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Jobs in Singapore for Filipinos 2014 | How to Get a Job and Work in Singapore

Updated on January 2, 2014

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Are you one of the millions of Filipinos who dream to work and live in Singapore? Jobs in Singapore are waiting for you. You can job hunt, walk in personally by going to SG since it doesn’t require us visa or simply apply to the legit online websites that are hiring and offer jobs and available positions every minute. I have discussed the best ways on how to land a job in Singapore if you’re a Filipino in this page.

It’s 2014 and Singapore is still amongst the Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World to live in. For quite some time now, it’s also one of the favorite countries of overseas workers, foreigners and locals. Filipinos, Indians, Americans, Malaysians, and some Middle Eastern workers dream to work and live in Singapore. But why is that? It’s too expensive there, the rent, the food and lifestyle. Why do Pinoys still prefer working in Singapore? Some reasons I can think of are career opportunities, growth, the salary, cleanliness, close to home, nice weather and independence.


Jobs in Singapore this 2014 cover majority in the IT area, web developers, mobile apps developers, flash developers, finance, auditing, accounting, logistics, call center jobs, architecture, CAD draftsmen, nurses, hotel and restaurant services, food and beverage, bartenders, waiters and waitress, customer service and supports, casino staff, and admin jobs. There are full time jobs, part time or temporary jobs and contractual jobs for every employee. How to get hired and have a job in Singapore, well I’ve discussed the best possible ways for all Filipinos here including how to stay in SG, how to job hunt, what are the requirements and documents you need to pass, how much is the budget and how to be a resident citizen of Singapore.

How to apply for a job in Singapore?

If you’re a Filipino, it’s easier because you can reach Singapore in an hour flight. Airfares are usually low especially to some local and domestic airlines like Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, Philippine Airlines. Sometimes it costs 1500 roundtrip or 2000. On high peak, it reaches up to 5000 pesos and above. But really, it costs as much as a trip to Boracay so why bother. While you're on tour and seeing Sentosa and Universal Studio, why not get familiar with the place and look for job hiring if there are. Remember to list your prospect companies which also hire non-Singaporeans or non-PR although majority prefer SG PR. Before you apply, you must:

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Requirements and documents you need when applying for a job in Singapore are:

  • Resume or CV
  • Authenticated Diploma
  • Authenticated TOR (Transcript of Records)
  • Work and employment certificates – from previous employers, must be related to the job you are applying
  • Some certifications of trainings related on your career or job applying
  • NSO birth certificate – you can apply for this online for free. But having this letter doesn’t guarantee you will have a job in SG.
  • NBI Clearance
  • Some decent photos of you

Prepare the mentioned documents when applying because employers online require them. Employers can interview you via video call or personal interview, their choice. If you are called for interview, ace it. Just make sure you bring your requirements and credentials.


Requirements to bring with you in your travel are passport, return tickets, hotel accommodation itinerary, money to afford your stay, valid IDs and letter of invitation in case you’re staying with a friend or relative who’s in SG. But I recommend you buy roundtrip tickets in advance before your tour with hotel accommodation already so you will have no problem in booking and you can save airfare.

Once you are in Singapore, you can apply for jobs online, and apply to offices personally by reading the classified ads from reputable newspaper called, The Strait Times. These trusted websites offer thousands of jobs in Singapore everyday:

Make your Resume/CV impressive and your certificates must be related to the job you’re applying. Stand out, be different, and impress the recruiters in the interview. There are lots of people who are also applying for jobs, so competition is always high. Most importantly, be courteous.

How to go to Singapore from the Philippines

Singapore is a member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) and is an open country, so you don’t need a visa to go here if you’re a Filipino and a holder of Philippine passport. (See visa exemption for Filipinos to see the other countries that doesn't require us visa prior to arrival) When you arrived in Singapore, the immigration personnel will grant you 14 to 30 days pass to stay. In most cases, they will grant you 30 days. Like any other country, you can always ask for an extension depending on your purpose. You can request to extend by getting a EPEC letter from the ICA (Immigration and Checkpoints Authority). It’s free and done online at this link. Read the requirements and conditions carefully.

How much money should I bring with me when going to Singapore?

Because Singapore is one of the top most expensive cities in the world, the cost of living is so high. The ideal budget for a Filipino is 50,000 pesos in a week of stay, if he/she stays with a friend or a relative. If you will be staying in a hotel, you need more money for that. Remember, you also have other expenses like meals, taxi/bus/mrt fares, and some unexpected stuff. Also remember, you cannot bring more than 10,000 units for any currency to comply with the anti-money laundering. If you have 30,000 pesos, you better have them exchanged to US dollars or SG dollars. Bring your atm card or credit card in case of emergencies. You know that already.

Remember, you can jobhunt online even if you are not going to Singapore. You can then go there when you are called for interview. SG is a very classy country. Seeing the hotspots is amazing.

Benefits of working in Singapore

There are great benefits and privileges working in Singapore. One is granted the same benefits and privileges as the local Singaporeans. Probationary period is ranging from 3 months to 6 months before you become a regular employee. There are different work passes depending on the salary. S Pass is given for workers with fixed-monthly salary of at least SG$2200 while E Pass is given for workers with fixed-monthly salary of at least SG$3300 and above.

Filipinos love it in SG because it’s close to home (the Philippines), the weather and timezone are the same, the salary is amazing, the people are so disciplined, SG has less crime, it is so clean and it’s a beautiful and modern city. Also you can bring your families after applying for a permanent resident citizen.


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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Aiyvis not much but I think that day will come that SG will require all documents authenticated at DFA

    @Clyde yes group tour usually has not much questions coz as a group, you will surely return back anyway hehe

    @Lance not necessarily SG citizen. You must print the invitation letter. Yea round trip ticket is necessary. You must follow the date of your round trip ticket when the IO questions you.

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    Lancejacob25 4 years ago

    Hi twentyfive back for a Question again? Regarding the invitation letter does it need to come from sg citizen or not . coz i have a friend there for 2 yrs already?.. Does the invitation letter can be send to me thru email or not? Im planning to go there on jan. i wanna ask regarding the ticket do i need to buy round trip ticket which is valid for 30 days or not? Or just 2 weeks and extend it after given by the io 30 days tnxsss hope you replyyy..

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    clyde 4 years ago

    if i will do a group tour going to sg,, is it have a possible that i can go over there? is it easy to pass to the immigration here in manila? pls advice me thank u so much

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    iamnethpinay26 4 years ago

    i want to work in SG....as cashier

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    aiyvls 4 years ago

    thanks twentyfive...follow-up question don't they require red ribbon credentials in Singapore?

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Aiyvis hi there! One of the requirements is a diploma/certificate. With your credentials, I think you have a shot and you are already hired but really you need to secure a diploma. If you ask others (not me), they would tell you a diploma is easy in that famous street in Manila.

    @Renz yes if she is already a PR and you will stay at her place during your stay. The letter though is not an assurance they will let you in. you still need to answer some questions. Be brief and be honest.

    @Jayson yes accounting is a banking course. It is related to it. Business Management is also related to banking although it is not specific. Accounting is specific and Financial Management Accounting.

    @Alvin the problem was you told them that someone was your sponsor which sounded like someone in Singapore was gonna sponsor your travel which was not true. The IOs just ask simple questions, don’t do deeper. Just be brief. Less talk, less mistake as they say. If you go back, they will surely ask you about your job in the Phil. and about your recent trip denial.. The best thing to do is ask an invitation letter from your friend. Tell the IO you will just gonna visit SG to see the hotspots like Sentosa, Universal Studio and others and you will stay at your friend’s house. Make sure your friend’s letter includes the date he will adopt you. Chill!

    Will be back to answer more questions…Thank you all!

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    Impocrito 4 years ago

    Hi Cris and other readers,

    Before writing comments or questions, i suggest you browse the comments posted by people and the blog owner. Anjan na un sagot, ilang beses mo yan mababasa, kun magbabasa ka lang. Wag naman kayo puro tanong lang. Magbasa din kayo. Buti hindi nakukulitan sa inyo ang blogger, kahit paulit ulit ang tanong at sagot. haist. phbbbbt

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    iris 4 years ago

    hello twentyfive. i wanna ask something, what do the company will write down if they want me to write invitation company going to sg..thank u ...

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    Cris 4 years ago

    Hi twentyfive..Thanks to this very informative blog. I am a Civil Engineer with 4 years experience. I am planning to job hunt in SG next year(first quarter). This is my first time work abroad experience if ever i will be hired. I am currently working here in Sumitumo Mitsui Construction as a Quantity Surveyor. Is it possible for me to find a job in SG?Is it advisable to me to stay for 30 days even this is my first time in SG having a pocket money of Php50,000.00? Please advise. Thanks

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    alvin 4 years ago

    hi twentyfive,i saw other post here and i think my experience has a bit difference to other thats why im hoping to get a better opinion about mine, i sacrificed my last career here in ph just to find a better one in singapore,im electrical engineering grad. unfortunately na deny ako nung nov. 9..meron akong kakila2 sa singapore at and sya yung tu2long sakin dun para makapasok sa company nila pu2nta ako dun as a tourist obvoiusly pero nagkaproblema dun sa IO dahil hihanapan nya ako ng invitation gaya nung iba and wala akong maipakita dahil di ako nakapagsecure nun..and nsabi ko sa IO na kamaganak ko yung magsponsor sakin now hinahanapan nya ako ng proof na kamag-anak ko sya pero ang to2o hnd talaga kmi,and hnihanapan nya ako ng invitation and nasabi ko na may enough money nman ako para sa travel ko at nasabi ko na i have a sister in canada as well as my mother just to prove them na meron pa akong other resources in case of emergency then hihanapan nya ako ulit ng proof of remittance and wala nmang prob dun dahil meron ako..nov.9-nov16 yung date ng two-way ticket ko and my scheduled job interview is on nov.15..kindly give me some relevant advices nman how to handle my situation..stressed na ako sobra..maka2alis pa ba ako?ill w8 for your opinion..thanks and Godbless

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    jayson 4 years ago

    1.give me some example of banking courses? is accounting under banking courses?

    2. how about bs business management? is it in demand ?

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    Renz 4 years ago

    Hi twentyfive, Ive read from the comments that another way to enter sg is to secure an invitation letter. My sister is working there, would an invitation from her suffice? what kind of invitation letter, can you give a sample? im sorry for all this question, im running out of ways. lol.

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    aiyvls 4 years ago

    hi twentyfive, i resigned from an MNC in Dubai last July and went home supposedly for good. Now the Dubai company has contacted me and wanted to know if I will be interested to work for their branch in Singapore. I have more than 20 years of good experience, 8 of them in Dubai. But the problem is I only have a high school diploma to show since I am a college undergraduate. Will I be able to get an employment pass?

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Jayson I think it’s impossible because Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and time evolves as technology and people do. The Philippines is one of the poorest countries yet it still hires foreigners, what more Singapore? Just saying :)

    2. That is a one million dollar question, heh. LOL Seriously, see IFRS and IAS

    3. IT, banking, hospitality area

    @Lance you can inquire at POEA by asking about job orders for Singapore or simply go to workabroad website and find the agencies hiring SG jobs although from experience, I recommend contacting POEA because they are most reliable about the safe jobs. Sorry, I don’t refer agencies here and I wanna keep it that way. :)

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    Lancejacob25 4 years ago

    Thank you mam for giving us such great ideas and facts about SG. Anyways im back again for some questions and help.. Mam can you give me an advice or an agency here in the Phil. that are demploying pinoys in SG so i can apply there...Tnxsss...

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    jayson 4 years ago

    1. Is there a possibility that in the future Singapore will stop hiring people from other countries?

    2. Does Singapore has the same accounting standard with Philippines ? and what are other countries that have the same accounting standard with philippines?

    3. what are the other jobs that are in demand in Singapore ?

    thank you :))

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    Hi there, thanks for the nice comments about my page. Yes SG still accept foreign workers even if the school is not among the top universities in the Philippines. My ex classmate was accepted although she told me that the MOM really checks their special list of schools... For BPO jobs, they require diploma but dont get discouraged. Try to get a training from Tesda related to call center and submit it together with your employment certificates in the past. You won't know you'll get hired unless you apply. :)

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    Issa 4 years ago

    Hi twentyfive! Maraming salamat sa mga info grabe buti may katulad mo nag sishare ng mga ganito. Nakakalakas ng loob. Papunta ako ng January 14 sa SG tapos mag stay ako sa Pinsan ko. Residente na sila don. Ang problema ko lang undergrad ako sa hindi kilalang school w/c fatima. 4th yr college lang natapos ko. Sa tingin mo tatanggapin ako dun kahit hindi kilala ung school ko at undergrad lng ako? 2years nako nasa BPO industry. Same field din sana ang gusto kong pasukin dun e.. Pero kahit anong trabaho sana tatanggapin ko na kahit siguro pagkakatulong makapasok lang hahahaha! Yung pinsan ko manager sya sa sg and yung asawa nya.. sa tingin mo ba kung sa kanila ako mag wowork mapapadali yung maapprove yung mga pass na kailangan para makapag work ka ng legal sa sg?

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Dem my suggestion is no because you don’t have to :) The more details you tell them, the more they will ask questions. Just be brief – tell your purpose is to tour and see the place for 3 days, that’s all. You have hotel accommodation, anyway.

    @Nina yeah you can go there by 2013, when the year starts, it is always a lucky way to find jobs because everyone has positive vibes plus every company has refreshed. :) Just take a leave from your company and just resign once you’re hired in Singapore. You have it all – experience, credentials and good school, I think you’ll get one easily.

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    nina 4 years ago

    Hello twentyfive...I had a stable job here in PH in accounting department but I'm always wanted to work overseas especially in Singapore. Leaving my job here and go to SG to search for a job, do you think a better decision to made? I have 12 years experience with 4 different employers here and a graduate in a well known state university. Hope you can give me advise...Thanks a lot! P.S, my friend said that it's better t look for a job early 2013, there's a lot job opening because most employees in SG look for another job after chinese new year, is that true?

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    demonick 4 years ago

    Hi twentyfive!Im going to singapore this coming nov.6 for job hunting, I had my roundtrip ticket (nov.6 - 8)my auntie is working there,she is suppose to send me an invitation but had a problem in her application, so i decided to book a hotel accomodation, I just wanna ask, Is it ok if I'm going to tell the IO that i'll be seeing my auntie in singapore even if I dont have an invitation letter from her?considering that I have a 3-day roundtrip ticket and hotel accomodation itenerary to prove that I will be there just for a visit?thanks and God Bless!:)

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Kelvin I suggest you just visit SG and don’t tell the Immigration Officers at the airport that you are looking for a job. Tell them your purpose is travel and visit only unless you want to have a problem. IT field are in demand everywhere. I think if you have enough experience and have good credentials, you would find a job there easily. You can read the previous comments to know more tips. Thank you :)

    @Phenlac look for local agencies in the Philippines that offer OJT jobs in Singapore. Some schools offer them too.

    @Ina @Len yes, there are always chances especially if the applicant has experiences and was from known university in the Philippines like PUP. If you have a friend in SG, she can refer you too. My advice is go there and look for jobs, while applying online and asking jobs referrals from your friends in SG too. The more chance you get, the more you will land a job.

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    Len 4 years ago

    Hello! I've been in Accounting profession for more than 12 years now. I'm 34 years old and also a graduate of PUP. Is there any chance for me to get a job in SG under the same field? I'm planning to go there after Chinese New Year 2013. Need your advice. Thanks,,

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    ina 4 years ago

    Hi, good day. I've been an HR practitioner for more than 10 years now, and I had obtained relevant working experiences both local and overseas. I'm 37 years old now, and a graduate of PUP. Is there any chance for me to get a job in SG under the same field? Need your advice. Thanks,,

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    phenlac 4 years ago

    i wanna do OJT in singapore how can i do that please help me

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    Kelvin de Leon 4 years ago

    :( please give me advice,how to get a job,my specialty is about Computer hardware and software and semi programming,graduate of bachelor in computer technology here at USEP.. im confident with my knowledge,working experience and skills but im thinking its hard cause im applying as a tourist only... please give me a great advice,thanks...

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    Kelvin de Leon 4 years ago

    ^_^ sir/ma'am, its really safe to apply via walk in,im plannig to go in singapore on november 2nd week... in I.T field.... i hope i have no problem encountering as tourist and applying job online and by walk in.... thanks

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    the MOM may ask you or your employer why you are applying another job, if you explained and reasoned out well, they might approve your application. Your credentials help a lot too so don't lose hope

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    irish 4 years ago

    hello, oh yes thank u very much for the advice, just because my friend told that i cant work in singapore because ive'd tried it to be a helper before, then she said that it is very difficult to find another job specially if i will work to a company. just because i had a record already there to the MOM as a helper before,, (thank u very much again,god bless,)

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    twentyfive 4 years ago

    @Ivie if you’re in Singapore they would likely call you and email you too. If you’re outside SG, email is the usual communication. It’s ok if you bring your CV and other documents. Just keep them on the baggage you will check in so they are safe.

    @Dem a foreigner can stay up to 30 days but he doesn’t need to stay and wait for his work permit. He will be advised to go back to his country while waiting for the S-Pass or E-pass. The employer will be the one who will process those. Once it’s released, he can have them but he still needs to go to the POEA in the Philippines to register as Name Hire (if under Direct Hiring) or just use an agency to process the papers in the POEA for the issuance of permits and exit-clearance. A foreigner cannot work in SG unless he got a work permit.

    @Lance all jobs are passing by the MOM – direct hire or not. You don’t need to go to the MOM yourself because your employer will be the one who will process the WP there. Read the related article about S-Pass to know more about it. Thank you :)

    @Clayd yes after you’re hired, your employer will get you your WP or S-Pass. All you need to do is wait for the approval. Please read the related article about S-Pass so you know.

    @Irish it is possible as long as you give related credentials (required documents such as diploma certificates and work experience) to the job you are applying.

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    irish 4 years ago

    hi, may i know if there's a possibility to work in sg. like working in a company.. even im a helper before in sg? tnx,,

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    clayd 5 years ago

    hi,

    iw ould like to ask right after you have a job there what are the thigns you need to do?apply for a working visa??? is that easy? what are the requirements??? you will be the one to apply for that or the company that worked with??? is that expenssive to apply for working visa??? how about if i'm working in a call center there is that hard??? i m planning to go ther with my friends next year....

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    Lancejacob25 5 years ago

    Hella miss 25 back again im planning on going to sg for work early 2013, i would like just to ask if im going to apply to A agency here in the philippines for in sg does it mean that im not going to undergo MOM in sg when i arrived there,?

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Hi twentyfive!, as far as I know, in most cases,after getting hired in a position, a tourist have to go back to Pi and wait for his WP to be released ryt?and then he could go back to SG to start working.I just wanna ask if there is a possibility that the employer would ask the hired applicant to start immediately because its urgent hiring?I mean the employer will make a way for the WP to be processed and released ASAP,moreover,the applicant wont have to go back to Pi and wait for it to be processed.thanks and GOD bless.:)

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    Ivie baldoza 5 years ago

    Do they make phone calls? Or just email? When they give feedbacks? And one more thing, if ever i will visit sg, and i plan to look for a job is it ok for me to bring my cv on hand, is the immigration make questioning when they saw some employment documents, because im afraid that they might question me

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    Yes lots of Pinoys just apply online. Try jobsdb and choose the ones which accept non SG PR. Once they emailed you for interview, just come to Singapore and break a leg! :) It is also better if you visit SG and don't wait for the online feedback. Meet the employers and impress them.

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    Ivie Baldoza 5 years ago

    Hi just want to asked if its ok for me to apply online even though im still here in the phil, because my friend told me that is should start applying online because it took them so many weeks even months before they give you there feedback. What advice you can give me thank you and more power

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Vino $1800 is the usual starting salary for entry level foreigners. If you were the employer, you will always choose the lower salary expectations and the candidate with higher credentials.

    @Dem yes it’s easy if the positions are DH and low skilled but to professional ones, it is really not that easy nowadays. WP is easy too as long as the employer meets the requirements and the evaluation of needed position is a must.

    @DL yep coz December is a year-end or closing month. Everything is hectic and everything new will just resume the following month –January.

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    DL 5 years ago

    Hi 25 ,, so happy to this blog.you give so much info.thank you. i just want to confirm , because I'm planning to go there on december one month tour in Dec . to apply for a job hehe..is really hard to get there a job on that month?

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Good Day twenty five, I've heard alot from my friends and relatives living there in singapore that getting hired for a job in singapore is easy but its hard getting working permit, may I know what is the common reason why Filipinos failed to get working permit and what can you suggest to get one.thanks!:)

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    vino 5 years ago

    Hi 25, I have phone job interview yesterday for SG work, they ask me what is my max and minimum salary expectation i told the interviewer that 2,5k SG dollar is my minimum, 2.5k sg dollar is enough for IT Service Desk/Helpdesk support position?

    Thanks,

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Dem Yes Singapore is not closing its doors to IT positions and other professional jobs as long as the positions are vacant and there are not enough SG citizens to fill those positions.

    @Zhel as to domestic helpers or maid, it is below the basic salary of SG $1800. Direct hire or not, I think it’s the same rate. You just save placement fees if you are hired directly

    @Lance I am a Miss :) It’s ok. All jobs in Singapore must undergo MOM. Basic salary is SG $1800. All jobs are not that easy. Your fate depends upon 3: your credentials, your employer’s reputation, MOM’s decision

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    Lancejacob25 5 years ago

    Hello, mr. Twentyfive, your write ups an topics are great its indeed a great help, i just wonder and would like to ask. Im planning on going to singapore as a tourist and land for a job, well im not choosy on a job that i will have a receptionist, clerical staff at a office, encoder wil

    Be great for me im not going to go for the managers, will i land easily on this kind of jobs when im there and does this jobs will alsoundergo MOM or not?? Final how much is the basic salary there and can you give me other jobs there that are not that really hard to get and easy to be hired...thank you

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    zhel 5 years ago

    hello twentyfive MOM knows if how much the salary of direct hire filipino maids,,,without agent.,.,here in singapore i want to know if how much the salary of direct hire filipino maid,,,,

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Oh I see..I heard IT jobs are in- demand, do they accept filipino workers for any IT-related lower positions like encoder and the like?..thanks again.:)

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    Hi Dem! :) Nothing is impossible if you really strive harder to get a job. Even though Filipino jobs in Singapore are not that easy nowadays, there are still some who got it successful. Try to apply at lower positions and those jobs that are below the professional level, you'll surely get one. Pinoys bite F&B, retail assistants, hotel staff, casino, nurse assistant jobs, entertainers, chefs, and DH. And then just look for another venture once you're in.

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Thanks for the reply twentyfive!:)but does it mean,i'll be having hard time looking for a job if i'll go to SG one of these days(i'm planning to go there next month to look for a job).BTW, I'm a two-year course graduate,Passer of TESDA qualification(Programming NC IV) and worked as a COLLEGE Instructor for 4 years. Just want to know your thought of me getting a job in SG, will it be possible?thank you so much again for the response.It helped a lot.:))

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Dem yes MOM in Singapore is really strict when it comes to foreign applicants. They want their citizens to work instead of giving others the jobs.

    TO EVERYONE: I can only accept comments in English from now on because I am required here. Thank you. :)

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Hi twentyfive!is it true that the MOM becomes tight in giving Working pass to foreigners who want to work in their country?

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    Hello how are you? I'm glad to see you here and you're in Singapore now. Yay! :) Oh MOM usually approves the thing after 7 days. You won't definitely see a result yet since it's been what 2 days after your applications were filed. Hehe excited si sister :)

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    beth 5 years ago

    Hi 25! Kumusta? Still remember me? heheh Sa wakas, nandito na po ako sa SG! hehe

    I need your wide idea about this matter.Please help us!

    Nagpa key n po kasi kami sa isang agency last Sept 24,2012. Last September 25,2012 na key in na nila until now wala pa rin ang result. Kahapon pumunta kami sa agency binigyan nila kami ng hard copy from MOM na pending padaw. BUT if search namin sa website sa MOM "NO RECORD FOUND" ang nakalagay...

    Question:

    May instances po buh talaga na hindi daw ipapakita sa MOM yong status ng application?

    Wait ko po reply nyo! Thanks

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    If you already booked a return ticket and wishes to extend your stay, you can cancel your return ticket asap and book another date. It depends on your airline. Some airlines kasi requires early cancelation so you can make a refund, some will charge you a small amount. You must contact your airline with this matter. As for the IO, they really check the itinerary and air tickets

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    demonick 5 years ago

    with regrards to bab's Question bout getting a roundtrip ticket for a week but shes planning to stay there for a month,I'm planing to do the same, just wanna ask, How am I going to extend my ticket's date of return once I arrived there. and how much will it take?thanks

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Chacha No problem, sis! Yeah just like any other company, there are age limits. Usually they hire 21 and above and 45 below. No need to update original diploma but with TOR you can request a new one and make it “for work abroad purposes”

    @Bab wow you have MBA degree that is impressive. Regarding your Qs my answers are:

    1. I think you have more chance since you have MBA. Just list the job experiences in your resume related to the job you will apply. Chance to work in SG depends on 3: your credentials, your employer’s hiring reputation, MOM assessment of the vacant job. That being said, if you really wanna grab a job there, choose a job based on those 3.

    2. That sounds reasonable enough.

    3. Yes IO always ask how long a foreigner will stay, where he will stay, and the what’s the purpose of his trip. IOs don’t decide how long you will stay as long as you will stay up to the allowed time which is 30 days.

    4. Ask a letter from your cousin stating she will accommodate your stay. Her address, company and complete name must be included in the letter. There won’t be a problem if you justify your purpose –which is to travel for a week. Prepare supporting docs if the IO wants more proof of you returning back like employment certificate from your company, recent company ID, bank statement or asset document in the Phil.

    God bless you and happy trip!

    @Oxygen yeah accountancy graduates CPA or not have chances of working in SG. It just depends on the candidate if he would impress the employers. Undergrads are only hired as Dh. However, candidates with technical diplomas and certificates are accepted if the job is really needed.

    @Clark yeah companies accept fresh graduates although to positions like that, they want candidates with enough experience. You may try applying padin. Choose beginner and lower positions to avoid too much competition

    @Bgjas The IO will surely ask you why you book only one-way. They would ask for additional documents like valid IDs, employment certificates in the Philippines, your BF’s address in SG, his work, his contact numbers. Be consistent as to your purpose and visit and you will have no problem

    @Mohammad try applying at the websites I have mentioned in the article and find Autocad or Cad related jobs under the architecture and construction category

    @Zee Hello there! Same with my comment above, try the websites I’ve mentioned in the article and search about your fancy job if there are vacancies. Thank you, too. :)

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    zee99 5 years ago

    hi twentyfive..,

    i am a safety officer, i just finished my contract in Qatar, i just would like to ask if there are job hirings for safety officer in SG? thanks much..(",)

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    Mohammad Alamgeer 5 years ago

    Hello i am 24 years old. I want to auto cad jobs in singapore i have 4 years experience of construction field

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    bgjas 5 years ago

    Hi! my fiancee is working in SG he invited me to visit him. He booked me at singapore airlines one way only. What shall i do and what shall i bring to avoid future problem in immigration? Thank you..

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    aircraftmechanicCLARK 5 years ago

    wow.. this hub is pushing me to go in sg. hehe.. nice hub po.

    im B.S Aircraft Mechanic po 22yrs old and without work experience pa. Pero i have my ojt,training,seminar related to my degree. Pwedi po ba ako magwalkin dian sa mga airlines dian or nid ko parin mga agency? or kung cno man po wiling tumulong sakin na my kilala Aircraft Mechanic sa sg pa pm po. Hehe

    Salamat twentyfice!(=

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    Oxygenada 5 years ago

    Hello twentyfive I'm 30 years old accountancy graduate currently working but not a board passer. Married and blessed with a 1-year old toddler. Makakahanap kaya ako ng work sa SG even if I'm not a board passer? My husband who just turned 41 had troubles applying here in the Philippines because he's an undergraduate and also regarding his age. Parang hindi kami umaasenso sa Pilipinas eh. Been to SG 2 weeks ago with my whole family dinalaw namin sis ko who is working there as an IT. Any advice? I'd appreciate your reply. Pwede ba kita i-add sa ym ko? Thanks a lot.

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    Oxygenada 5 years ago

    Sorry..I meant 2 weeks ago..I'd appreciate your reply. Pwede ba kita i-add sa ym ko? Thanks a lot.

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    Oxygenada 5 years ago

    Hello twentyfive I'm 30 years old and have a 1 year old kid, an accountancy graduate with experience but not a board passer. My sister is in SG working as an IT. Makakahanap kaya ako ng job doon kahit hindi ako pasado sa board? And secondly my husband who just turned 41 is having a hard time looking for work here in the Philippines kasi hindi sya finished sa college until 3rd year only. Whadya think? Kakadalaw lang namin sa SG 2 weeks before. Any advice? Thank you..

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    bab 5 years ago

    Hi twentyfive! It's my first time here, but I find this site really helpful since I'm planning to go to Singapore this October. I am a student here in Japan, but since the country is currently in crisis due to the devastating tsunami that happened last year, its really tough finding a full time work here. So I asked the school's permission for me to take a rest for a semester then go back after, but of course my plan is to go to Singapore and try my luck. I have an MBA degree which I finished at La Salle. I am an accounting graduate at PUP but my work experience is in a local municipality (government employee) in the Philippines. I am not also a CPA. Kindly give me your thoughts regarding the following:

    1.) What do you think is my chance of having a work in Singapore?

    2.) I plan to stay for 1 month but I will book a round trip ticket just for one week (i.e. Oct 7 - 14 ) so the immigration won't think that I will be there to find work. Is that strategy alright?

    3.) Should the IO ask how long would I stay and I say one week, is there a chance that they will only give me 15 days to stay because I said I will only be there for a week?

    4.) I have a cousin working there and I will stay with her for the whole month, will there be any problem if I won't make a hotel reservation and stay with my cousin instead?

    Thank you and I hope you can help me with the queries I raised.

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    booboocha2x 5 years ago

    Ate regarding sa rquirements sa pag apply ng trbho jan... ung certification ng mami q sa work ay dated 1992 pa... Ung tor at diploma nya luma na.. Ung tipong ung papel aged na.. Color brown na.. Pero lahat original.. Kelngn p bng iupdate un? I mean dapt bagong copies? Haha 25, sana d ka nkukulitan. Heheh..

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    booboocha2x 5 years ago

    oh my... thanks sis.. hehehe. =) ur really a great help... hehe. =) but just to clarify, wud there be any age limits imposed to those jobs?

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Ms. Asia I don’t see any problem as long as you comply with them. No worries.

    @Cha2 yes, nowadays it’s harder to get a job in Singapore because they prefer their citizens for the jobs especially professional ones. However, low skilled jobs are still on going hiring like domestic helpers, casino staff, restaurants staff and the like. About the visa, it depends upon the employer’s qualification and MOM’s assessment to them. If your employer in Singapore has a good reputation, you will mostly be approved. Yes, you have lots of chance if you apply for those jobs and there are local agencies here that assist Filipinos who need them.

    All are good. Like I said, your visa and job approval depends upon your employer in SG and then with your credentials

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    booboocha2x 5 years ago

    which is better? to go there and look for a job (walkin? online? agency? ) or dto na muna sa pinas (online?) may mgyyri kaya kung dto kami mghhnap sa pinas..?

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    booboocha2x 5 years ago

    @25, hi hehe nice blogsite u have here. I do have LOTS'a question though... Actually my mom and i wants to go there (sg) and push our luck in finding new jobs... We are really confused as of this moment... Sbi kc ng iba.. Mhirap daw mghnap ng work... Sbi ng iba hndi nmn.. Narinig ko nga sa isang lalaki wyl we are buying movie tickets.. "madali mghanp ng work.. Pero ang pass mhirap. Binili daw nya ung visa or pass" totoo ba un?... Hayy need some clarifications pls.. And Wat we are actually arguing too is that... Mhirap makakuha ng work kpg professional jobs like IT, accountant, buisness manager, ang hnhnap mo... Kc they will prioritize their ctzens to those kind of jobs or work positions... Unlike pag cashiers, saleslady or salesman, bagger, promodiser, taga aus ng stocks sa store, crew sa fastfood... Ay mdali.. Tama ba? Ayaw namen kasi mamili ng work. And one more thing... My mom is already 45... Graduated in adamson unvrsty (kasama ba to sa list) as bs commerce major in business mngment.. Kinukulit aq itanong sau kung may age limit ba daw jan? She had 3 years experience in sales sa dutyfreephils wid certfaction but ung iba nyang experiences e puro freelance . Benta ng house and lot.. Assisted in Car loans in mazda office na eventually closed na ang branch somewhere in qc... Ako naman.. registered nurse from manila doctors college..(counted ba dn to).. 1 yr Freelance tutor,6 months company nurse, 5 months customer servce as callcnter. My chance kaya aq mkhanap ng kht anong work kht dishwasher, or receptionist or bagger sa dept stores dun? How bout my mom? And one more final thing (haha ang haba), masyado nang matagal ang mga experiences nya sa mga companies, pde pa ba xa? Thanks.

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    Ms. Asia 5 years ago

    @25 at sa ibang may alam, -- hindi kasi namin alam na dapat 5 araw na nasa malaysia, kaya namili lang kami maghapon at bumalik sa sg same day, nahold ako at pinabalik, para safe ginawa ko ng 6 days, may prob pa ba pagpasok ulit ng sg? Anong mga posibleng tanong ng io? Salamat.

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    Wow good luck with your invasion hehe. I am a Ma'am btw. :p Thanks for bookmarking this. Like our FB page if you find this helpful. Thank you!

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    Jess 5 years ago

    wow sir, yes I'm a licensed architect here in PH. 30k for just a week? I thought it is ideal for a month of stay. I'm planning for an "invasion" next year hopefully I'm qualified for there. Thanks a lot sir. I will bookmark this page for future needs.

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Kris yes they will ask you about the purpose of your trip, where you’re staying, who are you with. Those are the usual questions. Just tell them the truth and relax. Show them your e-ticket so they will see you will be returning back in Phil on Sept 16. Tell them you’re just touring and gonna see the place lang. If they ask about your hotel, tell them your bf has it. Bring enough money like SG $1000

    @Dem yes it will affect if the employer prefers SG PR only. Some companies accept foreigners. They will tell you if they don’t and they won’t interview you if they only hire SG PR

    @Cris hi there! Yes agencies in Singapore charge higher than agencies in the Philippines so I don’t recommend them unless they charge you fairly (amount equal to your 1 month proposed salary) If the agency is well known and has a good reputation of hiring already, you might reconsider and just pay that money to work in Singapore in return. As the saying goes, ‘it takes money to make money’ But please, check the agency’s background and reputation first. Getting your S Pass and E Pass approved depends really on your employer or recruiter’s good standing.

    @Jess Yes engineering, architecture and IT are always hiring people. If you are a licensed architect, you have more chances. When you worked in SG, you can even take their board exam to excel more and receive higher salaries. 30k is enough for a week of stay if you’re staying with a friend. But then you better bring your atm card in case of emergencies. Prepare the docs you will bring when you will apply. When a company liked you, they will be the one to process your S Pass or Employment Pass. You can then go home and wait for it to get approved. Then you can work in SG.

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    Jess 5 years ago

    Hi sir, good evening. thank you for these very useful informations. Just want to ask if jobs related to Architecture are still in-demand there in Singapore because it is my long-impeded plan to work their. My budget as of now is about 50k, some of my friends suggests that your 30k budget is now below the ideal budget. I'm hoping that you can enlighten me about my queries because I'm one of the hopefuls that wanting to make the bigger step on my career. God bless.

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    Cris 5 years ago

    Hello there! :) Nice to read lots of useful information herein. Do you recommend applying through agencies based in Singapore because they are asking for to many fees! It costs a lot.

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    butterflyyech 5 years ago

    hi po ask ko po punta kasi ako sg this sept 13 balik ko sept 16 meet ko bf ko dun then same day then dating nya sa sg tthen cya na nag aasekaso sa hotel na stayhan namin ok na ba un banggitin ko kung what hotel na stayhan nmin just in case magtatanong sila?sapat na ba un or need papers to prove na tutuo un?nervous lng po first time ko po kasi thank u

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    demonick 5 years ago

    oh...I see, but will it affect my chance of getting hired if the interviewer know that I'm not already a resident of SG?I mean are there any cases wherein they were rejected just because the interviewer know that the person is just a tourist. thanks again for the response BTW.:)

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    kris 5 years ago

    hello ask ko lang po alis kasi ako papunta sg sa sept 13 then balik sept 16 first time ko po kasi, ako lng mag isa then e me meet ko bf ko same day then dating nya sg tanong ko po if possible na papayagan ako mka enter sa sg do i need po b ng show money?how much money need ?nervous tlga ako bka magtatanong sila na d ko masagot

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Dem You’re welcome :) Just be honest, they will eventually know the truth anyway. Don’t put yourself in a situation you will regret. SG is one of the richest countries today 2012, everything is high tech and well documented so it’s always best to be honest. Tell them you’re there to find a job because you love the country and because Singapore is such a lovely place to work and the people are decent.

    @Gogirl It’s a pleasure. :) Don’t worry too much. If you now have your real documents with you, you can try to apply again. Just tell them, there was a problem before with your agency. Happy trip!

    @Lilz Thank you for saying that. :) Diploma is considered and accepted under the S Pass. You might wanna read the related article about getting S Pass or Work Permit to have more idea. I’ve pit the link in the article. Thank you and have a great day.

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    lilz 5 years ago

    hi 25,,,,,,,,,,its really nice to know people like u....

    i just wanna ask if my husband has a chance to be hired in sg we are planning to go there to job hunt but since i dont have much work experience although i am a professional elementary teacher im afraid to be rejected in any job....but my husband is a graphic artist for 8 years in a printing company here in the phil. do u think he can land a good job in sg?he only finished a vocational course,a two year diploma in computer technician in a school accredited by tesda..pls.ur response s highly appreciated....tnx n advance.........

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    gogirl22 5 years ago

    hi twentyfive, tnx for your reply.....

    paano po b gagawin q? flight q n po next week Sept. 8 going to SG ... nakakalungkot po nmn malaman n maliit ang chance n makapag work aq dun... :(

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    demonick 5 years ago

    thanks for the response twentyfive, just wannna ask if ever I would be called for an interview, there might be a possibility that the interviewer/employer will ask if I am already a resident of SG, what would be the best response for that, assuming that I went there as tourist to seek for a job.

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Mel It’s a pleasure :) God bless you too. BTW, I have added “How to Get S Pass in SG…” in my profile in case you guys wanna read and have ideas. Have a great day!

    @Gogirl hi! Oh shucks, I’m sorry to hear about your rejection. The MOM in Singapore is really strict especially now. Since you are undergrad, the best thing you could have done was to take TESDA training than risking for submitting unreal diploma. I don’t want to tell this but I think the MOM in SG has noted you on their list already. They maintain a list in their database of all foreign workers (S Pass, E Pass, PEP, applicants, past, present, pending, rejected etc) Did they say why you were rejected? You were lucky, they didn’t charge you for falsification of documents. Next time, be honest and don’t always trust any agency. It’s always your reputation that matters.

    @Unizm Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries now 2012 for having an awesome GDP per capita. Thank you for dropping by and leaving great info :)

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    jackielyn 5 years ago

    advice me.thanksHi enaira,hows ur apply?i am also planing to go in singapore tHis second week of september.advice mu nman aq madali lng ba mgaply or mhrap?add mu q sa fb jackielyn ortiz please

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    unizm1980 5 years ago

    Singapore is indeed a good country to consider if a Filipino is thinking of going abroad to look for a job. It is such a developed country that they need a lot of work force. And, they are open to the idea of hiring foreigners.

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    gogirl22 5 years ago

    Hi twenty five,

    ask ko lang po kung makakahanap b ng work s SG ang mga katulad ko n undergrad? I have 8 yrs experience in Dubai,(4yrs in F & B and 4 yrs in Retail as a Sales Consultant). Kadarating q lng po last March galing dubai ngaun po nag apply aq dito s agency s Pinas para makapag work jan sa Singapore, dahil nga po undergrad aq ung agency po ang nagprovide ng fake n Diploma at TOR , nareject po ang application q s MOM at sabi ng agency magtour n lng daw po aq baka sakali makahanap aq ng work dun. another question po kung mag tourist visa po aq at makahanap ng work s SG makikita po b s system ng MOM ung fake documents ko s first application na ipinasa ng agency q dito s Pinas? ano po b dapat kong gawin?

    tnx po....

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    mel 5 years ago

    hi twentyfive, thanks for your response. may you be blessed more offering advice for free! :)

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    In where POEA? or SIngapore? If you meant S Pass, you can read the new page I published today. :)

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Thanks for the answer twentyfive, just wanna know what are the documents needed to be processed once you were hired?and how much would it take to process all those documents?thanks!:)

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Mel for my #3 reply sorry, you can check 21 days pala online to track your S Pass application. Sorry for the wrong input

    @Impocrito Hi there! It's a pleasure. :) Yes, some questions are repeated. I guess people must read more to know more ;) Have a groovy day!

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    Impocrito 5 years ago

    Hi again twentyfive.

    I really appreciate the reply. Ive learned alot from your page and im sure you've also enlightened many.

    Im really impress with your effort and patience (i noticed some people asks questions that are either already been raised or already answered on your blog but you answer them still :)) People: please READ!

    BIG THANKS 25!

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Beth Wow happy trip to you my friend! Filipinos are allowed up to 30 days of stay in Singapore without a visa.

    @Richard hi. Happy you loved this page :) Thanks! October – February are the busiest part in a company. October starts the last quarter of the year while Feb. is within the first quarter or opening another calendar year. Hectic is the word. Also, some avoid the bonus thing they will pay at December.

    @Dem good thing about going to SG, no travel tax. However, at NAIA or any domestic airport you will be departing or arriving, they charge P500 for terminal fee per person.

    @Mel 1. IO would ask you as always about the purpose of your trip. Just tell them to tour around and see SG because it’s what you’re gonna do anyway. Hehe If they asked you why you’re alone, tell them you are meeting your colleagues there or friends. Relax. :)

    2. Anywhere walking distance to where you will work. You will save a lot of money for your fare. Taxis are gold here lol

    3. Since S Pass can be done online, the result of approval can be tracked onine too. You can check them after 7 days the application was entered.

    4. You will be safe for P150,000

    5. Walk in. Although I always say, take the opportunity while you’re in SG, walk in and do online application too in your spare time. The more you apply, the more chance you’ve got.

    6. Working hours in those areas are flexi or regular depends upon your work description. Banks call center are flexi. Regular positions have regular working hours just like us. Bosses are Singaporeans, Chinese or British. They always love to see positive results. Have initiative, that way, you will have good relationship with them. Chinese are strict, work is work, money is money. Some barely smile, they always are serious. So be serious.

    Thanks for dropping by! :) Bless ya!

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @Beth Wow happy trip to you my friend! Filipinos are allowed up to 30 days of stay in Singapore without a visa.

    @Richard hi. Happy you loved this page :) Thanks! October – February are the busiest part in a company. October starts the last quarter of the year while Feb. is within the first quarter or opening another calendar year. Hectic is the word. Also, some avoid the bonus thing they will pay at December.

    @Dem good thing about going to SG, no travel tax. However, at NAIA or any domestic airport you will be departing or arriving, they charge P500 for terminal fee per person.

    @Mel 1. IO would ask you as always about the purpose of your trip. Just tell them to tour around and see SG because it’s what you’re gonna do anyway. Hehe If they asked you why you’re alone, tell them you are meeting your colleagues there or friends. Relax. :)

    2. Anywhere walking distance to where you will work. You will save a lot of money for your fare. Taxis are gold here lol

    3. Since S Pass can be done online, the result of approval can be tracked onine too. You can check them after 7 days the application was entered.

    4. You will be safe for P150,000

    5. Walk in. Although I always say, take the opportunity while you’re in SG, walk in and do online application too in your spare time. The more you apply, the more chance you’ve got.

    6. Working hours in those areas are flexi or regular depends upon your work description. Banks call center are flexi. Regular positions have regular working hours just like us. Bosses are Singaporeans, Chinese or British. They always love to see positive results. Have initiative, that way, you will have good relationship with them. Chinese are strict, work is work, money is money. Some barely smile, they always are serious. So be serious.

    Thanks for dropping by! :) Bless ya!

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    mel 5 years ago

    hi, we've just recently visited sg. we didn't have any contact person there (friend or relatie) and just booked hotel for accommodation. some questions:

    1. would i have a difficult time with the IO if i come back to sg so soon, like after a month or two and I'll go on my own?

    2. which area do you think is best to live for starters and female bedspacers?

    3. how long do employers process s-pass or e-pass so we could start on the job?

    4. how much pocket money do i need to have with me if I stay for one month including bedspacer's rent?

    5. If already in sg, is it better to apply as walk-in applicant or online?

    6. could you share experiences about working conditions in financial/banking companies in sg (i.e. how the bosses are, working hours, etc.)?

    thanks for your patience with my quetions. great and helpful blog you have here.

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    demonick 5 years ago

    Thanks for this informative article, I have a relative working in SG and am planning to go there as a visitor and try my luck for landing a good job, just wanna ask about travel tax and terminal fee things?coz i heard about it through my friend who had visited singapore for a week, is it required to pay for those fees? And if ever I would get hired, what are the documents needed to be processed for me to be considered as an official employee there?.Thanks!:)

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    Richard 5 years ago

    Hi 25! I love your page...

    I just want to ask if is it true na mahirap mag hanap ng work sa SG in the month of October-February? sabi kasi nag friend ko na nasa sa SG..bakit kaya?

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    beth 5 years ago

    Hi 25!Thanks for the reply!

    Nagpabook na po ako 2 nights & 3 days package...ask ko lng po kung ilang days allowed na pwede ako maka stay sa SG?

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    @H I don’t refer agencies here and I wanna keep it that way.. :) Thank you for dropping by. If you find this page helpful, please like our Facebook page in my profile. Thanks!

    @Beth According to the SNB (Singapore Nursing Board) a foreigner must have an offer of employment with a healthcare institution in Singapore before SNB can consider your application for Board Exam and you must be a Registered Nurse in the Philippines too. PRC licenses here really are big tickets to excel even to other countries. Don’t lose hope. :)

    @JC hello. :) Wow a cumlaude of UP! That is so impressive. For sure you have bigger chance in SG because first, UP is listed in the MOM in Singapore among their school and university preference, second you’re cumlaude and that makes me think you are a licensed professional here. You can use your Fine Arts degree and experience in applying for related positions on architecture firms, construction companies or designing firms. If you have teaching experience and have a license in teaching, you may apply to related positions too. 2 weeks stay is good for you. You will know all the answers once you go there. Just see what happens, then extend your stay when things are happening for you.. Good luck!

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    JC 5 years ago

    Hi twenty five, thank you for ths very helpful information. I have read much of the comments. I will be going to sg on October and will job hunt. I am cumlaude graduate at UP 2005 bachelor in fine arts. my experience is only on our family export business and teaching. Do you think I have opportunities of working there? What are the possible position? How much time do I need to stay there? My Ticket is for 2 weeks, do you think I need to stay longer? I am sorry I have to much question. I have been applying thru jobstreet, jobsdb and recruit.net for 1 week already but there's still no reply. Thanks!

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    beth 5 years ago

    hi 25! ask ko lang po if graduate dito sa phil as nurse then hindi naka take nang board, is it possible na mag take nang license exam sa sg since hindi ako nag aral doun pero naka graduate na ako dito.?

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    5 years ago

    hmmmm.....do u know any agency who assist processing working visa in SG? thank you so much for the reply...this blog is very helpful...

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    twentyfive 5 years ago

    can you not ask to make it SG $2500? You deserve that. Starting salary for Filipinos (entry level) in Singapore is SG $1800. With you who has already enough experience and your position in not in the entry level, I think you deserve $2500 and above.

    For a month of stay nowadays if you are paying for housing, food and all, I think 150,000 is enough. Make sure though you have kahati in the house, I know a flat there costs 30,000 already. Buy noodles, few can goods, few salted eggs in the Phil nalang and bring with you enough food to save more money