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Employment Pass

Employment-Pass

The Singapore Employment Pass or the E Pass as it is popularly known is meant for the foreign professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and directors who wish to come to Singapore to work and stay. The application and eligibility criteria for the E Pass are given below.

The Employment Pass of Singapore also known as the E Pass is the widely issued Singapore work visa. It is applicable for foreign professionals, directors, shareholders and entrepreneurs who are willing to work and stay in Singapore. This Employment visa of Singapore is administered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of Singapore and has certain eligibility criteria for the foreign nationals who wish to apply for the same. The validity of the E Pass for first time applicants is upto 2 years and can later be renewed upto 3 years. We will guide you through the ins and outs of the Singapore Employment Pass.

Who Can Apply?

  • A foreign entrepreneur or a director/owner of a Singapore company willing to relocate to Singapore for business operations in Singapore can apply for Employment Pass in Singapore.
  • An individual having an employment offer from a Singapore company with a minimum salary of S$3,000.
  • If you are a Singapore based company and planning to employ foreign professional staff, you need to apply for Employment Pass on behalf of the employee.

Types and Eligibility Criteria of Singapore Employment Pass

The following table illustrates the three basic types and the respective eligibility criteria of E Passes – P1, P2 and Q1 Employment Pass.

E Pass Types

Eligibility Criteria

Applies to

P1 E Pass

  • Minimum fixed monthly salary should be S$8,000
  • Must possess acceptable qualifications evaluated by MOM.
Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Managing Directors and Specialists.

P2 E Pass

  • Minimum fixed monthly salary should be S$4,500
  • Must possess acceptable qualifications evaluated by MOM.
Middle level employees like skilled technicians.

Q1 E Pass

  • Minimum fixed monthly salary should be S$3,000
  • Must possess acceptable qualifications and skill set evaluated by MOM.

 

A young graduate from reputed university and the older applicants with higher salaries and proportionate skill set and work experience

 

Necessary Documents for E Pass Application

  • Employment Pass Application form no. 8
  • Resume or CV of the applicant with relevant work experience.
  • A passport-size photograph not more than 3 months old.
  • Details of the applicant’s passport
  • Educational certificates and previous employment testimonials.

Application Procedure and Timeline of Employment Pass

Once you have filled the application form and submitted the requisite documents along with the form to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for processing, it will take upto 7 days for the approval of the application in most cases.

After the application is approved, MOM will send a mail of In-Principle-Approval (IPA) letter to the applicant’s address mentioned in the form. This IPA letter is valid upto 6 months and the applicant must collect the Employment Pass before the expiry date of the letter.

Renewal Process of Singapore Employment Pass

Two months before the date of expiry of the Employment Pass, MOM will send a renewal form to the address of your employer, which you need to fill and submit four weeks prior to the expiry. Once the form gets approved you can collect the renewed E Pass from the MOM office.

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