An Employer or Appointed Employment Agent
The duration of the Work Permit is usually 2 years, but it may be shorter depending on: a) Validity of the worker’s passport: validity will be 1 month before the passport expires. b) Duration of the security bond: validity will be 2 months before the security bond expires
No. Under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA), employers cannot recover the foreign worker levy or other employment-related costs from their workers. MOM will continue to monitor and take action against employers who attempt to recover the levy from their foreign workers. Any employer who deducts the foreign worker levy from a foreign worker's salary may be penalised up to $20,000, per count. Errant employers will also be barred from hiring FWs.
Yes, the Temporary Permit will automatically be cancelled when the in-principle approval is cancelled.
Employers who fail to buy the required medical insurance for their foreign workers may be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to 6 months, or both. In addition, they may be barred from employing foreign workers.
Yes. All forms of insurance directly financed by the employer are acceptable, as long as the coverage meets Ministry of Manpower's requirement.
No. A Work Permit card is issued to the foreign worker, and not to the employer or any other third party. It belongs to the worker and should be held by the worker at all times for proper identification. Under the Conditions of Work Permit, an employer cannot retain a worker's original Work Permit or Visit Pass and must allow the worker to keep these. Employers who breach the Conditions of Work Permit may be barred from employing new foreign workers. They may also be fine not up to $5,000, or to jailed up to 6 months, or both.
No, you cannot apply for early renewal of your foreign worker's Work Permit. You can only start renewing 6 to 8 weeks before the expiry of the Work Permit.
If you have never applied for a Work Permit or S Pass, you need to declare your business activity for calculating your quota. Under the quota, the number of S Pass holders your company can hire is capped at: a) 15% of the company’s total workforce in the services sector. b) 20% in all other sectors.
Only eligible candidates will be considered for an S Pass. Criteria include a minimum salary of $2,200 and acceptable qualifications. Use the Self-Assessment Tool to check a candidate's eligibility before you apply.
The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who: a) Have a job offer in Singapore. b) Work in a managerial, executive or specialised job. c) Earn a fixed monthly salary at least $3,300 (more experienced candidates need higher salaries). d) Have acceptable qualifications, usually a good university degree, professional qualifications or specialist skills. Application for an Employment Pass is open to all nationalities.