What are the Work Permit requirements for the Marine sector?

Foreign worker eligibility (Marine sector)

You can only hire foreign workers who satisfy the conditions for source countries, age when applying and maximum period of employment.

Source countries

You can employ foreign workers from these countries:

Age when applying

The minimum age for all non-domestic foreign workers is 18 years old.

When applying for a Work Permit:

Maximum period of employment

For the marine sector, the maximum number of years a foreign worker can work in Singapore on a Work Permit is as follows:

Nationality Type of worker Maximum period of employment
NTS, PRC R2 10 years
NTS, PRC R1 22 years
NAS, Malaysia All sectors No maximum period of employment.


Note: All workers can only work up to 60 years of age.