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E-VP EPEC Payment processing eNETS unable to fill in the box

Postby 123doc » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 9:32 am

Hi all,

I received my EPEC paperwork already. I have the temporary address in Singapore as well, now I'm ready to make the S$30 payment for the non-refundable fee. Since I'm going to pay using Credit card (I'm non-Amex and non Citibank customer), I clicked the eNETS internet payment service (the 2nd option)... but it didn't let me to type my credit card#, name on the card, cv number, etc. I was able to click the "agreement" box and process the payment. It must be something to do with the security in those boxes that I couldn't type on.

1. I was wondering if others have the same difficulty as I do. If so, how would you resolve it? (I'm planning to call the customer service but just in case they couldn't help me I'm asking all of you guys first).

2. In different/ but still related subject... I read "in order to successfully apply for the LTVP, the applicant must be in Singapore already for 10 days". Am I reading it wrong? It's under the ICA website, next to the S$40 extension fee (which I'm not sure why they don't put it in the very very top of the page).

More details:
I'm running Java version 6 update 23. The latest and "greatest" one.
I tried both on Firefox and Internet Explorer, still unable to pay.
I closed all other browser(s) to conduct payment already, still no result

HELP ME! Thanks!

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Postby 123doc » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 9:33 am

One more thing, I'm located in the United States... planning to move in Singapore in 4 weeks.

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Re: E-VP EPEC Payment processing eNETS unable to fill in the

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 9:38 am

123doc wrote:Hi all,

I received my EPEC paperwork already. I have the temporary address in Singapore as well, now I'm ready to make the S$30 payment for the non-refundable fee. Since I'm going to pay using Credit card (I'm non-Amex and non Citibank customer), I clicked the eNETS internet payment service (the 2nd option)... but it didn't let me to type my credit card#, name on the card, cv number, etc. I was able to click the "agreement" box and process the payment. It must be something to do with the security in those boxes that I couldn't type on.

1. I was wondering if others have the same difficulty as I do. If so, how would you resolve it? (I'm planning to call the customer service but just in case they couldn't help me I'm asking all of you guys first).

2. In different/ but still related subject... I read "in order to successfully apply for the LTVP, the applicant must be in Singapore already for 10 days". Am I reading it wrong? It's under the ICA website, next to the S$40 extension fee (which I'm not sure why they don't put it in the very very top of the page).

More details:
I'm running Java version 6 update 23. The latest and "greatest" one.
I tried both on Firefox and Internet Explorer, still unable to pay.
I closed all other browser(s) to conduct payment already, still no result

HELP ME! Thanks!



Just my understanding : ENets is for making transactions using NETS Card / Debit Card that has NETS facility and not Credit Card?

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Postby 123doc » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 9:40 am

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure about the eNets credit/ debit card capability. If so, that really makes people who don't live in Singapore/ Asia having a hard time. They have the Visa logo on it... so I'm assuming "any" credit card with Visa network will do it just fine.

Actually, I'm not even in that step. I'm simply unable to type in those boxes.

Thanks.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:40 am

123doc wrote:Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure about the eNets credit/ debit card capability. If so, that really makes people who don't live in Singapore/ Asia having a hard time. They have the Visa logo on it... so I'm assuming "any" credit card with Visa network will do it just fine.

Actually, I'm not even in that step. I'm simply unable to type in those boxes.

Thanks.


Am Wrong. ENets can also be used for Credit Card Transactions

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Postby 123doc » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:40 pm

Problem Resolved. Apparently Google Chrome does the job well after Firefox 3.6.13 and IE-8 failed.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 1:48 pm

This is the reason I keep IE6 still around. It works on the IRAS Website and a couple of other Government sites that still haven't upgraded their interactive bits to comply with newer browsers. Otherwise, I always use FF.

Several gahmen sites still require IE6 for their surveys as well.

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Postby 123doc » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 1:55 pm

Anyway, for different topic... I have not followed the Singaporean political election closely whatsoever but I have heard more and more news that the immigration policies have been tighten up recently since they want to keep more jobs available for the local people. Do you guys know any information about this? I heard that getting an EPEC does not guarantee the person to get LTVP... is it more difficult for me to get one (LTVP) since my field is in business/ finance?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 2:05 pm

There is no way of knowing. We've seen those qualified for EPEC's get a full year and we've seen them get 3 or 6 months. We've even had a few that were not given one at all. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason, or at least not profession wise. Might be some correlation country-wise though. I do know that they are clamping down hard on those from the sub-continent as currently the Singapore gahmen thinks they got around 4x the numbers of Indians here on EP's & PR's than they need (law of averages of those taking up citizenship - racial percentage makeup of the country). Other nationalities I'm not to sure about, but there has been actual dialog out of gahmen mouthpieces to that effect.

Getting the EPEC has never been a guarantee of getting an LTVP. It was only a means of guaranteeing that you would not be rejected by MOM because of your qualifications/experience. But, in the past, if you qualified for MOM's EPEC then ICA would grant you an LTVP because MOM had pre-vetted you academically. This is not to say you would be able to actually find a job. Even thought you may have the minimum academic qualifications for approval, if '000's of locals/PRs have the same qualifications, you still will not be successful as they local/PR's will be given priority over a foreigner.

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