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Taking up secondary directorship

Eligible companies can appoint Employment Pass holders from another related company to their Board of Directors.

At a glance

Who can apply Employer who intends to appoint EP holder to Board of Directors.
How long it takes Within 5 weeks.

If you wish to appoint an Employment Pass holder from another company to your Board of Directors, you must first seek approval.

If approved, the Employment Pass holder will be granted a Letter of Consent (LOC).

MOM will generally grant an LOC only if:

  • Your company is related by shareholding to the Employment Pass holder’s employer.
  • Employment Pass holder is taking up the secondary directorship for purposes related to their primary employment.

How to apply

To apply for an LOC:

  1. Ensure that your company has updated its shareholding records with ACRA.
  2. Complete and sign the request form.
  3. Submit a scanned copy of the signed form using iSubmit.
    Under Request Type:
    1. Choose option 1: Work Pass Application Matters (Excluding Work Permit).
    2. Then choose Appointment of pass holder from related company to your Board of Directors.

Your request will be processed within 5 weeks.

Last Updated: 23 November 2016