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Education Documentation for Employment Pass

Postby chromesmic » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 5:07 pm

Hi thanks in advance for any replies.

I have been offered a role in SIngapore and it pays quite well $10,000 a month but for my employment pass i cannot find my orignal University documents how much of an issue will this be can i get by with photocopies or will i need to show an original for my education?

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Postby durain » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 6:22 pm

they need original. contact your uni and get a copy.

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Postby chromesmic » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 9:08 pm

My Diploma was in 1993 the Institute has now changed names, it's taken me quite sometime to get the original certificates. Should I keep all the numbers do Singapore officials call up to check they are legitamte or simply need to view the original?

Do you take the original documentation with you in person when you arrive over there (like your passport) or do you have to send it in?

Thanks for any responses.

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Postby durain » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 9:16 pm

either way, you need the original education cert.

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Postby chromesmic » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 9:31 pm

Hi Durain,

No I have the original certificate - well will have but as it is old 1993 and the Institute has changed wanting to see how much info I need or how much they investigate the education - wil the need supplement info?

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 9:44 pm

No need to dig blood out of your own nose, as they say back in Angmohland. Give them the original certificate, and if they bother to check and have problems with it (which I suspect is unlikely), then start explaining.
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Postby durain » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:10 pm

if your institute is legit and not some fly by night institute from nigeria, then you should be OK, even if they changed their name.

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Postby extremezz » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:49 pm

Does MoM really request for the original copy? I just got EP few days ago, they only want 1 copy of highest education certificate during the application process.. But once you got IPA, you don't have to provide anything.. apart from passport and photo.

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Postby chromesmic » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:55 pm

Thanks for that - do you know if they get in contact with the University as mine has changed names and am wondering if i should pass on all the details and records dept numberto help facilitate it.

If they don't contact them will not bother - tanks again for your reply.

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Postby calvink » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:29 am

Iremember when i submit my IPA letter to MOM...they did not ask me to show any original documents at all, just a photocopy of my IC/PAssport and educational certificate will do...

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Postby extremezz » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 6:16 am

I am not sure if they get in contact with university or not.. as long you provide all required documents, it should be ok.

I remembered that it only took 1 day to approve the IPA after submission of application via online channel.

Few weeks ago, I called my university to find out if they can produce the new copy of education certificate. It took less then 1 minute to check if I was a student there provided with student ID.

I am sure there is a way to check the authenticity of your education history, you shouldn't worry too much eventhough there was any name changed for your university. That institue should keep your acadamic record for at least 50 years. My dad he is now over 70, his university still get in contact with him from time to time..

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Postby cavalier » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:34 am

When I applied for a long-term visitor's pass and later an EP, I only had copies of my degrees and there was no problem.

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Postby chromesmic » Thu, 12 Mar 2009 4:24 pm

Thanks for all you replies i think just having copies will suffice.

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Postby Jangu » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 8:17 pm

At least for me, I only needed a copy of my diploma to get my Singapore EP. Don't make the same mistake I did and take the university documentation too seriously. With another country's work visa, I took the requirement for University proof too seriously and thought the certificate was the fully sealed and authenticated "transcript", which is what USA companies usually ask for. They rejected it and only wanted a copy of my diploma.

I was somewhat in disbelief because in the USA, the diplomas are printed out like coupon flyers. It's mainly for decoration (or so I thought), and you can order unauthorized replacements over the internet if you don't want to spend the money to get an authorized one from your university, which probably uses the exact same printing company anyway. At least with Singapore and other Asian countries, immigration seems to trust a copy of your diploma. It's ironic since fake designer handbags are so common out here.

Companies in my opinion are smarter and will sometimes check with universities to see if you graduated from there, especially for high profile positions that may embarrass the company. In this case, you may have to explain to your company about your situation, but I wouldn't sweat it.


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