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EPEC:- Passport renewed and H1-B visa stamp on old one

Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:12 am

Hi,
I am planning to apply for EPEC soon. I have gone through some research on that and got preliminary information, but still have one doubt open.

I went to US for two years and came back on December 2010(I am from India). My passport has expired 5 months back and I have got new Passport. Now I have to mention passport number for EPEC application, I assume it should be new passport number.

But when I will be asked to upload supporting documents, I will need scan of old passport (the page on which H1-B visa is stamped).

Could this be a problem(as they will notice two different passport numbers)?

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Post by revhappy » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:50 am

Its interesting. So if you have a skilled migrant visa from another country it acts as a supporting document for EPEC. Wow.

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Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:43 pm

It does is what I have understood from this link
https://epec.mom.gov.sg/epec/FAQ.jsp --- >Section No. 6

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Post by carlsum1986 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48 pm

revhappy wrote:Its interesting. So if you have a skilled migrant visa from another country it acts as a supporting document for EPEC. Wow.
I dont get this......how does having a visa to another country help ur application to get into singapore on an EPEC?

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 1:05 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:
revhappy wrote:Its interesting. So if you have a skilled migrant visa from another country it acts as a supporting document for EPEC. Wow.
I dont get this......how does having a visa to another country help ur application to get into singapore on an EPEC?

Drs,

I wouldn't concern yourself too much about this, it cannot be an uncommon situation. As you can add a scan of your visa, you can also add a scan of a separate explanatory note you write re: how the passport (XYZ) with the visa in has expired, and hence the different passport numbers. Then when you ultimately get the LTVP issued you would probably just take your H1-B along with your application meeting.

I based my EPEC on having had three different SMVs. Curiously enough the only one that 'did not add or detract' from my application, and I heard that said a few times so it must be off a MOM script, was my previous Singaporean one! So yes, SG do seem to leverage the credibility of SMVs issued my other major economies, just not their own!

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Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks JR8 for reply, I think I would follow your suggestion

One doubt from your reply, what is SMV (It might be common terminology, but I am newbie :? ... )

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 1:23 pm

drsangpal wrote:Thanks JR8 for reply, I think I would follow your suggestion

One doubt from your reply, what is SMV (It might be common terminology, but I am newbie :? ... )
Oops sorry, SMV = Skilled Migrant Visa.

p.s. I just checked, all 3 of the SMVs I based my EPEC on were in an expired passport, so I'm sure I just did as I have suggested to you.

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Post by revhappy » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 1:40 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:
revhappy wrote:Its interesting. So if you have a skilled migrant visa from another country it acts as a supporting document for EPEC. Wow.
I dont get this......how does having a visa to another country help ur application to get into singapore on an EPEC?
I couldnt believe it either until I saw this link :)

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx
Eligibility
Foreigners who wish to apply for an Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate must fulfill one of these requirements:

Possess selected university qualifications
Be a current or former holder of selected skilled migrant visas

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Post by carlsum1986 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 2:33 pm

my bad.....guess we learn something new everyday :D

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Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 2:40 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:my bad.....guess we learn something new everyday :D

I agree ! Thanks to all for reply :)

Another question, sorry if this is off the topic.

Does having EPEC and physically be present in Singapore matter much than just applying for jobs online ? I mean is it about checking for communication skills or, be available for job in case selected ?

Rahul.

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Post by revhappy » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 2:51 pm

drsangpal wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote:my bad.....guess we learn something new everyday :D

I agree ! Thanks to all for reply :)

Another question, sorry if this is off the topic.

Does having EPEC and physically be present in Singapore matter much than just applying for jobs online ? I mean is it about checking for communication skills or, be available for job in case selected ?

Rahul.
EPEC just allows you apply for an LTSVP for 1 yr so that you can land in Singapore and search for jobs. Nothing more nothing less.

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Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 3:12 pm

EPEC just allows you apply for an LTSVP for 1 yr so that you can land in Singapore and search for jobs. Nothing more nothing less.
My question is misunderstood. I meant 'If I come to Singapore (let it be through any visa) , does it make difference than applying for jobs online and giving telephonic interviews?'

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Post by carlsum1986 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 3:19 pm

drsangpal wrote:
EPEC just allows you apply for an LTSVP for 1 yr so that you can land in Singapore and search for jobs. Nothing more nothing less.
My question is misunderstood. I meant 'If I come to Singapore (let it be through any visa) , does it make difference than applying for jobs online and giving telephonic interviews?'
I think alot of companies here would like to see the candidate in person before hiring

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Post by revhappy » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 3:20 pm

drsangpal wrote:
EPEC just allows you apply for an LTSVP for 1 yr so that you can land in Singapore and search for jobs. Nothing more nothing less.
My question is misunderstood. I meant 'If I come to Singapore (let it be through any visa) , does it make difference than applying for jobs online and giving telephonic interviews?'
It certainly does make a difference. Many small/medium companies would like the candidate to be present in Singapore at the time of interview as they like face to face or save on relocation costs. But large companies may not mind the relocation costs and can do video conference.

So yes being present here gives you access to lot more employers than not being here.

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Post by drsangpal » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 5:00 pm

Thanks, I got the Idea!

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