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by Strong Eagle
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:52 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment pass issue delay - 6 weeks!
Replies: 15
Views: 4221

Re: Employment pass issue delay - 6 weeks!

Personally my pass is Perm, relocating from EMEA, rates are inline with benchmarking - perhaps slightly lower but certainly no more than 5/10% off. Company employs a substantial amount of locals and would have a high ratio in that area I'd expect. Seems ya never do know though with this process ! W...
by Strong Eagle
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment pass issue delay - 6 weeks!
Replies: 15
Views: 4221

Re: Re:

companies that intend to hire me have sufficient quota for hiring foreign employment I wasn't aware this was a factor. Outside an individuals personal application criteria, what else other than Quota sits at the company side - eg, I could be a viable candidate for approval, but company issue a, b, ...
by Strong Eagle
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

My accountant was kind enough to provide a bit of information for me/you. She prefaces her comments with, "I am not an expert in selling goods in the US and when there is a breach of the “doing business” and “effectively connected” status of income that becomes taxable in the US. I can do some ...
by Strong Eagle
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass - Do any employers still submit manually?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Employment Pass - Do any employers still submit manually?

They took whatever you entered on your badly formatted Word document and typed it into the EP online system. Quite difficult to file manually these days. Hard to say what is holding things up... you're engineering credentials... whether NTU has sought out locals first... or the fact that you're maki...
by Strong Eagle
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: singapore employment pass race question
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: singapore employment pass race question

Virtually every government and non-government document wants to know race because the powers that be are race conscious and want to maintain race percentages at pretty much what they are right now. As far as the implications go: a) If you want to move to an HDB complex but you would exceed the allow...
by Strong Eagle
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Also sent some requests for consultation to US tax lawyers based in Singapore, which I really should have thought of earlier. They all market themselves toward American expats but should still be qualified to advise a non-resident alien. Will update again with the outcomes. Good luck with that. If ...
by Strong Eagle
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

DP is the way to go as it lets your wife work. LTVP requires an LOC for that which is troublesome. Not quite, PNGMK. The DP also requires a LOC to work. Historically, the DP has always implied a right to work under a LOC. A LTVP has implied that no work was possible. A LTVP+ implied that work under...
by Strong Eagle
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Your bank account will time out eventually without residency I'm afraid. There must be a couple of contributing factors. I closed my business accounts at UOB in Singapore three years after I left. They were informed of my new overseas residence, I never had an issue with any banking facilities, whi...
by Strong Eagle
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Your bank account will time out eventually without residency I'm afraid. There must be a couple of contributing factors. I closed my business accounts at UOB in Singapore three years after I left. They were informed of my new overseas residence, I never had an issue with any banking facilities, whi...
by Strong Eagle
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Hi SC, Just rereading through one of the links you posted earlier and caught this, didn't see it the first time: A positive point to make is that foreign owners may act as consultants to the LLC under a written Consultant’s agreement completing all consulting work within their home country and bill...
by Strong Eagle
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

All very useful to know, especially the working remotely vs. locally tip. Does permission to work for offshore companies also extend to EP holders, or are they not allowed to work in any capacity beyond the terms of their EP employment? Another poster in a different thread making enquiry of MoM on ...
by Strong Eagle
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Adding a few comments as follow on to my long post: Hi all, Preface: A note of general gratitude to this place for existing. Though I just registered an account in order to post this question, I've lurked around for years and the information shared has been invaluable. With that said, even after goi...
by Strong Eagle
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

You have multiple situations with which you must deal. First and foremost is your legal residency situation in Singapore. You are going to get whacked sooner or later with your 90 day visa runs, and that is going to permanently alter your plans when you can no longer get back into Singapore. You hav...
by Strong Eagle
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Terminate employment contract during bond period
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Terminate employment contract during bond period

Looks to me that the only way for you to get out of this is to perform so poorly that they decide to terminate you. Just don't show up for work per 10.4 and it looks like they will terminate you. Be absent as much as possible until they do terminate you. Good luck with them trying to collect salary ...
by Strong Eagle
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?
Replies: 66
Views: 41124

Re: How Can I Verify the Validity of an IPA Letter?

Actually i got an offerletter from a singapore company via an agent. The after that i Got my FIN numebr then I Check throught the MOM site but it is unvalid.But My IPA letter is not issued The agent said you have to pay some amount then after the stamping and clearance of Indian Embassy the they Up...

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