What is the change? After arresting several foreign nationals in a sting operation, the Ministry of Manpower has issued a reminder to employers about making accurate, complete and truthful declarations on work pass applications.

What does the change mean? Employers are reminded that if convicted, they can be fined up to 20,000 Singapore dollars (about US$14,730) and/or jailed for up to two years per violation and lose their work pass privileges.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: All work passes, employment passes and S passes.
  • Who is affected: Employers sponsoring foreign workers in Singapore.
  • Business impact: The ministry is aggressively prosecuting employers who make false, inaccurate or misleading statements on their applications, as well as any individuals who assist in the making of false statements.