Work Permit for Performing ArtisteChanges to Performing Artiste Scheme
From 1 January 2012, new controls for the Performing Artiste scheme will be introduced.
NEW CONTROLS FOR PERFORMING ARTISTES FROM 1 JAN 2012
1. Today, you do not need to pay foreign worker levy when you employ performing artistes on work permits.
2 The Singapore Government will be changing the policy so as to better regulate the number of performing artistes in Singapore. This is in line with the Government' s commitment to keep the foreign share of the workforce to no more than one-third.
- From 1 Jan 2012, you will need to pay a foreign worker levy of $310 per month for every performing artiste work permit holder approved. This levy is the same as the levy for unskilled workers in the Services sector.
- You cannot apply for a work permit for the same performing artiste within one year (up from 6 months currently) after you cancelled your worker' s permit.
3 You should consider if you require a foreign worker before applying for a work permit.
About Work Permit
The Pass is for foreign artistes performing at any Public Entertainment Licenced (PEL)* bar, discotheque, lounge, night club, pub, hotel, private club or restaurant for up to a maximum duration of 6 months only.
Companies must have a valid PEL issued by the Public Entertainment Licensing Unit.
For more information on PEL, please visit Singapore Police Force's website.
Work Permit Quota Companies/Firms will be given a quota on the number of foreign artistes they can hire based on the seating capacity and operating hours of the entertainment outlets.