Recently we were featured on expat living for the go-to company for visas and work permits. The article titled: The Singapore immigration lawyer to get your work permit” was a deserved accolade for the Transform Borders team. A recognition well won with the many hours and dedication invested into providing our clients with the top-notch service they have come to expect.
In the article, there are some interesting topics covered including the Transform Borders story and how we work with clients. If you’re keen to check that out you can find it here.
One of the key highlights that were covered in the expat living article was also updates on COMPASS and I wanted to share with you as well.
What is COMPASS, and what will it mean for expats?
From 1 September 2023, EP candidates must pass a two-stage eligibility framework. In addition to meeting the stage one qualifying salary, EP candidates must also pass the points-based stage two: COMPASS. Put simply, COMPASS scoring will be based on criteria including salary, qualifications, diversity (firm-related) and support for local employment. There are also two additional criteria of skills bonus (shortage occupation list) and strategic economic bonus (firm related) for companies who can satisfy innovation or internationalisation benchmarks.
As you can see, the assessment under this new framework will be more complex and overwhelming for companies that are looking to hire personnel on an EP work permit. As a Singapore immigration specialist, I’m happy to help clients navigate these tricky changes. With my team, I can provide strategic consultation on what clients can start doing now to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of COMPASS. As a lawyer, I’m here to help you pave the way to success!
Meanwhile, while we are in the mode of celebrating success, we remind ourselves that our success is the success of our clients in getting their approvals. Here are some reviews that we got recently that attest to this.
- Seetha and Sulochana assisted us with two EP applications. We found Transform Borders process simple and straightforward and both EP applications were approved within a week. I highly recommend this service, it was hassle-free and very reasonably priced. Will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks!
- I applied for DP LOC approval through Transform Borders. The service has been excellent. The requirements/process was very well detailed, the follow-ups were diligent, and the approval took less than a week to come through. Will highly recommend.
- I cannot thank the team at Transform Borders enough for their outstanding level of diligence, corporation, and support. Results are fairly straightforward, I successfully came to Singapore with their guidance and support. There were no issues at all and I would have no hesitation in using them again. The team covered every detail immaculately and I felt supported throughout the entire process. With their support, even during the coronavirus pandemic, I’m able to move forward with my business in Singapore. I tried previously unsuccessfully to go through the process by myself and I’m so glad I reached out to the team at Transform Borders who stepped me through the entire process. A BIG thank you.