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Question re. moving from an EP to a PEP

Postby mugsey68 » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 12:56 pm

With the current economic problems my current job is, after just 3 months, looking somewhat precarious. I am currently on a P1 Employement pass. As I understand it, if I lose my job I have 30 days to leave Singapore after my EP is cancelled.

If, however, I have a Personalised Employment Pass, I have 6 months to find a new job before I have to leave.

My questions are:

1. Can i automatically get a PEP, given that I have a P1 EP?

2. If so, how long does it take

3. Will my employer be informed?

Many thanks for any help on this one.

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Re: Question re. moving from an EP to a PEP

Postby Zeenit » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 1:23 pm

mugsey68 wrote:With the current economic problems my current job is, after just 3 months, looking somewhat precarious. I am currently on a P1 Employement pass. As I understand it, if I lose my job I have 30 days to leave Singapore after my EP is cancelled.

If, however, I have a Personalised Employment Pass, I have 6 months to find a new job before I have to leave.

My questions are:

1. Can i automatically get a PEP, given that I have a P1 EP?

2. If so, how long does it take

3. Will my employer be informed?

Many thanks for any help on this one.


If you earn $7k + per month you will get an invitation from MOM in the next 3 months to apply for a PEP.

Your Company will be informed if you are successful.
It should take 6 weeks for your answer. In our case we got a Yes in 5 weeks.

You will have to go to MOM to collect it in person. You will have to make an appointment online and you will now also have your picture taken and finger print for your pass.

All depends the country you from you might or might not be requested to do a medical.

I hope this helps.
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Postby mugsey68 » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 3:48 pm

Do I have to wait for the MOM to approach me, or can I start the application myself immediately?

The reason I ask is because I would like to apply now, rather than wait to see if I still have a job in 3 months time.

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Postby Zeenit » Sun, 28 Jun 2009 3:52 pm

Give them a call. They very helpful.
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Postby carteki » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 3:02 pm

mugsey68 wrote:Do I have to wait for the MOM to approach me, or can I start the application myself immediately?

The reason I ask is because I would like to apply now, rather than wait to see if I still have a job in 3 months time.


You can apply yourself. The application forms are on the mom website and you give it to the post office when done.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 4:23 pm

I hope all you people running out to get PEP's don't live to rue the day that you heard of them......

Remember, at the end of the day. the PEP is a ONE-TIME affair.
The PEP will be issued only once. It is valid for five years, and is non-renewable.


So, if you get it, at the end of 5 years, you are either going to have to go onto an EP, take up PR (which if you have a male child, could cost you a lot of money or be rather inconvenient) Not saying it's not a good idea, just that one needs to be fully cognizant of the realities of the pass (if you lose it because of the salary limitation or duration whether or not the five years are up, you lose it. Once lost, habis, no more. So, in theory, you could have it for only 6 months and lose it permanently if you are out of work for the first 6 months of having it. (And this could be a likely scenario in the current situation).


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