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

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

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

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

Latest Immigration News

Catch up on our latest immigration alerts from around the world:

SPAIN – Company Signatory Must Prove Residence in Spain or EU

BOLIVIA – New Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirement

BRAZIL – New Temporary Residence Status for Nationals of Neighbouring Non-Mercosur Countries

UNITED STATES – Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Block Key Parts of Second Executive Order on Immigration

SINGAPORE – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

UNITED KINGDOM – Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2017

ITALY – New Quota Decree Published

NORWAY – New Rules for Residence Permit Holders Changing Employers

TURKEY – Regulations Published for New Turquoise Card

ISRAEL – Clarification: Short-Term Employment Authorisation (SEA) Cannot Be Obtained Post Arrival

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

SINGAPORE – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has increased the processing time for work and dependent passes, due to enhanced employment law compliance and security checks.

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SINGAPORE – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase.

Latest Immigration News

Catch up on our latest immigration alerts from around the world:

ANGOLA – Deadline for Annual Submission of Employee List is 30 April

PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

VIETNAM – New 30-Day E-Visa for Nationals of 40 Countries

NIGERIA – Visa on Arrival Expanded to Ease Business Travel

ZAMBIA – New Immigration Fees

HONG KONG – Visa Requirements Relaxed for Cambodian Nationals

SINGAPORE – Work Pass Exempt Activities No Longer Limited to 60 Days

UNITED STATES – New Executive Order on Immigration Effective 16 March

UNITED KINGDOM – Changes to the Immigration Rules from April 2017

UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Beginning 3 April 2017

BELGIUM – New Requirements for Posting Workers

SINGAPORE – Work Pass Exempt Activities No Longer Limited to 60 Days

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has removed the limit of 60 days for Work Pass Exempt Activities.

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SINGAPORE – Work Pass Exempt Activities No Longer Limited to 60 Days

This alert was prepared using information obtained from MOM Singapore and Newland Chase.

SINGAPORE – Changes for Company Directors

Effective 7 November 2016, the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore will now only allow a company to appoint an Employment Permit (EP) holder sponsored by another company to their board of directors once it has granted a Letter of Consent (LOC).

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SINGAPORE – Changes for Company Directors

This alert was prepared using information obtained from Newland Chase Singapore.

SINGAPORE – Upcoming Higher Minimum Salary Requirement for Employment Pass Applications

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has announced an increase in the minimum qualifying salary for Employment Pass (EP) applications, with effect from 1 January 2017.

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SINGAPORE and HONG KONG – New Peregrine Partner – Expert Source

We are delighted to announce Expert Source as our latest partner for Singapore and Hong Kong.  Expert Source is an international business services provider with operations in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and China, and its regional headquarters in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Since last year, Expert Source has been regularly reviewing Immiguru’s Thailand immigration data, and we are very pleased to now have them on board for Singapore and Hong Kong too.