Only Employers Can Apply for Work Permit issued by MOM Singapore to hire lower skilled or unskilled foreign manpower employed in blue collar job positions in various industries within the Singapore economy. Only foreign nationals from approved source countries are eligible for this work permit category. The approved foreign nationals and approved source countries varies according to the industry category namely construction, marine, service, process and domestic work. The work pass category are generally subjected to a strict quota for each company and substantial monthly levies are payable by the employer to discourage the number of such work passes being issued.
Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, successful applicants need to apply for entry approval from MOM first before arriving in Singapore. The employer is also responsible to comply with all the government advisory and guidelines. For example, upon arrivals, successful applicants would need to be quarantined for 14 days first, go for a swab test and obtain a health clearance before proceeding with pass activation and work.
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