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Question: Using IPA to Rent a place

Post by johnsonhwang1111 » Fri, 31 May 2013 1:38 am

Hello everyone,

i arrived in Singapore 2 days ago, will start working 6/17, and looking for a place currently. I just performed by body checks and will collect the report on Monday 6/3 for the application of my s-pass.

Until then, i won't have my official s-pass, am I not allowed to sign a tenancy agreement without it?

does anyone else have this problem?

is my IPA enough to rent a place?

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 31 May 2013 7:00 am

No. Some landlords may agree to sign but formally it would be illegal.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:30 am

x9200 wrote:No. Some landlords may agree to sign but formally it would be illegal.
I don't think it would be illegal. All they need to do is exercise "due diligence". Frankly, you have an IPA in hand, don't look like an axe murderer, there should be no issue.

And, if the landlord wants to verify your status, it can be done as outlined at this link... your actual EP card is not required.

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

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Post by Brah » Fri, 31 May 2013 10:16 pm

How many bottles would it take?

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:48 pm

He still may fail to get EP for personal or formal reasons (i.e. failing the medical check) so IPA is not really the same as the pass and what they say is pass. Of course if at the IPA stage the online check says "ok" than this is the due diligence, but is it really the case?

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Post by Brah » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 12:44 am

Would a stout help instead?

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Post by chuckd » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 2:27 pm

Brah wrote:Would a stout help instead?
:lol:

Why is that pun only becoming evident to me now....seems so obvious, don't know why I missed it.

To OP...sorry for OT remark.
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Post by x9200 » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 2:37 pm

So you were not curious what Brah would do next after being ignored twice? :P

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