Frequently Asked Questions by Expatriates
Q: How does a person set up a bank account in Singapore?
A: In order to open a bank account in Singapore, you need to hand a make a copy of your passport, your bank statement from a bank in your own country and employer’s letter. There are abundant ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) within Singapore and also being able to buy without cash utilizing the NETS system.
Q: How is a person qualified to apply for an Employment Pass?
A: Attaining an Employment Pass necessitates passing the criteria for qualification in Singapore. To see the details of this criterion, Visit our Singapore Ministry of Manpower website or else the Contact Singapore website.
Q: What steps should I take if my spouse or child is moving to Singapore with me?
A: Dependent Passes may be applied for by a holder of an Employment Pass for their spouse, and single children below 21 years of age.
Q: Who should apply for a Professional Visit Pass?
A: Please visit the ICA Website to have a list of necessities for those who wish to apply for a Professional Visit Pass.
Q: I am an expert/ specialist. Which Singapore agency should I write to if I want to look for a job in Singapore?
A: If you wish to be engaged in Singapore as a professional, please check the information at the Contact Singapore website. Also try to approach the Contact Singapore Centers and check out the EDB website.
Q: Define Central Provident Fund (CPF)?
A: The Central Provident Fund is used for the requirement of the residents for investment, housing, healthcare and family protection. For more details, please visit the CPF website.
Q: Is it necessary for foreigners to add to the CPF?
A: Just those aliens with permanent residence status are obligated to contribute to the CPF. Please proceed to the CPF website for more narrations.