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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.

News

Extension of stay-home notice to 21 days for travellers from higher-risk places

With effect from 7th May 2021, 11:59pm the stay-home notice (SHN) period will be lengthened to 21 days, up from 14 days for travellers arriving from all countries and regions, except for: Australia Brunei Mainland China New Zealand Taiwan Hong Kong Macau Travellers serving the 21-day SHN will undergo polymerase chain reaction tests on arrival…

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Relaunched Travel Bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong

The scheme will be suspended for two weeks if the seven-day moving average of unlinked Covid-19 cases in either country is more than five. The governments announced that one designated flight carrying a maximum of 200 passengers will be allowed from each side daily, with plans to increase the flights to two per day in…

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Complete Suspension of Incoming Travellers from India

Effective April 23 at 11.59 PM, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have travelled to India within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. This includes anyone has received prior approval to enter the country. Individuals with a travel history to India and have not completed…

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