FOREIGNERS WHO BRING FAMILIES OVER TO HAVE HIGHER MINIMUM WAGES

Foreigners who bring their families over under the Dependant or Long Term Visit Pass from 1st September this year will need to be paid a higher salary in order to do so, says the Ministry of Manpower website.

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According to the MOM advisory, work pass holders will need to earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of $5,000 to sponsor their spouse or children to stay in Singapore on the dependant's pass, up from the current $4,000.

Work pass holders will also need to earn at least $10,000 to sponsor the stay of their parents here on the Long Term Visit Pass, up from the current $8,000.

There are 178,900 Employment Pass holders and 170,100 S Pass holders here as of December 2014, according to the ministry's website.

The last time a similar review was carried out was in September 2012, when MOM said S Pass and EP holders who earn at least S$4,000 can sponsor their spouses and children, while only P1 Pass holders can sponsor their parents.

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