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bankrupt in middleast.. moving to singapore

Post by desire83 » Mon, 26 Oct 2009 1:20 am

hi all
last yr due to recession my frnd lost his job in middle east he and at the same time made sum losses in property! he had no choice but to leave middleeast... his frnd now is offering him a job in singapore .. he wanted to know that will his past credit history affect his singapore employement pass application... he has already got himself a long term social visit pass which is valid for 2 years...

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Post by econoMIC » Mon, 26 Oct 2009 5:34 pm

Probably it will not affect his EP application. Then again you never know how well the government is connected and what they dig up during the background check. If you want to know for sure feel free to call MoM anonymously for your "friend" to find out.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Oct 2009 5:44 pm

Is your friend also from China? :-|
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Post by desire83 » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 2:12 am

thank u for the reply! i was thinking the same.... tht perhaps it wont affect his ep application coz he not legally involved in ne matters in singapore....thanks

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Post by econoMIC » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 4:37 pm

Come to think of it, when applying for the EP you will need to state if you are involved in any legal proceedings I am sure.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 5:54 pm

They are also cracking down on giving EP/WP's to PRC's as well as other SE Asian countries.
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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 6:04 pm

econoMIC wrote:Come to think of it, when applying for the EP you will need to state if you are involved in any legal proceedings I am sure.
IIRC the EP application doesn't ask anything about civil proceedings, only whether you have a criminal record and whether you've been declared bankrupt.
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Post by desire83 » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 5:09 am

with criminal record and bankrupt u mean in singapore right?? my frnd has gone bankrupt in middleeast a yr back ... hopefully if he gets an ep he can start a new life and clear of his debts...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 6:58 am

Bankrupt means anywhere in the world. Why put the question on the application form when it's a form for foreigners if they only meant in Singapore?

Sounds like just the kind of brilliance we need here! NOT!
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Post by econoMIC » Wed, 28 Oct 2009 3:56 pm

Thanks for adding your insight JP. Done and dusted then for OP. If they ask for this then you can be sure they will run a credit check for you in the Middle East. Oh sorry, I mean for "your friend".
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Post by desire83 » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 3:03 am

i m confused with all the answers.. wht should my friend should he take a risk and just send his application.. if at all they findout about his credit history! they will reject his visa... i hope they wont jail him or file a case aganist him! any suggestions??

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:01 am

desire83 wrote:i m confused with all the answers.. wht should my friend should he take a risk and just send his application.. if at all they findout about his credit history! they will reject his visa... i hope they wont jail him or file a case aganist him! any suggestions??
Have you bothered to go online at MOM and look at the forms? From the manual EP form:
PART 7 – DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

(a) Have you ever been refused entry into or deported from any country? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(b) Have you ever been convicted in a court of law in any country? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(c) Have you ever been prohibited from entering Singapore? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(d) Have you ever entered Singapore using a different passport issued by a different country? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(e) Have you ever entered Singapore using a different name? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(f) Have you ever been a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
(g) Have you ever stayed in Singapore? If Yes, please provide the most recent details below. 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
h) Have you ever been issued a work visa by another country? 􀂅 Yes 􀂅 No
Now, the employer has to declare that he/she is not bankkrupt.
4 I **am/ am not an undischarged bankrupt.
So... instead of just dithering about, check the website and call them for specifics.

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Post by desire83 » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 3:46 pm

thank u all ... for the replies but my frnd has decided not come .. and take any risks....

all the responses are appreciated

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