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Employment Pass Questions

Postby Zeke » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 5:59 pm

Hello!

I visited Singapore few months ago and i really liked it. i am seriously considering to re allocate there and i am doing a small research about job/work permits.

As far as i understand i will need an employment pass in order to work in singapore. So i checked the form and the documents you have to submit in order to be accepted. All good except on the form it says that you need to state your previous income.

My questions are will a higher income help me to get accepted or it is irrelevant? And incase you are self employed (as i am) how can you state a fixed income when your income isnt fixed every month?

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Postby beppi » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 9:36 pm

If you are talking about a normal EP:
The application is not filled by you, but your employer. They have experience and will know what to put there. You cannot do it yourself.

If you are talking about a PEP (Personalized Employment Pass):
Your previous fixed salary must be above S$8000/month to qualify. All bonuses and other irregular income is excluded and will not be considered. I guess that rules out any self-employed getting a PEP.

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Postby Zeke » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 9:55 pm

thanks for the quick reply beppi,

i am talking about the normal EP!

also what do you think about the "will a higher income help me to get accepted or it is irrelevant?" <<--- i am talking about the income i have now

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Postby beppi » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:07 pm

MoM's criteria for EP approval are confidential, and subject to constant change.
In any case, the salary you'll get in Singapore will have a MUCH greater impact on your chances for approval.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 8:33 am

Beppi is correct, the offered salary is most likely much more important.

However, whenever MOM asks about income, they are talking about your fixed income before bonuses, commissions, etc. (Yes, this can screw over sales people.)

When MOM asked for my income for my EP (actually, an agency asked who filled out my application forms), I don't believe I had to provide any documents to demonstrate said income. That said, it is a crime to lie. If MOM catches you, you will lose your pass, be deported, most likely barred from future entry, and possibly face prison time.


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