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automatic rejection of EP?

Postby w.penn » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 4:28 am

Is there anything on an applicants record that would cause their EP to be rejected automatically?
such as a misdemeanor, felony, or basic infraction? I imagine with Singapore's drug laws, any drug related offense will be frowned upon?

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Re: automatic rejection of EP?

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 8:19 am

w.penn wrote:Is there anything on an applicants record that would cause their EP to be rejected automatically?
such as a misdemeanor, felony, or basic infraction? I imagine with Singapore's drug laws, any drug related offense will be frowned upon?


Those are good starting points, yes.

I would say any previous crime committed in Singapore (especially immigration related offenses), deportation from anywhere, and any felonies would likely disqualify you. Of course, it's all negotiable depending on what you bring to the table. They may turn a blind-eye to a minor white-collar crime or two if you're the best candidate for CEO of Temasek or a drug offense if you're a bona-fide performing 'artiste' from Hollywood.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 8:37 am

w.penn, What are you getting at here? are you trying for yourself to get an EP and want to know if you are likely to get one or not?

Fact is, MOM treats every application as an individual one, as zzm stated, the likelihood is that a major offence will stop you from getting in, but we have heard on the forum of those with offences spent have had no issue.

MS is fairly good at advising on these kinds of cases, but, I think you need to put more information down.

Oh, if you are considering NOT disclosing an offence in order to try and dupe MOM, you may or may not get away with it to start with, but, the penalty for being caught later on (it does happen) is really going to be harsh, especially when you are financially tied in to a property etc and are deported and fined heavily.

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Re: automatic rejection of EP?

Postby the lynx » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 8:58 am

w.penn wrote:Is there anything on an applicants record that would cause their EP to be rejected automatically?
such as a misdemeanor, felony, or basic infraction? I imagine with Singapore's drug laws, any drug related offense will be frowned upon?


Hmm... From my experience (of observing other people with 'criminal records'), petty crimes committed in home country does not show up and the mentioned applicants still get approved for work pass if MOM sees fit.

But you are obliged to inform MOM if you have been convicted of any crime before, and IIRC, that box for you to tick is in your EP application form. So if you get rejected because of your history, you will know it well before you move to Singapore.

I'm sorry that I do not know more regarding spent convictions.

Here is the closest example of someone with criminal history, albeit her case was a pitiful one.
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic87255-0-asc-30.html

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Postby w.penn » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00 am

I wasn't really getting at anything, nor thinking I would be able to "dupe" MOM.
Honestly I am just curious, they seem to have a tight grip on crime in Singapore, so i kind of figured that MOM would bar criminals of any kind from getting an EP, PEP, etc. But I guess they have faith in the system they created.

thank you for your answers though, much appreciated.


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