Work permit Singapore procedure

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Entry and residence regulations

German citizens require a passport that is valid for at least 6 months to enter Singapore, but no visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

The “SG Arrival Card” e-Service enables foreign visitors who are traveling to Singapore by plane, among other things, to submit an electronic immigration card up to 14 days before their planned arrival.
You can register at the following link:
The “SG Arrival Card” can also be downloaded as an app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The service is free.
Visitors who do not use the electronic entry card must fill out the white entry card as before; The long-term goal is the complete abolition of the white immigration card by 2021.

For an extension of the residence permit as well as for special residence permits such as Professional Visit Pass (for short business stays), Long Term Social Visit (for family visits) or Student’s Pass / Training Pass, please contact the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA):

ICA Building (near the MRT station "Lavender")
10 Kallang Road,
Singapore 208718
Tel .: 6391 6100
Email: [email protected]

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is responsible for issuing work permits (Employment Passes) as well as “Dependent Passes” for the accompanying partners.

Ministry of Manpower (HQ)
18 Havelock Road
Singapore 059764
Tel .: 6438 5122

Please note that when applying for a residence and work permit, extensive documents translated into English (birth certificates, certificates, etc.) must be submitted and that longer processing times are to be expected. Further information on translations can be found here:
Translation of documents

Internship in Singapore

In Singapore, several institutions and private companies offer the opportunity to do an internship lasting several weeks. Please note the requirements for applying for a Singaporean Work Holiday Pass

For further information, please contact one of the following addresses:
Addresses with internship opportunities in Singapore

Info page from Germans Abroad e. V.

Living abroad, education and travel, work and retirement - people have different reasons to move out into the world. To support this step, DIA collects experience reports from emigrants and expatriates, country information and important addresses abroad. The association's website offers all of this helpful information for Germans who are planning a stay abroad or who are already living abroad.
Info page from Germans Abroad e. V.

Germans in Singapore

Do you want to get to know other people from the German community? Become a member of the "German Association - Deutsches Haus".
German Association - German House

Impulse magazine

Impulse, a monthly online (printed bimonthly) magazine for the German-speaking community in Singapore, contains interesting reports about the country and culture as well as information on cultural events in Singapore and events of the German community. The magazine is published by the German Club - Deutsches Haus and is available from the embassy, ​​among other places.
Impulse magazine