Last Updated on September 12, 2023
Singapore is updating its immigration policies to bolster its standing as a global talent hub.
As part of this initiative, the country launched the Overseas Network & Expertise (ONE) Pass at the start of 2023. This new work pass intends to attract top immigrant talent in business, arts and culture, sports, science, technology and academia or research.
The ONE Pass provides both regional and global businesses with increased flexibility in workforce planning, and Envoy Global is at the forefront of helping companies navigate this new offering.
Here’s how Envoy’s Singapore Immigration Team supports companies looking to capitalize on immigration opportunities in Singapore.
I. A Forward Look: Evaluate Singapore’s Immigration Options
To attract long-term global talent, Singapore has introduced innovative work authorization pathways that offer greater flexibility for employers and foreign professionals. These options include the Global Talent Pass, the EntrePass, and the latest addition, the ONE Pass.
Unlike previous immigration options offered by Singapore, the ONE pass permits a period of stay of five years. It does not tie an employee to a single role or company. Moreover, the pass expects to have a speedy processing time of around four weeks.
The newest immigration options in Singapore open doors for companies keen to hire or relocate foreign talent to the city-state. However, changing policies and shorter timelines present global mobility professionals with new challenges in the Singaporean market.
Envoy’s Singapore Immigration Team is on the front line of these developments, and they will work with you to develop a tailored and well-defined strategy leveraging new opportunities for your organization and staff alike.
II. Tailored Choices: Individualized Immigration Solutions for a Smooth Transition to Singapore
To assist in the decision-making process, our Singapore Immigration Team serves as your on-the-ground resource. We provide step-by-step guidance on relocation options in Singapore, including cost estimates for work passes, detailed timelines on immigration routes and more.
Envoy proactively assesses your company’s unique situation and identifies expanded immigration options in Singapore. For example, companies deemed “qualifying firms” in Singapore have access to additional immigration routes for their employees. Our team will identify your company’s eligibility for this classification, opening up more favorable immigration opportunities.
By leveraging Envoy’s exclusive insights and services, you can establish a strong foundation for your immigration needs in Singapore and position your company for success.
III. Opening New Doors: Gain a Strong Footing in Singapore with Envoy’s Diligent Immigration Support
Employers seeking to expand their presence in the APAC market can leverage Singapore’s growing list of immigration opportunities. The country’s latest initiatives – like the ONE Pass – are designed to offer flexible employment options for businesses to hire or relocate foreign talent in fields like business, science, technology and more.
As Singapore evolves its immigration system, Envoy is uniquely equipped to assist companies of all sizes in capitalizing on new relocation opportunities in the country.
To open new doors for your business in the APAC market, Envoy can help refine your immigration procedures in Singapore to fit your organization’s changing needs.
Ready to leverage Envoy’s exclusive insights and diligent immigration service in Singapore? Check out our Immigration Services page for Singapore.
By Finn Reynolds (Communications Specialist, Govt. Data & Policy) and Jessie Butchley (Global Immigration Writer)
Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Brendan Coggan.
Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.