The Employment Pass (EP) allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. It applies to foreigners with recognised qualifications who earn a minimum
Frequently Asked Questions : Singapore Employment Pass
What are the Employment Pass (EP) eligibility requirements?
To be considered for an Employment Pass (EP), you must have a fixed monthly salary of at least S$5,000 or S$5,500 in the financial sector and possess
When can I apply for my Employment Pass (EP)?
You can apply for your Employment Pass (EP) as soon as the company has been incorporated and the EPOL account has been set up (usually 7 -10 working
What is an Employment Pass (EP)?
An Employment Pass (EP) is the main type of Singapore work visa issued to foreign entrepreneurs, professionals, skilled employees, managers, and
What are my chances of obtaining an Employment Pass (EP)?
The reality is that not all Employment Pass (EP) applications are approved. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) evaluates each applicant based on the
What are the main changes to Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) with effect from 1/12/2012?
From 1 Dec 2012 onwards, all P1 Pass holders who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $12,000 and overseas-based foreign professionals whose last
I have an Employment Pass (EP). What happens if I lose my job?
The Employment Pass (EP) is cancelled immediately. You then have 30 days to find a new job and secure a new Employment Pass, failing which you will
Is there any limit or quota on the number of Employment Pass (EP) applications a Company can make?
The Employment Pass (EP) does not fall under any quota system nor is there a monthly levy charge for EP. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will review
My friend is in Singapore on an Employment Pass (EP). Can he be the local director of my Singapore Company?
No, he cannot be a local director of your company when he is under employment pass (EP) of another company.
How many paid annual leave days are employees entitled to?
If your employee earns less than $4,500 a month, your employee is entitled to 7 days of paid annual leave if he has served a period of not less than 3
How long does it take to process an Employment Pass (EP)?
With an online Employment Pass (EP) application, it takes between 1 to 10 working days to receive the outcome. With a manual application, it takes
How long is the Employment Pass (EP) valid for?
The validity period for first-time applicants is up to two years. Employment Pass (EP) can be renewed subject to applications meeting the prevailing