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EP and SVP - We need help!

Post by Annie » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 10:57 pm

Hiya

Best news ever is that my husband has managed to get a transfer to Singapore. We're flying out on 11 Jan with a view to him starting work on 17 Jan.

I''ve resigned from my job, tenants are moving into our house first week of Jan, the furnitures in storage etc but we're having sleepless nights about his EP application/entry requirements. (Its the first time that his company have sent anyone overseas and we're not convinced they know what they are doing.) Can you help us get a good night's sleep?

1) In order to get into Singapore do we just apply for a short term visit pass on arrival at the checkpoint? Apart from passport and onward flight is there anything else we need for this?

2) Do originals of education certificates need to be sent with the EP application. Or will certified copies be OK?

3) Do you have to wait for the EP to be approved before sending off for a Dependants Pass?

3) I'm a couple of months pregnant - do we need to inform the authorities?

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: EP and SVP - We need help!

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 11:44 am

I can answer a couple of your questions.
Annie wrote:1) In order to get into Singapore do we just apply for a short term visit pass on arrival at the checkpoint? Apart from passport and onward flight is there anything else we need for this?
If your employer has done his work in a timely fashion, he will receive and approval in principle letter which should be forwarded to you. That's all you need to get in.

In the event that you do not receive the letter, and since you are flying from the UK, you can enter on a social pass which gives you 90 days to get things straightened out. You do not need a visa from the UK. Just mark your embarkation card that you are coming for a visit.
2) Do originals of education certificates need to be sent with the EP application. Or will certified copies be OK?
You don't even need certified copies... just a copy off the copy machine. I scanned my diploma on a scanner and printed it on a color printer. They asked if it was an original because if it was, they would not accept it.
3) Do you have to wait for the EP to be approved before sending off for a Dependants Pass?
Don't know for sure but I think the dependent's pass is filed at the same time. See the MoM website at:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,12 ... --,00.html

http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,12 ... --,00.html
3) I'm a couple of months pregnant - do we need to inform the authorities?
From the immigration website:

http://app.ica.gov.sg/travellers/entry/ ... ements.asp

"Women who are 6 months or more than 6 months pregnant and intend to enter Singapore for social visit, should make prior application through the nearest Singapore overseas mission."

So, if you are less than 6 months pregnant and coming in on a social pass, you don't need to do anything. I guess the idea is that you won't domino while here on your 90 day pass.

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Post by Guest » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 5:59 pm

Cheers for spending time getting back to us. V much appreciated.

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