SINGAPORE – Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

The Ministry of Manpower has announced upcoming changes to its foreign workforce policy, including an expansion of the Fair Consideration Framework job advertising requirement for Employment Pass (EP) applications to include more companies and more positions, and an increase in the minimum salary requirement for S Pass holders.

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SINGAPORE – Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

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SINGAPORE – Detailed Recruitment Questions Added to Employment Pass Application Form

Effective immediately, and without any official announcement, the Ministry of Manpower has added several questions to the Employment Pass (EP) online application form, requiring sponsoring employers to give additional, detailed information about their recruitment practices.

The changes may cause delays with applications which have not yet been submitted, as additional information on the recruitment process will need to be gathered.

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SINGAPORE – Detailed Recruitment Questions Added to Employment Pass Application Form

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SINGAPORE – New Electronic System for Permanent Residence Applications

Effective 18 December 2017, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority will introduce an electronic-Permanent Residence (e-PR) application system, which will be mandatory for all Permanent Residence (PR) applications from that date.

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SINGAPORE – New Electronic System for Permanent Residence Applications

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SINGAPORE – Mobile Phone Numbers Required for Work Permit Issuance or Renewal

Effective November 17, employers must provide their foreign workers’ mobile phone numbers when completing the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM’s) Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OWAS) prior to issuing or renewing their Work Permits (WPs).

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SINGAPORE – Mobile Phone Numbers Required for Work Permit Issuance or Renewal

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