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|

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|

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|

What is Man-year entitlement (MYE)?

In addition to complying with dependency ratio requirements, migrant workers in the construction and process sectors, excluding those from Malaysia and North Asian source (NAS) countries/regions, are obligated to meet Man-Year Entitlement (MYE) criteria. MYE serves as a Work Permit allocation system specifically designed for workers from non-traditional source (NTS) countries/regions and the People’s Republic [...]

2023-11-17T18:10:17+08:00November 17th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Upcoming Changes for Construction and Processing Sector

The government has been actively aiding the Construction and Process sectors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, to assist firms grappling with increased manpower costs due to limited worker inflow, foreign worker levy rebates of $250 per Work Permit holder (WPH) have been implemented in these sectors. Recognizing the acute worker shortages, immediate measures are [...]

2023-11-17T17:57:52+08:00November 17th, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is a Training Employment Pass?

If you're a foreign national seeking an internship or training opportunity in Singapore, you'll require what is commonly known as a Singapore internship visa, officially referred to as a Training Employment Pass (TEP). Issued by the Ministry of Manpower, the TEP enables foreign nationals to undergo practical training for professional, managerial, executive, or specialist roles [...]

2023-11-10T19:08:53+08:00November 10th, 2023|Useful Articles|
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