Singapore: MOM adopts ‘CorpPass’ for company transactions online

What is the change? The Ministry of Manpower has launched the use of Singapore Corporate Access (CorpPass) for companies using Employment Pass Online.

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What does the change mean? Companies using Employment Pass Online for Employment Pass, S Pass and other transactions, should create a CorpPass account. While SingPass can continue to be used for now, there are plans to make the use of CorpPass mandatory for all company-related transactions. No specific timeline has been issued on when this will take effect, but BAL recommends that businesses register for a CorpPass account as soon as possible.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Who is affected: Administrators and other corporate users of Employment Pass Online.
  • Impact on processing times: Using Employment Pass Online saves significant time in the Employment or S Pass application process.
  • Next steps: Companies can register for a CorpPass account on this website.

Background: CorpPass is described as “a one-stop authentication and authorisation service, for corporate users to transact with (Singaporean government) agencies online on behalf of their organisations.” It was introduced in the third quarter of 2016 and has since been expanded. MOM is now launching the use of CorpPass for immigration-related services, including Employment Pass Online. Eventually, SingPass will be available for use by individuals, not companies or company representatives.

BAL Analysis: Companies should take note of the change and create a CorpPass account if they have not already done so.

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

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