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Immigration Advice based upon the MAC Report

    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… Read More

  • Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong authorities announced on November 29th that all visa applications can now be filed electronically with immediate effect. With this update, applications for all visa types (visit, employment, training, investment, study, residence, etc.) will no longer require applicants or authorized representatives to submit the visa application in person. The entire process of submission,… Read More

  • Malaysia Introduces ePass Renewal Option

    Starting from 01 December 2022, Malaysia will roll out a new electronic pass option for renewal applications. Companies registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can apply for renewals of eligible Employment Pass (EP) and related Dependent Pass (DP) holders via the ePass feature instead of submitting applications manually. The ePass option via the ESD… Read More

  • China Eases up on COVID-19 Entry Requirements

    In a bid to further optimize the country’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the government of China released a circular on November 11, 2022 outlining new requirements for travelers planning to enter the country. Summary of Changes: The duration of quarantine required for inbound travelers has now been reduced to five (5) days at… Read More

  • Updates to Border Measures – Streamlining of Country/Region Classification and other Border Measures

    The Singapore Government has announced on 16 February 2022 that with effect of 21 February 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore Time), the following border measures will be applicable: Travel history requirement will be reduced from 14 to 7 days SHN duration will be standardised to 7 days across all country/region categories in view of Omicron’s shorter… Read More

  • Corporate Immigration 2021

    Magrath Sheldrick Global were delighted to be able to contribute to the Singapore chapter in this years Corporate Immigration 2021.  Please use the link below to view the chapter in full. Chapter 17 – Singapore This article was first publishedin the  ICLG – Corporate ImmigrationRead More

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