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Employment Pass question

Post by cemmm » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 3:10 pm

I am thinking of moving onto another company within Singapore. However, I was wondering if I would need to go for another medical check-up to get a new Employment Pass with another company.

I am currently holding a EP with my current company.

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Post by beppi » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 6:05 pm

Yes, you need an new EP, as the old one is only valid for working with the one company stated on it.
Please note that the new EP can be rejected, and that your current employer will know about it (i.e. that you are trying to leave), so you might end up without job and have to leave Singapore.
MoM doesn't like job-hoppers, so if you only stayed in your last job a short time (say a year or less), this will count against your application. Other factors out of your control (e.g. if the new employer has space in his foreigner quota, or if there are locals who yould do the job) can also lead to a rejection.

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Post by Asdracles » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 8:03 pm

Hi! I think Beppis has misread the OP....

He's asking if he needs another medical test. Well, the medical test has a certain validity period (18 months if I don't remember wrong), so everything depends on the date of the previous one.

If your last pass was issued, let's say, 10 months ago, and you get a new EP under another company, you won't need to go for it. If your last pass was issued 2 years ago, you will need it.

If you get the in-principle approval letter with the new company, there it will be stated which kind of test are needed (if any of them)

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Post by cemmm » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 8:05 am

18 months huh? I believe I am covered under the 18 months umbrella.

Okay, thanks, guys. I appreciate the response.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:06 am

Asdracles wrote:If you get the in-principle approval letter with the new company, there it will be stated which kind of test are needed (if any of them)
Yes, only ICA can tell whether you need the test or not :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:21 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Asdracles wrote:If you get the in-principle approval letter with the new company, there it will be stated which kind of test are needed (if any of them)
Yes, only ICA can tell whether you need the test or not :D
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Post by CurlyUK » Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:22 pm

Hi

On the subject of Medical Check-ups for employment, can anybody tell me that they entail?

Just want to know what I will be letting myself in for.

cheers

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Post by andrew22 » Sat, 18 Feb 2012 8:56 pm

CurlyUK -- having a small amount of blood drawn for AIDS test, and a chest x-ray for TB. That was it for me, very cursory.

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