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SINGAPORE: Detailed Recruitment Questions Added to Employment Pass Application Form

November 14, 2017

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 […]

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SINGAPORE: New Electronic System for Permanent Residence Applications

November 2, 2017

Effective 18th 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. What is changing? With the new e-PR system, applicants will no longer need to make an appointment to submit their application in person, but can […]

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

October 27, 2017

Effective 17th November 2017, employers must provide their foreign workers’ mobile phone numbers when completing the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM’s) Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OFWAS) prior to issuing or renewing their Work Permits. This change in requirements applies only to Work Permit holders. Requirements and processes for Employment Passes and S Passes are remaining […]

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SINGAPORE: Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

October 5, 2017

Effective 1st January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges. What is the change? From 1st January 2018, Employment Pass and S Pass holders need to receive a minimum fixed monthly salary of: SGD 6000 (up from SGD 5000) to obtain a […]

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AUSTRALIA: New Visa Programs Introduced for Singaporean Citizens

June 26, 2017

From 1st August 2017, Singapore will be included under Australia’s Work and Holiday Visa program. In addition, Australia will introduce a six-year multiple-entry visa to citizens of Singapore for business and tourism purposes from 1st January 2018. These new measures were announced at the recent Singapore-Australian Leader’s Summit by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and […]

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SINGAPORE: Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

March 24, 2017

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has increased the processing times for work pass and dependent pass applications, due to enhanced employment law compliance and security checks. Which Applications are Affected? Online initial or renewal applications for the Singapore Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, Dependant’s Pass (DP) and Long Term Visit Pass […]

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

March 10, 2017

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has removed the limit of 60 days for Work Pass Exempt Activities, with immediate effect. Now, the duration of a Work Pass Exempt Activity depends on the Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) issued at the point of entry for between 14 and 90 days, and at any rate cannot […]

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Worldwide ERC Singapore Summit

March 3, 2017

Worldwide ERC®, established in 1964, is the premier global professional membership community for talent mobility. Our global events draw Corporate HR professionals from around the world looking for services. The 2017 Singapore Summit event is new and vibrant - and serves the local needs of the Singapore mobility marketplace. Our unique format attracts and engages Corporate HR professionals, and provides you and your company with ample time and opportunities to build relationships and business.

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SINGAPORE: Changes for Company Directors

November 29, 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). The Letter of…

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SINGAPORE: Employment Pass Salary Standard to Elevate in 2017

November 2, 2016

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore has decided to raise the bar for the income criteria for Employment Pass (EP) applications from $3300 to $3600 with effect from 1st January 2017, to keep in line with the rise in local…

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