OFWs Should Read This If You Want to Work in Singapore

– Audrey,    Oct 3, 2014

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore requires all mid-level skilled foreigners (ie. technicians) who wants to work  in Singapore to apply for the S-Pass. Employers will apply for S Pass in behalf of the applicant.  But applicants will be evaluated based on a point sytem from multiple criteria.  Applicants will be able to acquire points based on how they’ll meet the criteria.  In general, the criteria will be as follows:

  • Minimum fixed monthly salary of $2,200.
  • Educational qualifications like a degree or diploma, technical certificates that indicates the applicant was trained to be a qualified specialist in their chosen field and should also make up at least one-year of full-time study.
  • Years of relevant work experience.
  • Older applicants would have to comply with higher salaries, correspond to the work experience and quality of it to qualify.
  • Medical insurance coverage to be given by the employer.

If you have never applied for Work Permits or S-Pass before, you may need to state your company’s business activity before the submission of your application papers.  This will determine if the company you wish to join is still allowed to hire WP and S Pass foreign workers based on the industry they belong to.

If you are to apply online, it will take only 2 days and the application outcome will also be available online.  You can do this Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.  But if you wishes to apply for the S Pass manually, then you ‘ll have to wait 7 working days  and you have to wait for the application outcome to be mailed to you.

Documents Needed

Below are the requirements needed for the S Pass application:

1. S Pass application form endorsed with the company’s stamp or seal and should be signed by the applicant and the authorised officer from the sponsoring company.  The applicant should also be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company, which is normally also the applicant’s employer.

2. Applicant’s educational documents like transcript of record, diplomas, etc.  If these documents are not in English, it should be translated by the translation service providers, the embassy or notary public.

3. Your company’s latest business profile/instant information which should be registered with Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.

4. Passport-size photograph of the applicant taken within the last three months.

5. Central Provident Fund contribution statements of your company for the three recent months, for the computation of your company’s quota.

6. Applicants passport page that shows his personal details or information.

Applicants should not be present during the S Pass application process.  Only the employer will do the processing.  After the result of the application has become successful, only then that the applicant can go to Singapore.

(Source: OFWGuide.com)

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