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What to do if EP gets rejected

Post by somesh » Mon, 04 Jan 2010 6:57 pm

Just wanted to share this EXTREMELY IMPORTANT first hand experience..My EP got rejected and then my appeal also got rejected. I wasnt told the reason. I applied again for the EP and made a decision to go and visit the officer at MOM. I went all the way from Mumbai to Singapore just to meet the officer. He was extremely co-operative, told me the reason (my MBA transcript had some issue), saw my original certi and kept a photocopy, and in 7 days time, my EP was approved..!

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND anyone whose EP is rejected and feels there is no reason to, please go and visit the MOM and meet the officer. Make that extra effort. Do not rely on your hiring company's HR. It WORKS !!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Jan 2010 9:28 pm

No, it worked in your case. Please don't be fooled into thinking all cases are because of suspect documents. You were lucky. I've been to countless meetings with prospective EP applicants and frankly your case is relatively rare. Usually it's rejected due to the employer not being able to justify hiring a foreigner in the first place.

Sorry, but you were just darn lucky, but congratulations in any case! :D
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Post by somesh » Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:07 am

I agree it worked in my case and I was lucky. However, the only message I wanted to send out through this forum was that, there are many of us who accept the rejection even when we fulfil all basic requirements like salary level, education, tech qualifications (justifying hiring a foreigner). All I wanted to say to all prospective EP applicants was that there's no harm in making that extra effort and meeting the MOM officer.

In fact, I am indebted to this website for the same, coz when my appeal got rejected, I had read on one of the forums of a similiar case, and that was when I decided to go to the MOM.

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