If you’re thinking about moving to Singapore, then you’ll likely need to work while you’re there in order to pay the bills. You can do this by applying for a work pass, which gives you temporary residence status in the country and lets you legally take up employment. But before you apply, make sure that your prospective position qualifies as local employment—and that you’re familiar with the work pass categories offered by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Here are answers to some of the most common questions about Work Passes Singapore.
Types of passes
There are three types of work passes in Singapore: the Employment Pass, S Pass, and Work Permit. The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who have been offered a job in Singapore. The S Pass is for mid-skilled foreign workers who have been offered a job that pays at least $2,500 per month. The Work Permit is for low-skilled foreign workers who have been offered a job that pays at least $1,600 per month.
To apply for a work pass, you will need to submit an application form and supporting documents to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Your employer will also need to submit an application form and supporting documents on your behalf. You will then be notified if your application has been approved or not.
If your application has been approved, you may start working from the date indicated on the approval letter. If it has not been approved, you should contact MOM to find out why they declined it. If they decline it because they found that you do not meet their criteria, then MOM may refer you to another agency or department which may accept applications for similar jobs with lower qualifications requirements.
Becoming eligible for an Employment Pass
To be eligible for an Employment Pass in Singapore, you must have a job offer from a Singapore-based company and meet certain salary criteria. If you’re applying for an EP for the first time, you’ll need to submit an application form along with your supporting documents. If you’re renewing your pass, you can do so online.
There are four categories of work passes in Singapore: Employment Passes, S Passes, Work Permits, and Training Work Permits. Each pass has different eligibility requirements and is meant for different types of work.
Employment Passes are for foreign professionals who hold mid-level or senior positions in their company.
Employment pass application process
To apply for an employment pass in Singapore, you will need the following documents:
-A completed application form
-A passport-sized photograph of yourself
-Your passport or travel document
-Your educational certificates or professional qualifications
-Your employment contract or offer letter from your employer
Priority Processing Visa (PPV)
The Priority Processing Visa, or PPV, is a work pass for highly skilled professionals who are looking to work in Singapore. To be eligible for a PPV, you must have a job offer from a Singapore-based company and earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $6,000.
You can apply for a PPV online through the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website. The application process is straightforward and typically takes about two weeks.
Once your application is approved, you will be issued a work pass that is valid for up to two years. You will need to renew your work pass every two years in order to continue working in Singapore.
Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) scheme
The PEP scheme is for foreign professionals who have been employed in Singapore for at least six months. To qualify, you must earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $6,000 and have acceptable qualifications. The PEP allows you to work in Singapore for up to three years without the need to apply for a work pass. After your PEP expires, you can apply for a long-term visit pass or a new PEP. If you are renewing your PEP, you must show that you are still employed and earning a fixed monthly salary of at least $6,000. Your renewal application will be assessed against prevailing market rates. Applicants with salaries lower than $6,000 may be granted an extension on their employment pass if they meet other criteria such as academic achievements and skills in shortage areas.
Long Term Visit Pass
The Long Term Visit Pass is for foreigners who wish to stay in Singapore for extended periods of time, usually for business or work purposes. The pass is valid for up to one year, and can be renewed for up to two years. To qualify, applicants must have a valid passport, a clean criminal record, and be employed by a company registered in Singapore. Foreigners with the Long Term Visit Pass are not allowed to engage in any self-employed work. The eligibility criteria for this type of pass are stricter than those for other types of passes; as such, they are less commonly issued.
Change from one type of employment pass to another
There are a few different types of employment passes that are available in Singapore, and the process of changing from one to another is relatively simple. To change from one type of employment pass to another, you will need to submit a new application and supporting documents. The most common type of employment pass is the Employment Pass, which allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. If you have an Employment Pass, you can also apply for a Dependant’s Pass for your spouse and children, as well as a Long-Term Visit Pass for your parents or other relatives.
Conditional employment pass
To qualify for an Employment Pass, you must have a job offer from a company in Singapore. The minimum salary requirement is S$3,600 per month, and you must have at least two years of relevant work experience.
To apply for a Personalized Employment Pass, you must earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$8,000. You also need to have worked for your current employer for at least one year.
An Entrepreneur Pass is for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in Singapore. To be eligible, you must have at least S$50,000 in paid-up capital and should not have more than five shareholders.
A Training Employment Pass is meant for foreign employees who are coming to Singapore for training with their companies.
Eligibility requirements for each pass.
To be eligible for an Employment Pass, you must have a job offer from a company in Singapore. The job offer must state your salary, which must be at least $3,600 per month. You must also have acceptable qualifications, such as a degree from a good university.
To be eligible for a S pass, you must have a job offer from a company in Singapore. The job offer must state your salary, which must be at least $2,500 per month. You must also have acceptable qualifications, such as a diploma from a good polytechnic or university. If you are applying for the S pass, it is best if you can prove that the company has not been able to find anyone with appropriate qualifications. For example, you could show them a list of people who applied for the position and their qualifications.