Every foreigner who wants to work in Singapore must have an appropriate and valid work pass issued by the Ministry of Manpower, Government of Singapore. Your prospective employer is responsible for applying and securing a work pass on your behalf. As an employee you are responsible for safe keeping of your work pass, and produce it for inspection when demanded by officials of the government.

Work passes are issued for a definite period and purpose, and should be in the custody of the foreign worker. The work pass will contain details like date of issue, validity period and details about the trade, sector, vocation, profession or activity. Loss of work pass should be brought to the notice of the concerned official immediately and a duplicate copy obtained.

There are different types of work passes:

For Professionals

For middle-level skilled workers

For dependants of workers

Short-term passes

For dependants of workers

The principal law governing the employment of foreigners in Singapore is the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

3 thoughts on “Singapore Work Pass

  1. Harold on Reply

    I want to work in singapore and im currently working in dubai. Do you have any job vacancies for singapore?

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