September 9, 2005

In a recent amendment to the Fourth Schedule of the Immigration Laws, the Singapore Government has amended the laws governing the prohibitions of certain conduct, such as marriage and pregnancy. Specifically according to sections 9-11 the foreign worker shall not go through any form of marriage or apply to marry under any law, religion, custom or usage with a Singapore citizen or permanent resident in or outside Singapore, without the prior approval of the Controller, while he/she holds a work permit, and also after his/her work permit has expired or has been cancelled or revoked. Additionally a female foreign worker may not become pregnant without prior approval and any indulging or be involved in any illegal, immoral or undesirable activities, including breaking up families in Singapore is forbidden.