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Question on IPA validity

Hi Guys,

My EP is approved yesterday for 12 months and i received IPA for same. IPA is valid for 6 months. I have couple of questions

- Does it mean I can enter SIngapore anytime(i know it is single entry) within 6 months period?

-My Ep 1year period starts from the date I land in singapore OR from the date when it is approved(yesterday)?

- Usually EP will be issued for 24 months, but mine is for only 12 months. Is this something unusual?

Thanks in advance

Congrats, you can enter anytime, but don't wait till it expires, cause employer has every rights to cancel your pass if you don't join on agreed date. So, follow as per the agreed joining date.
Start date always appears on your EP card is your joining date (even though EP approves earlier, IPA letter issues), hence if you are a first time EP holder then you enter Singapore with IPA.

Please visit MoM website, you will find the first time applicant may get EP up to 2 years and renewal up to 3 years. So, a first timer may get 2 yrs or lesser depends on MoM approval and your employer's request. So, no unusual here.

MeKary :

Hi Guys,

My EP is approved yesterday for 12 months and i received IPA for same. IPA is valid for 6 months. I have couple of questions

- Does it mean I can enter SIngapore anytime(i know it is single entry) within 6 months period?

-My Ep 1year period starts from the date I land in singapore OR from the date when it is approved(yesterday)?

- Usually EP will be issued for 24 months, but mine is for only 12 months. Is this something unusual?

Thanks in advance

May I ask what date your company applied for your EP?

Thank you Surya!

My application was submitted on Aug 19th

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