A few weeks ago I have received the Approval in Principle letter for a PEP. And a few days ago I have accepted an employment offer from a company in Singapore. Seems like I'm all set to move there soon.
It's the first time my future employer has an employee with a PEP, so they have as little experience in dealing with it as I have. The MOM website has a lot of information, but after thoroughly reading through it I still have a few open questions I hope this forum's members can help:
- the MOM website
lists two methods for collecting the PEP: a) EP Online and b) MOM counters (after appointment). However, it seems that for either method one needs a SingPass ID (in case of b for making the appointment). As I have not used a visa agency, is asking the "authorised company representative" of my future employer to apply via EP Online the right way forward?
- the website states also that "The foreigner must be in Singapore at the time this request is made". I understand that I need to be in SG for the actual pass collection (definitely if it includes fingerprinting), but do I need to be there even to make the appointment or at least kick off the process?
- how long does the total process take? Do they keep my passport during the process?
- do Europeans get fingerprinted (the website seems to indicate that it's dependent on your nationality but does not specify it further)?
Thank you for help!