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Post by pankajm » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 8:31 pm

Hi,

If you apply for EPEC today and get the confirmation lets say after couple of weeks but plan to reach singapore only after 3 months. When would the validity/time of one year for EPEC starts. The day i receive the EPEC confirmation or the day i reach to singapore.

Do I also required to apply for long term social visa programme in addition to EPEC to be allowed to stay in singapore for one year. If yes, can i apply for this social visa from here or only after landing in singapore.

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Pankaj Mangal

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Post by Tanama » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 4:03 pm

Hey Pankajm

Just to find out, but did you get your EPEC approval? I applied for mine in the first week of January and although I was told to upload all my certificates, I've heard nothing since. I read somewhere that it takes only about a week to know the outcome, so I'm a bit anxious as to why mine is taking so long?

Would be grateful if you can help me a bit

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Post by pankajm » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 4:15 pm

I got rejection i just couple of days. If they have asked for certificates than probably they would consider you.

Best of Luck,
BTW what do you do??

Pankaj

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Post by blacklion » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 6:54 pm

pankajm wrote:Hi,

If you apply for EPEC today and get the confirmation lets say after couple of weeks but plan to reach singapore only after 3 months. When would the validity/time of one year for EPEC starts. The day i receive the EPEC confirmation or the day i reach to singapore.

Do I also required to apply for long term social visa programme in addition to EPEC to be allowed to stay in singapore for one year. If yes, can i apply for this social visa from here or only after landing in singapore.

Thanks,
Pankaj Mangal

EPEC gives you two years. During the two years you can move to Singapore, and have one year to find job.

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Post by ironlady » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:12 pm

If you dont get a job in 1 year ,maybe cos you are back in your home country or simply had no luck with jobs, then is there a way to re apply or get an extension ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:55 am

ironlady wrote:If you dont get a job in 1 year ,maybe cos you are back in your home country or simply had no luck with jobs, then is there a way to re apply or get an extension ?

Thanks.
No. It is a one-time ONLY opportunity. If you blow it, you blow it permanently. So, it's often better not to set your sights too high initially.
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Re: EPEC

Post by Tanama » Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:02 pm

pankajm wrote:I got rejection i just couple of days. If they have asked for certificates than probably they would consider you.

Best of Luck,
BTW what do you do??

Pankaj
HI Pankaj

Thanks so much

I possess a degree in English literature with an Upper second as well as being CIMA qualified accountant. They had asked me for my University degree details. I want to go into teaching in Singapore, so I hope there is scope for English teachers. Fingers crossed :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:10 am

Generally only if you are a 'native' English speaker.
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Post by banker » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 2:23 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Generally only if you are a 'native' English speaker.


It reminds me a quote from Professor David Crystal of Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language..

By 2010 India will have world’s largest number of English speakers”
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 6:57 am

Not my guidelines. It's the employer you should be taking a poke at. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Tanama » Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:54 am

Hey! I got my EPEC! Just wanted to let you guys know :)

Now wondering what to do next.. Will read up on the other threads..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:59 am

That easy, pay for a fare, come here and try to find a job. Oh, make sure you have enough clams to pave your way for a couple of months at least - the EPEC is good for a year after arrival.
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Post by Tanama » Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:14 pm

Thanks SMS!

My husband is already working there and he has his own apartment so I can scrounge on him for some time :) Yay yay!!

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Post by Saint » Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:18 pm

Tanama wrote:Thanks SMS!

My husband is already working there and he has his own apartment so I can scrounge on him for some time :) Yay yay!!
So why didn't you join him here on a DP :?

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Post by Tanama » Thu, 28 Jan 2010 3:20 pm

Because he was on an S pass earlier and will be getting a Q pass only now.. So I wanted to apply on my own, irrespective of him.. 8-)

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