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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:48 pm

If it's any consolation, I lost 2 employees early this year after they were on an S pass with me for almost 6 months when the vetting agencies determined that their degrees were fraudulent. I lost two employees. Time frames mean nothing as it depends on the countries where the vetting is being done as well. Some countries that don't have computerised systems takes considerably longer than others. Others take more baksheesh to get the information. :-|
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Post by amarettoSour » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 12:57 pm

I've been informed that my application has been approved! Thank you everyone for your help :)

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Post by analyst » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 2:57 pm

What was the hiccup ameretto? What causes the delay? My gf S-pass applicatioon just got rejected. Looking for advice here. :cry:

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Post by amarettoSour » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 3:57 pm

Well I think they had to verify my education... And my school already has a system so it was done fairly quick.

What is your girlfriend's specs? Education, salary, industry, etc? I'm not an expert but maybe someone can help. People have hinted that they are restricting s-pass..

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Post by analyst » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 4:13 pm

She has a Business Admin Degree and Diploma from Malaysia. Salary she was offered is $1800 from an MNC. It is so depressing...

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 12:27 am

analyst wrote:What was the hiccup ameretto? What causes the delay? My gf S-pass applicatioon just got rejected. Looking for advice here. :cry:
Not much you can do except check the application, see if anything was missing/wrong, try to get a higher salary and try again.
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Post by analyst » Tue, 03 Nov 2009 9:06 am

Thanks jpatokal.

Hope the employer is willing to compromise to raise to $2000. Agonizing wait and sleepless nights. I am feeling the tightening.

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 04 Nov 2009 4:42 pm

analyst wrote:Hope the employer is willing to compromise to raise to $2000. Agonizing wait and sleepless nights. I am feeling the tightening.
That alone is unlikely to help -- you'd need to get into the next salary bracket of $2500.
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Post by amarettoSour » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 1:29 pm

okay, just to be clear: once I have my IPA letter I'm basically okay to stay in Singapore until I get my EP card or until the IPA expires, right? I can stay longer than the social visit pass deadline that they stamp on my passport?

I don't have my EP card yet since I just got my medical test done on thurs and i'm not in singapore to pick up my results today

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 9:55 pm

amarettoSour wrote:okay, just to be clear: once I have my IPA letter I'm basically okay to stay in Singapore until I get my EP card or until the IPA expires, right? I can stay longer than the social visit pass deadline that they stamp on my passport?
No, you have to convert your SVP into an EP before the SVP expires, or you will be staying here illegally.
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Post by amarettoSour » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:17 pm

thanks! i misread what they say in the letter =)

if for some reason i wasn't able to get my EP card within 30 days, i just have to get out of the country for a couple of days to renew my social visit pass, right?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:33 pm

Normally that is correct. Unless you have already been here 9 months on SVPs! :o
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Post by lmcfreekz » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 2:09 pm

Any news yet? If your qualification is what this is riding on then Diploma definitely threw the spanner in the works...

I was offered a job first week of November by an MNC in Singapore...

Background... British... LL.B(Hons) Law from a decent Uni in the UK... last 2 years 3 month work experience in the related field to my new job in Singa... also spent a year in Korea after graduation teaching English...

EP was approved in about a week... assume it's ready for collection but I'm not in Singapore yet, so my company have arranged for collection on Tuesday

I tried the online test on the MoM website a while back and that said I would likely get approved with my background... give it a try, might give you an indication as to whether it was diploma KOd your app...

Good luck!

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Post by amarettoSour » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:08 pm

^ i got approved within a week as well after sending in the correction

i might be wrong but i don't think your company can collect EP card for you... they should have the In Principal Letter, but to collect the actual EP card you need to go to EPSC personally and have your finger prints taken. i did that last week and got my card a few days ago.

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Post by KLite » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 2:25 am

hi all, am bumping up this post as it seems most relevant.

i've recently been offered a job in singapore (communications industry), with a salary of SGD4,500. i'm under 30 yrs old, and have 6 years of relevant work experience.

I'm applying for an EP but was wondering what the likelihood is of it being approved as i do not have a degree - my highest qualifications is a diploma and GCE A-levels. has anyone here obtained an EP without having a degree?

also, if anyone has any suggestions on how i can strengthen my application, that would be great. thank you!

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