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Moving to Singapore :EP and DP for my daughter

Postby pkx » Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:16 pm

Hi All,

I am planning to move to Singapore from the UK. I will still be working for the UK govt 60% of my time and 40% for Singapore govt. I hold an Indian passport. Singapore office is applying for a Employment Pass Application Form
(For Sponsorship cases) and they say it may up to 5 weeks in my case. This came as a real shocker as we have made arrangements to leave our house in UK. Could you clarify a couple of things for me please?

1. Can I move to Singapore on a tourist visa and when the EP is ready, I can move to that status? I could still work for the UK office from home and will start the Singapore job when the EP is ready?

2. Does the fact that my EP application is in the process affect my eligibility for a tourist pass?

3. Can my daughters Dependant pass application be submitted separately or should it be submitted along with my EP application? Can she star her school without a dependant pass (She has a french passport)?

Thanks
pkx

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 9:28 am

You should not enter the country until you have your IPA (in-principle approval) letter in hand for your EP.

Your daughter's DP application must be submitted with your EP, or after your EP is granted. She cannot start school without a DP or Student Pass.

You may be able to successfully flout the advise above about entering the country, but due so at your own risk. You may be violating immigration laws, and you'll definitely create confusion and hassle for yourself in the future. Do you always give up your residence before finding out the details on the destination you're moving too? :rolleyes:

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Postby Saint » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:48 am

You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 2:20 pm

Saint wrote:You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?


I was just thinking the same, if they decide to not approve then you are stuck working for the government or not!
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Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 4:58 pm

nutnut wrote:
Saint wrote:You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?


I was just thinking the same, if they decide to not approve then you are stuck working for the government or not!


Indian = over confidence that the rules can be flouted. It's almost genetic.
Now I'm called PNGMK

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Postby taxico » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 5:06 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
nutnut wrote:
Saint wrote:You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?


I was just thinking the same, if they decide to not approve then you are stuck working for the government or not!


Indian = over confidence that the rules can be flouted. It's almost genetic.


they have masters.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 5:59 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
nutnut wrote:
Saint wrote:You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?


I was just thinking the same, if they decide to not approve then you are stuck working for the government or not!


Indian = over confidence that the rules can be flouted. It's almost genetic.


In this case though, I would say:

Indian coming from UK = Superiority complex and looking down upon Singapore, may be after reading in this forum that EPs get approved in 1 day or 2 days at worst.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 9:58 pm

Wd40 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
nutnut wrote:
Saint wrote:You seem to be taking it for granted that your EP will be approved?


I was just thinking the same, if they decide to not approve then you are stuck working for the government or not!


Indian = over confidence that the rules can be flouted. It's almost genetic.


In this case though, I would say:

Indian coming from UK = Superiority complex and looking down upon Singapore, may be after reading in this forum that EPs get approved in 1 day or 2 days at worst.


+1
The OP never thought that EPs can be rejected too. The only concern is the delay.


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