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Please help advise me on my current situation!

Postby emotionalkid » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 3:29 pm

Currently i'm working in Sin holding a S pass, which was due end of last month. The renewal application was rejected, and so was the 1st appeal. The company has submitted another appeal and told if this time it doesn't work they will terminate my contract and re-apply while i wait outside this country.
My queries are:
-Does it make any difference of the application of renewal & new application? Now i know it's not clear, but still try to ask to see if anyone here could help...
-The annual income tax has been submitted by my company earlier but i haven't received the mail from IRAS. The company told they will withhold the last payment to me to pay the tax if i'm not around by then. This means i cannot close my bank account now, i called the bank and was told i can get a form from them and later if i want to close my bank account, i can fill in the form and mail it to its HQ in Sin, they will remit the balance to my account overseas. Any of you have encountered this before? Any other suggestions?
-My extension will expire soon, although the result is not out, i don't hold too much hope and feel the chane of getting the pass is slim. Besides the tax, would be appreciated if you could remind me any of other necessary payments, i only have 1 hp line and broadband, and the room rental is also negotiated.

Thanks a lot and hope to receive your advice.

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Re: Please help advise me on my current situation!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 6:10 pm

emotionalkid wrote:Currently i'm working in Sin holding a S pass, which was due end of last month. The renewal application was rejected, and so was the 1st appeal. The company has submitted another appeal and told if this time it doesn't work they will terminate my contract and re-apply while i wait outside this country.
My queries are:
-Does it make any difference of the application of renewal & new application? Now i know it's not clear, but still try to ask to see if anyone here could help...

We don't have enough informations. Why was the renewal rejected? If it was for quota, then it's the company that dropped the ball and there isn't anything that can be done, save waiting until they hire sufficient locals to up there quota to a point that you can be resubmitted. All the appeals in the world wont help if it's a quota problem.

However, if, like bunches of my staff who are being rejected on renewal (4 last week), you are being rejected on criteria, then while an appeal might do it, it's highly unlikely as they have tightened up the criteria. It's not been changed, per se, but it has been tightened. Before, if you had a degree is was okay. Now the definition has apparently been changed (we don't know for sure but it looks that way) to the degree must be relevant to the position/industry. e.g., A B.History ain't gonna make it as a Service Technician.

-The annual income tax has been submitted by my company earlier but i haven't received the mail from IRAS. The company told they will withhold the last payment to me to pay the tax if i'm not around by then. This means i cannot close my bank account now, i called the bank and was told i can get a form from them and later if i want to close my bank account, i can fill in the form and mail it to its HQ in Sin, they will remit the balance to my account overseas. Any of you have encountered this before? Any other suggestions?

Tax Clearance was supposed to be filed one month before your last day of work. The company should have applied in plenty of time to find out what your tax liability is/was. They should have filed the tax clearance as soon as you S pass was rejected the first time. Even if the appeal had been successful, the taxes paid would have just gone against your tax liability for YA2012. The company was in error there. However, if the back can do it, it sound okay and feasible. The only other suggestion is to wait around until you have collected the balance of your salary. It only takes about 7 days for the tax clearance to be computed if the employer filed it online like they should have done.

-My extension will expire soon, although the result is not out, i don't hold too much hope and feel the chane of getting the pass is slim. Besides the tax, would be appreciated if you could remind me any of other necessary payments, i only have 1 hp line and broadband, and the room rental is also negotiated.

Thanks a lot and hope to receive your advice.

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Postby emotionalkid » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 8:53 am

Thanks a lot!

However, when i extended my s pass at MOM , i was told that it is one time off. So the only way left is to ask my company to terminate my s pass is it? If so will i get a 1 mth staying issued by ICA?

Please kindly correct me if i'm not correct.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 9:11 am

Upon cancellation of an S or EP pass, the individual will get a non-renewable 30 days visa. At the end of that period, an extension will not be entertained by ICA. You will have to leave the country for a minimum of 5 days (we think) before trying to return to Singapore.

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Postby emotionalkid » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:13 am

Now i feel better....at least i can ask my company to cancel my pass then i still have time to settle all the personal issues.

Thank you very much!!!


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