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Change of Employer

Postby Priya Khandekar » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 1:09 pm

I am working in S Pass for past 5 months. Now I got a new offer with double the salary. Can I change my employer. is there any problem like cancelling the existing pass??? plz do advise

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 2:07 pm

You have no guarantee that when you cancel the pass that you will get the new one, it depends on a lot of things:

If they have changed the requirements for passes since you last applied and you were previously on the cusp

If your new employer have filled their quota for foreign staff or not

If your new job is considered one that requires foreign talent

I am sure there are other considerations that MOM have, but, there is no guarantee.

Chances are probably quite good under 'normal' circumstances. SMS will advise if he knows of any cases recently the same, but there were even issues with pass holders not being extended a while back, so anything can happen.

It is advisable if you intend to move jobs a few times, if you qualify, apply for a PEP. This will give you more flexibility.

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Re: Change of Employer

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 2:11 pm

Priya Khandekar wrote:I am working in S Pass for past 5 months. Now I got a new offer with double the salary. Can I change my employer. is there any problem like cancelling the existing pass??? plz do advise


if your current employer has no qualms, why would you worry ??

Oh wait, is there any conflict of interest clause ?? :)

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 4:46 pm

Cancellation can only be done by your former company before the new company can apply for you.

You can't just go over there without this procedure. Every WP, EP and S Pass is issued as per the employer. Change of employer and even the occupation requires the change of the pass.

No worries though, your new company can still submit first and the change will take effect the moment MOM processed your termination of the previous pass. After all, the FIN is still the same for you regardless of your job change or employer change.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 6:16 pm

the lynx,

A wee clarification of terms if I may. The new potential employer can apply for the pass at any time, one approved, an AIP will be issued. However the new pass cannot be issued until the old pass is canceled. This is how we find out about employees who are planning on leaving. I have my HR Exec to log in to my account with MOM once a fortnight for each FIN number and it will return any FIN that has an application submitted, pending or approved. Often it helps us to avoid penalties from out clients where we have to supple a certain number of mandays on the contract or get fined for shortages.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 7:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:the lynx,

A wee clarification of terms if I may. The new potential employer can apply for the pass at any time, one approved, an AIP will be issued. However the new pass cannot be issued until the old pass is canceled. This is how we find out about employees who are planning on leaving. I have my HR Exec to log in to my account with MOM once a fortnight for each FIN number and it will return any FIN that has an application submitted, pending or approved. Often it helps us to avoid penalties from out clients where we have to supple a certain number of mandays on the contract or get fined for shortages.


Thanks SMS for clarification. I stand corrected :)


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