56-year-old Wei JianQin and 44-year-old Chen Mei, both Chinese nationals, pleaded guilty to one charge under the Immigration Act on 25 January, according to The Straits Times.
They were both jailed 6 months and fined $2,000.
The two women were arrested on 9 January by ICA officers at a HDB unit in Bedok North Road, after they failed to provide any evidence that they were staying in Singapore legally.
Wei previously held an employment pass that was valid for 1 year from 18 April 2007 to work as a waitress, while Chen held a pass that was valid for 2 years from 17 July 2009 to commence work as a general worker.
Wei’s pass was cancelled by MOM on 27 September 2007, while Chen’s pass was revoked on 5 August 2009 – both were required to leave the country on the day their employment passes were cancelled.
However, Wei remained in Singapore illegally for 15 years, 3 months and 13 days, while Chen stayed here for 13 years, 5 months and 4 days.