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PEP Application Case Study: An approval and a rejection

Postby steeveendee » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 9:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I've been lurking for a while reading all of the great information here (thank you one and all) and have recently applied for 2 x PEP visas, one for me and one for a close friend.

I thought this information might be useful for anyone who is considering applying, and maybe give some inspiration or confirmation to those who are sitting on the fence.

Here are the results:

Applicant 1: PEP Approved
Bio: Male, 30+, Caucasian
Citizenship: British (temporary resident in Australia)
Education: High School only (no masters unfortunately ;-)
Current Role: Manager, Software
Salary: $130k SGD per annum

Applicant 2: PEP Declined
Bio: Female, 30+, Eurasian
Citizenship: Australian
Education: High School, no degree
Current Role: Project Secretary, Mining
Salary: $100k+ SGD per annum

Neither applicants have job offers in Singapore, nor any dependants.

We sent both applications to a helpful resident (family via marriage) who lodged the applications at SingPost for us. We included passport biodata copies (not notarised), resumes and payslips along with the application forms.

Lodged in early March 2012, both applications had responses after 4 weeks.

I hope this is of help to someone, feel free to ask me any questions and I'll try to answer!

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:42 pm

Interesting on your declined case. Are you sure her salary might not have been a bit lower? They're pretty clear it needs to be $8k per month mininum for those overseas, and S$100k is just barely above that threshold.

I'll throw my own details into the pot to help:


Applicant 3: PEP Approved
Bio: Male, 30+, Caucasian
Citizenship: American
Education: also High School only
Role at time of application: From the official MOM list - "Information Security Manager" (although the Information Technology Security Specialist is more appropriate IMO)
Notes: I was in Singapore already for six months (almost to the day) on an EP P1. I had my approval in about six working days.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:45 pm

Also note the role of work. I guess it would have been also taken into Account.
- A Manager in IT
- A Project Secretary in Mining

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Postby steeveendee » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:54 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Are you sure her salary might not have been a bit lower?


We quoted $100,502SGD (per the exchange rate at time of application)

singaporeflyer wrote:Also note the role of work


I think you hit the nail on the head there. We were prepared for rejection for that application, given the role (even though the salary met the mark)

Dime a dozen and all that, no offense to Project Secretaries ;-)

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Postby singaporeflyer » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 9:07 am

singaporeflyer wrote:Also note the role of work


I meant to say the role that has shortage in Singapore may have been given the preference. That is what I meant.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:53 am

Same thing, what.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 6:14 pm

No same lah. Got different name
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Postby cw1483 » Fri, 27 Apr 2012 8:12 am

Hi steeveendee,

Thanks for the post, this is so informative.

So when are you moving to Singapore? Did you pick up your visa yet?

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Postby steeveendee » Fri, 11 May 2012 10:03 pm

Hi cw1483,

Sorry, I missed your message.

I have organised interviews coming up at the end of May - luckily managed to get to Singapore on tail end of a business trip to HK.

I'm not going to "officially" pick up my PEP until I have secured a job, to make sure I get the most mileage out of the 6 month periods. This will give me time for researching real estate options too.

I'll be moving to Singapore once I have a job offer, maybe in July.


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