A hitchhiker’s guide to immigration in Singapore

Jul 12

A hitchhiker’s guide to immigration in Singapore

With the latest policy restrictions on foreign manpower, many people have doubts about Singapore’s current immigration policies. We outline some case studies as examples of some common situations and the rules that apply under those circumstances: Working outside Singapore for a Singapore registered company Working in Singapore on a short-term basis Working in Singapore for a foreign...

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Managing the Personalised Employment Pass transition to 2015

Dec 01

Managing the Personalised Employment Pass transition to 2015

Singapore tightened the Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) framework in late 2012, and some of these changes kick in now. On 1 December 2012, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced a set of changes to the PEP framework that, among others, require existing PEP holders to have a minimum annual salary of S$144,000 for the year ending 31...

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6 steps to legal residency for an expat baby

Apr 04

6 steps to legal residency for an expat baby

There are many words that come to mind shortly after giving birth to a newborn. Comfort, cots, nursery, stroller. Many expat mothers forget to add filing ‘legal residency’ to the list. If you are a foreigner living in Singapore, and holding an employment pass (EP) or a personalised employment pass (PEP), you should understand how to procure...

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Pair your next work pass with a glass of wine

Mar 25

Pair your next work pass with a glass of wine

Applying for a work pass can be a confusing task. It doesn’t matter whom you speak to or where you search online, you are bound to find conflicting information and advice. Whether you are renewing a work pass or making a fresh application for yourself or your staff, advice from one of our licensed immigration officers is...

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The future of Singapore’s EntrePass in doubt

May 13

The future of Singapore’s EntrePass in doubt

The image of a foreign business owner bootstrapping their businesses to revenue will soon become a memory. The EntrePass, which has been the visa of choice for many foreigners boot strapping a startup in Singapore, will be revised sharply before the end of 2013. From 1 September 2013 only businesses with funding from a recognised venture capitalist...

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