The Employment Pass (EP) is issued to professionals, managerial personnel (Managing Directors, General Managers, CEOs), executives or specialists who wish to work in Singapore.
Our Singapore Employment Pass Application services cover:
- Pre-application advising on Employment Pass (EP) and gathering of necessary information
- Online filing of Employment Pass application
- Tracking EP application status while under processing
- Liaising with Direct MOM officer in charge, if required
- Responding to MOM’s requests for additional information, if any
- Arranging for issuance of EP card upon in-principle approval (IPA)
- Filing of unlimited appeal in case of rejection of EP application
Singapore Employment Pass FAQs
- The Employment Pass or EP is for foreign professionals who have a job offer in Singapore. This work visa allows them to relocate and work in a managerial, professional or specialised role in the company. Only eligible candidates with acceptable qualifications will be considered by the MOM. Application for an Employment Pass is open to all nationalities.
- An employer or appointed employment agent (EA) has to apply for a candidate’s Employment Pass. If you are an overseas employer you need to get a Singapore-registered company to act as a local sponsor and apply on your behalf. Foreign professionals don’t need to be in Singapore when you apply.
- From September 2020, the qualifying salary for Employment Pass applications will be raised from $3,900 to $4,500. Effective December 2020, the EP will be raised to $5,000 if you are in the financial sector. More experienced candidates need higher salaries to qualify and still need to meet the employment pass criteria.
- The EP processing time usually takes about 3 weeks if applied online. Once your pass is approved, you’ll get a notification letter that allows you to start working and travelling in and out of Singapore while waiting for the EP card to be issued.
Need help with your Employment Pass application?
We are a licensed employment agency registered with the Ministry of Manpower and offer a full spectrum of work pass services. Call us at +65 6320 1888 or contact us now for a free consultation.