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Extension of Stay in Singapore

Upon arrival in Singapore, your passport will receive a Visit Pass indicating the end date of your permitted stay. Typically, this grants you a 30-day period, after which you are required to depart the country. However, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority offers the option to apply for a one-time extension of stay for an additional [...]

2024-02-16T17:55:11+08:00February 16th, 2024|Useful Articles|

Guide to APEC Business Travel Card

The APEC Business Travel Card in Singapore simplifies business trips across the Asia-Pacific region. Bid farewell to handling multiple visas and welcome expedited entry. This guide delineates the transformation of arduous travel into a seamless experience for professionals, covering eligibility, advantages, and the application process. Are you a frequent business traveler to the Asia-Pacific region? [...]

2024-02-02T17:57:52+08:00February 2nd, 2024|Useful Articles|

Visa-Free Entry Between Singapore and China Starts on 9 Feb

Singapore and China have officially endorsed a 30-day mutual visa-free entry for their citizens, marking the formalization of a proposal announced nearly two months ago. The agreement was signed on Thursday (Jan 25) by government representatives from both nations, and it takes effect on Feb 9, coinciding with the eve of Chinese New Year, as [...]

2024-01-26T13:23:45+08:00January 26th, 2024|News|

Applying Visa to Singapore

If you are considering a trip to Singapore and require a visa, this article provides comprehensive information on the Singapore visa application process. A Singapore visa grants entry to the country through a designated point of entry, where Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers conduct checks to determine if the visitor meets the entry requirements. [...]

2024-01-19T16:50:52+08:00January 19th, 2024|Useful Articles|

Illegal Employment Cases

Ker Eng Kiat, a 52-year-old Singaporean, and his brother, Ker Eng Hock, a 53-year-old Singaporean, have been convicted of illegal employment offenses under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990 (EFMA). Eng Kiat, previously convicted in 2013 for similar offenses, received a sentence of one month's imprisonment and a $23,000 fine (with a default of [...]

2024-01-11T18:28:26+08:00January 11th, 2024|News|

Singapore and China announced intention to establish visa exemption agreement

On Thursday, December 7, Singapore and China jointly announced their intention to establish a 30-day mutual visa exemption agreement as part of an effort to enhance people-to-people exchanges, taking advantage of improved flight connectivity in the post-pandemic era. This proposal was unveiled during the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) meeting, the highest-level annual [...]

2024-01-05T17:32:09+08:00January 5th, 2024|News|

What is POEA?

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is a government agency within the Philippine executive department established to encourage and oversee the development of Filipino human resources abroad. Operating under the management of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), POEA provides services such as facilitating employment opportunities, offering placement assistance, providing training, and ensuring follow-up [...]

2023-12-29T18:36:05+08:00December 29th, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is Global Investor Program (GIP)?

As part of its strategic goals, the Singaporean government actively seeks to attract talented individuals to reside and work in the country, ultimately encouraging them to become permanent residents. The Singapore Global Investor Program (SGIP) is specifically crafted for affluent and experienced foreign entrepreneurs, business proprietors, and managers looking to establish businesses or invest in [...]

2023-12-22T18:26:44+08:00December 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|

How to Obtain the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)

For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Singapore returning from a vacation in the Philippines, securing the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), also known as the Balik Manggagawa certificate, is a crucial step before resuming work in Singapore. Understanding the significance of the OEC is essential for OFWs, and this article provides guidelines for acquiring the certificate. [...]

2023-12-01T19:44:08+08:00December 1st, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)?

In accordance with the regulations set by the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are mandated to possess an OEC when embarking on or returning from their overseas assignments. Functioning as an exit clearance/pass, the OEC validates the regularity of recruitment and documentation for an OFW and serves as evidence of [...]

2023-12-01T19:07:18+08:00December 1st, 2023|Useful Articles|
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