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Singapore’s Work Pass Administrative Fees to Increase from 2019

From 1 April 2019, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will be revising all work pass application and issuance/renewal fees. These changes will apply to the Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, and several other passes. A comparison table has been provided to further illustrate the current and upcoming administrative fees: Type of Pass Current From 1 April 2019 Application Issuance/Renewal … Continue reading Singapore’s Work Pass Administrative Fees to Increase from 2019

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Changes to the Employment Act- Offering Workers greater protection

The Employment Act of Singapore is going to undergo a major change and transformation to include all private-sector employees. This move will provide rights that were previously not offered such as paid sick leave, mandatory annual leave and protections against wrongful dismissal. The move is among four categories of major changes Parliament approved on 20/11/2018 … Continue reading Changes to the Employment Act- Offering Workers greater protection

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Review of the Employment Act- Singapore

Introduction: On 18 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) issued a month –long public consultation on its latest review of the Employment Act (“EA”). In view of the changes in the labour force profile and employment landscape in Singapore. The EA was last reviewed in 2012 and the latest amendments were tabled in 2015. … Continue reading Review of the Employment Act- Singapore

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New Work Pass Card

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on 5 September 2017 that they will be introducing a new Work Pass (WP) card with a QR code and a free SGWorkPass mobile application.   The new WP card, a QR code will replace the date of expiry. MOM will be issuing the new WP card in phases, … Continue reading New Work Pass Card

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Update: EntrePass Scheme

The EntrePass scheme, originally launched in 2003, is a work visa meant for foreign entrepreneurs looking to establish their business in Singapore. In early August 2017, the scheme was overhauled with further enhancements to the evaluation criteria, and the enhanced EntrePass scheme came into effect immediately. Option 1 If registered, the company must be less … Continue reading Update: EntrePass Scheme

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Update: PR Application Process

Changes to the Permanent Residence Applications Process by ICA- New Electronic System On 18th December 2-17, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA_ will implement introduce a new electronic-Permanent residence (e-PR) system. What is new? PR Applicants previously had to make a trip to ICA in order to secure an appointment and to submit their documents. … Continue reading Update: PR Application Process

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Update: Dependant Work Pass Holders

The salary criteria for work pass holders to qualify for dependant privileges have been upgraded. Therefore if you are the main pass holder, this will enable you to upkeep dependants in Singapore. Dependant privileges allow family members to stay with foreign professionals while they work in Singapore. Your eligibility as a work pass holder for … Continue reading Update: Dependant Work Pass Holders