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11 Sep 2023

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DevDiscourse (Singapore)

Singapore: Employers must provide proof of acceptable accommodation before bringing in more migrant workers, says Govt.

"Singapore imposes conditions on accommodation for certain employers sourcing foreign workers”

Singapore-based employers in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors will have to provide proof of acceptable accommodation before they are allowed to bring their new foreign workers from September 19, the Ministry of Manpower said on Monday…

The latest requirement is only for non-Malaysian workers as they have the option to return home to the neighbouring southern Malaysian state capital city of Johor Baru…

…the increased number of work permit holders means dormitories are nearly full and more migrant workers are being housed in non-dormitory accommodation.

MOM said there is a need to moderate the demand for non-dormitory accommodation and to ensure that workers have an acceptable place to stay.

Proof of acceptable accommodation should be in the form of tenancy or rental agreements, or contracts with accommodation providers.

MOM will provide employers with the approval to proceed once the necessary checks are done…