What was that ? Get an LOC and be self employed ?hotinsingapore wrote:Thank's for that. Being self employed I actually need to apply to employ myself with the usual letter of consent. With that I can work as self employed.
Although not well phrased in the quoted parts I would expect the spirit of these regulations is simply to distinguish between the situation where one basically works as a driver and another one, where driving is just one of many tools used to perform some duties under some different occupation. If this is correct, then you should be free to drive working as a pc service man.hotinsingapore wrote:This is one of those questions where you can interpret whether its allowed both ways (at least the way I see it), but I'd like peoples view (or if someone has received clarification from MOM in your favour I'd love to hear about it!), but its to do with driving and work permits:
"It is strictly forbidden to drive for work in Singapore if holding a Work Pass unless the Work Pass explicitly states “Driver”, or unless the overseer of the Work Pass gives permission"
"As part of the Job Flexibility Scheme, Work Permit holders who are in the Services sector and hold other occupations (meaning other than 'driver'') can also drive during work"
OK, 'drive for work' in the first sentence. How would one interpret this? Would this only mean where driving is primarily the job or a job function, for example, taxi driver, delivery driver, lorry driver, ie something where you cannot do the job without the driving?
What if its a service based job (in my case IT consultancy/computer repairs), AND where potentially one COULD in theory MRT/bus/catch a cab/uber but chooses to drive from job to job.
Would you consider this an occupation in the Services sector as part of the Job Flexibility Scheme and the second sentence applies?
Or would you say this is a grey area that could depend on the authorities interpretation 'on the day'.
The problem is I run a successful onsite pc repair business here in Australia, already have a Dependants Pass for Singapore and feel my best chance of income (given I feel it will be difficult to find employment as a Dependants Pass holder) is as a sole trader with my own LOC (which seems to be very possible) and doing the occasional repair job if I can get it, but I will have a car and wish to drive from job to job. Technically the work is only at each premises, you might not consider the driving as part of the job.
By the way, I'm not trying to get around the law, just trying to clarify where I stand.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
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