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PEP to EP.. relatively easy?

Postby macaroonie » Sun, 13 May 2012 10:10 pm

For all those who were on a PEP and then re-applied for an ordinary EP, was the transition and approval relatively easy? Are the odds of approval high or is the approval really like a brand new approval? Does the company need to apply for the EP or does the individual do it? Many thanks!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 May 2012 12:17 am

The employer has to apply for it. We've not seen any attempts as of yet as it's only 5 years since the PEP programme was started (Jan 2007). So it will be interesting to find out. I'm assuming it may be of some difficulty as when the PEP first came out is was supposed to be a stepping stone to PR, not as a 5 year uninterrupted visa that you could job hop with. Keep us posted as to whether it is easy or not.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 14 May 2012 8:58 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: as it's only 5 months


SMS meant years, not months

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 14 May 2012 9:04 am

zzm9980 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: as it's only 5 months


SMS meant years, not months


OOoh....Mr. "I'm an artiste" is too cool to proofread his posts....

Kidding. :P Took care of it. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 May 2012 10:02 am

I can't type as fast as I think. I was thinking when I was typing "it only been 5 years & 5 months since it started" :oops:

Thanks. :wink:

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Postby Saint » Thu, 17 May 2012 2:46 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The employer has to apply for it. We've not seen any attempts as of yet as it's only 5 years since the PEP programme was started (Jan 2007). So it will be interesting to find out. I'm assuming it may be of some difficulty as when the PEP first came out is was supposed to be a stepping stone to PR, not as a 5 year uninterrupted visa that you could job hop with. Keep us posted as to whether it is easy or not.


Just found out that a mate of mine who's PEP 5 year is nearly up has successfully been granted an EP with very little difficulty.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 May 2012 3:18 pm

Interesting. Hopefully, it's the harbinger of good news? :)

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Postby carteki » Fri, 18 May 2012 4:41 pm

If I remember correctly there are a couple of members of the board whose PEP's are exipring soon (from prev threads) - hopefully they'll share their experiences.

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Postby macaroonie » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 9:00 pm

As promised i am coming back to share my experience, employer applied for an ordinary EP after my PEP expired and it was not a problem, got approved pretty quickly.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 9:22 pm

Saint, what was your friend's ethnicity? So far we only have Caucasians. Anybody know of others who have successfully made the reverse transition successfully?

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Postby Saint » Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:08 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Saint, what was your friend's ethnicity? So far we only have Caucasians. Anybody know of others who have successfully made the reverse transition successfully?


A good ole Brit (Caucasian)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:17 am

This is starting to get interesting. Anybody out there who knows of anybody of any other ethnicity who has made the trek back with no problems?


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