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7++ years IT experience, EP rejected due to school

Postby marioj » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 8:57 am

hi,

i have over 7 years IT experience but my EP got rejected last Oct 6 2009. When i called MOM, they say that my school was not a recognized instution.

It is odd because my younger brother, who has less experience than me but on the same IT field and from the same school i graduated from, was granted EP on January 2009.

How can this be inconsistent?

The MOM told me that in my appeal, the employer should send my diploma and other school credentials, which i had. So what are the chances of success with the appeal?

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Re: 7++ years IT experience, EP rejected due to school

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 9:48 am

I am sure you know that MOM is looking harder and harder at all applications for employment passes at the moment. They are tightening up the criteria and making it harder and harder to get in. It's always possible that they have tweaked their requirements and list of "approved" institutions. While it might have been recognized in the past does not mean it will always be recognized. Nothing dealing with Employment Passes here is engraved in stone.

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marioj wrote:hi,

i have over 7 years IT experience but my EP got rejected last Oct 6 2009. When i called MOM, they say that my school was not a recognized instution.

It is odd because my younger brother, who has less experience than me but on the same IT field and from the same school i graduated from, was granted EP on January 2009.

How can this be inconsistent?

The MOM told me that in my appeal, the employer should send my diploma and other school credentials, which i had. So what are the chances of success with the appeal?

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Postby marioj » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:44 am

Thanks SMS for the reply.

Makes me wonder though if they removed my school from the recognized institutions, then why is my school's name still showing up in their website?

Singapore is so IT-advanced and if they have so advanced systems for whatnots, why couldnt they remove the name of a school they no longer recognize?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:05 pm

Often, while the school might be listed on the self-assessment site, it does not mean that all courses at the university are accepted. The site tells you that it is not a guarantee of acceptance as they cannot list all of the schools and all of the courses that MOM finds acceptable. Some universities in India, for example, only have a single recognized course. Others have virtually all courses recognized. While it may have been acceptable in the past, maybe the later curriculum is unacceptable. Nobody knows for sure so all we say here is hypothetical and fluid with whatever anecdotal evidence we manange to accumulate.

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Postby marioj » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:35 pm

thanks again sms for the reply. so do you have any idea about appeal success rates? in my case, the MOM guy who answer my phone inquiry said i should send my diploma and other school certificates in our appeal.

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Postby calvink » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:09 pm

I bet SG is very particular bout the university that you graduate from as one of the many main criteria.

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Re: 7++ years IT experience, EP rejected due to school

Postby jpatokal » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 5:40 pm

marioj wrote:How can this be inconsistent?

The other explanation is that MOM has apparently outsourced the verification of Indian diplomas and -- based on anecdotal evidence -- whoever does the verification screws up fairly often. So, yes, make sure you provide MOM with any hard evidence you have that you actually did attend and graduate from the school in question.
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