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PEP Local Contact

Postby randomluser » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 2:08 am

Hi all

although I have a PR application pending, I'm pretty much resigned to the near-certainty that it will be rejected - even though I waited the requisite 3 years, have a fairly decent wage, etc.

so to the PEP. There is a field there for a local contact person (with NRIC and everything). I initially thought this was like a loan guarantor - which means I am not comfortable approaching anyone I know to put their name there.

a quick search of the forum archive turns out that this local contact person is for sending communications to - I assume for foreign PEP applicants who aren't in Singapore.

is this correct? can I put my contact info there? (or leave it blank)? or has that field morphed into a guarantor-type field somehow?

thanks.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 8:13 am

You can handle all communications yourself for the PEP. There is still a field to list a "Reference" and their NRIC #. You have made at least one SC or PR friend in three years of working here, right?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 8:39 am

zzm9980 wrote:You can handle all communications yourself for the PEP. There is still a field to list a "Reference" and their NRIC #. You have made at least one SC or PR friend in three years of working here, right?


If he hasn't, I don't know why he wants to stay.....

But then again, maybe he's sayin' sumtin' wid his nick. :-k

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Postby randomluser » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 5:41 pm

Gee thanks folks.

Loan guarantors aren't a joke, I would not ask any of my friends to do that regardless (or perhaps because) of my level of friendship with them.

I thought the local contact thing was in the same vein. Turns out it isn't.

Anyway this is the definitive page that I found -

http://ifaq.mom.gov.sg/ExploreFaq.aspx? ... gory=29020

Q: Why do I need to provide the details of a local contact person for Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) applications?

A: The Ministry of Manpower requires a local contact (Singaporean citizen or PR of at least 21 years of age) in the event of an emergency. Your local contact person is not liable for your Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) application in any way.


It's the liability that was a concern for me.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 6:13 pm

Sorry, I meant to say it the reference has no financial implications, but apparently forgot to while being snarky. :twisted:

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Postby randomluser » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:25 pm

knee-jerk reaction from the deluge of masters? :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:32 pm

That was changed only about two years ago for that exact reason. Before it alluded to financial implications, but they have since clarified it. Too many masters holders were have having problems with it. :cool:

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Postby randomluser » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 7:16 am

Ah, ok. So there used to be a legitimate liability risk for any SC or PR (and thus my concerns used to have some validity). Thanks for the enlightenment.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 7:24 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That was changed only about two years ago for that exact reason. Before it alluded to financial implications, but they have since clarified it. Too many masters holders were have having problems with it. :cool:

Seems it was only at the very beginning of the PEP's existence. I applied for PEP (online) in late 2007 / early 2008 and did not have it.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 7:43 am

x9200 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:That was changed only about two years ago for that exact reason. Before it alluded to financial implications, but they have since clarified it. Too many masters holders were have having problems with it. :cool:

Seems it was only at the very beginning of the PEP's existence. I applied for PEP (online) in late 2007 / early 2008 and did not have it.


I handled a PEP for an American in 2010. The form still required me to "guarantee" the applicant. Not there in 2011.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 9:40 am

Weird because it was definitely not with mine. Just a local PR/SC contact with no further obligations. It looks like they might have changed the rules some few times.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:41 am

mine was the same x9200, that was also in 2010! Weird
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