Virginia, US

Singapore Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Singapore — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Singapore, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority grants a Visit Pass to most foreign nationals when they arrive in Singapore, for both tourist and business purposes. However, business visitors from visa-required countries still require an entry visa from a Singaporean consular post prior to travel. 
 
Singapore permits ​limited business activities for visitors. Business visitors on a Visit Pass must limit their activities to attending business meetings and discussions.
 
Even for short-term visits, foreign nationals should secure a work pass before starting work.​ Work pass categories include the Employment Pass for highly skilled professionals, S Pass for mid-level skilled workers, and Work Permits for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
 
The Employment Pass process is subject to labor market testing, including advertising requirements and priority consideration of suitable Singaporean applicants prior to the selection of a foreign national for a role or assignment, with some exceptions.
 
Dependents of Employment Pass and S Pass holders are not authorized to work as a result of their dependent status; they must be sponsored by a Singaporean employer to be able to work. A same-sex partner does not qualify for dependent status.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.
 
Fragomen in Singapore is Fragomen Singapore Pte. Ltd., an immigration consultancy.
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