Work Permit for performing artiste:
Eligible employers can hire foreign performing artistes to work in public entertainment outlets such as bars, hotels and nightclubs. If you want to hire a foreign performing artiste to work in Singapore, your business must: Have a CAT 1 Public Entertainment Licence issued by the Singapore Police Force. Operate at least 6 hours a day. Be classified as a bar, discotheque, lounge, nightclub, pub, hotel, private club or restaurant. Employ at least one local full-time employee who is making CPF contributions
You can employ up to 8 foreign performing artistes. Larger outlets can employ up to 12 foreign artistes on a case-by-case basis. You will need to pay a foreign worker levy for each artiste, depending on how many you hire: First 8 artistes $450. 9 and above $750
Foreign performing artistes are not allowed to hold another Work Permit (even for another occupation) for 1 year after they stop work as a performing artiste. The maximum duration of the Work Permit for performing artistes is 6 months
Employer or appointed employment agent (EA) can apply for the WP. The MOM application fee charged is $40 for each pass + $30 for each pass issuance. It takes 1 working day for the online application, unless more information is required. A non-Malaysian worker must not be in Singapore at the time of Work Permit application. If this is the first time the employer is applying for a Work Permit, need to declare business activity.
When the worker arrives, employer need to: Register the worker’s residential and workplace addresses using the Online Foreign Workers Address Service (OFWAS) - at least an hour before requesting for the pass to be issued. Processing time: Immediate. You will need a delivery address and contact details for card delivery. You may also need to upload PDF copies of these documents: Personal particulars page of the worker’s current passport (include pages that have amendments). Disembarkation/Embarkation card (immigration white card). Completed medical examination form. Completed Security Bond Form. Completed Work Permit application form. Pay $30 for each Work Permit issued. You can pay by GIRO, or eNets credit or debit. After the Work Permit is issued, print the notification letter.
The notification letter: Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. If you need to extend it because of other travel plans, complete and submit the request form to MOM. the notification letter should be given to the foreign worker. It allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the Work Permit card.
Send the worker for a medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor - within 2 weeks of arrival. Email email@example.com or message 98365486 if you need assistance in arranging fast Medical Examination & Clinical Tests for your Performing Artiste. $60 for 3 days report or $98 for next day report or $150 for same day report
Check the notification letter for whether the worker needs to register at MOM Services Centre – Hall C. If it is required, the worker needs to register within 1 week of issuing the Work Permit. You must make an appointment for the worker to register.
For the appointment, the worker should bring: Original passport, Appointment letter, Notification letter , 4 working days after registration. MOM will deliver the Work Permit card to the address given 4 working days after the worker registers and gets documents verified. For workers who do not need to register, MOM will deliver the card 4 working days after verifying their documents. The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 day before delivery.
For details http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/work-permit-for-performing-artiste/apply-for-a-work-permit