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Post by longstebe » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 3:42 pm

To qualify for any of the work visas I'm assuming you will have to state your monthly salary. Once your accepted can this be changed to 'per hour' by your employer?
If so, what happens if you fall short ie $7000 was stated in your visa application but you only earned $5000 or the other way around earning $9000?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 4:03 pm

longstebe wrote:To qualify for any of the work visas I'm assuming you will have to state your monthly salary. Once your accepted can this be changed to 'per hour' by your employer?
If so, what happens if you fall short ie $7000 was stated in your visa application but you only earned $5000 or the other way around earning $9000?
If your salary changes, e.g., lower than what was stated in order to obtain a particular visa you have to notify MOM. They may downgrade you type of EP depending on the salary level. The worst one would be having a P1 Visa based, as mentioned, on a minimum salary of 7K/mo. If you earn less than that, depending on your "other" qualifications, you could conceivably lose you entire EP as the only Visa that is NOT qualifications based is the P1 visa. So, if you don't actually earn that amount you don't qualify for it. If it was issued solely based on salary, if you don't have a degree, you possibly wouldn't qualify for the lesser visas as they DO required tertiary educations. If you earn more, it makes no difference. Visas are issued based on certain minimum qualifications.

IF you are hired by the employer, the employer files for the visa. If they try to scam MOM and are caught, they will be blacklisted as well. Especially if both are in collusion to defraud MOM by knowingly falsifying an EP application. Not Good.
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Post by longstebe » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 4:24 pm

So would I be right in saying that if my salary was more than $7000 per month and my employer has filed for a P1 visa the MOM don't need to see any qualifications?
Whilst on the subject :lol: are there any other work visas that you may fall into if you earn more than $7000?

Above $7000 no questions asked?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 5:20 pm

If your income was more than 7000/mo and can be documented, You could conceivably qualify for a PEP but this is a one time only visa good for 5 years (with codicils) but you have to report how much you earn annually (minimum of 30K/annum) See site below for in depth details.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx
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