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Post by asdfgh » Wed, 23 May 2012 7:58 pm

Hi All,

Lately I have been reading through this forum extensively and have learnt a lot from here. Thanks all.

I’m a Canadian national, a relatively recent engineering graduate from a good institution. I have about 1.5 years work experience in total. I accepted a job in Singapore in a company in the renewable energy sector. The position is of a junior engineer and pays USD 50k per annum. I have worked in Singapore in 2009 for a period of 7 months under the Training Employment Pass when my Dad was relocated there temporarily at that time. I am also aware about the current political climate and unpredictable nature of the employment pass system. I understand that some applications take a few hours and others a few weeks.
My company has applied for the employment pass about 3 weeks ago and the status is still pending. Is it likely for the pass to get rejected after waiting this long? I mean if the applicant does not meet the criteria, it should be rejected in early stages?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 May 2012 8:29 pm

Sad to say, but there is absolutely no correlation between how long it's been pending and whether or not it will or will not be rejected. We've seen them for a month or 6 weeks and then rejected as well as approved in 24 hours. All you can do is hang in there and wait it out.
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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Thank you

Post by asdfgh » Thu, 24 May 2012 10:57 am

Hello sms,

Thank you for your response. My employment pass has been approved!

I'll stick around this forum and help out others. Cheers!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 May 2012 12:05 pm

Congratulations. See Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus! :cool:
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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