On June 6, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) launched a new S-pass card delivery service for work pass holders and their dependents. The service has several features designed to ensure that the card is securely delivered to the correct person. The new service means that during the initial or renewal application process, the work pass holder will be asked for information on how to deliver the S-pass card.

Security features include:

The card will only be delivered in person to an authorized recipient. Up to three people may be designated to receive the card, such as the work pass holder, his or her employer, and a company representative. The MOM official will check each recipient’s identification.

The authorized representative must be present at the designated delivery address to receive the card. This might be the work pass holder’s home or place of employment.

Once the delivery information has been submitted, it is not possible to change the authorized recipient or designated delivery location. Clients are advised to verify that all information is correct before submitting.

Please note that the secure delivery service will be instituted for other types of employment passes in the third quarter of 2013.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in Singapore. For additional information, please contact singapore@balprod.tegandev.com.

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