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Any difference between P1 & P2 employment pass?

Post by despagnac » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 4:53 pm

Hi guys, just a quick question, I know the only difference between P1 & P2 is the salary requirement, is there anything else that differ the two? Its just that we got two job offeres on the table one with a basic of $3000 and the other one $3500, not sure if there's any implications in terms of getting an EP. Maybe one is easier than the other?

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Post by Asdracles » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 5:26 pm

According to MoM website, there is different between P and Q passes (Q passes not allowed to ask for long term visit passes, P passes are allowed)

But between P1 and P2, no difference in your rights. Maybe just some "status" difference, but don't think any important difference

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 5:33 pm

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... _pass.html

See the table. P1 will not require "recognized qualifications" from the applicant.

Although, I don't quite get how this relates to the 3000 and 3500 dollar offers. Both are P2.
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Post by Asdracles » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 8:28 pm

But this is not a consequence of the pass, just a condition.

My point is that if you have discussed your salary (and this is not going to change), will you have any benefit about having a P1 instead a P2?

I don't think so

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 8:32 pm

Asdracles wrote:But this is not a consequence of the pass, just a condition.

My point is that if you have discussed your salary (and this is not going to change), will you have any benefit about having a P1 instead a P2?

I don't think so
Probably easier to get PEP.

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Post by despagnac » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 8:42 pm

Hi guys, thank you so much for all your answers. Just had a word with one of the employer and apparently there is no difference between the 2 passes and we have decided to take up the offer of $3500 basic anyway. Thank you all for your time and answers.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 8:53 pm

despagnac wrote:Hi guys, thank you so much for all your answers. Just had a word with one of the employer and apparently there is no difference between the 2 passes and we have decided to take up the offer of $3500 basic anyway. Thank you all for your time and answers.
Actually there is a big difference between a P1 and a P2 pass. I can get a P1 visa as I have years of experience, but no degree. However if I were making less than 7K/mo I couldn't get a P2 visa at all even though my income level is sufficient, but without the degree I'm up the creek without the proverbial paddle. I'd say that a pretty big difference. If you are only being offered 3.5K/mo and the employer says there is no difference, ask them to apply for a P1 visa. :-|
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Post by x9200 » Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:10 pm

I think what he/she meant was the benefits of holding P1 over P2 (so already being approved).

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Post by revhappy » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 7:37 am

With the P1 pass you can apply for PEP as soon as you get the P1 pass, whereas on the P2 you need to have atleast 2 years of exp to apply for the PEP

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Post by hg » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 8:29 am

revhappy wrote:With the P1 pass you can apply for PEP as soon as you get the P1 pass, whereas on the P2 you need to have atleast 2 years of exp to apply for the PEP
Thats a very important difference. Thanks for pointing that out

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 8:49 am

"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Asdracles » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:28 pm

revhappy wrote:With the P1 pass you can apply for PEP as soon as you get the P1 pass, whereas on the P2 you need to have atleast 2 years of exp to apply for the PEP
Thanks! Finally I can see a difference!

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Post by stiwi » Fri, 19 Mar 2010 2:59 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Actually there is a big difference between a P1 and a P2 pass. I can get a P1 visa as I have years of experience, but no degree. However if I were making less than 7K/mo I couldn't get a P2 visa at all even though my income level is sufficient, but without the degree I'm up the creek without the proverbial paddle. I'd say that a pretty big difference. If you are only being offered 3.5K/mo and the employer says there is no difference, ask them to apply for a P1 visa. :-|
As far as I have learnt so far, MOM issues the passes according to their sole discretion. You can earn more than 7k$ and still get Q1 pass. Could be that it is some kind of protection against newly incorporated companies which apply for EP on behalf of their employees, but still worth mentioning I believe.

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