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Re: EP for SLP Approved!!!

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 May 2012 12:49 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Galactophagist wrote:If you have been follwing this thread, then you may be interested to know:

In a complete surprise, the MoM approved my EP application this week! The surprise being that I hadn't been expecting any definitive word for months. Though I felt confident in my skills and experience garnering a pass, I was less so in MoM seeing it that way.

In the end it all just took about 10 weeks, which really isn't all that long.
There was no yelling or screaming on my end, just some patience.

Thanks for all of your information and advice. Looking forward to relocating!
Happy to hear that .. and possibly you have set the process for people of your skill set to breeze through :) :)
Provided they have exactly the same set of credentials, citizenship, family, age, etc., etc...........



Unlikely. :-|
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Re: EP for SLP Approved!!!

Post by ecureilx » Sun, 13 May 2012 1:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Provided they have exactly the same set of credentials, citizenship, family, age, etc., etc...........



Unlikely. :-|
beg to differ .. Galactophagist may have possibly helped MOM streamline the process by way of his application, so the next person coming will not be sent from pillar to pillar .. At the least, his efforts should have helped MOM to understand the due process .. From my experience, MOM people document new processes and areas they are not familiar with, or where there is nothing equivalent of SNB/SMC/SDC

Oh, SLT is an area where there is identified need for expertise as is Geriatric medicine .. If I count, there is about a dozen openings unfilled in Govt Hospitals ..

Share some love will you, especially on Mother's day .. .. :)

carteki: about the anesthesiologist - from what I know, from short listing to clearing council paperworks takes less than 3 months .. I know it because of a distant relative started work recently .. oh, Graduated from the Sub-Continent on a Scholarship program !!!!!!

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Long delay in EP approval

Post by wfx3501 » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 1:49 pm

My EP is pending for approval for close to 75 days now. I gave my PR couple of years back and trying to come back. The status shows the application will take more than 1 week as it requires input from other government agencies, but no luck till date. Anyone come across similar scenario? Anyone experienced delay as long as 70+ days?

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 3:53 pm

Well as we have seen from many posters on this forum, the EP application processing time can vary quite a lot, although 75 days does seem like a long time. When you cancelled your PR did you withdraw all your CPF funds? I can imagine that such an action would probably have a significant impact on your current EP application. Although they didn't immediately reject you so I guess there is still some hope. All you as the employee can do is sit and wait for a decision, but the employer could presumably call and check the status. But whether they would get any response other than "the application is being processed" is another matter.
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Post by wfx3501 » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 4:45 pm

Thanks for your quick response. Yes, I did withdraw my CPF after cancelling PR. As you mentioned, my employer is getting the default reply from MOM that the application is still under processing and pending for inputs from other government agencies. They are checking with MOM almost every week and the only additional input shared by MOM is that there is no need to submit any additional documents. I think the only option for me is to patiently wait!!!

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 5:15 pm

Yep, it sounds like the waiting game is your only option (apart from working on a backup plan in case this doesn't work out). Please update us when you get some news as this case may be helpful as background info for other people in similar situations in the future.
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Post by wfx3501 » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 1:11 pm

Sure I will post an update once MOM announce the decision. As of now my waiting continues...!!! The only advise received by my employer is wait or withdraw!!!!

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Post by wfx3501 » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 2:06 am

Finally my EP got approved...after a long wait of almost 90 days!!!! No clue on why it took long time, but more important is that the end result turned out to be positive...:-)

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Post by Mi Amigo » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 9:57 pm

Congratulations. So it seems that cancelling a PR and withdrawing CPF funds is not always a death knell for future stays in Singapore; albeit under EP (via MOM) rather than PR (via ICA).
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:03 pm

We've had Ex-PR's come back several times and generally have no problem getting EPs. The problem comes when they was PR again. That's when, if not rejected out right, they will learn that they need to replace ALL the CPF withdrawn complete with the interest AND any interest that would have accrued had the funds been left there. Even then, there is no guarantee.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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