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dependentpass pls advice ....

Postby janicesh21 » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:38 am

Hello All,

I have been browsing this site for the topic dependent pass for quiet some time now. i have seen that this topic is widely discussed in here but i just got more confused so am stating the facts ..please advice.

I am in sg since last 8 months . i was an hr professional with 2 yrs of work exp earlier . i quiet my job 4 yrs back...so have not worked in sg before .
We plan to stay in Sg for long term so i plan to start work. i just wanted few tips on the following.
1) work culture in human resource . and job availability for a person an dependent pass.
2)is it possible just like the US to work for few months and take break for few months here .( what happens of ep when quit the job)
3) can i apply for an ep??

Hope to find a solution
Thanks and Regards
Janice.

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Re: dependentpass pls advice ....

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:57 am

janicesh21 wrote:Hello All,

I have been browsing this site for the topic dependent pass for quiet some time now. i have seen that this topic is widely discussed in here but i just got more confused so am stating the facts ..please advice.

I am in sg since last 8 months . i was an hr professional with 2 yrs of work exp earlier . i quiet my job 4 yrs back...so have not worked in sg before .
We plan to stay in Sg for long term so i plan to start work. i just wanted few tips on the following.
1) work culture in human resource . and job availability for a person an dependent pass.

If you are on an Dependent's Pass you can work on a "Letter of Consent" from MOM. The employer has to apply for this. It is tied to your spouse's EP and expires and is renewed when the spouse's EP is done. If the spouse loses their job, you lose yours.

The good part is you don't have to "qualify" academically but just need a company willing to hire you.

Or you can apply for an Employment Pass as well (best option). This is independent of your spouse's EP so there is protection of sorts, in as there will be a second source of income even the the primary EP holder loses their job. But, this route required you to have the proper academic qualifications for the pass being applied for - and if it's HR, it will be hard to even get MOM's approval as there are heaps of Singaporean with HR credential and relevant academic qualifications to go with it. So going the EP route may not be a successful gambit. If you can get an positive from some company, they can try, and if rejected, you might then try the LoC route.


2)is it possible just like the US to work for few months and take break for few months here .( what happens of ep when quit the job)

EP's are by sponsorship from the company offering the job. Quit the job, EP is gone. This ain't the US.

3) can i apply for an ep??

Only the potential employer can apply for your EP. The EP is tied to the company. You cannot work more than one job while on an EP. You can only work for the company sponsoring it.

Hope to find a solution
Thanks and Regards
Janice.


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Postby janicesh21 » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 6:34 pm

I really appreciate your quick response. I will definately keep all your tips in mind before I hunt and select the right option .

Thank you again
Regards
Janice :)


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