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Key facts on Work Permit for performing artiste

Get an overview and key facts about the Work Permit for foreign performing artistes to work in public entertainment outlets.

Pass facts

Who it is for Foreign performing artistes working in eligible public entertainment outlets.
Who can apply An employer or appointed employment agent needs to apply for the permit.
Qualifying salary No minimum required.
What is the duration Up to 6 months.
Is it renewable No. Pass holders cannot get any type of Work Permit until 1 year after the last one expires or gets cancelled.
Passes for family Not available.
Quota and levy Yes. Employers are subject to quota and levy for each Work Permit holder.
Medical insurance Employers must provide medical insurance.
Relevant legislation Conditions of Work Pass
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for Work Permit for performing artiste.

Note: Employers should withhold 15% of pass holder’s income for tax payment to IRAS (if applicable).

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Overview of what you need to do before, during and after you apply for a Work Permit for Performing Artiste.

Before applying

Before worker's arrival

Upon worker's arrival

When required