A Quick Glance at Singaporeâ€™s New Expat Regulations Singapore has tightened the sponsorship criteria for dependants of foreign workers. The new legislation, effective from September 1, 2012, aims to restrict the rapid influx of dependants into Singapore and affects P1, P2, S pass and Employment Pass holders. Dependents of the overseas worker who are residing in Singapore since September 1, 2012 are not impacted. However, if a foreign worker has changed employer, lost the job or the validity period of the workerâ€™s work pass had ended after September 1, 2012, the dependents of the foreign worker are subject to the revised regulations.
Key highlights of Singaporeâ€™s new Expat Regulations: S Pass and Employment Pass holders will be eligible to sponsor parents, spouses and children, if they earn a minimum of 4000 Singaporean dollars P1 Pass holders can sponsor parents, spouses and children, but cannot sponsor parents-in-law P2 Pass holders can sponsor spouses and children, but cannot sponsor parents or parents-in-law With a progressing economy, Singapore has made considerable strides in its economic success. As more and more employers are hiring employees, the need to comply with regulations in the various countries is increasing employer liability enormously. Having a dependable professional partner in any international expansion, can take the anxiety out and allow you to focus on building your business alone.
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