Employment Pass (E-Pass) Lost/Stolen in Singapore

One day early in the morning, a friend called to help, ID card lost, how do? what! The following is the correct practice of being a citizen or PR in Singapore where you lost your identity card (IC) or Employment pass.

According to ICA you need to apply for New E-Pass within 7 days. If you think that ICA is not Lost but stolen than you also need to report to POLICE. It is better to go ICA office first before reporting stolen id to Police.

However, the safety is still recommended must report lost id also to police station if in case it is used by someone else to do some miserable thing, you must have proof to show to authorities to clear up your shoulders some of examples how lost id's can be used.

Example 1: a man lost his identity card, in two weeks after the discovery of someone using his identity card, to borrow money.

Example 2: one lost ID card, was taken to sign three mobile phone numbers, and later received the telecommunications company's bill, to recover thousands of dollars in telephone charges.

The E-Pass is only replaced when it is lost, stolen or damaged.

Reporting Lost ID:

ICA reporting lost official procedure.

If you think that ICA is not stolen just lost than you could directly go to ICA building.
After arriving at ICA, go to Citizen Services Center on the 3rd floor and fill in a Statutory Declaration. It includes the name, date of birth, IC number, address, contact number, and when Where lost IC, or is it lost before or not.

Download the application from here.


You can download at home to fill out the first, in case you worried about the level of English is not good enough, it is strongly recommended to do so (Note: If you have already report to the police station, than bring the report also).

A passport size of the recent (3 months) photos, pay attention to be background colored white, can not wear uniforms while taking photo.

ICA will call you in Interview and ask some questions after that you need to follow the procedure to get new card.

PR also need to bring Entry and / or Re-Entry Permits, expired or valid passports, proof of identity (if any), Malaysians need to bring the Malaysian IC.

Loss and processing time:

First lost IC
fee: 100 sgd
Processing time: 1 month

Second and after that lost IC
fee: 300 sgd
time: 3 months

From the cost and processing time, the government wants everyone to be more careful, do not think that IC lost does not matters. I will explain the procedure of getting new card by applying online and counter application Later.


If you get a new IC, the old and suddenly found, according to ICA regulations, you have bring it to ICA.

In addition to losing IC, if your IC is damaged, or to change personal information (including name, photos, etc.), you can apply for a new IC.

Is Employer have Right to Keep Worker Passport in Singapore?

Many people work in Singapore seems to be in some industries will have to handover their passport, but this is really right? Do these bosses really have the right to keep your passport?

After the news from the experts and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower: the answer is "no"

Photo: Singapore MOM

But in fact many employers in order to manage and security considerations, will help workers keep their passports; taking into account the passport is easy to lose, there are workers willing to let employers keep the passport situation.

But no matter what the way, the premise is that if the need for a passport, the employer must be unconditionally returned to the workers.

If you have any questions you can call at any time: Call MOM at 6438 5122 to get help

Singapore's Most comprehensive Recruitment Sites 2017

Kelly Services Singapore http://www.kellyservices.com.sg

Kelly Services in Singapore's official website. Kelly Services, the world's top five human resources solutions services company, ranked Fortune 500.

JobsCentral http://jobscentral.com.sg

JobsCentral is Singapore's largest provider of work, education, scholarships and professional information with application resources. They have been employing units, schools, job seekers unanimously approved, to take a new way to provide professional services for everyone. They will be fully integrated products and services.

Recruitment Search Singapore http://singapore.recruit.net

Recruitment search in Singapore. Recruit.net is a work search engine that supports Chinese, English and Japanese languages. they let job seekers through a simple search, from the Internet to find the amount of recruitment information to find the ideal job.

Work street Singapore http://www.jobstreet.com.sg

Work street in Singapore sub-station. Job Street (JobStreet.com) is a leading network of recruiting resources in the Asia Pacific region since 1995. Work Street offers a comprehensive interactive recruitment service, international and local Asian companies can directly from its growing top talent.

Hays Singapore http://www.hays.com.sg

Hannah's official website in Singapore. Hays, LON: HAS, is the world's leading professional recruitment group, in various industries to recruit qualified, professional and skilled proficiency of the elite, responsible for fixed positions, contract work and the task of temporary recruitment tasks. Contact Phone: +65 6303 0150

Hudson Singapore http://hudson.sg

Hooded Singapore's official website. Hudson is an award-winning human resources company that matches customers across a wide range of customers and experienced management standards. Contact Phone: +65 6 339 0355

Mercer Singapore http://www.mercer.com.sg

Mercer Singapore's official website. Mercer, founded in 1937 and headquartered in New York, USA, is the world's leading provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services, the world's largest human resource management consulting firm, the world's largest provider of benefits outsourcing.

Paul St. that Singapore http://www.pasona.com.sg

Paul St. that Singapore company's official website. The Pasona Group, founded in 1976, is a human resources service provider that provides human resources solutions and provides temporary employee dispatch, corporate recruitment, professional outsourcing, employee life solutions, and knowledge sharing services.

Manpower Singapore Singapore http://www.manpower.com.sg

Manpower is Singapore's official website for workers and employers. Manpower, the world's leading high-level talent recommendation, professional talent recommendation, talent leader brand, was founded in February 1948, is one of the pioneers of the talent dispatch industry.

Deco Asia http://www.adecco-asia.com

Deco Group's official website in Asia. Adecco (Adecco), is a professional human resources company, founded in 1996 by the French Echo and Switzerland Adia two companies merged, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, among the top 500 in the world.

Lo Chi Heng Fu Singapore http://www.roberthalf.com.sg

The official website of the company. Robert Half, founded in 1948, is the world's leading professional recruitment company and the first company to provide job services for accounting, finance and banking professionals.

EFinancialCareers Singapore http://www.efinancialcareers.sg

EFinancialCareers in Singapore. EFinancialCareers is a professional job seeker who provides job search and recruitment information for international financial professionals. It offers employment opportunities from companies around the world, covering companies in the banking and financial sectors.

8 steps to easily go to work

1. Understand the local job market

Find out more about Singapore, its industry and its culture of work to determine where it is suitable for you.

2. Find the right job

After learning about Singapore's job prospects, it is time to start looking for a job.

3. Prepare and submit your resume

Once you decide to work for the job, you will need to start preparing your resume.

4. Participate in job interview

Once you enter the interview list, you will be notified.

5. accept work

You will need to sign a contract to receive work.

6. Receive a work visa

Your employer will apply for a work visa for you like sp ep or wp.

7. moved to Singapore

Immigration to foreign countries to live, need detailed planning.

8. Apply for permanent residence or citizenship

After working in Singapore for several years, you may qualify for permanent residence and citizenship.

Work Permit Holder Who Leave Job before 183 days have to Pay Tax

According to the Singapore laws, any WP holder that worked over 61 days but quit before the 183rd day into his job will need to pay tax. It will be taxed at 15% or progressive resident rates, whichever gives rise to a higher tax amount. Director’s fees and other income are taxed at the prevailing rate of 20%. It will be raised to 22% from the Year of Assessment 2017.

In Singapore, the number of days of employment includes weekends and public holidays. It counts towards the purpose of determining your tax residency status. For better clarity, check out the table.

And so, off days also count towards your total days of being employed. As long as you served 183 days you can go. A calendar year will only be taken into consideration. It doesn’t matter as long if you leave in January or October, as long as you can gain new employment before the last day of 2017, you are eligible to use a new WP. And you will also be able to submit this to IRAS and get back a refund. Call them at 1800 356 8300 for more info.

Just a reminder that employees who want to end their contract, they are required to write a letter of resignation to their employers. And they would need to state the date of tender. This is what you would call black and white. If both parties agree to abolish the agreement, a written agreement also need to be written. If no, MOM will be the deciding party.

How to Intregrate NFC Smart Phone with EZ - Link Card?

In Singapore, where we almost always carry ez-link card in bus, but some travelers uses another way to take in to the bus and MRT buses just by using their smart phones. This is how they do it.

From the start of march 29, 2016, Ez-link has officially announced to public of Singapore to provide a NFC Ez-Link Services. NFC means Near Field Communication which is short range wireless communication technology as compare to conventional long range WiFi technology. With NFC you can use Smart phone just like the every Ez-link card.

So if you want to put small card in pocket and use smartphone as a ez-card than you must have these two things.

1. As it is NFC service so it requires Smartphone with NFC capability.  Unfortunately, not all NFC phones can use the NFC ez-link. The following is the official support for NFC ez-link mobile phone models:

Official phone models (updated 3-2-2017)

Really you did not find the iPhone in this list. If your phone is other Android models, please do not disappoint, because the official list for a long time not updated, although many models are not in this list, but still can use NFC ez-link, such as Huawei P9, Huawei Mate8.

2. Then you need a SIM card with NFC function. The ordinary SIM card is not enough. You must go to your appropriate operator to replace a NFC-enabled SIM card.

For specific replacement information please see:

Singtel: https://www.dash.com.sg/home/transit
M1: https://www.m1.com.sg/nfc
Starhub: http://starhub.com/smartwallet

If your NFC-enabled phone and SIM card are ready, congratulations, you can start using the NFC ez-link!

Activation steps:

1. Download the EZ - Link Application from Playstore.

2. After installing Enter in to the APP, and click "Activate", and then follow the instructions to register an account.

3. Once the account is registered, go to "ez-link NFC - Manage your NFC SIM Card". You can check inside ez-link card status, transaction history, or credit card recharge.

NFC ez-link user interface

NFC ez-link card status and transaction history

Recharge interface
You're done! From tomorrow, start using mobile phone brush and MRT!

How to Retain Number While Change from Singtel to M1

Trouble came when you want to change original network and move towards new network this means that you need to give this new contact number to all of your important recipients  which become really annoying. Well we are giving the guide to change network in Singapore while retaining the original number in case of singtel to M1 transfer.

So if you changing from singtel to m1 don't need to visit singtel care center just go to m1 customer care center and the rest of procedure is easy.

It is necessary to take some personal identification to M1 shop for replacing the network operator.
If you take the Employment Pass(EP) they also need passport as well
For S-Pass they need passport and offer letter with home address written on it.
For other WP they need your passport.

After showing them your identification you need to buy M1 sim card Below screenshot is take from m1 website show how the new card costs.
The second step, the staff can help you turn the card for online operation procedures, In other words, change carriers without changing numbers, is charged 10.7 SGD.

Usually the number will be able to go on a new sim after 24 hours but, the slowest three days. During these days, incoming calls will still go through your old network, so before the number transferred to the new network, do not cancel your old contacts. That is, you must have money left in the original number, the call can be maintained. Operators will send information directly which inform the progress.

1, the balance of the original mobile phone operators can not turn on the card, it is recommended to first use the balance of the old card as far as possible, and than start the procedure to change operator.
2, Ones number is change from singtel to m1 must buy card from m1 everytime same in case of m1 to singtel transfer.

M1 Shops:

Bugis Junction Shop
200 Victoria Street,#01-81/82 Bugis Junction,Singapore 188021
Operating Hours:
10am-7pm (Mon-Fri) 10am-5pm (Sat) Closed on Sun & Public Holidays

Paragon Shop
290 Orchard Road,#B1-28/29 Paragon,Singapore 238859
Operating Hours:11am-9pm (Daily)

Requirement for Opening a Bank Account For EP, SP and Other Work Pass Holders

Expatriates who come to Singapore sometimes didn't know the requirement and conditions for making a new bank account in Singapore as well as it is obvious that every expat want to select the best possible bank in Singapore which saves their hard earned money.
Singapore's main banks are: DBS, POSB, OCBC and UOB. Other banks include CITIBANK, HSBC, STANDARD CHARTERED and bank of china.
To select the bank keep these things in mind.
Approach the best rate for minimum balance requirement, monthly income and deposit
Bank who Provides better online banking(internet/Mobile) services
Give first preference to bank having large network of ATMs
Find bank which is closest to your house or working area.

For your convience I am giving conditions about the most commonly used banks that are DBS (POSB), UOB and OCBC which were mostly used by my job fellows also.

The first one here to tell you about DBS(POSB) requirements

If you are WP WP, you need the following conditions

1. Deposit Amount Account NA (No minimum deposit is required based on information provided by staff)
2. Monthly account must be: $ 500 Singapore Dollars ($ 2 per month if it does not reach $ 500)

PS: This is a special point is that if you are completely new comer to singapore(meaning that just arrived in Singapore to work), your company after getting your work permit can apply for your payroll account at POSB by apply online on www.posb.com.sg/personal/deposits/for-foreigners/posb-payroll-account

SP, and the conditions of the EP are the same with the WP

DBS lines: 1800 111 1111

The second commonly used is UOB Bank

If you are holding a WP work permit, the conditions of trouble than the DBS, the need for the following conditions

1. Deposit amount: $ 1,000 SGD
2. Monthly account must have: $ 500 Singapore Dollars ($ 2 per month if it does not reach $ 500) This is the same as DBS

3. Required documents: passport, work permit, water and electricity bills or telephone list (any document that prove home address) can be

SP, and the conditions of the EP are the same with the WP

UOB Line: 1800 222 2121

The third commonly used is OCBC Bank

If you are holding a WP work permit,

1. Deposit Amount Account: $ 1,000
2. Monthly account must be: $ 1,000 Singapore Dollars ($ 2 per month if it does not reach $ 1,000) This is higher than DBS and UOB

3. Required documents: passport, work permit, water and electricity bills or telephone list (any document that prove home address).

SP, and the conditions of the EP are the same with the WP

OCBC Line: 1800 363 3333

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* All decisions will ultimately depend on the banks

2017 New Rental regulations: Casual rental is illegal

Singapore Just announced a new private home rental law: from now on, if your private house rental period is less than 6 months , then you are illegal, unless you have URA (Urban Renewal Authority) special certification!

The latest Act 2017 Singapore Condo New Rules

Limitation for rentals

A  private house with no relatives of each other must be less than or equal to 6 people (Prior to the law provides for eight individuals), if more than the number of rental housing will be regarded as illegal business dormitory . The owner will be fined up to  Singaporean $ 500,000 or imprisoned (the previous law provides for S $ 200,000).

After the two laws issued, you dare to rent it illegal?

Reasons for the introduction of the new law:

It is reported that the reason why the Parlimant to launch the two decrees, mainly because last year the public complaints of short-term rent increases, URA in 2016, received a total of 608 complaints, compared with 377 in 2015 more 61%!

In addition to private residential property, the latest Act also gives the URA more power to monitor the work of estate developers, and strive to make the new buildings more suitable for people to live in and out.

The URA is also considering a new category of homes to allow short-term rentals, but the shortest lease for all private homes is still required to be no less than six months prior to the current program.

Private rental for the relevant issues, we can refer to the following:

Q1.If I rent a house through Airbnb and other sites short-term illegal?

Since the house must be tenable for six months, it is not currently permitted by law, regardless of how popular these short-term rental media are. Under the Planning Act, the illegal rental of private property owners will face a maximum penalty of 40000 s$, or imprisonment up to 12 months, or both.

Q2. Do I need to check my tenant's identity and personal documents?

Whether or not a homeowner has a housing agent, he should obtain tenants and other household documents and information. These documents include passports, work permits, employment permits, etc., and the owner should keep a photocopy.

In order to avoid offenses of harboring illegal immigrants, it is best for the owner to personally verify the identity of the tenant and to ensure the authenticity of the information. Homeowners can check whether tenants are legally residing using the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website, and check the validity of the work permit and Dependent Pass (DV) of the tenants at the Ministry of Manpower website.

According to the Immigration Act, anyone who leases a home to overstayers or illegal immigrants may be liable to imprisonment for a term of up to two years or a fine of up to $ 6,000, or both.

Q3. Can my tenant sublet the house to another tenant?

No. As a matter of fact, the general tenancy will stipulate that the tenant can not sublet or sublet the house, and the house is for residential use only. The homeowner must be aware of who lives in the house and whether the tenant is legally using it.

Once the tenant sublet or sublet the house, the owner of the house control may be "out of control"  If the house become illegal use, or illegal rent, the owner should take legal responsibility.

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Dropshipping Business Partner Programs in Singapore

If you have a blog or any other platform especially related to Shopping in Singapore but you don't have your own inventory to boost earning by selling the products from inventory than Dropshipping is an option that would be used to sell related products to your blog niche without having you own storage room. In Another perspective if you made your Own online Store Website but not have investment to buy and sell the products than dropshipping is a way to bring profits from your store.

What is DropShipping:

Dropshipping is actually business model followed by Bloggers and Online Store Owners to get income without investing in building, maintenance, managing of own inventory. Dropshipping Simply ended the need of heavy startup investments, also the whole model is clean and simple you don't need to go to training for dropshipping business in singapore.

How Dropshipping Works:

Before starting the dropshipping you must have a good and well-trafficked website or store. You need to find partners or other Online wholesalers who provide dropshipping, there are local and international companies that offers dropshipping but it is better to chose local one. After finding them you need to register their dropshipping program.
After successfully registering with them search their inventory of products and find best suitable products for your business category and place them to your website, blog, shopping website.
But to get profits from product you need to set higher price of product than original price.
The original amount is fully goes to your partner which they get back from you before or after the product is sold, only the profit set by you is given to you.
Dropshipping company partner relation will keep in contact with for payments.

DropShipping in Singapore:

Wether you are a mom, father, employee, employer or whatever in case you got extra time you find lot ways to earn some extra cash online. Singapore has lot of oppurtunities to those who want to start their passive income from Online Business. Dropshipping is not a "1st Options" but those who knows the tricks of Dropshipping can grow their from medium to high. To start dropshipping in singapore you need a platform(Blog, Website) which get traffic from Singapore.

Which Companies Provide Dropshipping Patnership in Singapore:

BlogShop Singapore:

This Shop as its name suggests is made for those who use blogging for Shopping and provide shopping blogs owners products with less price so that they could sell online on their own blog. But it also allows normal shopper to buy and pay online.
Well I don't try their dropshipping program I reach them due to their Good ranking on Google which also show us How they were popular in Singapore. Their dropshipping program is free and you don't need to pay before becoming their partner.
Find More about their Dropshipping program here.

International Dropshipping:

If you planning for something big like selling bulk of items to other whole-sellers in Singapore using dropshipping than try any international level of dropshipping service. It is not easy to find suppliers especially int ones, esources.co.uk can help you to find international dropshipers.

For Singapore Find all suppliers here

Shopify Dropshipping:

A snowboard selling company turn into online store builder and almost generate 24billion USD worth of sales from 2006 just by giving service to other online e-commerce website owners. They provide dropshipping service with more convenient way as they are themselves belong to give service related to building of online stores.

Find out more about their dropshipping program and start with 14 days trial here.

There are other verified dropshipper can be chosen
WorldWide Brands
Wholesale Deals

Always remember must select the most verified supplier.

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