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frustrated

EP Taking a long time

Post by frustrated » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 2:52 pm

Hi,

Filed the papers for EP on 10th September and so far no news about the status. Last week MOM wanted some additional documents from the company which was provided to them. Can anyone tell me what kind of checks MOM will be performing ? Will they be checking my degree certificates and work experience with my previous employyes which is causing the delay ? Any feedback on this wll be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.

girl

Post by girl » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 3:39 pm

Hi,

I got mine almost 2 months back. I heard that they are having a lot of backlog at the moment so if you would like them to speed it up you should get your employer (presuming that they are the ones applying for you) to call MOM up and bug them. I dont think they would be so free as to call up your previous employers .

Best of luck

frustrated

EP Taking a long time

Post by frustrated » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 7:32 pm

Thanks Girl,

In your case how long it took to get the EP ? I know it should be taken on case to case basis but atlease I will get some rough idea about the waiting time.

floydude

Re: EP Taking a long time

Post by floydude » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:34 pm

frustrated wrote:Thanks Girl,

In your case how long it took to get the EP ? I know it should be taken on case to case basis but atlease I will get some rough idea about the waiting time.
even if the site claims two weeks, mine took five and a half...(beginning Aug to mid Sept) there's nothing you can o but wait. also my bit of advice, don't resign from your current setup till you know your EP is granted.

patience pal, there's nothing yu can do... but maybe hte employers bugging may help.

floydude

Re: EP Taking a long time

Post by floydude » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:34 pm

frustrated wrote:Thanks Girl,

In your case how long it took to get the EP ? I know it should be taken on case to case basis but atlease I will get some rough idea about the waiting time.
even if the site claims two weeks, mine took five and a half...(beginning Aug to mid Sept) there's nothing you can o but wait. also my bit of advice, don't resign from your current setup till you know your EP is granted.

patience pal, there's nothing yu can do... but maybe hte employers bugging may help.

frustrated too

Post by frustrated too » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 11:10 am

same with me, submitted early Sept and still "in-process" until now...i guess we can just wait......

Girl

EP

Post by Girl » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 12:12 pm

Mine was submitted 2nd Aug 04 and I received the approval by 13 Aug 04. I started work 16 Aug 04. You can call them up to ask them to issue an In Principle Approval. It's a letter from them allowing you to start work first.

Best of luck

Girl

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Post by Girl » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 12:13 pm

Also, I need to mention that I was an EP holder with another company previously so it probably made things easier to approve. For first timers I am not so sure.

frustrated

EP taking a long time

Post by frustrated » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 2:27 pm

Hi 'frustrated too',

Did you get your EP approval ? Mine is still 'under review'.

Manu

Same situation here

Post by Manu » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 6:29 pm

hi i have applied my ep during second week of september .
i am yet to get the approval.
will it take a month for processing the EP ????
are the rules very stringent. my employer has applied for my EP
i will have to start my work as soon as possible. So what can i do????

lala2

EP in Singapore

Post by lala2 » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 7:12 pm

about 3-5 weeks, be patient.

manu

Post by manu » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 7:43 pm

are the rejection rate high for EP

lala2

ep in singapore

Post by lala2 » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:17 pm

manu wrote:are the rejection rate high for EP
Am in no position to answer that, I don't work for the department so I wouldnt' know, they base on many criterias like your company ur working for, your position, the value of contribution to the society, your experience, etc the list goes on...

so gd luck.

Bobs ur uncle

Post by Bobs ur uncle » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 2:06 am

If you have got a job offer, experience in your field and a degree it should be straightforward to get a pass.
Mine was submitted on line by my HR manager and took approx 4 weeks.

Cheers

bob

manu

Post by manu » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:21 am

thanks for the information.
is there any way we could track our status.

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