He said that the primary responsibility for verifying the authenticity of foreigner staff’s qualifications lies with companies.
He said this in a blog post, after Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam asked about the checks that are done when processing S Pass and Employment Pass applications in a Parliamentary Question.
Mr Lim provided a distinction between fake degrees and degree mill certificates.
He added that it also conducted direct verifications with the issuing institutions, and by requiring the employer to show proof that they have verified that the submitted qualifications are genuine.
Mr Lim said that foreigners who provide fraudulent educational documents will be barred for life from working in Singapore.