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SINGAPORE: New Operating Hours at Ministry of Manpower Service Centres

May 7, 2019

From June 2019, new operating hours to take effect at the Ministry of Manpower Services Centre Hall C and the Employment Pass Services Centre in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE: Foreign Worker Quota Rules to be Tightened

March 18, 2019

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.

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SINGAPORE: New Administrative Fees from April 2019

December 12, 2018

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) in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE: New Vaccination Requirement for Dependent Children

November 21, 2018

Effective 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health in Singapore 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: Company Stamp No Longer Required on Forms

September 12, 2018

Effective 10 September 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore no longer requires employers to endorse forms using their company stamps. This easing of requirements applies to all MOM forms, including the declaration page of the In Principle Approval (IPA) letter.

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SINGAPORE: Upcoming New Housing Checks for Work Pass Holders

August 21, 2018

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

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Going Global: Expand Your Business to Singapore

April 18, 2018

A look at the business climate and corporate immigration system of Singapore and evaluation of the opportunities for companies expanding internationally.

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SINGAPORE: Changes to Foreign Workforce Policy Announced

March 6, 2018

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. Job Advertising Effective 1st July 2018, for […]

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SINGAPORE: Contact Details Required for Pass Application, Issuance or Renewal

January 26, 2018

Effective 26th January 2018, employers must provide their foreign workers’ contact details to complete transactions via the Ministry of Manpower’s EP Online for Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, Training EP, Dependant’s Pass or Long-Term Visit Pass. Contact details are required to enable pass holders to receive important updates during emergencies or on their pass-related matters. The pass […]

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SINGAPORE: Reminder – Minimum Salary Thresholds for Dependent Privileges Increasing 1st January

December 22, 2017

As a follow-up to our earlier alert in October, companies and their foreign employees in Singapore are reminded that, effective 1st January, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is increasing the minimum salary threshold required for foreign nationals to sponsor their family members for Dependent Passes (DPs) and Long Term Visit Passes (LTVPs). Starting in January, Employment Pass […]

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