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EP Approval

Postby sidnewbie » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:46 am

Hi,
I have an excellent offer(more than 10k per month) with an good company in Singapore. I had resided in Singapore before on an EP for about an year. However, when I was there a small incident happened (misunderstanding with a female in a bar) for which i had to pay fine in court.

I would like to know what are the chances of getting an EP approval this time or will it be a case of outright rejection.

Please any views will greatly help.

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Re: EP Approval

Postby ksl » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 1:50 pm

sidnewbie wrote:Hi,
I have an excellent offer(more than 10k per month) with an good company in Singapore. I had resided in Singapore before on an EP for about an year. However, when I was there a small incident happened (misunderstanding with a female in a bar) for which i had to pay fine in court.

I would like to know what are the chances of getting an EP approval this time or will it be a case of outright rejection.

Please any views will greatly help.
I would think it depends on the seriousness of the case, doesn't harm to submit an application, it's the only way you will find out

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Re: EP Approval

Postby sidnewbie » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 2:10 pm

ksl wrote:
sidnewbie wrote:Hi,
I have an excellent offer(more than 10k per month) with an good company in Singapore. I had resided in Singapore before on an EP for about an year. However, when I was there a small incident happened (misunderstanding with a female in a bar) for which i had to pay fine in court.

I would like to know what are the chances of getting an EP approval this time or will it be a case of outright rejection.

Please any views will greatly help.
I would think it depends on the seriousness of the case, doesn't harm to submit an application, it's the only way you will find out


Thanks for your prompt feedback. I have already submitted the application. it has been 5 days already and the online status is "pending". Any ideas how long more it will take for any outcome to be displayed.

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Re: EP Approval

Postby ksl » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:21 pm

sidnewbie wrote:
ksl wrote:
sidnewbie wrote:Hi,
I have an excellent offer(more than 10k per month) with an good company in Singapore. I had resided in Singapore before on an EP for about an year. However, when I was there a small incident happened (misunderstanding with a female in a bar) for which i had to pay fine in court.

I would like to know what are the chances of getting an EP approval this time or will it be a case of outright rejection.

Please any views will greatly help.
I would think it depends on the seriousness of the case, doesn't harm to submit an application, it's the only way you will find out


Thanks for your prompt feedback. I have already submitted the application. it has been 5 days already and the online status is "pending". Any ideas how long more it will take for any outcome to be displayed.
Not really, SMS may have an idea.

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Postby Pepijn » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:06 am

EP applications done online take about 2 working weeks to process. Those send in by paper can take up to 5 working weeks from date of receipt, but my experience (twice had an EP application go through paper) is that 3 weeks is the most.

Did you mention you have had a conviction in court on your application, since you do. If you said no, they will find out and you might have an issue.

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Postby sidnewbie » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 11:19 am

Pepijn wrote:EP applications done online take about 2 working weeks to process. Those send in by paper can take up to 5 working weeks from date of receipt, but my experience (twice had an EP application go through paper) is that 3 weeks is the most.

Did you mention you have had a conviction in court on your application, since you do. If you said no, they will find out and you might have an issue.


Well, its obvious that i have mentioned the same on my application, otherwise whats the point asking about details in the first place.

Anyways, can anybody help with regard to what does vetting agencies refer to and what are they supposed to verify and which all of them are consulted for EP related matters (P1 category).

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Postby SarahSingapore » Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:11 pm

Hi Sidnewbie - just wandered if you ever did get your EP? My partner is trying to get one from UK to Sing at the moment and has a minor conviction that is 4 years until spent.

Do let me know. be great to hear some good news!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:41 am

sidnewbie wrote:
Pepijn wrote:EP applications done online take about 2 working weeks to process. Those send in by paper can take up to 5 working weeks from date of receipt, but my experience (twice had an EP application go through paper) is that 3 weeks is the most.

Did you mention you have had a conviction in court on your application, since you do. If you said no, they will find out and you might have an issue.


Well, its obvious that i have mentioned the same on my application, otherwise whats the point asking about details in the first place.

Anyways, can anybody help with regard to what does vetting agencies refer to and what are they supposed to verify and which all of them are consulted for EP related matters (P1 category).


Vetting agencies are either teams of MOM employees or hired guns in the various countries where FT come from. They are tasked with verifying the information you put on your applications. Many fraudulent docs out there in recent years. Before they rarely verified that sheepskin until they got burned several times. If you are from a country know to have a high incidence of phoney documents it's possible you might be flagged for investigation just to make sure. This can take up to two months at times. The agencies will not pay kopi money so it often takes time for the relevant institutions to "find" the records. In lots of instances the records are NOT digitilized or on computer systems. Also, they may verify employment, police records or anything else requested by the MOM here in Singapore.


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