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Is it possible for a expat student to work part time in Sg?

Postby at914 » Wed, 07 May 2008 4:38 pm

I only have a student pass. I heard that its illegal to hire foreign students to work. I'm not sure.. But I could really use the money. I was thinking of places like starbucks, burger king, etc..

Is that possible or is it illegal like dealing drugs?

Thanx.

Angela

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Postby andy21 » Thu, 08 May 2008 9:11 am

As far as I am aware, foreign students are not allowed any kind of employment at all.

You are all nothing but cash cows for the government to milk. Of course if asked, the government will tell you something along the lines of 'it's for your own good'.

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Postby at914 » Thu, 08 May 2008 10:22 am

Does that mean I should apply for a work permit?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 May 2008 10:27 am

andy21, if you don't know, please do not give out mis-information.

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at914,

Following is the text from the MOM website:


Employment of Foreign Students


Foreign students are not allowed to work in Singapore during term time or vacation time unless they are granted Work Pass exemption under the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass Exemptions) Notification. The details of the exemption notification are available below.

Foreign students who wish to undergo any form of Industrial Attachment (IA) must apply for a relevant training pass (either Training Work Permit or Training Employment Pass). They will be prosecuted under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA) if they are found to be undergoing IA without a valid training pass.


Exemption Notification


* Foreign Students on Vacation

* Part-Time Employment of Foreign Students


Foreign Students on Vacation


A Work Permit is not required for a foreign student who is:

* 14 years of age or above;
* On vacation; and
* A full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the following schools or institutions:

1. National University of Singapore
2. Nanyang Technological University
3. Singapore Management University
4. SIM University
5. INSEAD, Singapore
6. University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in Singapore
7. S.P. Jain Center of Management Singapore
8. ESSEC Business School (Singapore)
9. Digipen
10. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore)
11. New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
12. Singapore Polytechnic
13. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
14. Nanyang Polytechnic
15. Temasek Polytechnic
16. Republic Polytechnic
17. LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
18. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
19. Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
20. Government Secondary Schools
21. Government-aided Secondary Schools
22. The American College
23. Australian International School
24. International Community School
25. Canadian International School
26. Lycee Francais De Singapour
27. Chatsworth International School
28. German School
29. Hollandse School
30. ISS International School
31. Overseas Family School
32. Sekolah Indonesia
33. Waseda Shibuya Senior High School
34. Singapore American School
35. Swiss School
36. Japanese School (Secondary School)
37. United World College of South East Asia
38. Practice Performing Arts School
39. Tanglin Trust School

Note: Foreign students from the above-listed schools/institutions who are waiting for their final examinations results or convocation are also granted work permit exemption. However, once they have completed their studies, and their student pass expires, they will no longer be exempted from work pass requirements.

Employers who wish to hire foreigners who have completed their studies with their respective schools/institutions, should apply for appropriate work passes on their behalf. Each application will be accessed on its merits, subject to the prevailing work pass criteria and approval by the Controller of Work Passes.

Student Pass holders studying in institutions other than those listed above are not allowed to work during vacation while holding Student Passes in Singapore.



Part-time Employment of Foreign Students


A work permit is not required for a foreign student who:

* Works a maximum of 16 hours a week; and
* Is a full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the following institutions:

1. National University of Singapore
2. Nanyang Technological University
3. Singapore Management University
4. SIM University
5. INSEAD, Singapore
6. University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in Singapore
7. S.P. Jain Center of Management Singapore
8. ESSEC Business School (Singapore)
9. Digipen
10. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore)
11. New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
12. Singapore Polytechnic
13. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
14. Temasek Polytechnic
15. Nanyang Polytechnic
16. Republic Polytechnic
17. LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
18. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
19. Practice Performing Arts School
20. Tanglin Trust School

Student Pass holders studying in institutions other than those listed above are not allowed to work part-time while holding Student Passes in Singapore.


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Postby at914 » Thu, 08 May 2008 10:29 am

Thanks! :)

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Postby iantham » Fri, 09 May 2008 2:55 am

Wow.... even students now are expats... amazing

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Postby at914 » Fri, 09 May 2008 7:23 am

iantham wrote:Wow.... even students now are expats... amazing



Lol. You know there are students in other countries yes? And they do travel around to study at different places, even countries?

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Postby andy21 » Fri, 09 May 2008 10:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:andy21, if you don't know, please do not give out mis-information.

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Apologies for that, my distatse for this government sometimes clouds my judgement.

That said, my statement does apply to all the foreign students studying in all the private educational institutions here, and there are many of them. I have known quite a few and I find the way they're treated extremely unfair. Somehow they don't qualify as 'real' students here. They are the educational equivalent of foreign labour as opposed to foreign talent.

I will be more careful in future however.

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Postby at914 » Fri, 09 May 2008 11:11 am

andy21 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:andy21, if you don't know, please do not give out mis-information.

thanks,
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Apologies for that, my distatse for this government sometimes clouds my judgement.

That said, my statement does apply to all the foreign students studying in all the private educational institutions here, and there are many of them. I have known quite a few and I find the way they're treated extremely unfair. Somehow they don't qualify as 'real' students here. They are the educational equivalent of foreign labour as opposed to foreign talent.

I will be more careful in future however.



Thanx Andy. I have yet so much to learn about the Singaporean Gov't. haha.

I think I'll be fine though. Every country are prejudice one way or another.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 09 May 2008 2:50 pm

andy21,

No worries mate. :wink:

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