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Is it a good idea to go overseas while waiting for EP?

Postby weewaa » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:21 pm

Here's my situation:

I found a job, employer will be applying for my EP. I want to go home to collect some stuff and visit parents etc. I know that the processing time for the EP is different for everybody..so is it a good idea that i go overseas for 2 weeks while i wait for it? or should i stay in case something comes up? I also hear that you have to do some fingerprinting/photo taking once its done??

Thanks in advance..

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Re: Is it a good idea to go overseas while waiting for EP?

Postby carlsum1986 » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 3:15 pm

weewaa wrote:Here's my situation:

I found a job, employer will be applying for my EP. I want to go home to collect some stuff and visit parents etc. I know that the processing time for the EP is different for everybody..so is it a good idea that i go overseas for 2 weeks while i wait for it? or should i stay in case something comes up? I also hear that you have to do some fingerprinting/photo taking once its done??

Thanks in advance..


the only way I can help u is pls use the search function available. it will answer ur photo taking and fingerprinting question...

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Re: Is it a good idea to go overseas while waiting for EP?

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 31 Aug 2010 4:37 pm

weewaa wrote:Here's my situation:

I found a job, employer will be applying for my EP. I want to go home to collect some stuff and visit parents etc. I know that the processing time for the EP is different for everybody..so is it a good idea that i go overseas for 2 weeks while i wait for it? or should i stay in case something comes up? I also hear that you have to do some fingerprinting/photo taking once its done??

Thanks in advance..


Even if your EP is approved,you have 6 months time from the date of approval of IPA to get the EP issued. Fingerprinting must be done within 10-14 days (not sure 10 or 14) from the date of issue of EP (different from IPA approval) by your employer. Your employer can issue your EP online once your get your IPA from MOM.

You can surely travel. But the question is will when is your new employer expecting you to join? depends on that...


Short Term Visit Pass
A 30-day Short Term Visit Pass will be issued upon cancellation of the Employment Pass. An extension of the Short Term Visit Pass may be requested under the following circumstances:

* If the foreigner has submitted a new pass application with MOM after pass cancellation and the outcome of the outcome of your new pass application is pending; or
* If the foreigner has been granted a Short Term Visit Pass by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore upon arrival in Singapore and has a pending application with MOM.


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