Written by: Rita Magallona
Is your company hiring foreign executives? Living in Singapore is an attractive proposition for expats, but it does involve a lot of groundwork for the HR department.
How can you make relocating to Singapore as seamless as possible so that your top talent can focus on their core responsibilities and succeed? We’ve listed the necessary documents and other legal requirements that a non-citizen needs to work in Singapore.
HR Checklist for Hiring Foreign Expats to Work in Singapore
What does the local HR need to process for a foreign worker?
Your foreign colleague, just like any expat, needs to secure a work pass before being allowed to move to Singapore for business or professional reasons.
As their local contact, you need to help them process these requirements.
List of required customs, duties, and taxes to be paid, as well as the contraband rules to be followed when moving to Singapore as required by Singapore Customs
Medical and health insurance requirements, including vaccinations
An apartment or house that suits their family’s needs
Coordination with the foreign talent to get their signature on the lease papers
A transnational moving company to transport possessions
What does your foreign colleague need to prepare before working in Singapore?
On their end, a foreign talent needs to have these documents ready before their move to Singapore.
Flight/travel tickets/itinerary papers
Health, travel, contents/property insurance papers
Visa papers/work passes and/or passes for family
Birth certificates/adoption papers of children (if any) and photocopies
Copies of credit card/bank card numbers and contact numbers
Driving license and photocopies, if any
Passport and photocopies, additional passport-sized photos
Identity cards and photocopies
Marriage certificates and photocopies, if applicable
Medical and dental records and any medication details
School and education records
Pet passport, medical records, and travel documents, if applicable
Consult this checklist to guide you along as you coordinate the relocation of your top talent to Singapore. It will surely kickstart their Singapore work experience on a high note.
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