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Foreign workers in Singapore earn more to bring their family over

Posted on July 28, 2015
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From 1 September 2015 onward, foreign workers working in Singapore will face a higher salary cap if they wish to bring their family members over under the Dependant’s or Long Term Visit Pass.

According to a new advisory on the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website, foreign workers holding a work pass would now need a minimum fixed monthly salary of $5,000 to bring their spouse or children into the country on a Dependant’s pass.

The figure is higher than the the previous amount of $4,000.

MOM added that work pass holders would also now need to earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of $10,000 to bring their parents over on Long Term Visit Pass, an increase of $2,000 from the previous amount.

The statement explained however, that new applications for Dependant’s Pass for spouse or children and Long Term Visit Pass for parents MOM receives before 1 September 2015 will be assessed based on the previous criteria of $4,000 and $8,000 respectively.

Similarly, any renewal of passes approved or issued before 1 September 2015 will also be based on the previous criteria if the pass holder remains with the same employer.

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