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PEP Help

Postby neovin » Wed, 10 Feb 2010 8:02 pm

Hi,

After doing a lot of reading on the forum as well the MOM website, I am thinking of applying for the PEP.

However, I have some doubts which I am sure some of the senior members of this board can clarify.

I am not currently in SG, but I meet the min salary requirements. If i apply and get the IPA for the PEP, I have six months to come to SG and physically collect my PEP. Given that I don't have a job offer from any employer yet. If come there and activate my PEP i will have six months to look for a job so now:

1) how is the job mkt in SG, are employers open to hiring foreign workers with a PEP?

2) The MOM site mentions a min fixed of 30,000 in annual salary for maintaining the validity of the PEP for each calender year. Is this basic or gross?

3) Suppose if I land there in April 2010, then I need to make 30,000 by the end of Dec 2010? or is it one year from April 2010?

4) Will the 30,000 include the salary from the job I left behind to come to SG, if not then I need to target jobs of atleast 4k a month to meet their min requirements. Besides the longer it takes me to find a job, the higher my min salary per month goes if the Dec 2010 applies.

I would appreciate any help with the above queries.

Thanks.

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Re: PEP Help

Postby AngMohForeignTalent » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 2:54 pm

neovin wrote:
I am not currently in SG, but I meet the min salary requirements.


It's S$7k/month


3) Suppose if I land there in April 2010, then I need to make 30,000 by the end of Dec 2010? or is it one year from April 2010?


One year from April.


4) Will the 30,000 include the salary from the job I left behind to come to SG,


No.

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Postby neovin » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 5:33 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. But are you sure its one year from April.. I've tried to look everyone on MoM website but there seems to be no clarity on this.

Have you spoken with them.

thanks this is appreciated.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 6:01 pm

That's exactly why I didn't reply. The MOM site is confusing on that issue. However, if you think about it it would almost have to be otherwise nobody would apply for a PEP after May if they weren't converting an existing EP.


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