[ANNOUNCEMENT] The Singapore Employment Agency WhatsApp Community

Dear all, We have started to use communities to disseminate messages. This will allow us to get announcements out to clients more efficiently. We need to harness the use of WhatsApp communities as our client list has grown to a size where we are unable to keep up with sending announcements to individual chats. The [...]

2024-01-30T13:12:11+08:00January 30th, 2024|News|

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|

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|

Seven Individuals Charged for Alleged Illegal Employment Activities

On September 26, 2023, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) pressed charges against four foreign nationals for allegedly engaging in unauthorized employment as food delivery riders in Singapore. They were accused of working without valid work permits, and two Singaporeans and one Permanent Resident (PR) were also charged with alleged complicity in these activities. They were [...]

2023-11-02T17:50:43+08:00October 13th, 2023|News, Useful Articles|

Conviction of Individual for Illegal Employment and Harboring an Immigration Offender

On the 11th of September 2023, Poh Jinxiang, a 41-year-old Singaporean, and Director of Exclaim Pte. Ltd., was found guilty of violating the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA) and the Immigration Act (IA). He has been sentenced to an $8,000 fine, and imprisoned for nine months and two weeks for the EFMA and IA [...]

2023-11-02T17:51:50+08:00October 13th, 2023|News, Useful Articles|

Physical long-term passes to be phased out from February 27. ICA to issue only digital passes.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it will cease the issuance of physical Long-Term Pass (LTP) cards and replace them with a digital version. This change will apply to LTPs and Student's Passes issued by ICA and Dependant's Passes granted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Physical LTP cards that [...]

2023-10-27T11:06:12+08:00February 10th, 2023|News|

Total employment in Singapore grew by an unprecedented 231,000 in 2022

In 2022, Singapore's employment levels grew by an unprecedented 231,000 according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) which released a preliminary report on Tuesday, 31st January. The growth was driven mainly by non-resident employment mainly in the manufacturing and construction sectors. These sectors are typically reliant on foreign workers. As the Singapore economy opened up [...]

2023-10-27T11:06:34+08:00February 6th, 2023|News|
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