Singapore retains an open door policy to foreign professionals. Singapore has a relatively prudent immigration policy that aims to attract and retain high calibre foreign professionals who contribute to and complement a dynamic workforce. Qualified and skilled professionals as well as entrepreneurs may apply for Singapore work passes which are available under the Singapore Employment Pass or Singapore EntrePass program.
Learn about various relocation and work permit schemes for hiring foreigners in Singapore including work pass, work visa, and employment visa.
The following are the main types of Singapore work permit schemes for foreigners in the professional employment visa category:
- Employment Pass (EP)
- Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass)
- S Pass
- Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
None of the above Singapore work permits except the S Pass come under a quota system. This means that the work passes will be approved mainly based on the individual credentials of the applicant and/or the employing company.