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Applying for PEP with a drink driving conviction

Postby Deekay » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 6:21 am

Hi All,

I have now been offered a job in Singapore due to start in 3 weeks. I am migrating out from Australia with my wife and son.

I was convicted of low range drink driving 10 years ago and was wondering if that will effect my chances of obtaining a Employment Pass that will be sponsored by my new employer.

I have tried to search all over the web and cannot find anything, I know that MOM as if you have a prior conviction but I am not sure if something like that would stop them issuing me a pass.

Thanks in advance.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 8:36 am

No one here has a crystal ball, and I doubt that a ten year old charge will have any effect.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 8:48 am

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Postby Deekay » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:24 am

Thanks Mad Scientist that was very helpful.

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Re: Applying for PEP with a drink driving conviction

Postby BillyB » Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:56 am

Deekay wrote:Hi All,

I have now been offered a job in Singapore due to start in 3 weeks. I am migrating out from Australia with my wife and son.

I was convicted of low range drink driving 10 years ago and was wondering if that will effect my chances of obtaining a Employment Pass that will be sponsored by my new employer.

I have tried to search all over the web and cannot find anything, I know that MOM as if you have a prior conviction but I am not sure if something like that would stop them issuing me a pass.

Thanks in advance.


We had a similar case with my previous employer for an EP application for someone with a driving conviction. My advice would be to be completely open and honest and attach any documentation you can obtain from the court.

Like SE said, it was 10 years ago. I would think the MOM will be understanding towards your case.

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Re: Applying for PEP with a drink driving conviction

Postby Deekay » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 8:03 am

BillyB wrote:
Deekay wrote:Hi All,

I have now been offered a job in Singapore due to start in 3 weeks. I am migrating out from Australia with my wife and son.

I was convicted of low range drink driving 10 years ago and was wondering if that will effect my chances of obtaining a Employment Pass that will be sponsored by my new employer.

I have tried to search all over the web and cannot find anything, I know that MOM as if you have a prior conviction but I am not sure if something like that would stop them issuing me a pass.

Thanks in advance.



We had a similar case with my previous employer for an EP application for someone with a driving conviction. My advice would be to be completely open and honest and attach any documentation you can obtain from the court.

Like SE said, it was 10 years ago. I would think the MOM will be understanding towards your case.


Thanks Billy B. Would you happen to know if it will delay my "In principal letter"?

The company will be applying for the EP on my behalf and I am of the impression that it usually take about a week for the "in principal letter" to be return but I am worried that this will be delayed because of me ticking the box that I have been convicted in the past. The company want me to start in 3 weeks. Your help is greatly appreciate.

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 9:53 am

Unfortunately it's impossible to give you an answer for that question - the EP takes as long as it takes, but once a decision is made you can usually obtain the IPA letter straight away online if I'm not mistaken or if you cannot access that and its being posted out - within 3-4 days.

For the case in my previous employer, we simply attached all the court documentation to avoid the need for any information requests that would delay. It might be worth writing the details of your case on a separate letter or trying to get the Court to fax you details out if they can.

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Postby Deekay » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:16 am

BillyB wrote:Unfortunately it's impossible to give you an answer for that question - the EP takes as long as it takes, but once a decision is made you can usually obtain the IPA letter straight away online if I'm not mistaken or if you cannot access that and its being posted out - within 3-4 days.

For the case in my previous employer, we simply attached all the court documentation to avoid the need for any information requests that would delay. It might be worth writing the details of your case on a separate letter or trying to get the Court to fax you details out if they can.


Thanks for your response. It takes 6-8 weeks to get anything from the courts so maybe just a letter would suffice seeing it is a minor offence.

Thanks


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