Tweet Starting January 2012, young foreigners wanting to apply for the Q1 Employment Pass (EP) in Singapore will need to earn at least $3,000. Older applicants will have to command an even higher salary to qualify for the same pass, which is one of three categories of EPs. The Q1 Pass applicants will also have […]

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Tweet The Singapore Government is committed to managing the size of the foreign workforce, as part of the broader strategies to achieve productivity-driven economic growth, as well as to ensure that Singaporeans remain at the core of a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The aim is to avoid increasing dependence on foreign workers over the […]

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Tweet Upon the directive of Secretary Leila De Lima, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has removed nearly 6,000 individuals from its hold departure list and watch list as part of ongoing efforts of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and BI to sanitize the bureau’s records and purge it of expired and obsolete derogatory orders. Immigration […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 16th, 2011

Tweet Update from Ministry of Manpower regarding changes in the E-Pass and S-Pass: The profile of the local workforce has improved over the years. Specifically, the proportion of Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians (PMETs) has increased to more than half of our local workforce and their salaries have also risen. To keep pace with the […]

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Tweet Immigration agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently barred from leaving three female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Korea after they were caught carrying spurious documents. BI-Airport Operations Division (AOD) chief Lina Pelia said the passengers were intercepted last July 6 at the departure area of the NAIA 3 terminal in […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has beefed up its manpower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with the deployment of some 30 immigration officers there over the past three weeks, it was learned yesterday. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3 Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said the augmentation of BI personnel at the […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) defended its tight screening of Filipinos departing for abroad, saying the move is necessary to prevent the exodus of victims of human trafficking, illegal recruitment and even drug mules. “They should understand that we are doing this to protect our poor countrymen from being victimized by criminal syndicates who […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 8th, 2011

Tweet A Travel Clearance is a document issued by the DSWD to a minor (below 18 years of age) traveling outside the Philippines, alone, with someone other than his/her parents, certifying that the minor is authorized to travel abroad for valid reasons. This is to prevent child trafficking, Republic Act 7610 (otherwise known as Special […]

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Tweet Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and intelligence agents have started undergoing retraining and refresher seminars as part of a program to bolster their capability in combating human trafficking and thwarting the entry of illegal aliens. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said more than a hundred BI employees […]

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Tweet One of the reasons to always follow the rule…. SINGAPORE – A self-employed woman has been fined S$500 for failing to inform the authorities about a change in her home address within the given time limit of 28 days. Ooi Siew Lang, 48, could have been jailed up to five years and fined a […]

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