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Letter of consent for DP holder (of an EP holder)

Postby Mommy david » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 1:58 pm

Dear friends,

I am a DP holder of EP. Recently I had an interview, and thet asked when I can start work. I know that for DP holder can work as far that the LOC been approved. So my question are:
1. My spouse EP will end in less than a year, so my DP will be renew too. In that case, will my LOC will be expired too? So my company will need to renew my LOC too? And during this renewal period can I still work (cause I read in MOM website that we only can work if we have valid LOC)?

2. If my company apply LOC for me, do my spouse company need to cancelmy DP before they submit LOC via EPonline? In this case, will I get employee pass card after the LOC approved?

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Re: Letter of consent for DP holder (of an EP holder)

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 2:43 pm

Mommy david wrote:Dear friends,

I am a DP holder of EP. Recently I had an interview, and thet asked when I can start work. I know that for DP holder can work as far that the LOC been approved. So my question are:
1. My spouse EP will end in less than a year, so my DP will be renew too. In that case, will my LOC will be expired too? YES So my company will need to renew my LOC too? YES And during this renewal period can I still work (cause I read in MOM website that we only can work if we have valid LOC)? YES, provided your spouse's EP has not expired or was rejected.

2. If my company apply LOC for me, do my spouse company need to cancelmy DP before they submit LOC via EPonline? NO In this case, will I get employee pass card after the LOC approved? NO

You will continue to be on a DP. The letter of Consent will expire and needs to be renewed in line with your spouse's EP. Once your spouse has his EP renewed, the Letter of Consent needs to be renewed online. This should be done 4 weeks before expire of the LoC.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... newal.aspx

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Postby Mommy david » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 8:37 pm

Dear SMS,

Thank you so much for your reply, so fast, I am very grateful.

I have 1 more query, let say I want to obtain EP instead of applying LOC (just for precaution if my spouse's EP renewal is rejected) then what should I do? Can my company apply EP instead of LOC for me? I know that dependant pass of SPass holder can apply for EP. 

I also read in this forum, a DP holder can apply for EP & once IPA issued, the DP need tobe cancelled. Please see on below link:
ptopic69133.html

Please advice. Thank you

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Postby movingtospore » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 8:48 pm

I don't know for sure what it's like now, but it used to be much quicker to get a LOC approved than a new EP. Either you or your employer can apply for the LOC - if it's you, you should get a letter of offer from them as part of the documentation containing all the details - salary etc etc.

They could then apply for an EP for you.

Don't have to do it that way but it should be quick.

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Postby Mommy david » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 8:48 pm

Dear SMS,

Thank you so much for your reply, so fast, I am very grateful.

I have 1 more query, let say I want to obtain EP instead of applying LOC (just for precaution if my spouse's EP renewal is rejected) then what should I do? Can my company apply EP instead of LOC for me? I know that dependant pass of SPass holder can apply for EP. 

I also read in this forum, a DP holder can apply for EP & once IPA issued, the DP need tobe cancelled. Please see on below link:
ptopic69133.html

Please advice. Thank you

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Postby Mommy david » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:20 pm

@movingtosingapore,

Thank you for your reply. So after my LOC is approved then my company can apply an EP for me? 

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:44 am

Mommy david wrote:Dear SMS,

Thank you so much for your reply, so fast, I am very grateful.

I have 1 more query, let say I want to obtain EP instead of applying LOC (just for precaution if my spouse's EP renewal is rejected) then what should I do? Can my company apply EP instead of LOC for me? I know that dependant pass of SPass holder can apply for EP. 

I also read in this forum, a DP holder can apply for EP & once IPA issued, the DP need tobe cancelled. Please see on below link:
ptopic69133.html

Please advice. Thank you


Just be aware that there are very few conditions that need to be met in order to get a LOC. For an EP, you must meet minimum education and salary requirements. You should review on the MOM website whether or not you would qualify for an EP.

If the answer is yes, then you should determine if it is a P1 or other EP that you qualify for. If it is a P1, then the probably of being approved is greater than for other EP's... which have been rejected in increasing numbers since the government crackdown on "foreign talent".

I don't have enough information to tell you whether it would be better to apply for the EP first, and then apply for a LOC if the EP fails, or to do it the other way around. Perhaps SMS or someone else can comment on this.

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Postby Mommy david » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:49 am

@Strong Eagle,

Thank you for your reply. :)

I am previously an EP holder, resigned because I need to take care of my child. Which one is likely to be approved between LOC or EP? I also know that government is tightening the number of foreign worker. My friend's SPass application is rejected too. That's why we also afraid if later my DP & my son's DP can't be renewed, and we are thinking of asking the company to apply an EP for me. 
 
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Postby colio » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 9:42 am

MommyDavid: A DPLOC is much easier to obtain than an EP.

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Postby morenangpinay » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:48 am

even if you did have an EP before, the situation today can't guarantee you an EP. Many EP holders no longer qualify for EP and have been issued with SPass instead and many companies can no longer fulfill the quota. it would be better to try LOC or if you are set on trying EP, you can try the self assessment tool .http://sat.mom.gov.sg/satservlet. but take note of the disclaimer

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Postby yk2366 » Wed, 01 May 2013 10:38 pm

Mommy david wrote:@movingtosingapore,

Thank you for your reply. So after my LOC is approved then my company can apply an EP for me? 


I have a question on this too. If I apply for LOC first (to get it faster than EP), does that mean that when I apply for EP after with my LOC, there is a higher chance that the government will not 'grant' it because i already have some kind of working pass?

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Sole priprieter-LOC rejected

Postby Krishk » Sun, 04 May 2014 7:55 am

Hi, I recently registered for sole proprietor through BIZ file and applied for LOC. After a month received a regret letter that my application is unsuccessful. Can I appeal or reapply? please help.Thanks in advance

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Re: Sole priprieter-LOC rejected

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 05 May 2014 11:12 am

Krishk wrote:Hi, I recently registered for sole proprietor through BIZ file and applied for LOC. After a month received a regret letter that my application is unsuccessful. Can I appeal or reapply? please help.Thanks in advance


You can do whatever you want. However:

a) Have you read through the "sticky" threads about forming your own company and getting a LOC?

b) Are you trying to start a business that would be generally denied by most other routes (geomancy, hair styling, hawker stall... to name a few).

c) Did you do as suggested in the threads in a) and file proper documentation?

Bottom line: Waste to time to appeal unless you have a material change in circumstance... or at least a lot better description of what you want to do.

Lawyer: I object.
Judge: Overruled.
Lawyer: But, I really, really object.
Judge: You're really, really overruled.

Get it?


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