How many paid annual leave days are employees entitled to?

If your employee earns less than $4,500 a month, your employee is entitled to 7 days of paid annual leave if he has served a period of not less than 3 months. However, any employee that fails to take that leave no later than 12 months after the end of every 12 months of continuous service will have the annual leave forfeited.

What is Maternity Leave?

As a mother employed in the working industry, you will be granted 16 weeks of government-paid maternity leave or 12 weeks of maternity leave, depending on whether your child is a Singapore citizen and other criteria.

Who is eligible for Child Care Leave?

An employee covered under the Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA), is entitled to six days of childcare leave per year until the child turns seven years of age, regardless of the number of children the employee has.

What is a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)?

Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) are individuals who have been awarded the Permanent Residency status. Permanent residence allows foreigners to live and enter or exit Singapore as long as they have a valid Re-Entry Permit (REP). Furthermore, SPRs are not required to apply for a new work visa each time they are hired by a new employer. Singapore Permanent Residency can be applied for the applicant’s spouse, children (below 21 years old) and parents.

What are the various schemes for foreigners who wish to migrate to Singapore?

There are different schemes available for migrating foreigners:

Professional/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme
For professionals working in Singapore who are holding valid work passes (Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, EntrePass, S-Pass)

Global Investor Scheme
For foreign investors who are willing to invest at least $2.5 million in new/existing local business operations or invest at least $2.5 million in a GIP-approved fund that invests in Singapore based companies.

Foreign Artistic Talent
Foreign artists that have exceptional achievements in their home country and abroad may apply. Applications under this scheme are reviewed by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the National Arts Council (NAC). Artists with exceptional achievements and international recognition in dance, music, theatre, literary arts, visual arts and professionals in related arts are encouraged to apply under this scheme.

Married Individuals
Persons who are married to a Singaporean Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident have the option to apply for SPR. If a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident has foreign children, they may also apply for SPR.

Aged Parents
Singapore Citizens can also apply for SPR for their foreign aged parents, if any. The approval is at the sole discretion of the M