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 services sector, the maximum number of years a foreign worker can work in Singapore on a Work Permit is as follows:
|Nationalities||Type of worker||Maximum period of employment|
|NAS, Malaysia||All||No maximum period of employment.|
Note: All workers can only work up to 60 years of age.
The number of Work Permit holders that you can hire is limited by a quota (or dependency ratio ceiling) and subject to a levy. The levy rates are tiered so that those who hire close to the maximum quota will pay a higher levy.
The quota and levy rate for the services sector are as follows:
|Quota||R2 – monthly||R2 – daily||R1 – monthly||R1 – daily|
|Basic Tier / Tier 1:
Up to 10% of the total workforce
Above 10% to 25% of the total workforce
Above 25% to 40% of the total workforce