so maybe they think that I am spy...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Aug 2010 5:19 pm

No, the quality of and the quantity of bogus Malaysian documents is on the rise. Therefore, even old approvals are subject to ongoing vetting if they hadn't been vetted years ago (most were not when things were booming and they couldn't hire bodies fast enough. I've actually lost employees after they had been on my payroll for 6 months on S passes, due to fraudulent docs that took almost 6 months to vet but MOM had allowed them to work in the meantime but whacked them half way through their first hitch here. So, it's not any surprise. All you can do is wait it out.

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Postby wuga » Mon, 16 Aug 2010 7:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:No, the quality of and the quantity of bogus Malaysian documents is on the rise. Therefore, even old approvals are subject to ongoing vetting if they hadn't been vetted years ago (most were not when things were booming and they couldn't hire bodies fast enough. I've actually lost employees after they had been on my payroll for 6 months on S passes, due to fraudulent docs that took almost 6 months to vet but MOM had allowed them to work in the meantime but whacked them half way through their first hitch here. So, it's not any surprise. All you can do is wait it out.


Shame on those ppl.....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:19 pm

Yep, them's the ones that make it hard on the rest of us. Same with the PR abusers. They screw it for everybody else. Sucks! :x

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Postby wuga » Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:00 pm

what a disgrace... shit! :x :x :x :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Postby ashivara » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 3:42 pm

Hi,
I had a FIN number before when I worked in Singapore.
I am working in India right now.Now I have got another job in Singapore and the emplyer has applied for an emplyoment pass.
When I visit the application status page on the mom website and enter my previous FIN along with my passport number,I can see the status as pending.
Here my old FIN has been assigned to my new application.Does this mean that the application will be approved as someone has posted in the beginning of the thread that only approved applications will be assigned a FIN. Does that hold good even for applicants who have had a FIN before?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 4:00 pm

Once assigned a FIN you will always have the same FIN number. The only time it is removed or changed is when you gain PR and then it is replaced by an NRIC number. So to answer your question. No. If you worked here before and were issued a FIN number then when it is looked up now, it doesn't mean anything other than the lookup reference number.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 4:01 pm

ashivara wrote:Hi,
I had a FIN number before when I worked in Singapore.
I am working in India right now.Now I have got another job in Singapore and the emplyer has applied for an emplyoment pass.
When I visit the application status page on the mom website and enter my previous FIN along with my passport number,I can see the status as pending.
Here my old FIN has been assigned to my new application.Does this mean that the application will be approved as someone has posted in the beginning of the thread that only approved applications will be assigned a FIN. Does that hold good even for applicants who have had a FIN before?


FIN is Foreigner Identity number. Once you have worked in SG you have a unique FIN and it wont change through out your life while you are on a EP. So even your next application through your new employer will use the same old FIN to identify you. But the application status is not approved in this case

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Postby ashivara » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 4:19 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

So does the MOM have any crieteria like talking to the previous employer in Singapore? or will it be treated as ust another application?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 5:22 pm

It will be taken as a new application. The former employer has nothing to do with it. It will be based on your current application as well as the current grading system currently in use. We have had renewal being rejected because of changes of criteria. In fact, there was a P1 visa holder on the former a while back who was rejected on renewal as well. So just don't count any chickens until they have actually hatched.

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Postby tosureshkumar.mano » Thu, 04 Nov 2010 1:45 pm

I was granted dependant PR (My father is a SPR till date) in year 1996 and it was renounced in year 2000 .The reason to renounce my SPR status is due to my education. In year 1997 I got admission in Engineering college (Madurai Kamaraj University), Tamil nadu, India to pursue my bachelor degree in Electronics and communication engineering which was a 4 years degree (1997-2001). So I have to be in India to complete my Engineering degree. During my Period of SPR status, due to my circumstances I had a very few chance to come to Singapore (only 3-4 months visit during my Period of SPR(1996-2000)) and I had no chances to obtain the social economic benefits of being SPR and I was not able to perform my duties as SPR.

As Electronics and communication engineer I have 7 years relevant work experience in semiconductor domain through which I have gained specialization and expertise in handling software device driver development for wireless networking, security and multimedia devices .

I got a job offer in singapore and company has applied for Ep. it is almost 4 weeks my Ep is pending .my application has fin number allocated.Company hr went and met MOM officer and he told her that the process may take 2 months....
Strong Eagle is it possible for my to get EP approved ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Nov 2010 2:58 pm

Let me see if I've got this straight......

You were given PR based on your Father's PR in 1996. That was 14 years ago.

You would have probably been near to 17 or 18 when you renounced your PR in order to return to India to go to Uni. That would mean you attended secondary school in Singapore as a PR. Am I right so far?

If that was the case, you have already enjoyed the socio-economic benefits of Singapore. You also were probably issued with an NRIC if you were here when you were 14.

Now, you want to come back to Singapore to enjoy the better wages than your country and want your PR back or even a EP but without having to fulfill your obligation to the government here. How am I doing so far?

You might get lucky, but don't hold your breath. If your specialization is really something that they cannot find here, you might pull it off, but you have to remember that the gahmen here are vindictive and they would rather cut their noses off to spite their faces just to make a example out of someone. Maybe you will get lucky. It's happened before.

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Postby tosureshkumar.mano » Thu, 04 Nov 2010 4:14 pm

Hello sundaymorningstaple,in my pervious msg I have mentioned that my entry in to Singapore is only for 3-4 month. Only 2 visits

I will make this point clear

My period of SPR status is 1996 -2000 (Before 1996 I was in India) it was a dependant PR

I did not Study, neither Work, nor taken medical benefits or availed any social economic benefits of been SPR.

Due to my circumstances I made sure that I will not bring any losses to the country which has honored me with PR status..So I even shortened my visit to Singapore, because i don't want enter Singapore just like that with out any reason....entry in/out the country using my PR status is wrong. So I don't want to do that too.

My dad applied for my SPR and he got it....it was a wrong time I got the PR
While deciding my studies. My dad thought that when applied for PR it will take at least 2 – 3 years by that time I would have finished my Engineering degree... [Internet was not easy access and well known those days—lack of information] but got PR with in 4-6 months….

I did all my schooling and Engineering in India and now working in India.

When I was engineering second year (1997-1998) in India, i was called for NS.. So personally I wrote to the required Singapore authorities stating that

“I will finish my engineering studies and report immediately to NS training camp"

Iam not the guy who wants to skip the chance to serve in military training…. I like milltary life. After finish my engineering I applied for IMA –Indian Military Academy, unfortunately I could not make through the competitive examination.. I tried two times.

My dad spoke to the Singapore authorities to give time to complete my studies..And they came back and said he has to give 75000 $ grantee for me..so that I will come back for NS after my studies. Unfortunately my dad did not have that much money and had no choice other than to cancel my PR….

This is my Story So far..and my Singapore EP is pending …
What is your reply on my Situation? Mr sundaymorningstaple


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