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job hunting and applying for EPEC

Postby Tricolor » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 6:59 am

Hi there, I'm a 28 year old English solicitor (1PQE). I want to move to Singapore because my Malaysian boyfriend is also a lawyer and has just began working for a law firm out there (he holds an EP - not sure which type). I have applied to about 13 law firms and trust companies since May but have not been having much success. This is despite the fact that I have worked for Chambers & Partners listed firms albeit in private client (tax & trusts) which is quite a niche area. I am therefore about to apply for an EPEC once I have all of the required documents ready. I have studied at one of the universities on the selected institutions list. Has anyone applied for this recently and what has the outcome been? I'm worried that with the current economic climate my application for EPEC will not be successful.

I have also looked into applying for an LTVSP but unfortunately, it looks as though you have to apply as a connected person to an EP holder, therefore I would need to apply as a common law spouse to my Malaysian boyfriend. Is my understanding correct? Furthermore, the Malaysian embassy would have to make a statement stating that we are common law spouses under Malaysian law. Has anyone had experience of bringing in/applying for LTVSP where you and your partner have different nationalities.

I am really scared that I will not be able to join my boyfriend in Singapore and would much appreciate any advice anyone could give me about job hunting in Singapore and applying for EPEC.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 7:11 am

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Postby Tricolor » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 2:04 pm

Hi there SundayMorningStaple,

I'm sorry for copying my posting into two forums. I was unable to figure out how to move my posting from the careers section to the relocating and moving to Singapore section. As you are the moderator, perhaps you could look into how you can move your posting to another section once it is posted?

In any case, I should be grateful if I could have any advice you are able to give about my situation.

Thank you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 5:24 pm

Your EPEC application won't be affected by the current economy. What might be, is the ability to find suitable employment after having it issued, if qualified for it. You have up to 12 months on an EPEC to find employment (which I'm sure you have already sussed out. ) :wink:

I reckon that may well be your best avenue to pursue as the whole co-habitation thing is sometimes up to the winds that may be prevailing at any given time. And, as you say, you have probably already read the thread here of the PRC girl with the Scandinavian boyfriend. It's a pretty tricky situation, especially if the co-habitation never actually took place. However, I have noticed recently that it seems to be pretty easy so you might give it a try and apply for the EPEC. If you both are coming from the same other country (like the UK) then it would be relatively simple. It would be a bit more difficult if he was in Malaysia and came here and you came from the UK.

Where is your Malaysian boyfriend working? If in Singapore then the de facto spouse would be getting an LTSVP. Basically, the EPEC also gives you an LTSVP as well but the duration is longer at 12 months. Normal LTSVP is 3 or 6 months.

I can move threads, but this thread is primarily work/pass related so it's probably just as good here as there as we all read most of these forums (well, we do spend too much time in the Beauty threads as they are a weird bunch who must be into EMO as they always want to get cut up doing PS!) :lol:

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Job hunting in Singapore

Postby nithyabalki82 » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 5:52 am

Hi,

I am from India..and currently looking out for jobs in Singapore.. I hold an MBA degree from Madras university and also have around 4 yrs work exp in SAP HCM..i have been trying to find ways to get to services provided for forigners to find job in singapore but no luck.. :( can you please suggest me few ways to find jobs there and also how do i find out if iam eligible for EPEC..i learned in the website tht if the application is rejected once i cannot reapply..plz help me out...

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Re: Job hunting in Singapore

Postby littlegreenman » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 4:42 pm

nithyabalki82 wrote:Hi,

I am from India..and currently looking out for jobs in Singapore.. I hold an MBA degree from Madras university and also have around 4 yrs work exp in SAP HCM..i have been trying to find ways to get to services provided for forigners to find job in singapore but no luck.. :( can you please suggest me few ways to find jobs there and also how do i find out if iam eligible for EPEC..i learned in the website tht if the application is rejected once i cannot reapply..plz help me out...

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Come on, you can't expect us to do all the work for you. Google, use the search function in this forum, have a look at the MOM website. If you have any questions regarding details, then pls feel free to come back.

Think about it, you have an MBA and you are asking us to spoon feed you. I am sure you didn't have people doing all the work for your masters thesis either, or did you?!


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