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Non-citizens legally residing in Singapore who are holders of Employment Passes, S Passes, Work Permits, Student Passes, Dependant Passes, or Long-Term Social Visit Passes can rent out HDB flats. These passes must have a validity period of at least 6 months as at the date of the application. Work Permit holders from the construction, manufacturing, marine, and process sectors must be Malaysians.

It is the agent's job to verify and to make sure that the tenants have valid passes before renting your property. Since the social visit pass will expire in 2 weeks, the occupant cannot stay in your property upon expiry. This is unless the tenant has a Long-Term Social Visit Passes with at least 6 months of validity period.

You can continue to rent out your property to the tenant but the occupant must move out before the expiry of the social visit pass. The occupant will need to furnish his Long Term Visit Pass for the landlord to check against his original pass, cross check the particulars on his pass against the particulars on your original passport and to verify the validity of his pass by checking with the ICA.

A landlord is required to check original NRIC or FINS of the tenants and occupiers for forgery and make copies, check photographs on NRICs or FINS against the actual persons to confirm identity and verify the validity of the passes with MOM database and/or ICA database. As an added due diligence, you may also ask for letter of employment from employer. This is to deter illegal immigrants or vice activities. This is required by the Council of Estate Agencies for compliance with the Immigration and Women's Charter.

Hope this answers your question.

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Aaron Chong

I would be most glad to assist you further and please feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Have a good day ahead. By the way, it would be the landlord’s agent duty who is supposed to follow up on this case.

Aaron Chong
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