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DP holder needs a LOC as self- employed teacher?

Postby Kefei » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:36 pm

Hi,
I am aware that my problem/ question has been touched in various topics. but I still don't have a clear picture. Can anybody kindly help me understand?

I am DP holder.
- and I want to give lessons to single person or in groups. Do I have to apply for a LOC anyway or starting with a certain amount of revenue?
- and I also want to work for a school. the school said that they will have to apply for a LOC for me. I have heard that if I've got a LOC as sole-proprietorship, then I won't get a LOC as employee. is it true?

I have called MOM and sent an email, but No response so far.

Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

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Re: DP holder needs a LOC as self- employed teacher?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:13 pm

Kefei wrote:Hi,
I am aware that my problem/ question has been touched in various topics. but I still don't have a clear picture. Can anybody kindly help me understand?

I am DP holder.
- and I want to give lessons to single person or in groups. Do I have to apply for a LOC anyway or starting with a certain amount of revenue?


You must register and business, then apply for an LOC via that business BEFORE you engage in any income earning activity. If you have done the search, you already know that this can be difficult, and has been done by several people who registered a sole proprietorship.

Kefei wrote:- and I also want to work for a school. the school said that they will have to apply for a LOC for me. I have heard that if I've got a LOC as sole-proprietorship, then I won't get a LOC as employee. is it true?

I have called MOM and sent an email, but No response so far.

Thanks a lot in advance for your help!


You have entered into uncharted territory, and no one here will know the answer. We do know this:

a) People on an EP or S-Pass simply can only work for one company at a time.
b) People on a PEP can work for more than one company at a time if MOM says it is OK.
c) People of PR do all sorts of things, just like SC.

I'd try for your LOC with your own business first. Then, I'd hire out as a contractor to the school under my business, as opposed to being an employee.

The alternative is to then apply for LOC with the school. If you do it in reverse order (school first, then your own company, I'd bet big dollars you will be summarily rejected for your company LOC as you already have employment.

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Postby Kefei » Fri, 12 Oct 2012 7:52 am

Thank you very much, StrongEagle!

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Postby movingtospore » Fri, 12 Oct 2012 4:36 pm

Hi, I did set up as a sole proprietor and worked for many. It can be done. But, don't expect much help from MOM. If you search under my 'nik you should find a thread explaining the process I used. Not saying that's the standard process...as things change here all the time...but it worked for me. And gave me some much-needed flexibility in my work. Good luck!


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