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Magrath Sheldrick Singapore provides high-touch immigration and employment solutions to businesses and private individuals from across the globe.

Singapore Immigration

With our deep understanding of the local immigration framework, combined with a vast network of contacts, we offer our clients a comprehensive and customised advice to suit their internal practices and cultures whilst always remaining focussed on compliance with a strict regulatory and enforcement regime.

With its vibrant economy, strong infrastructure and political stability, Singapore has established itself as a global business powerhouse, with companies keen to establish subsidiaries of their businesses here. It is the dynamic business hub of the Asia Pacific region.

Singapore’s immigration landscape is constantly evolving to suit the prevailing social and political climate of the nation. The criteria to obtain work passes are also regularly revised by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) to suit the employment and market needs of the day. Singapore is welcoming to international businesses, expatriates and entrepreneurs, whilst at the same time maintaining a strong regulatory and compliance regime.

Working with Industry Associations

Through our close ties with the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore we have coordinated and facilitated the Chamber’s flagship annual “Dialogue with the MOM” Seminar several times since opening our office in 2012. In 2018 we were invited by the British Chamber to host a seminar to provide a legislative update on Singapore immigration changes and insights into the related challenges being faced by employers and foreign employees wishing to work in Singapore. We are regularly asked to contribute thought leadership articles relating to the evolving Singapore immigration policies in their magazine publications. We have also been invited to address an Enterprise Singapore conference on immigration issues.


Update on COMPASS Bonus Criteria

Singapore – More Details on COMPASS Bonus Criteria Released

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released additional details on the two bonus criteria that form part of the Complementarity Assessment (COMPASS) framework which will apply to new Employment Pass (EP) applications staring September this year. The two bonus criteria that will help supplement the COMPASS score of EP candidates are: Criterion 5 (C5): Skills…

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Educational Qualifications

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower announced that a mandatory verification of educational qualifications (diploma level and above) should be completed by companies intending to hire Employment Pass (EP) holders from September 1st 2023 onwards. This change will require hiring companies to work with third-party government-certified screening agencies and submit a verification proof for EP candidates’…

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The Singapore authorities announced that eligible companies may apply for a temporary increase in their S Pass and Work Permit quota with the launch of the Manpower for Strategic Economic Priorities (M-SEP) Scheme. Under this scheme, companies may be eligible to apply through the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website if they can meet the qualifying…

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