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EP visa experiences

Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 7:05 pm

Hello

I recently got rejection from MOM for the EP visa and they dont really provide much information on why the application was rejected. If you are having good work experience and education certificates, do you think it is then only the case of having too low salary on the application?

I'm still waiting for more information from MOM, but do you think i can resubmit the application with higher salary or how could one proceed with such matter?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 8:19 pm

The primary factors are:

Your salary
Your work experience
Your unique skillset
Your education (the higher your salary this matters less)
The size/value of the company applying for you
Your race/nationality
Your criminal/immigration record


Don't expect an explanation from MOM as to why you were rejected.

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Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks, yeah i guess they are not going to explain their decisions really. Very weird really as everything should be in order, just my salary might have been a bit lowball figure and the company was just formed, so it doesnt have a long track record. Do you think it has any effect that i'm a shareholder in the business?

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Re: EP visa experiences

Postby JR8 » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 8:51 pm

jsompinm wrote:Hello

I recently got rejection from MOM for the EP visa and they dont really provide much information on why the application was rejected. If you are having good work experience and education certificates, do you think it is then only the case of having too low salary on the application?

I'm still waiting for more information from MOM, but do you think i can resubmit the application with higher salary or how could one proceed with such matter?


How/why is it that you are filing your EP application? They are filed by the employer not the employee.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 9:34 pm

Maybe he HR?

:lol:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 9:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Maybe he HR?

:lol:


Yeah yeah :)

Damned site easier to help when the OP spells out the situation, rather than we all have to follow along playing a guessing game*...




* Not aimed at the OP here, it was another thread this week where everyone was trying to help, but simply didn't have the base data on which to give focused advice...

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Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:54 pm

Sorry people, didnt get the notification of replies. The business is set up with a local singapore citizen and the company would be applying the visa for me. It is just the two of us in the beginning, so thats why i happen to know about the procedure. So it is the employer (my business partner, singapore citizen) who did the submission etc.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:13 pm

One not uncommon problem seems to be start-ups with virtual offices. Do you have a physical office address?



p.s. I am by no means an expert on this subject, so consider this just my 2c while waiting for the SMEs to come along later... :)

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Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:20 pm

The business is registered at my business partners place (hdb flat) as the nature of the business is such that we wont be needing a separate physical office. So it is not big established business, but one has to start somewhere...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:23 pm

A brand new start up that doesn't pay enough and wants to immediately hire an EP sounds like a scam through and through.

View A

Person who wants to immigrate to Singapore hooks up with local who is happy to take money to set up scam company that then applies for EP. No matter what the so called salary is, it gets kicked back anyway to the local. Conclusion: Scam

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You are setting up a new company in Singapore. The only reason you need foreign talent is because you cannot find skill sets. Skill sets in demand cost a lot more than the minimum... therefore, scam.

See, if you were actually a valuable foreigner, your proposed salary would have to be competitive with what other companies pay... otherwise, you are not qualified or it is a scam.

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Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:31 pm

Well, i do understand that newly formed companies might look suspicious from MOM's perspective. But as i said before, one has to start from somewhere. And we do have a number of clients and contracts already in the pipeline, just that there is no way to inform MOM about such things when doing the application. They only documents they require are education certificates and passport.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:44 pm

jsompinm wrote:Well, i do understand that newly formed companies might look suspicious from MOM's perspective. But as i said before, one has to start from somewhere. And we do have a number of clients and contracts already in the pipeline, just that there is no way to inform MOM about such things when doing the application. They only documents they require are education certificates and passport.


That is patently incorrect. Contracts "in the pipeline" are like chickens that are yet to hatch... still eggs. But if you have real contracts that require your talents, then you create the documentation... you submit it manually, you request an appointment.

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Postby jsompinm » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:59 pm

Strong Eagle, i believe you are trying to help, but there is no reason to talk about me being a scammer. The business is real, contracts are real, there is money coming in and things are moving fast forward.

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Postby beppi » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 8:21 pm

If I remember correctly, a business at a residential HDB address (I assume you applied for the HDB home office scheme) isn't allowed to have employees.

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Postby jsompinm » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 8:26 pm

The HDB home office scheme allows 2 non-residents who could be employees, shareholders, partners etc.


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