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Employment Pass Rejection

Postby roger_federer » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 8:23 pm

Hi, I'm currently a Master's student in NUS studying Statistcs and Applied Probability. I have an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from a liberal arts college in America summa cum laude with extremely high grades. A production/sports management company offered me a job so i accepted it and converted from full time to part time student at NUS. just 2 months left for me to graduate. my employer then applied for my EP but it got rejected. though the reason is not certain, i think it's because in educational qualifications, my employer listed NUS. common sense says that this is incorrect because my degree has not been awarded as yet. is that the reason? or is there something else? i was hired as a marketing executive.is that a factor? what should i do now? appeal? file a new application with only my undergraduate degree? my pay was not low to warrant scrutiny so i really can't understand this. i would appreciate any help. thanks

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Postby Calmday » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 9:38 pm

Do you have any kind of experience? Singapore is full of graduates. You need to have something to offer than a Singaporean can’t provide.

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Re: Employment Pass Rejection

Postby singaporeflyer » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 9:47 pm

roger_federer wrote:Hi, I'm currently a Master's student in NUS studying Statistcs and Applied Probability. I have an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from a liberal arts college in America summa cum laude with extremely high grades. A production/sports management company offered me a job so i accepted it and converted from full time to part time student at NUS. just 2 months left for me to graduate. my employer then applied for my EP but it got rejected. though the reason is not certain, i think it's because in educational qualifications, my employer listed NUS. common sense says that this is incorrect because my degree has not been awarded as yet. is that the reason? or is there something else? i was hired as a marketing executive.is that a factor? what should i do now? appeal? file a new application with only my undergraduate degree? my pay was not low to warrant scrutiny so i really can't understand this. i would appreciate any help. thanks


Not Sure about the other reasons, but you cannot list the degree which you are yet to complete as your highest qualification when applying for EP. Good Luck !

Your Employer may request and check with MOM on the same. MOM may or may not disclose the rejection reason.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 9:48 pm

A production/sports management company offered me a job so i accepted it and converted from full time to part time student at NUS. just 2 months left for me to graduate
Your post is a little vague, why would you change from full time to part time student? Is it because you have already started work, before actually getting permission.

With only 2 months left before graduation, raises a flag for me why you have gone onto part time study for the last 2 months

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Postby roger_federer » Mon, 21 Feb 2011 2:52 pm

ksl wrote:
A production/sports management company offered me a job so i accepted it and converted from full time to part time student at NUS. just 2 months left for me to graduate
Your post is a little vague, why would you change from full time to part time student? Is it because you have already started work, before actually getting permission.

With only 2 months left before graduation, raises a flag for me why you have gone onto part time study for the last 2 months


Hi, thanks for your reply. To answer your question, I have already completed by degree requirements/number of courses etc. However, in one course last semester I needed a B+ and I obtained a B. Hence, as a result I just have to do one more course. Due to financial reasons (part-time fees are less than full time fees) and also the opportunity cost of working full-time, my university converted me. My semester started in January, ends 1st May approximately.

Calmday wrote:Do you have any kind of experience? Singapore is full of graduates. You need to have something to offer than a Singaporean can’t provide.


I have normal internship working experience. Worked as a summer analyst in the banking industry as well as a software solutions provider as a financial analyst and also a volunteer for a non-profit organization in Bali. Stuff like that. I understand experience is relevant but it shouldn't come under such scrutiny. Do you think that other factors such as company capitalization/history of hiring (local hiring) etc. would have played a part?
Also, I have a Ministry of Education grant which bonds me to work for a Singapore-based company in Singapore for 3 years after the completion of my study. What sense does rejecting my EP make?? First I get a job and embark on the paying off of my bond and then rejection?

Calmday wrote:Do you have any kind of experience? Singapore is full of graduates. You need to have something to offer than a Singaporean can’t provide.


I do have something that no Singaporean will be able to provide. An in depth knowledge and network of sport especially in Bombay which is where a lot of our business is. Factors such as language etc. play a big role in jobs like these, no?

singaporeflyer wrote:
roger_federer wrote:Hi, I'm currently a Master's student in NUS studying Statistcs and Applied Probability. I have an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from a liberal arts college in America summa cum laude with extremely high grades. A production/sports management company offered me a job so i accepted it and converted from full time to part time student at NUS. just 2 months left for me to graduate. my employer then applied for my EP but it got rejected. though the reason is not certain, i think it's because in educational qualifications, my employer listed NUS. common sense says that this is incorrect because my degree has not been awarded as yet. is that the reason? or is there something else? i was hired as a marketing executive.is that a factor? what should i do now? appeal? file a new application with only my undergraduate degree? my pay was not low to warrant scrutiny so i really can't understand this. i would appreciate any help. thanks


Not Sure about the other reasons, but you cannot list the degree which you are yet to complete as your highest qualification when applying for EP. Good Luck !

Your Employer may request and check with MOM on the same. MOM may or may not disclose the rejection reason.


GREAT! THANKS! so now? file an appeal? file a fresh application? go to MOM and show my documentation?

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Postby vamsiprasanth » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 2:00 pm

Even i am facing same pblm... going to complete my exam sem next week and my EP got rejected and though i have Service obligation for 3 years,my EP is rejected. Should the company appeal again?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 2:28 pm

Due to the results of the GE a year ago, I think you will find that the Gahmen aren't too worried about whether you complete your bond or not. They are more interested in getting rid of FT without any experience as they now know that these are not FT at all as they are just like local freshers. Therefore MOM isn't going to give them EPs anyway. We've already seen a number of cases like these and not much can be given. Even EP renewals are being rejected in large numbers at the moment.


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