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Safe to resign after EP approval online?

Postby labixioxin » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 7:56 pm

Hi guys, just wanted to know if its safe to resign from my existing company. New company applied an EP for me, but was previously rejected. Appealed, and it has now been approved. I've checked the status online and it shows as approved. However, HR haven't got back to me with the IPA letter and when I can go and collect the pass.

New company would like me to start in a month, but i have to give a month's notice to my existing employer too. I'm currently working overseas.

Ideally, it would be best if I could take a day or two off, fly down and get my EP, but that would be quite an expensive trip, since I would have to fly back again when i start work.

Had a read through this 2010 post, but that's almost 2 years old and wanted more advice:
ftopic68041.html

No flaming please cause I've got a masters.

Cheers.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 8:19 pm

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Re: Safe to resign after EP approval online?

Postby wwww » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 9:39 pm

labixioxin wrote:
No flaming please cause I've got a masters.



:shock: :D :???:

Is it just me or is this forum exceptionally entertaining today?

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Re: Safe to resign after EP approval online?

Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:42 pm

labixioxin wrote:Hi guys, just wanted to know if its safe to resign from my existing company. New company applied an EP for me, but was previously rejected. Appealed, and it has now been approved. I've checked the status online and it shows as approved. However, HR haven't got back to me with the IPA letter and when I can go and collect the pass.

New company would like me to start in a month, but i have to give a month's notice to my existing employer too. I'm currently working overseas.

Ideally, it would be best if I could take a day or two off, fly down and get my EP, but that would be quite an expensive trip, since I would have to fly back again when i start work.

Had a read through this 2010 post, but that's almost 2 years old and wanted more advice:
ftopic68041.html

No flaming please cause I've got a masters.

Cheers.


I'm gonna ignore that comedic line for this.

Have you actually confirmed this with your first employer? Was there even communication that the HR is going or not going to proceed with your pass issuance?

Confirm that part first then only you are able to decide on how you should move.

In case you do not know, you need to collect your IPA, perform your medical checkup (if required for your case), submit the results, HR will get another document for you, you head over to MOM and submit documents and do finger-printing and photo submission and 3 days later you will get the card.

Actually you can already start work once you have your IPA with you. (oh wait SMS is this correct?)

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Re: Safe to resign after EP approval online?

Postby labixioxin » Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:20 am

the lynx wrote:
labixioxin wrote:Hi guys, just wanted to know if its safe to resign from my existing company. New company applied an EP for me, but was previously rejected. Appealed, and it has now been approved. I've checked the status online and it shows as approved. However, HR haven't got back to me with the IPA letter and when I can go and collect the pass.

New company would like me to start in a month, but i have to give a month's notice to my existing employer too. I'm currently working overseas.

Ideally, it would be best if I could take a day or two off, fly down and get my EP, but that would be quite an expensive trip, since I would have to fly back again when i start work.

Had a read through this 2010 post, but that's almost 2 years old and wanted more advice:
ftopic68041.html

No flaming please cause I've got a masters.

Cheers.


I'm gonna ignore that comedic line for this.

Have you actually confirmed this with your first employer? Was there even communication that the HR is going or not going to proceed with your pass issuance?

Confirm that part first then only you are able to decide on how you should move.

In case you do not know, you need to collect your IPA, perform your medical checkup (if required for your case), submit the results, HR will get another document for you, you head over to MOM and submit documents and do finger-printing and photo submission and 3 days later you will get the card.

Actually you can already start work once you have your IPA with you. (oh wait SMS is this correct?)


Thanks Lynx. HR passed me the offer letter to sign and told me that they will apply for the issuance.

I can't seem to find a link on MOM website that says I can start work with an IPA. Can someone confirm this?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Aug 2012 6:52 am

Not in all cases. The IPA will state whether or not they are able to start work before issuance of Hard Copy Pass. Read the IPA. Also, the employer will know as well and if not allowed, shouldn't put you into the field until it is.


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