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  1. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Foreign Employee Dormitories Act, 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-16 | SGP-2015-L-100522

    An Act to provide for the regulation of operators of dormitories for foreign employees and for matters connected with or incidental to that.

  2. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Infringement and Appeal Board Proceedings) Regulations 2013 (No. S. 732). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-06 | SGP-2013-R-97195

  3. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Job Flexibility Work Pass Exemption) Notification 2013 (No. S. 393). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-01 | SGP-2013-R-97196

  4. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Passes) Regulations 2012 (No. S 569). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-09 | SGP-2012-R-94133

    1 Citation and commencement
    2 Work passes
    3 In-principle approval
    4 Work permit
    5 S pass
    6 Employment pass
    7 Personalised employment pass
    8 EntrePass
    9 Work holiday pass
    10 Miscellaneous work pass
    11 Letter of consent
    12 Furnishing of security
    13 Forfeiture of security
    14 Fees
    15 Refund
    16 Waiver of fees
    17 Recovery of certain fees for damaged or lost work pass
    18 Liability for certain costs
    19 Personal identifier may be taken
    20 Application of work pass conditions to sole proprietorships
    20A Matters that can be considered by Controller in determining debarment
    21 Revocation
    22 Transitional provisions

  5. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Amendment) Act 2012 (Commencement) Notification 2012 (No S. 556). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-08 | SGP-2012-R-97194

  6. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act 24 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-12 | SGP-2012-L-94129

    Makes numerous amendments to the principle Act.

  7. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 18 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-09-03 | SGP-2012-L-94130

    An Act to amend the Immigration Act (Chapter 133 of the 2008 Revised Edition) and to make related amendments to the Customs Act (Chapter 70 of the 2004 Revised Edition).

  8. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) Order 2011 (No. S 371). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-01 | SGP-2011-L-90084

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Payment of Levy and Funds
    Part III - Levy Rates Applicable
    Part IV - General

    Revokes the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) Order 2010 (G.N. No. S 324/2010)

  9. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (No. S 68).

    Adoption: 2009-02-19 | SGP-2009-R-81590

    Amends regulations 8 (change of residence for holders of dependent's pass or student's pass) and regulation 19 (change of residence for holders of a disembarkation and embarkation card).

  10. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008 (No. S 393).

    Adoption: 2008-08-04 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-06 | SGP-2008-R-79512

    Amends regulations 3A, 3C (amendments to Singapore visa), 8 (visit pass or student pass), 11, 12, 13(3) (paragraph (3) is deleted), 14-17, 19-23 and 40. Adds a new regulation 9 (replacement of pass).

  11. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Specified Pass Holders - Exemptions from Section 6(2)) Order 2008 (No. S. 394).

    Adoption: 2008-08-04 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-06 | SGP-2008-R-79513

  12. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass Exemptions) Notification (G.N. No. S 46/2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-01 | SGP-2008-R-90085

    Section 2 provides an exemption from having a work pass for certain activities as listed.

  13. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) (Amendment) Order 2007 (No. S 471).

    Adoption: 2007-09-05 | SGP-2007-R-77166

    Amends paras. 14, 15 and 16 of the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) Order 2007 (No. S 343)

  14. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Bail and Personal Bond) Regulations 2007 (No. S 338). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | SGP-2007-R-76855

    Regulates the release of a foreign national following arrest by an employment inspector.

  15. Singapore - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Security Measures for Work Place) (Amendment) Notification 2007 (No. S 344).

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-M-76859

    Amends the title of the Act to Employment of Foreign Manpower (Security Measures for Work Place) Notification and makes necessary measures to the notification to change the terminology to be in line with the title.

  16. Singapore - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass Exemptions) Notification 2007 (No. 2) (G.N. No. S 345). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-M-76860

    Exempts certain officers and seament on international voyages as well as students on vacation from section 5 of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

  17. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2007 (No. S 347).

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-R-76862

    Amends regulations 8, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 39 and 40 of the Regulations as well as the First, Second and Third Schedule following amendments made to the Foreign Manpower Act.

  18. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Amendment) Act 2007 (No. 30 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | SGP-2007-L-76853

    Makes various amendments to the principal Act including amendment of the long title (section 1), definitions (section 2). Makes several terminology changes such as changing work permit to work pass (sections 3, 5 and 6) and foreign worker is now referred to as foreign employee (sections 5, 8). A new section 7 is inserted concerning application for work passes. Section 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 and 29 are also amended and a new Schedule concerning personal identifiers is inserted after section 30 of the Act.

  19. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2007 (No. S 214).

    Adoption: 2007-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-01 | SGP-2007-R-76473

    Amends the Second Schedule to the Immigration Regulations (Rg 1).

  20. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 2007 (No. S144).

    Adoption: 2007-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-01 | SGP-2007-R-76124

    Amends sections 2, 4A and 13 of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order.

  21. Singapore - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Work Permit (Exemption) Notification 2007 (No. S 66).

    Adoption: 2007-02-15 | SGP-2007-M-75439

    Employers wishing to employ a foreign worker who holds a personalised employment pass issued under the Immigration Regulations (Cap. 133, Rg 1), are exempted from applying for a work permit under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act.

  22. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2006 (No. S726).

    Adoption: 2006-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75453

    Makes a number of amendments to regulation 2 concerning definitions. Also deletes and substitutes paragraphs 4A, 4B and 4C and adds new paragraphs 4D and 4E concerning levy payable by employers. Also amends paragraphs 6, 8, 9, 15A, 18, and 21-26.

  23. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-09-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-01 | SGP-2006-R-75359

    Amends numerous paragraphs of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order (O 1) by deleating the words "at any time on or after 1st of July 2005".

  24. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (No. S 245).

    Adoption: 2006-04-24 | SGP-2006-R-73889

    Makes minor amendments to the Immigration Regulations, Regulation 32(2) and the First Schedule concerning forms.

  25. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2005 (No. S 433).

    Adoption: 2005-07-01 | SGP-2005-R-71977

    Amends the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order (O 1). Substitutes para. 4 with new paras. 4A, 4B and 4 C concerning levy payable by employers which is dependant on percentage of foreign workers in the enterprise.

  26. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order, 2005 (No. S 118/2005).

    Adoption: 2005-03-10 | SGP-2005-R-70564

    Made under section 11(1) of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act. The Order reduces the levies for foriegn workers set out in Para. 5(1) of the Emplyoment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order.

  27. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2001 (No. S 599).

    Adoption: 2001-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-01 | SGP-2001-R-61004

    Made under Section 11(1) of Employment of Foreign Workers Act. Amends Sections 2, 3 and 5 of Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order. Provides for change in skill level of unskilled foreign worker, and for time for payment of levy under Section 5.

  28. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 3) Order 1998 (No. S 647).

    Adoption: 1998-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | SGP-1998-R-52671

    Sets forth amounts of levies.

  29. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Exemption) (No. 2) Notification 1998 (No. S 508).

    Adoption: 1998-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 1998-12-01 | SGP-1998-R-51534

    Exempts foreigners who hold a valid dependent's pass issued under s. 11 of the Immigration Regulations and a letter issued by the Controller of Work Permits permitting them to work from provisions of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Chapter 91A).

  30. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 34 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-09-23 | SGP-1998-L-52676

    Amends the Immigration Act (Chapter 133 of 1997 revised edition) with regard to the definition of illegal immigrants, which shall include persons found without identity documents or visible means of subsistence, or persons suffering from HIV. Sets forth punishments for refusing to submit to a mandatory medical exam and for harbouring or employing an illegal immigrant.

  31. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 1997 (No. S 326 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-07-15 | SGP-1997-R-47636

    Amends provisions of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order (O1) regarding levies on foreign workers and skilled and unskilled process industry maintenance workers.

  32. Singapore - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Security Measures for Work Place) Notification [G.N. No. S 73/96]. - Government Website Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-03-01 | SGP-1996-M-86244

    Sets out the security measures in workplaces employing foreign manpower.

  33. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 1995 (No. 41 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-11-18 | SGP-1995-L-43149

    Amends Immigration Act (Chapter 133 of the 1995 revised edition). Replaces provisions setting forth punishments for offences against the Act. Inserts a new section 57A prohibiting an immigration offender from entering a workplace; if this should happen, the employer shall be presumed to have committed an offence unless he or she can prove due diligence in preventing the offender from entering the workplace.

  34. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 1995 (No. S 496).

    Adoption: 1995-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 1995-11-03 | SGP-1995-R-43151

    Replaces First Schedule which sets forth the application form for permanent residence of professional/technical personnel and skilled workers.

  35. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Exemption--Foreign Employees) Order 1995 (No. S 320).

    Adoption: 1995-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-01 | SGP-1995-R-41952

    Concerns the application of section 7 of the Central Provident Fund Act to employers of foreign employees.

  36. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Permanent Residents--Employees) Regulations 1995 (No. S 321).

    Adoption: 1995-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-01 | SGP-1995-R-41953

    Sets forth the contributions payable in respect of foreign employees during the first 2 years after they become permanent residents. Revokes Central Provident Fund (Permanent Residents--Employees) Regulations.

  37. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Exemption--Levy under Employment of Foreign Workers Act) (Revocation) Order 1995 (No. S 319).

    Adoption: 1995-07-13 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-01 | SGP-1995-R-41951

    Revokes Central Provident (Exemption--Levy under Employment of Foreign Workers Act) Order 1995.

  38. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 1995 (No. S 143).

    Adoption: 1995-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | SGP-1995-R-41535

    Amends provisions of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act relating to levies to be paid by employers for foreign workers. In particular, the Order affects levies to be paid for domestic workers, construction workers, marine workers and manufacturing workers.

  39. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (No. S 71 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-02-23 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-01 | SGP-1995-R-40204

    Amends the First Schedule to the Immigration Regulations by substituting Form 27 for a new Form 27.

  40. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1994 (No. S 215 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-06 | SGP-1994-R-37220

    Substitutes in Regulation 5 the words "Regulation 32(1)" for the words "Regulation 32(2)". Made under the Immigration Act (Chapter 133).

  41. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (No. S 15 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1993-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-14 | SGP-1993-R-36246

    Rules in respect of visits pass. Made under the Immigration Act (Chapter 133).

  42. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 3) Order 1992 (No. S 387 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-01 | SGP-1992-R-31897

    Provides for the definition of "foreign manufacturing worker" and for levies payable by an employer for foreign manufacturing trainees who are undergoing training with an approved employer. Made pursuant to the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Chapter 91A).

  43. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order 1992 (No. S 251)

    Adoption: 1992-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | SGP-1992-R-30026

    Under the authority of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Chapter 91A), the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order 1992 is modified principally by the deletion and replacement of paragraph 3 of that Order.

  44. Singapore - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Work Permit (Exemption) Notification 1992 (No. S 252)

    Adoption: 1992-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-05 | SGP-1992-M-30027

    This Notification made pursuant to the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Chapter 91A), exempts persons who employ or wish to employ a foreign worker who is a permanent resident in Singapore from applying for a work permit under s. 7 of the Act in respect of that foreign worker.

  45. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 3) Order 1991 (No. S 577)

    Adoption: 1991-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-01 | SGP-1991-R-28878

    Under the authority of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Chapter 91A), the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order 1991 is modified principally by the deletion and replacement of Paragraph 3 of that Order.

  46. Singapore - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 1991.

    Adoption: 1991-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | SGP-1991-R-25254

    Amends paragraph 2 of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order 1990 so that the levy payable in respect of foreign workers is now $300 per month or $10 per working day.

  47. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990 (No. 21 of 1990). (Employment of Foreign Workers Act 1990 (No. 21 of 1990)) - Legislation on-line as amended

    Adoption: 1990-11-01 | SGP-1990-L-26509

    The Act repeals and re-enacts with amendments the Regulation of Employment Act (Chapter 272 of the 1985 Revised Edition). Prohibits the employment of foreign workers without valid work permits and creates penalties for employers who do so (s. 5); establishes under the jurisdiction of the Controller of Work Permits procedures for the granting (s. 7) and termination (s. 9) of work permits; provides for the possibility of a levy on employers who employ certain classes of foreign workers (s. 11); enumerates the powers of employment inspectors (s. 16); and lists penalties and the jurisdiction of the courts to impose them.

  48. Singapore - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration Act (Cap. 133). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963-09-16 | SGP-1963-L-69792

    Comprehensive legislation separated into six parts, relating to immigration into, and departure from Singapore. Deals with admission and departure, including the provision of a list of prohibited immigrants; entry and re-entry permits; procedure on arrival, including the clarification of the duties and responsibilites of immigration officers; and the rules regulating the removal of illegal or prohibited immigrants.


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