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Permit to Look for Jobs in Singapore

Postby Robbo88 » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 3:28 am

Hi,

In 2008/2009, I worked in Singapore for an Investment Bank as part of my placement for 11 months and returned to the UK to finish my final year of my degree 2009/2010.

I am looking to come back to Singapore to look for a job in 6 months time when I finish my degree, does anybody have any idea what pass I should apply for and how long they last, as I'd like to apply for jobs online before I get out there.

Any ideas?

Cheers Rob

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Re: Permit to Look for Jobs in Singapore

Postby ceej1979 » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 4:14 am

Robbo88 wrote:Hi,

In 2008/2009, I worked in Singapore for an Investment Bank as part of my placement for 11 months and returned to the UK to finish my final year of my degree 2009/2010.

I am looking to come back to Singapore to look for a job in 6 months time when I finish my degree, does anybody have any idea what pass I should apply for and how long they last, as I'd like to apply for jobs online before I get out there.

Any ideas?

Cheers Rob


Not that I'm any sort of expert (I'm currently in the process myself) but I'm pretty sure it's more a case of actualy finding a job first, and then coming over.

You can only get a visa by having a job offer. It's a condition. It's impossible to get one without having a job offer/employment contract with a local company.

Coming over without a visa only allows you to stay in the country for a pretty short amount of time. I'm not sure how long, but it may be as little as a few weeks. I'd check up on that.

The usual tactic is to apply for jobs from the UK, and then only go over when you have interviews lined up. Hopefully you can then secure an offer in the short amount of time that you can stay as a tourist.

You can go over jobless, and do the same thing, but you have to remember that you won't have huge amounts of time. So it's better to get some interest before you do.

As for jobs - I'm not that sure about the banking market to be honest. You just have to remember that it's sometimes not the easiest place to get work in, in any industry. A lot of the sectors are already flooded.

And unless your a very high earner, the company will have to convince the government that it's a job that a local can't do.

Having worked there already, I'd guess you'll still have some contacts over there? As in, your old bosses, and people you worked with?

I'd seriously suggest going back to them, and trying to get some sort of role. Singaporean business likes a bit of networking. They are always open to a bit or bartering!

So I'd:

A: Secure some sort of interest before you think about going
B: Try and network your contacts from 2008

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Re: Permit to Look for Jobs in Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 7:09 am

Robbo88 wrote:Hi,

In 2008/2009, I worked in Singapore for an Investment Bank as part of my placement for 11 months and returned to the UK to finish my final year of my degree 2009/2010.

I am looking to come back to Singapore to look for a job in 6 months time when I finish my degree, does anybody have any idea what pass I should apply for and how long they last, as I'd like to apply for jobs online before I get out there.

Any ideas?

Cheers Rob


Probably an EPEC would be your best bet. That will give you a year to find a suitable position. (you will be issued with a LTVP for 12 months but that is a one-time offer and is not renewable.)

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Postby monday » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:02 pm

Hi Robbo88
You can apply EPEC (employment pass eligibility certificate) follow this link http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... icate.html
EPEC is almost Social visa status and this visa allows you stay in Singapore for 1 year to look for job only.
Usually you have to apply through online by filling application and then uploading your qualification proof. If it’s got approved I guess the validity will 2 years and stay period is 1 year.
As sundaymorningstaple said its one time offer and not renewable. Best thing would be apply after you finish your current degree.

All the best


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