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Study while applying for a job

Postby dark-scion » Wed, 07 Sep 2011 7:31 pm

Hi im new here in forum.

Is it possible for me to study while waiting and applying for my job?
I'm a foreigner 21yrs old my real concern is to work here in singapore. studying is my 2nd concern.

so. My plan is study to have student pass(so I can stay here longer, while waiting for a job) then apply for a job, then if ever I got a job, I will stop my studying and work full time for a job.


Do you think i will able to do that?
or
is there's any law here in Singapore that I am about to violate if I do that?

Sorry for my bad english.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Sep 2011 8:07 pm

No law against it it you can get into an approved institution.

However......

The problem is, just about every ruse you can possibly think of, to circumvent the visa situation, has already been thought of and the MOM & ICA are watching out for.

What will most likely happen is that when you find a job offer from a potential employer and they apply for the visa, it will be found that you have a student visa. Once that happens they will check with the school concerned, find out that you haven't finished the course, and the jig will be up. Then, more than likely, you will not get the Employment Pass and most likely you will have your student pass cancelled immediately. Then you will be unceremoniously be sent packing and probably banned from entering Singapore.

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Not so grim, methinks!

Postby conversant » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 2:06 am

I just thought that he would be able to withdraw from school and the school informs the ICA to cancel the student pass. At least all the school prospectuses say this.

Then, the employer, to whom he will have disclosed that he is on a student pass, will do the process of sponsoring him. In the meanwhile, he can apply to the ICA to be able to stay on as a visitor; short duration, I think.

Has the previous poster actually seen cases where people were deported and banned? This is the first I am hearing of this in a non-criminal instance.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 2:35 am

^^^ I would expect the process to proceed like that as well.

The risk factor is that after canceling the student pass you're on an SVP (as you say), and the clock is ticking. You might have the credentials for the job, but that doesn't mean the potential employer has what is necessary to get the EP approved.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 3:39 am

JR8 wrote:^^^ I would expect the process to proceed like that as well.

The risk factor is that after canceling the student pass you're on an SVP (as you say), and the clock is ticking. You might have the credentials for the job, but that doesn't mean the potential employer has what is necessary to get the EP approved.


and not a given that MOM always approves all applications .. some are discarded for various reasons ..

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 3:43 am

Exactly, hence once you have canceled your student pass, you either land a job ASAP or you're out.

I don't know, but thinking about it you probably only get one roll of the dice whilst still in SG in such circumstances.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 3:55 am

JR8 wrote:Exactly, hence once you have canceled your student pass, you either land a job ASAP or you're out.

I don't know, but thinking about it you probably only get one roll of the dice whilst still in SG in such circumstances.


Yah, and not to be too pessimistic, but, recently, a Myanmar guy, studying F&B, post-training, was working OJT, after completion of his course, OJT and all, applied for a work pass under the same place where he did his OJT.

Rejected, appeal, rejected, re-appeal, also rejected.

He took my little advice and decided not to appeal, and applied under another employer, and got it .. though his first employer had all the requirements, plus quota, plus everything in order, and the same employer was able to employ a filipino to replace the Myanmar guy, and that approved so fast. Though, till today, I can't figure out what made the Filipino get his approval, unlike the Myanmar guy.

Well, while some said that myanmar people are being cut down, it doesn't hold water as the said guy was able to get his pass under another employer .. confusing right ???

MOM works in mysterious ways, so .. always tread carefully.


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