A licensed Employment Agency in Singapore who wishes to recruit workers from Sri Lanka has to initially register themselves with the High Commission.
The documents required for registration are
A registration fee of SGD 45.00 is charged, to be renewed annually.
Thereafter the employment agency is required to sign a Job Order with a Sri Lanka Licensed Employment Agency, which would enable them to recruit workers to Singapore.
2 sets of following documents to be produced at the High Commission
The Job Order and the Special Power of Attorney have to be signed and sealed with the Singapore agency stamp, the Agreement has to be signed and sealed with the stamps of both Singaporean and Sri Lankan agents. A fee of Singapore SGD 200.00 is charged for each Job Order.
Employment Agencies are permitted to deal with any five Sri Lankan Agents. One Job Order entitles them to recruit 100 Workers. The new salary scale of FDWs as of January 1st, 2022, is a minimum wage of SGD 500.00 with 04 days off per month.
Singapore agents are allowed to deduct up to 2 month salary of a FDW as per the rules are regulations of Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore.
Deduction of the Sri Lankan agency fee (inclusive of the cost of air ticket) from the worker’s wages* has to be an amount approved by the SLBFE.
The amount charged by the Sri Lanka agencies, to be mentioned by SLBFE to ensure that no overcharging or abuse of the system occurs.
After the formalities of the agreements are completed, the agents are required to register each individual employment contract at this High Commission for verification.
Documents to be submitted at the High Commission for verification of Agency Contracts
A fee of SGD 70.00 is charged from the agent
All the payments made to the High Commission will only be accepted by cash.