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Families in Singapore


Are you bringing you family to Singapore? We have all the information on pets and vets, because they are part of the family too. In addition we have advice on how to go about hiring a maid through an agency and getting a visa for her. If you are just starting your family we have advice on getting a visa for your new born, and on being pregnant and giving birth in Singapore. We've even explored money and finances, so if you're looking for advice on managing your wealth whilst living here.

  • Understanding the Law

    The legal system of Singapore is based on the English common law system. Major areas of law – particularly administrative law, contract law, equity and trust law, property law and tort law – are largely judge-made, though certain aspects have now been modified to some extent by statutes. However, other areas of law, such as criminal law, company law and family law, are almost completely statutory in nature.

  • Finding an insurance company

    We need insurance for a variety of reasons in Singapore, there are lots of different policies that offer you neccessary protection in case you were to suffer a financial loss. When you have an insurance policy, there are certain rights and protections you have and more importantly offer you peace of mind. We take a look at all the insurance companies in Singapore along with their contact details.

  • How to hire a maid through an agency in Singapore

    First you need to select an agency as it's important to select the right agency to help you hire a maid in Singapore. A list of licensed maid agencies is available on the Ministry of Manpower (MoM). The MoM also gives all the important information regarding the hiring of maids in Singapore and the legalities that go with it. When you go to an agency you will be matched up with maids that suit your requirements.

  • Charitable Animal Organisations

    Singapore is inundated with abandoned animals, much like many expat cities and are always looking to be adopted by loving families. These organisations in Singapore are always looking for volunteers and donations. Here we take those available to you, what they do and how you can contact them. The first on our list is the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

  • Applying for a newborn Visa

    In Singapore new born babies must be registered by the parents or an authorized proxy within 14 days of the birth. The birth will need to be registered at one of the Birth Registration Centres. If the registration of the birth is delayed by more than 42 days, the registration must be done at the ICA and must be accompanied by a letter explaining the reason for late registration. Need to know more? Read the ExpatWoman guide...

  • Maid Visa

    Upon arrival in Singapore you will need to apply for a Work Permit (Foreign Domestic Worker) for your maid or FWD (Foreign Domestic Worker). They will need to carry a clear copy of the "In-Principle Approval letter" or "Letter of Notification" for their entry into Singapore. Upon arrival in Singapore, the letter should be presented for immigration clearance. Here's the process to get you started.

  • Local vets and pet hospitals

    Want to know more about pets and vetinary services in Singapore? Here we take a look at how you can care for your pets in Singapore and the vets that are available to you, information on fostering and even adoptiong pets... could you open your home to a rescued dog or cat? If you are moving to Singapore with your pet, or are planning on adopting or buying a pet here, we have plenty of advice to get you started.

  • Thoughts on Wills

    If an Expat has already made a Will in the home country, the chances are that it will be valid to also cover assets, such as bank accounts, furniture, car and other possessions acquired here in Singapore.

  • GlobalEye International Wealth Solutions

    Looking for advice for business and private financial planning? Look no further than Jeremy Grey of GlobalEye! With over 20 years experience you couldn't be in safer hands.

  • Retirement Planning - 5 Common Mistakes

    Concerns about retirement readiness among people are at an all-time high. Not saving enough during your work life is undoubtedly a big mistake. Your savings always come in handy, more so when your steady income stops during retirement.

  • Retirement Savings

    We spend our working lives looking forward to an old age in which we can happily indulge in holidays and hobbies – but now it seems the typical nest egg savings put aside will vanish just seven years after retirement.

  • Get Critical Illness Cover

    Critical illness cover pays a tax-free lump sum if you're diagnosed with a defined critical illness during the policy term, and Globaleye explains why you absolutely need it right now...

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