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S-pass vs. work permit question

Postby bytruly » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 2:43 pm

Hi, I'm south korean, graduating in Dec, from a recognized U.S. university. Was hoping to start working in January/Feb, as i finish up everything by next week. as my salary will be around 2.2k, i thought it would put me into S-pass applicant rather than work permit.

the problem is, for students finishing up in dec, the conferral date is on feb 1st, meaning i will be reviewed for graduation on that day /or after Feb 1st, and within 6 weeks i will get the diploma in mail. which means, if i apply for s-pass (because the company wants me to start working by Jan/Feb) before the diploma physically gets to me, how would i prove my educational qualification to MOM?

so the second option i thought was to apply for work permit instead. would this more make sense?

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Postby carteki » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 3:20 pm

Question about diploma's / degrees in the mail has been asked already in the forum. Not sure if its been answered. Use the search function...

You earn enough for a S-Pass and don't really want a Work Permit unless you can help it (and neither does your company as there are quota's on work permits). Ask your company HR for their opinion - since they're the one's who are sending in the application...

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 5:25 pm

This question has been asked before in the forum. You will need the use the search function *points up left* because off hand, I can't remember the exact info.

If it is true of what you said, get a letter from your university stating that you are a degree/diploma holder (awaiting for convocation) to be presented to MOM (but check first with MOM for confirmation).

Like what carteki said, this is the HR's job to verify this kind of questions regarding applications since they are the ones applying for you - not yourself.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 5:52 pm

If you don't have an EPEC, you might need more than just your degree. You are going to need a healthy dose of luck as well. Without anything to offer except a piece of paper that indicates that you can take tests and regurgitate answers doesn't necessarily indicate that you can do a job that locals with similar degrees can do just as easily. But that's not something you can control, neither can the employer.

You HR department will determine, along with the end user, whether or not you are worth waiting for.


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