Yes, this perfectly acceptable and your new employer does not have to wait until you leave your existing company to commence on the EP application.

Your new employer can apply the EP for you as soon as they have decided to employs you. The approval may take 4-6 weeks and on receiving the In-Principle Approval (IPA) from MOM, you may keep it on standby for up to 4 months before completing the issuance of the new EP. Thus, it will not have any impact your existing EP. When your employment with your current company ends and they cancel your EP, you will officially be given 30-days to remain in Singapore. You can then complete the issuance and pass collection of your new EP card and the process will be completed in 5-7 working days.

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