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Automatic EP Cancellation

Postby nani1986 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:47 am

Hi I have EP in hand, If I leave Singapore temporarily for 2 to 3 months, is my EP will be cancelled automatically?

How long I can stay in out side of Singapore?

Please reply it is very urgent and important to me.

Your help on this will be greatly appreciated.

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Postby beppi » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 5:39 am

Your EP remains valid through long periods of physical absence from Singapore, as long as you are still employed by the Singapore company mentioned on it - that means your salary remains paid (and taxed) in Singapore.
But as if your employment in Singapore ends (even in case of a transfer to your company's foreign subsidiary), the EP will be cancelled.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:42 am

beppi wrote:Your EP remains valid through long periods of physical absence from Singapore, as long as you are still employed by the Singapore company mentioned on it - that means your salary remains paid (and taxed) in Singapore.
But as if your employment in Singapore ends (even in case of a transfer to your company's foreign subsidiary), the EP will be cancelled.


Not to nit pick .. but .. during the validity of the pass, as long as your employer doesn't notify MOM, your pass is still valid !!!

BTW, I came to know that that MOM has asked explanation from one employer, when they had people employed but not paid, like one who went on a two months no-pay leave ..

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Re: Automatic EP Cancellation

Postby the lynx » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:43 am

nani1986 wrote:Hi I have EP in hand, If I leave Singapore temporarily for 2 to 3 months, is my EP will be cancelled automatically?

No. Unless your employer requests for it to be cancelled.

How long I can stay in out side of Singapore?

Not mentioned. As long as you're paying income tax to Singapore and still being paid by your Singaporean company for your absence or your job requires you to travel.

Please reply it is very urgent and important to me.

Your help on this will be greatly appreciated.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:22 am

ecureilx wrote:
beppi wrote:Your EP remains valid through long periods of physical absence from Singapore, as long as you are still employed by the Singapore company mentioned on it - that means your salary remains paid (and taxed) in Singapore.
But as if your employment in Singapore ends (even in case of a transfer to your company's foreign subsidiary), the EP will be cancelled.


Not to nit pick .. but .. during the validity of the pass, as long as your employer doesn't notify MOM, your pass is still valid !!!

BTW, I came to know that that MOM has asked explanation from one employer, when they had people employed but not paid, like one who went on a two months no-pay leave ..


Have also done the same. Had one return to India to get medical attention for his back, went for 3 month UPL but after 5 months we finally terminated him as he conveniently forgot to notify or even contact us. Was a good employee for just under 5 years too. So never can tell.

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Postby kondao » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:17 pm

Hi guys, would like to know if it is possible to cancel old EP and issue new EP at one time, let's say I book cancellation appointment at 8.00 and the issuance at 8.30 on same day?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby beppi » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 3:10 pm

Given the fact that the old EP needs to be cancelled by your previous and the new one applied for by your next employer (you cannot do any of these yourself), I don't think your idea is feasible.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 3:16 pm

beppi wrote:Given the fact that the old EP needs to be cancelled by your previous and the new one applied for by your next employer (you cannot do any of these yourself), I don't think your idea is feasible.


Well since an IPA for new EP can be issued while the candidate is still holding onto current EP, I can see why not. It is only a matter of coordination between two employers, though it may be not possible.

@kondao, you won't be able to get new EP within the same day. At most, you can only submit all the documents as EP card will only be issued after 3 (?) working days after submission at MOM with finger printing.


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