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question regarding changing to new job

Post by ehem8788 » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 9:55 pm

Hi,

I'm currently in EP but got an job offer and wanting to leave my job

end of Oct 2013 as my new job offer requires me to start work on Jan 2014.

Is it possible for me to travel around Asia for the whole Nov 2013 and then

come back to Singapore during Dec 2013 and start my new job in Jan 2014?

I know that after cancellation of EP, I can legally stay in Singapore for one month.

And If I re-enter singapore, I get 30 days as a tourist.

So I was wondering if above strategy works?

Please do let me know. Thanks alot !!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:11 pm

Did you bother to read today's papers? About the ITguy who's been here for a while with his wife and two kids. His renewal got rejected. Found another job, better but still got rejected again. Will be going home shortly. I find people who change jobs while on EPs in today's political climate have a high risk appetite and like to gamble on long shots.

Good luck.
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Post by breakdown » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:50 am

I think it is better to secure your IPA first, before you cancel your current EP.

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Post by v4jr4 » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:28 pm

breakdown wrote:I think it is better to secure your IPA first, before you cancel your current EP.
Spot on :D
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Post by anjana » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:49 pm

Why don't you wait until you get the In Principle Approval for the new job before you quit your current job. IPA is valid for 3 months before you have to get your new EP issued.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 1:57 pm

anjana wrote:Why don't you wait until you get the In Principle Approval for the new job before you quit your current job. IPA is valid for 3 months before you have to get your new EP issued.
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Post by ehem8788 » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 6:20 pm

Hi all,
thanks for all the replies
all along, I thought my new company will apply new EP for me as it is quite a reputable financial instituion.
Above will not happen, is it?

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 02 Oct 2013 7:40 pm

ehem8788 wrote:Hi all,
thanks for all the replies
all along, I thought my new company will apply new EP for me as it is quite a reputable financial instituion.
Above will not happen, is it?
In the current climate, very likely.

Suggest that you apply first, get the IPA like what the other posters said, and then only commence your resignation.

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