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Two EP applications

Post by rparis » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 9:07 am

Hello all,

I am hoping you guys will be able to give me some advice with the situation I am in.

I have read a couple of posts regarding having multiple ep applications, but not exactly like mine. Company A, as a preliminary step had me fill out an application prior to presenting me a contract offer. They would only present me an offer if the application was approved, which it was. I did not want to agree to the terms of the contract and declined the position. I then asked Company A to retract the application. I have signed a contract with Company B but the EP application was refused as Company A has not withdrawn the original application (this is 6 weeks later). I again requested Company A to cancel the app, the response I got was “I need my boss’s approval and to fill the position before we cancel it”

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Re: Two EP applications

Post by the lynx » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:46 am

[quote="rparis"]Hello all,

I am hoping you guys will be able to give me some advice with the situation I am in.

I have read a couple of posts regarding having multiple ep applications, but not exactly like mine. Company A, as a preliminary step had me fill out an application prior to presenting me a contract offer. They would only present me an offer if the application was approved, which it was. I did not want to agree to the terms of the contract and declined the position. I then asked Company A to retract the application. I have signed a contract with Company B but the EP application was refused as Company A has not withdrawn the original application (this is 6 weeks later). I again requested Company A to cancel the app, the response I got was “I need my boss’s approval and to fill the position before we cancel it”

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:34 pm

They have to indicate the salary on the application. Out of curiosity, is it the same salary that was in the offer? I'd suspect possible trick here on the employers part, but what you said also sounds very likely. It is very Singaporean... "Cannot lah, must ask boss. Do not know how to deviate"

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Post by rparis » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 1:14 pm

I never got a medical check or progressed the Company A IPA passed the initial stage.

The official response from MOM regarding the Company B applicaiton:
"The applicant has recently submitted an application which is being processed. Please withdraw the previous applicaiton if you wish to submit this application."

When I communicated back and forth with them regarding the job, they told me the minimum required for the EP pass, but never told me my salary until I recieved an offer AFTER the application was approved. I declined for that, and a few other reasons that they were not willing to change.

As far as I am told, all they need to do is go online and cancel from the MOM website portal. So all I can think of is that they are trying to make it difficult for me.

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 1:31 pm

Which means it has not been approved actually and hence, the pending status. This is the tricky bit.

There are other regulars and moderators who are familiar with HR and MOM related stuff. See what do they have to say. :P

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Post by rparis » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 1:39 pm

Well the Company A application has been approved. Ive checked this status online. What the Company B HR rep told me is MOM will review the first application they get, if they approve it, they will not process subsequent applications. As in, they will not allow you to have two IPAs at the same time. I dont know if this is actually not true, and this could be an error in MOMs part? Can you have two IPAs at the same time?

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 1:41 pm

My bad. I just remembered something. Yes, you cannot have two IPAs at the same time but you can have an IPA issued while you are still on your work pass. I just got both situations mixed up. :oops:

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Finally...

Post by rparis » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 2:59 pm

Just an FYI (and in case anyone else runs into this situation), MOM cancelled the pass from Company A. I had to write an email to MOM stating my case. Company B also wrote an email and letter to MOM.

In the letter we had to provide documentation that we attempted to get in touch with Company A but that they were unwilling to cancel. MOM issued a letter to Company A 'reminding them of their duty cancel'. After 2 weeks of still no response from Company B, I got a notice from MOM that they cancelled it themselves. All in all it took about 3-1/2 weeks once I informed MOM.

Also, today I officially got my IPA!
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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 5:08 pm

Congratulations! And thanks for taking the time to update this thread as a reference for others who might find it useful in the future.
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 27 Mar 2012 5:17 pm

Yes, well done, and the feedback will help others in future.

Double bonus! :)

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