I've tried to search similar questions but none is specific to my need.
- expatriates.stackexchange 1: work in two different countries
- expatriates.stackexchange 2: hold two work visas in two countries
Situations: I'm a Malaysian, currently working in a startup in Singapore for about 4 years but I'm still under employment pass. I just received a lucrative offer in Japan and wondering about the possibility of working two jobs.
Questions: I need help from someone with immigration and tax knowledge for so that I don't get in trouble by the immigration and IRAS of Singapore or Japan. Here are my questions:
- Is it legal for workpass holder in Singapore to also hold workpass visa in another country, working for two completely different companies?
- Is it legal for workpass holder in Japan to also hold workpass visa in another country?
- If it is illegal but I will still do it for about 6 months. How easy is it to get caught?
- I have both workpass visa in Singapore and (soon) Japan Both employer in Singapore and Japan don't know each other. Also they are not connected at all.
- My work nature is mostly work from home. I'm a data scientists.
- I'll stay in Singapore for 183 days and Japan for 182 days. Alternating between 2-3 months for 6 months. (Will I get caught?)
- I'm capable handling two jobs in a day and can work 2x productivity, assume both employers in SG and Japan won't have clash meetings too.
- I'll pay tax to both Japan and Singapore for each respective job.
- After 6 months. I probably choose Japan for better living.
What I understand:
Working in Singapore, you can only have 1 workpass in Singapore according to the official. But doesn't say if you have two jobs in two countries?
Both company has different market, one is finance. One is e-commerce. As long as I didn't work in finance or e-commerce. I assume no consequences?
In Singapore, a workpass visa require 183 days in one tax year at least. Not sure about Japan though.