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EPEC, LTSVP and Spouse Employment question

Postby athard » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 5:51 am

Hello,

I have been doing a lot of research about moving to Singapore and have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can help me out.

I am currently living in the US and move back to India in the middle of July. From what I gather, I have to apply for an EPEC and if I receive it, I have to apply for a visitor pass.

Q1. Can I apply for an EPEC and Visitor pass while I am still in the US? Can I give my address in India?

Q2. From what I gather, if I have an EPEC, I have to fly to Singapore and then get a short term visitor pass at the airport and then visit the ICA to get a long term visitor pass. Am I correct? I've gotten different directions from various sites about this.

Q3. Assuming that things work out and I get a job and EP for Singapore, I read that my wife can apply for a work permit. Does she have to have a job in hand to get a work permit or can she apply for a work permit first and using that, look for a job?

Since I have a month before I move, I was hoping to apply online for the EPEC. The site says that it takes 2 business days to get that. (Hopefully they are right. :) ) Then, I have to apply for a visitor pass, which can take a month. So, if I can start the process here, I will have most of the paperwork worked out by the time I get to India, so then, I can visit Singapore soon.

Am I on the right path? I'd appreciate your advice.

Thanks

Amit

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 6:00 am

Do you have Master?

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Postby athard » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 6:16 am

JR8 wrote:Do you have Master?


Yes. I have a B.Com, MBA in Marketing from a US university, 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Brand Management, several diplomas in SEO, HTML, XHTML, CSS and am currently learning Mandarin. I know that English is the main language for business, but was advised that Mandarin would give me an edge.

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Re: EPEC, LTSVP and Spouse Employment question

Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 6:19 am

athard wrote:Hello,

I have been doing a lot of research about moving to Singapore and have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can help me out.

I am currently living in the US and move back to India in the middle of July. From what I gather, I have to apply for an EPEC and if I receive it, I have to apply for a visitor pass.

Q1. Can I apply for an EPEC and Visitor pass while I am still in the US? Can I give my address in India?

Read this link

https://epec.mom.gov.sg/epec/index.do - Cached - Similar
Yes you can apply for Visa under Level I countries. go to www.ica.gov.sg


Q2. From what I gather, if I have an EPEC, I have to fly to Singapore and then get a short term visitor pass at the airport and then visit the ICA to get a long term visitor pass. Am I correct? I've gotten different directions from various sites about this.

Yes, your SVP will be exchange with a LTSVP at ICA. EPEC is a one off thing and non renewable which allows you to look for job for a year. Once you got a job offer , your employer will have to apply EP for you. Then on you have to exchange your LTSVP to EP Pass. You can only hold One pass at a time during your stay in SG

Q3. Assuming that things work out and I get a job and EP for Singapore, I read that my wife can apply for a work permit. Does she have to have a job in hand to get a work permit or can she apply for a work permit first and using that, look for a job?

If you have EP , you can get her a DP under your EP. To be employed under DP she will have to get Loc(Letter of Consent ) from MOM. If you lose your job , there goes her DP too. Alternatively when she is under DP, apply for EP Pass and she can look for job by herself without any string attached to your EP.
ftopic75000.html&highlight=apply+loc


Since I have a month before I move, I was hoping to apply online for the EPEC. The site says that it takes 2 business days to get that. (Hopefully they are right. :) ) Then, I have to apply for a visitor pass, which can take a month. So, if I can start the process here, I will have most of the paperwork worked out by the time I get to India, so then, I can visit Singapore soon.

Am I on the right path? I'd appreciate your advice.

Yup, but vetting of docs. takes longer than what you expect

Thanks

Amit
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Postby athard » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 10:47 am

Thanks for the response. One more question:

Do I even need to apply for a visitor pass from India? Can't I just get the EPEC and fly to singapore and get a Short Term Visitor Pass at the Airport and then go to the ICA to exchange that for a long term visitor pass?

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Postby JayCee » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:07 am

JR8 wrote:Do you have Master?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:20 am

athard wrote:Thanks for the response. One more question:

Do I even need to apply for a visitor pass from India? Can't I just get the EPEC and fly to singapore and get a Short Term Visitor Pass at the Airport and then go to the ICA to exchange that for a long term visitor pass?


Nope. You are an Indian Citizen travelling with an Indian Passport hence you are under Level 1 Assessment under ICA guideline therefore you need to get a Visa prior arrival . You cannot VOA at the airport
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Postby athard » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:31 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
athard wrote:Thanks for the response. One more question:

Do I even need to apply for a visitor pass from India? Can't I just get the EPEC and fly to singapore and get a Short Term Visitor Pass at the Airport and then go to the ICA to exchange that for a long term visitor pass?


Nope. You are an Indian Citizen travelling with an Indian Passport hence you are under Level 1 Assessment under ICA guideline therefore you need to get a Visa prior arrival . You cannot VOA at the airport


Thanks for clearing that. So do I get the short term visa from india or the long term? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be sure. Thanks.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:42 am

Just to make you aware, it does appear that the MOM aren't dishing out EPECs as freely as previously, if at all. Take a read at the thread below. Is is just one of a few recentlt that have had their EPEC application rejected for no apparent reason.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:49 am

athard wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote: ..


Thanks for clearing that. So do I get the short term visa from india or the long term? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be sure. Thanks.


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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 5:50 pm

SHORT TERM 30 DAYS ONLY
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