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Postby revhappy » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:03 pm

Vxx wrote:I got mine within four hours of submission on line last week, so they can turn them around pretty quickly at the moment.


I had got it in 1 day about 1 and half years ago. So I guess it depends on the employer really. A reputed employer and the turnaround will be quick.

A problematic employer then it will take longer.

Another thing is normally, or atleast 90% of the cases any particular employer deals with mostly candidates from a single country. For example my employer gets candidates only from India. May be there are others who do so, only from PRC, or only from Philipines and so on.

Thats the reason why I says its mostly depends on the employer and not the employee.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 1:40 pm

Vxx wrote:I got mine within four hours of submission on line last week, so they can turn them around pretty quickly at the moment.


My 2 cents: Dont' go and set your 4 hour turnaround as the benchmark : it depends upon which country you are from, whether your uni is known to have a lot of fake degrees, is your employer large enough to vet the application (as my current employer and my previous employer did - they even call up the referees, and ask the original certificates and letter of experience to verify etc. etc. and the approval normally takes one day to 3 days max .. ) ..

Plus, if you are the one who won the "LUCKY CHANCE TO BE ONE OF THE CHOSEN FEW TO BE DEEP VETTED" it can take a month or more ..

Clear ??? :)

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Postby moelcybers2003 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 3:50 pm

Plus, if you are the one who won the "LUCKY CHANCE TO BE ONE OF THE CHOSEN FEW TO BE DEEP VETTED" it can take a month or more ..


I think I'm at the last criteria. still "pending" status, no problem at all. but we need to be positive, right?
No matter the outcome is, I've still the job in my country. But I thought everything is "FAST" in Singapore. Let's wait till the latest as they promised. The outcome will be issued within 2 month.[/quote]

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:07 pm

moelcybers2003 wrote:But I thought everything is "FAST" in Singapore. Let's wait till the latest as they promised.


The longest that passes took to process was 2 weeks - about 10 years ago, until a lot of people started to scam the government, and the government wisened up and (informally heard that) about half the applications from certain countries are vetted very closely ..

And almost all of those from a certain country where people who didn't complete their degree call themselves "UNDER GRADUATES" (unlike the rest of the world where you are an under grad only when you finish your bachelors degree) .. and not just call themselves under grads, but violently scream that Singapore is out of line :)

No offence !!!! :) :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:38 pm

Distance Learning degrees will often hold you up for quite a while as well.

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Postby moelcybers2003 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 5:54 pm

Hi ecureilx,

I didn't put my degree as "UNDER GRADUATES". If u see my 1st post, it is Diploma. In Indonesia, there are two types of diploma. 1st Diploma (1 yr) and 3rd Diploma (3 yrs). I graduated from 3rd Diploma. "Cheater" can be every where. I'm fully agree that the government must be careful of them. Once again we must be positive. Hope can get the result soon.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 6:10 pm

moelcybers2003 wrote:Hi ecureilx,

I didn't put my degree as "UNDER GRADUATES". If u see my 1st post, it is Diploma. In Indonesia, there are two types of diploma. 1st Diploma (1 yr) and 3rd Diploma (3 yrs). I graduated from 3rd Diploma. "Cheater" can be every where. I'm fully agree that the government must be careful of them. Once again we must be positive. Hope can get the result soon.


Ouch - Relax mate - I only was giving 'examples' duh ..

I was saying the govt became more careful compared to a decade ago ..

Cheers ..

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Postby calvink » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 8:56 pm

Yes...We simply do not want foreigners to bombard our country with unlawful intentions that we.. singaporean are misconstrued of not contributing to the growing economy and a spike of unhealthy activities.

..oops...sorry..speaking on behalf of singaporeans agreeable to the above statement.... :P

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Postby moelcybers2003 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 9:16 am

After IPA letter received, can we do Medical Check Up in home country (let say in International Hospital)? If yes, how is the process?

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:07 am

moelcybers2003 wrote:After IPA letter received, can we do Medical Check Up in home country (let say in International Hospital)? If yes, how is the process?


Mostly no - especially confirmed NO - if you are from certain Asian countries ...

Wait for the IPA, and the IPA has the do's and the don'ts .. just read 'em up to see what the govt stance is, as of today, and pertaining to you ...

For some passes or those who came from certain countries, even for S Pass, a simple self declaration would suffice ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:25 am

Did a search regarding your question on overseas medicals and did not turn up anything concrete. However, as this is Singapore and they are very particular about who they let into the country to practice medicine, I would suspect that they mean a Singapore "Qualified" doctor. It is specific, for WP applicants, that they use a Singapore qualified doctor. So, I'm inclined to say no. You need to do it here.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Did a search regarding your question on overseas medicals and did not turn up anything concrete. However, as this is Singapore and they are very particular about who they let into the country to practice medicine, I would suspect that they mean a Singapore "Qualified" doctor. It is specific, for WP applicants, that they use a Singapore qualified doctor. So, I'm inclined to say no. You need to do it here.

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SMS: I always hear of organised scams in some other countries, where candidates heading to Singapore are subject to a detailed medical test (which has ZERO value in Singapore) and the candidate has to fork out the cost or loose half a month pay in lieu .. It doesn't help that in those countries the Govt Stipulate that the candidate must be medically fit - but trust me - the medical costs about 800$ and only takes ten minutes .. and the candidate can fly off the next day without waiting for the results and here I am thinking HIV Elisa kit takes atleast 2 days to culture .. :D

Hence the Singapore Govt insistance on not accepting overseas medical ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:17 am

I am aware of those as well (as an HR Manager, I need to be.) But I was just trying to find something in black & white that I could link to for the OP's reference.

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Postby moelcybers2003 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:57 am

... fit - but trust me - the medical costs about 800$ and only takes ten minutes ..


Actually the employer will cover the cost for my Medical cost. But my concerns is I need to take a leave to fly to SG for this. As u said, only takes 10 minutes for Medical. Just curious, may be there is someone who face the same case.
But if it is the rules, of course I MUST follow it... :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:09 pm

If you are sure you have something wrong with you (that would concern a medical exam for Singapore) and think it could bounce your application, then have it checked out at home to make you feel better. Otherwise, if you are a normal human being, without a history TB or HIV you should be okay. If you are coming on an EP, depending on where you are coming from, you will normally either be given one of the two following forms to have filled out. The first by a Singapore qualified doctor. The second by yourself.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... Report.pdf

http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... ration.pdf


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