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Overview of Singapore Work Visa Schemes A valid work visa is required for a non-resident before proceeding to any employment or businessendeavors in Singapore. Employers who failed to secure a valid work visa for his foreign workers can be prosecuted under the Employment of foreign Manpower Act. The objective of this guide is to provide a brief overview of various work visa schemesavailable in Singapore. This will enable you to review the appropriate work visa suitable to your needs. Singapore Work Visa Schemes: •

Employment Pass - is the main type of Singapore work visa issued to foreign professionals, managerial personnel (managing directors, general managers, CEOs),executives or specialists who wish to work in Singapore.

Entrepreneur Pass - designed for foreign entrepreneurs who may lack the appropriate educational or specialist skills qualifications, but have either proven track records of successful businessventures or possessinnovative businessideas that have good economic prospects.

S Pass - designed for mid-level skilled foreign workers employed by companies operating in Singapore. The application is assessedbased on a point system with consideration for each of the following factors: salary, education qualifications, skills, job type and work experience.

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) - also known as PEP Singapore is the perfect visa if you are a foreigner seeking employment in Singapore but do not want to be engaged contractually to any specific employer for a time period up to five (5) years.

Miscellaneous Work Pass - Foreigners working in Singapore on shortterm assignments of up to 60 days are required to obtain a Miscellaneous Work Pass(MWS). The MWShas replaced the Professional Visit Pass.

Training Employment Pass - is required for foreigners who are on practical training attachments for professional, managerial, executive or specialist jobs in Singapore.

Multiple- Journey Business Visa - facilitates the frequent entry of businessexecutives from visa-requiring countries into Singapore. This will benefit foreign investors or businesspeople who visit Singapore frequently to attend to the businessor investment needs.


For more detailed information on Singapore work visas, eligibility requirements, procedures and timeline, approval and rejection, you may consult Rikvin Singapore, an expert in professional immigration services since 1998. Rikvin is known to be committed in putting your best caseforward in every application or appeal. Resource Box: Rikvin is a Singapore-based consultancy that offers businesssolutions for both local and foreign professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Rikvin’s areasof expertise include Singapore company registration or assistance to form a Singapore company, offshore company setup, accounting, taxation and other related corporate services. Rikvin also provides immigration services for foreign professionals wishing to relocate to Singapore.

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