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andrew-01
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solid advice required

Post by andrew-01 » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 4:43 pm

i am after some basic brief information regarding working, visas, accomodation etc in Singapore.
I am a commercial kitchen designer/ engineer..i had my own co,pany in the uk for around 10 years and have decided i want a fresh challenge.....so i have been here in Mauritius now for 7 months. I wanted to move to singapore initially but thought i would try to make some contacts and pave my way here first.
Could any of you give me som useful info on rgarding moving and working in singapore.....how long do the visa last, can i work on a visiting visa?????
Any help would be helpful for me.

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Post by jpatokal » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 1:22 pm

andrew-01 wrote:ihow long do the visa last
30-90 days for a social visit pass.
can i work on a visiting visa?????
No. You'll need to get a) hired by a company or b) start up your own and apply for an EntrePass.
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Post by Bafana » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:21 pm

jpatokal wrote:
andrew-01 wrote:ihow long do the visa last
30-90 days for a social visit pass.
can i work on a visiting visa?????
No. You'll need to get a) hired by a company or b) start up your own and apply for an EntrePass.
It depends - I think some countries free trade agreements do allow you to work here whilst on a tourist VISA as long as you are bnot earning money for it locally.

Could be wrong though.
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Post by andrew-01 » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 2:19 pm

Thankyou all very much for replying...
so i have to enter on a tourist visa then look for some work, after i have found a position i should then apply for a work permit???? have i got this right.

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Post by Bafana » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 5:01 pm

Once you have a job your employer will make an application to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for either a Work Permit or an Employment Pass depending upon what work you will be doing. It looks like you are a professional so they should apply for an Employment Pass for you.
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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 10:47 pm

Bafana wrote:It depends - I think some countries free trade agreements do allow you to work here whilst on a tourist VISA as long as you are bnot earning money for it locally.
Huh? How do you work in Singapore without "earning money for it locally"? :???: I mean, sure, you could physically sit in Singapore and do remote work for a company that pays you in country X, but that's not employment as far as Sg is considered and you won't get more than an SVP for it.
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