My name is Rachelle, and I'm from Philippines.
It will be my first time to work in Singapore. I signed a contract last week of November. My employer applied for my pass last December 2, 2016 and my written consent was given last December 6, 2016 and still in pending status.
I always chase my HRPOC regarding the status and even asked if there's a way to check or ask the reasons why it's taking a while to be approved. My HRPOC mentioned that Ministry of Manpower does not provide any reason for the pass application not being approved. It just mentions pending approval and we just have to wait.
Sadly, I'm now idle at home as I declined the offer of my previous employer in Hongkong. I thought it will just take two weeks and no need to worry after signing the contract.
Is it really usual that it's taking a while to get the approval?
I hope my pass will be approved this January 2017 as I'm still hoping for the best! 😊