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SignPass for PEP and PEP for SignPass

Post by Holloway77 » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 8:09 pm

Dear All! I hope you are all doing fine.

After couple of years in London, couple in Barcelona and others around the world, my girflriend an I are planning to relocate to Singapore.
We are both >6 years of professionial experience in Multinationals, both >8000 SGD gross per month and although the Singapore website are created with a lovely attention for details, I am getting quite confused:

Do I need a SignPass to apply for a PEP? and do I need a PEP to apply for a SignPass? I am getting quite confused here.

I know we still have 4 weeks before the PEP requirements move from 8k to 18k (isn't that A LOT?!?!) and I hope some good samaritan could help me understand?

thanks a lot!
David

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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 9:56 pm

Basically you need a SingPass to apply for a PEP, or a local person / company to make the application on your behalf here (if you are applying from overseas). Have a read of this new thread from today which has info on the new criteria that apply from 1st December. There's a link from that post to the MOM website where you can find more details on the PEP application process. Also, I'd recommend using the search function (above here and to the right, underneath the 'Profile' button) to have a dig around the forum; the PEP is quite a popular area of discussion these days, so you should find some useful comments that way.
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Post by anbu_th » Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:33 pm

apply early as possible!

New measures seems very high salary for PEP but compare with UK unlimited work permit (GBP150K) still lesser. even though if you have job offer no need to worry the company shall apply EP!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:55 pm

Unless their current salary is at least $18,000/mo SGD equivalent, They are not going to get a PEP under the new guidelines.
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Post by movingtospore » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 9:23 am

You also need a job offer and/or business more or less established before you can apply for a pass (a PEP, EP, etc). If your company is relocating you (? didn't seem like they are) you should be OK but otherwise, SP will not just give you a PEP. Especially these days - they're not liking foreigners much at the moment.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 9:47 am

movingtospore, this is incorrect. You do NOT need a job offer and/or business in order to apply for the PEP. EP: Yes; PEP is based on your own self and is not tied to any employer. You are self sponsored.
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