Singapore- New points-based system for Employment Pass applications to be implemented

Posted on March 16, 2022

Effective September 2023, the Singaporean government will start using a new Complementary Assessment Framework (COMPASS) for evaluating Employment Pass (EP) applications. COMPASS candidates can apply to new EP applications starting Sept. 1, 2023, and renewal EP applications from Sept. 1,… Read more »


Singapore: COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Certain Immigration Processes Starting February 1, 2022

Posted on February 17, 2022

Beginning February 1, 2022, individuals applying for new Long-Term Passes, Work Passes, and Permanent Residence, as well as renewals of any existing Work Passes will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Singapore considers an individual to be fully… Read more »


Singapore – New guidelines on scheme to bring pass holders to Singapore

Posted on April 15, 2021

From March 15, 2021, employers who need to bring pass holders to Singapore will need to apply for entry approvals using the ‘Safe Travel portal’ under the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Who will be affected? Employers and Work Pass… Read more »


Singapore – Updated Work Arrangements for Dependent’s Pass Holders

Posted on March 10, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, all Dependent Pass (DP) holders who wish to be employed during their stay in Singapore will need an applicable work pass, such as an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass or Work Permit, instead of a Letter… Read more »


Singapore – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

Posted on November 18, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2300 to SGD 2400. Further Details Existing S Passes expiring before January 1, 2020 can be renewed based on the pre-2020 salary requirement…. Read more »


Singapore – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

Posted on March 25, 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. Local Qualifying Salary Increase Effective July 1, 2019, the Local Qualifying Salary (LQS) will… Read more »


Singapore – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

Posted on December 10, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2200 to SGD 2300. Further Details Existing S Passes expiring between January 1 and June 30, 2019 can be renewed for up to… Read more »


Singapore – Upcoming New Housing Checks for Work Pass Holders

Posted on September 24, 2018

Effective September 14, 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore will check work pass applicants’ residential addresses when issuing passes. When an employment agent issues a request to issue a work pass, MOM will only approve the request if… Read more »


Singapore – Company Stamp No Longer Required on Forms

Posted on September 14, 2018

Effective September 10, 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… Read more »


Singapore – CorpPass Deadline Approaching

Posted on May 7, 2018

All clients with a registered company in Singapore are required to have a CorpPass account. The CorpPass was initially launched in September 2016 and the requirement was in place for January 2018 but was further extended to July 2018. The… Read more »