Singapore – Employment Pass Holders Appointed to Board of Director’s

Employers appointing an Employment Pass holder to a board of director’s position within the same corporate group must first obtain a Letter of Consent, a new requirement by the Ministry of Manpower.  In order to qualify for the LOC, the company must show that the corporate group is a parent, subsidiary, shareholder, or somehow related to the EP holders current employer.

An Employment Pass holder who is a board member within its same corporate company must submit an LOC application to the Ministry of Manpower.  The LOC must be renewed with each Employment Pass renewal.