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Singapore Employment Pass: Eligibility,
Procedure and approval
Amongst the various types of Singapore visas and
work permits, Singapore employment pass is the
most preferred options for employees as well as
entrepreneurs looking to re-locate to Singapore.
Especially entrepreneurs wanting to re-locate for
company incorporation in Singapore find this an
easy option, in comparison to Entre Pass, which is
entrepreneurs has cumbersome requirements
that are difficult to comply for a lot of foreign
The Employment Pass allows foreign professionals,
managers and executives to work in Singapore. In this post,
complete details about Singapore employment pass are
provided, including key facts, eligibility requirements, and
procedure of obtaining Singapore employment pass as well
as tips for assured and faster approval.
By following this mini-guide, you should be able to
understand all that you need to know about obtaining
Singapore employment pass and shall as well be able to
submit as well as get approval of your application.
Important facts about Singapore
Singapore employment pass is for foreign
professionals with a job offer in Singapore who meet
the eligibility criteria, which will share further below.
employer or employment agent can apply in
behalf of candidate
Fixed monthly salary of at least $3,600 is mandatory
(more experienced candidates need higher salaries)
The duration of the pass is up to 2 years for firsttime candidates and up to 3 years for renewals
Eligibility requirements for Singapore
Only the candidates who are eligible with the
requirements are allowed to submit application and
therefore it is important for employers to read carefully
reading and understand the eligibility criteria of
Singapore employment pass is extremely critical.
Note that the changes have been done in the
requirements from January 2017. From 1 January 2017,
new EP applicants will have to earn a fixed monthly salary
of $3,600 or more, depending on their qualifications and
experience. Older, more experienced applicants are
expected to command higher salaries to qualify, in line
with their work experience and skills sets.
Foreign professionals who meet the following
requirements are eligible:
Have a job offer in Singapore.
Work in a managerial, executive or specialized job.
Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $3,600 (more
experienced candidates need higher salaries).
acceptable qualifications, usually a good
university degree, professional qualifications or
The application is open to people from all nations.
Documents required for Singapore
There are certain documents that are mandatory to
provide while submitting the application for Singapore
You will need these documents to apply for an
Personal particulars page of the candidate’s passport.
Company’s latest business profile or instant information
registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory
Candidate’s educational certificates, e.g. degree
For non-English documents, you must submit
the original document and an English
translation. The translation can be done by a
translation service provider.
The authorities may ask for other documents
when your application is reviewed. This may
vary on case-to-case basis.
How to apply for Singapore
The Singapore employment pass cannot be directly applied by
candidate. Either of Employer or appointed employment agent
(EA) are allowed to apply the same in his/her behalf. For
employers, do take note that the job opening post may need to
be advertised on the Jobs Bank website prior to applying for the
The Application of Singapore employment pass can be
submitted online or manually as per convenience. The status of
an already submitted application can be checked online.