Employment Visas and Dependant Passes Issued to Nationals from Countries That Have Signed Free Trade Agreements with Singapore

Hazel Asks the Manpower Minister

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2005 to 2020, how many (i) dependant passes and (ii) Long Term Visit Passes have been issued to relatives of nationals from China, India, USA and Australia who are Employment Pass or S Pass holders respectively.

Full Context :

Mr Leong Mun Wai asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2005 to 2020 under Singapore‚Äôs Free Trade Agreements with China, India, USA and Australia, how many nationals from the respective countries have entered and worked in Singapore using (i) intra-corporate transferee visas (ii) professional visas and (iii) dependant passes.

Mr Leong Mun Wai asked the Minister for Manpower how many nationals from China, India, USA and Australia holding Employment Passes or S Passes are currently working in companies with fewer than 10 employees.

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2005 to 2020, how many (i) dependant passes and (ii) Long Term Visit Passes have been issued to relatives of nationals from China, India, USA and Australia who are Employment Pass or S Pass holders respectively.

The Minister for Manpower (Dr Tan See Leng): Mr Speaker, may I have your permission to address Oral Question Nos 1 to 3, as well as Written Question Nos 19 to 24 in today’s Order Paper through the Ministerial Statements to be delivered by Minister Ong Ye Kung and myself tomorrow, 6 July 2021?

Ministerial Statements of Dr Tan See Leng and Mr Ong Ye Kung

Source : Oral Answers to Questions