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Confusion about passes - Help!

Postby lam.chop » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 5:40 am

Hello all

Just wanted to know your thoughts or if anyone has been in a similar situation.

I want to work in Singapore this year and would like to know which pass to apply for. My situation is as follows:

- Chartered accountant (Australia) since 2005
- Work experience 6+ years
- Previous 3 years CONTRACTING in London in Finance roles in Media/Retail companies
- My current contract I am earning over $7,000 SGD a month, however the amount I get paid is weekly and is dependant on the number of hours I work.

As I do not earn a Fixed Monthly Salary (or do I??) I cannot seem to apply for a number of the passes even though I earn over the threshold. What is the best plan of action? Should I apply for a SVP and try find a job when I arrive?

Thank you all in advance!

LC

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 7:57 am

If you have a qualified degree, then you are making sufficient money to apply for a PEP (personal employment pass) which will give you six months of job hunting time in Singapore.

OR... apply for an EPEC (employment pass eligibility certificate). This allows you to come to Singapore for one year to look for a job.

Except for PEP you don't apply for the pass, your employer does. The pass applied for will depend on the amount you are being paid here in Singapore.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/home.html

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Postby lam.chop » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 4:58 am

Strong Eagle wrote:If you have a qualified degree, then you are making sufficient money to apply for a PEP (personal employment pass) which will give you six months of job hunting time in Singapore.

OR... apply for an EPEC (employment pass eligibility certificate). This allows you to come to Singapore for one year to look for a job.

Except for PEP you don't apply for the pass, your employer does. The pass applied for will depend on the amount you are being paid here in Singapore.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/home.html



Thanks for your response. My query was regarding whether a CONTRACT salary qualifies as a FIXED MONTHLY SALARY for the PEP, which it technically does not. However I applied using my contract salary and made it clear it was under a contract and varied depending on hours worked per week and my pass was approved within 10 days!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 5:09 am

lam.chop wrote:Thanks for your response. My query was regarding whether a CONTRACT salary qualifies as a FIXED MONTHLY SALARY for the PEP, which it technically does not.


Well... I guess technically it does qualify since you got approved. Congrats.


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