Singapore – CorpPass Deadline Extended

Posted on January 26, 2018

As reported previously, companies were required to register with CorpPass beginning of January 2018.  This has now been extended for seven months, before July 2018.  All local entities should register a CorpPass account and appoint appropriate delegates for digital services…. Read more »

Singapore – Detailed Recruitment Questions Added to Employment Pass Application Form

Posted on November 17, 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… Read more »

Singapore – Mobile Phone Numbers Required for Work Permit Issuance or Renewal

Posted on October 27, 2017

  Effective November 17, 2017, employers must provide their foreign workers’ mobile phone numbers when completing the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM’s) Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OWAS) updating prior to issuing or renewing their Work Permits (WPs). Note that this… Read more »

Singapore – Jobs Bank Integrates with SkillsFuture

Posted on October 11, 2017

  The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore integrated the Jobs Banks website with the SkillsFuture website. Employment Pass applications in which a Jobs Bank advertisement is required can use the new portal which allows for the following: The ability to… Read more »

Singapore – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Effective January 1, 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 January 1, 2018, Employment Pass and S Pass holders need to… Read more »

Singapore – New Work Pass Cards

Posted on September 18, 2017

  The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will be introducing a new Work Pass (WP) card that includes a QR code that can be accessed on a mobile application.  The app will allow employers and pass holders to check on the… Read more »

Singapore – Salary Threshold for Local Employees to Increase

Posted on August 28, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, the salary threshold for local employees as full or part time will increase. The threshold will be raised from $1,000 SGD to $1,100 SGD per month for local full time employees for quota purposes.  Local employees… Read more »

Singapore – CorpPass to be Required by December 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Singapore government has launched the Singapore Corporate Access, CorpPass, used for businesses to transact online with Government agencies, such as MOM, MSF, and MCCY. Currently there are more than 70 government digital services available for businesses to transact with… Read more »

Singapore – Longer Processing Times for Work and Dependent Passes

Posted on August 28, 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. Online initial or renewal applications for the Singapore Employment Pass… Read more »

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

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore has removed the limit of 60 days for Work Pass Exempt Activities. Now, the duration of a Work Pass Exempt Activity depends on the Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) issued at the… Read more »