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Post by x9200 » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 8:28 am

What MOM says on their webpage is basically no industrial sector restriction but there are some jobs you need to get a permission from them.
Speculating, typical restrictions for foreigners include working at the bottom level in food or health service industry but PEP is rather specific so I would expect you can also work as a waiter and the restrictions are more into other issues (i.e. country's security). If you do not fulfill the other restriction of the PEP (salary level etc.) you are permanently out of business in 5y anyway.

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 8:59 am

x9200 wrote: Speculating, typical restrictions for foreigners include working at the bottom level in food or health service industry but PEP is rather specific so I would expect you can also work as a waiter and the restrictions are more into other issues (i.e. country's security). If you do not fulfill the other restriction of the PEP (salary level etc.) you are permanently out of business in 5y anyway.
Well, I wonder how the licensing authorities will take it, during their inspections ... :D

Anyway, out of curiosity, I am gonna ask a friend who runs a chain of bars and restaurants, whether he can / will employ PEP holders .. and what his specific instructions from MOM is, re that ..

Now, we should get back to our regular progamming .. I guess

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Post by richie303 » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 9:19 am

Interesting! Thanks for this!

So effectively a PEP holder can "Freelance"?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 9:30 am

Yeah, I would think so. The whole premise of the PEP is so you are NOT tied to a single employer/job. There is not any need to be sponsored by the employer as with P,Q & S Passes. It's like getting in trouble with the law and not being given bail but being released on your own recognizance. :cool:

It's up to you to ensure that you meet the 30K/p.a. minimum earned income to satisfy the requirements to keep the PEP. What I don't know, and cannot find yet, is whether you can use multiple incomes during the same time frames to compute this, but I cannot see any reason why not.
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Post by curiousgeorge » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 9:36 pm

richie303 wrote:Interesting! Thanks for this!

So effectively a PEP holder can "Freelance"?

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IIRC, you specifically cannot "Freelance" as that effectively self-employed and entrepreneurial activities are on the list of things you can't do on a PEP.

You can however work for another employer, subject to notifying MOM that you are doing so...they like to keep tabs. :D

And of course, many companies include an exclusivity of service clause, which means that you agree *not* to work for anyone else...

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