Tuenyi wrote:I'm a woman holding an employment pass. If I give birth of a baby in Singapore, what's the status of the baby?
Is it expensive for a EP holder to be giving birth in SIN?
We are Ep holders who had our son in october. We delivered at gleneagles. And, as an aisde,, we found the Singapore medical system on the whole pretty good.
In terms of the paperwork, you will be required to register the birth with the Singapore Authorities (MOM or ICA - I can't remember). The hospital should help you do this. You will then be given 42 days to get your baby a passport. The hospital will give you a social visit pass. This is a bit of a pain, but providing you get your citizenship done quickly, then getting the passport should'nt be too hard - the photo uis the hard bit. Don't stress too much about the 42 days, providing you have submitted the paperwork there seems to be a bit of flexibility.
Finally, as an EP, your baby will get citizenship from your home country.
In terms of expense, thats hard to answer. If you have medical insurance from your employer then it will be no issue. If not, then depending on your birth (natural ceasearean etc), it might be anywhere between 3-8k. We had a caesarian with some complications so the final bill was around 7k.