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DP holders will need a Work Pass to work in SG from DP holders will need a Work Pass to work in SG from 1 May 2021

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Mar 2021 3:59 pm

https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permi ... /key-facts

https://www.mom.gov.sg/-/media/mom/docu ... 05F69CC3D1

FACTSHEET ON WORK ARRANGEMENTS OF DEPENDANT’S PASS HOLDERS
Currently, Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders who are dependants of Employment Pass, EntrePass or
Personalised Employment Pass holders can apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) to work in Singapore.
For consistency with the updates we have made to our work pass framework, MOM will be aligning
the requirements for DP holders who wish to work in Singapore with the requirements for all other
foreigners working in Singapore. From 1 May 2021, all DP holders who wish to work during their stay
in Singapore will need an applicable work pass (such as an Employment Pass, S Pass or Work Permit)
instead of an LOC, unless they are business owners who meet specified criteria.
Existing DP LOC holders will be allowed to continue working until the expiry of their LOC. Employers
will need to apply for an applicable work pass should they wish to continue employing existing DP LOC
holders after their current LOC expires. For employers and DP LOC holders who wish to do so, MOM
will facilitate the transition to a work pass. The relevant qualifying salary, dependency ratio ceiling,
and/or levies for the respective work passes will apply.
Details on these requirements and the application process for the respective work passes can be found
on the following webpages:
• Employment Pass: https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permi ... yment-pass
• S Pass: https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/s-pass
• Work Permit: https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permi ... ign-worker
DP holders who are business owners
DP holders who are business owners will be eligible to continue running their business on an LOC,
provided that their business creates local employment. They will need to meet the following criteria:
1. The DP holder is a sole proprietor, partner, or company director with at least 30% shareholding
in the business; and
2. The business hires at least one Singaporean/Permanent Resident who earns at least the
prevailing Local Qualifying Salary (currently $1,400) and receives CPF contributions for at least
3 months
DP holders who currently do not meet the above criteria can continue to run their business on their
existing LOC until its expiry, or apply for a one-off extension of their LOC until 30 April 2022 when next
renewing their DP. Thereafter, they will need to meet the criteria stated above in order to renew their
LOC, or obtain an applicable work pass to continue working in Singapore.
DP holders who wish to start a new business can apply for an LOC to do so, provided that they fulfil
the criteria set out above. Further details will be released on 1 May 2021.
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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 9:32 am

moved to the other thread.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 1:34 pm

I deliberately cross-posted to ensure more eyeball hits.
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Post by Myasis Dragon » Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:01 pm

Putting the hammer down on all those "freelancers", it looks like to me. Start a business, hire a Singaporean, and you're good to go.

And putting the hammer down on businesses that think hiring a trailing spouse on LOC for half the rate of an EP is a good thing. I suspect this is the real reason... LOC's put downward pressure on wages that the gahmen is trying to push up.

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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 05 Mar 2021 9:02 am

^ This. Particularly since some visas categories have been created for people who want to move here to create tech businesses etc.
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