You can only hire foreign workers who satisfy the conditions for source countries, age when applying and maximum period of employment.
You can employ foreign workers from these countries:
The minimum age for all non-domestic foreign workers is 18 years old.
When applying for a Work Permit:
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.