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Query regding EPEC

Postby thunderstruck » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:34 pm

Hello Friends,

I will start with introduction abt myself. I am working in one of the big foreign IBs in Singapore since 2007. I am getting married in July. My fiancee is currently completing her MBA and will graduate in April. She wants to apply for jobs in Singapore as soon as possible.

My question is, can she apply for EPEC now and still mention MBA as highest qualification although she will get that degree only in April. Are there anyway to maximize the chances of EPEC approval and in terms of job search, does having EPEC help compared to say applying from outside Singapore. Since EPEC is one time opportunity, is it advisable to try for dependent pass instead?


If these questions have been already answered, I apologize in advance, however, I couldn't find specific answers to these questions.

I tried calling MoM hotline regarding first question, but nobody ever picked up.

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Re: Query regding EPEC

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 1:10 pm

thunderstruck wrote:Hello Friends,

I will start with introduction abt myself. I am working in one of the big foreign IBs in Singapore since 2007. I am getting married in July. My fiancee is currently completing her MBA and will graduate in April. She wants to apply for jobs in Singapore as soon as possible.

My question is, can she apply for EPEC now and still mention MBA as highest qualification although she will get that degree only in April. No - she would be lying on her application. Singapore looks down on that kind of stuff. Are there anyway to maximize the chances of EPEC approval and in terms of job search, does having EPEC help compared to say applying from outside Singapore. Since EPEC is one time opportunity, is it advisable to try for dependent pass instead?

If these questions have been already answered, I apologize in advance, however, I couldn't find specific answers to these questions.

I tried calling MoM hotline regarding first question, but nobody ever picked up.



If you are going to be married, I am assuming you are on an EP. As long as your EP is valid, and your marriage is also valid, it would not make any sense to get her an EPEC when she can get a dependents pass. Having an EPEC will not make getting a job any easier, aside from allowing her to stay here for a year on a LTSVP. The dependent's pass does the same thing but is tied to your EP. She is either qualified for the Employment Pass applied for or she's not. The problem is not getting a job offer as much as it is getting MOM approval by the employer to hire the foreigner in the first place. The EPEC only says you won't be rejected due to academic reasons. The employer has to demonstrate to MOM that they absolutely NEED to hire a foreigner either due to niche skillset or lack of suitably qualified local/PR's to fill that position. Getting a Employment Pass is a two qualification structure - academics/experience of the employee and secondly, necessity of hiring of a foreigner by the employer.

I've even seen renewals turned down in recent months! :o

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Postby thunderstruck » Mon, 09 Sep 2013 3:42 pm

I must apologise for not replying thanks 2 years back. I am starting another thread about my PR application but nonetheless, feel the need to thank SMS for his contribution to forum :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:16 pm

thunderstruck, Thanks! It's appreciated. Sometime a little affirmation for what we do here makes it all worthwhile. :cool:

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 8:59 am

Woah I just realised that there is a 3-year gap in between the replies! It takes a lot to remember and to come back to the thread.

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