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Michelle Lai
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Employment agency

Postby Michelle Lai » Sun, 08 Jul 2012 9:13 pm

Dear all,

Was thinking start business related to employment agency , ie head hunter company .

Anyone aware what is the procedure like ? I understanding that certain amount of deposit must be prepared ? But to who? Can I register the company fist ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:05 pm

Start reading here and read ALL the links.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/services-forms/em ... ences.aspx

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Employment agency process

Postby togeorgemathew » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 2:55 pm

Hi Michelle,

In short the process is:

1. Register a private limited company with employment agency as one of the SSIC activities.
2. Apply for your Employment Pass or Entrepass (assuming you are an expat)
3. Apply for In-Principle Approval(IPA) as an Employment Agency(EA)
4. The IPA will specify amount of deposit needed. This can be covered through full amount or by paying an insurance agency a premium.
5. Go through your training as an EA professional.
6. Request for issuance of EA license number.

The process is quite lengthy and requires a between two-four months(depending on your immigration status).

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 4:45 pm

correct me if im wrong but i thought foreigners (except PR)cant open a manpower agency? if that is the case, why is togeorgemathew saying to apply for entrepass or ep?

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Foreigner opening employment agency in Singapore

Postby togeorgemathew » Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:10 am

Hi morenangpinay,

Foreigners can apply for a Employment Agency license as long as they hold a valid work visa. Here is the page on MOM that speaks about it (see Licensing Criteria section)

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx


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