SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers.

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

SINGAPORE – New Administrative Fees from April 2019

Effective 1 April 2019, the application and issuance/renewal fees will be significantly increased for the Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit and other passes administered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

SINGAPORE – New Administrative Fees from April 2019

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SINGAPORE – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

Effective 1 January 2019, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2200 to SGD 2300.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

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SINGAPORE – New Vaccination Requirement for Dependent Children

Effective 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health will require documentation of diptheria and measles vaccination to be submitted by foreign-born children, in support of applications for long-term immigration passes.

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SINGAPORE – New Vaccination Requirement for Dependent Children

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SINGAPORE – Company Stamp No Longer Required on Forms

Effective 10 September 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore no longer requires employers to endorse forms using their company stamps.

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SINGAPORE – Company Stamp No Longer Required on Forms

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SINGAPORE – Upcoming New Housing Checks for Work Pass Holders

Effective 14 September 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore will check work pass applicants’ residential addresses when issuing passes.

When an employment agent issues a request to issue a work pass, MOM will only approve the request if the applicant’s address meets relevant housing requirements.

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SINGAPORE – Upcoming New Housing Checks for Work Pass Holders

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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

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.