Singapore Employment Pass & Work Pass application or renewal in Singapore for your foreign staff can be a time-consuming process and challenging if you are not familiar with the various rules and application process set by the Ministry of Manpower.
Let our team assist you through this cumbersome process including providing advice on the quickest way to obtain the most appropriate type of approvals for your foreign employees. Given our extensive experience in handling many such cases successfully, you will be well guided on the latest changes in rules and criteria for approval, quota, levies etc.
The various types of work pass categories available for foreigners to apply include the following:
Employment Pass application is not subjected to any quota but assess on the merits of each case. However, for the work pass categories of work permit and S Pass, each company is subjected to a quota depending their industry category. Further, there is also nationality control on work permit holders for the various industry categories. For example, for companies in the service industry, they are generally allowed to hire one foreigner (Malaysian) on work permit or up to 40% of their total workforce. In order to hire a S Pass holder, they would need to have a workforce of 6 and total work permit and S Pass holders must not be more than 40% as well.
Employers can check their quota eligibility at this link:
For more information, you can also refer to the following video and general guide: