Requirements for Singapore Employment Pass Application

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The Employment Pass (EP) is the main Singapore work visa issued to foreign Entrepreneurs, professionals, skill employees, managers and owners (shareholders)/directors of Singapore companies. After a foreigner has incorporated his Singapore Company, he will be allowed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in order to enable him to live and work in Singapore. The EP is not granted based on a quota system and no monthly levy charges are imposed for it.

● You are eligible to apply for Singapore Employment Pass (EP) work visa, if:
● You are either a foreign Entrepreneur, professional, managing director, shareholders of Singapore companies interested in relocating to Singapore to manage your company operations.
● You have locally incorporated a Singapore company and you need to hire foreign employees.
● In this instance, the company will be the one to submit and file your employment pass application.

In order to be eligible for Employment Pass, you need to earn at least S$2,500 fixed monthly salary and must possess any or more of the following:

● As a general rule, you are expected to have a recognized Diploma/Degree qualification from a reputable university
● Professional qualifications
● Specialist skills
● Work related experience

Each applicant is evaluated by The Ministry of Manpower based on his merits. The following factors also play important roles:

● Salary of applicant
● Age of applicant
● Roles & responsibility
● Repute of the company
● Company paid up capital
● Applicant current citizenship

It is not guaranteed that you will be issued PEP if you have the recognized educational qualification because you are also required to satisfy other criteria such as relevant work experience and/or professional skills. Conversely, an applicant not having any recognized educational qualification cannot necessarily be rejected if he shows proof of possessing other compensating factors. An Employment Pass has three categories: P1, P2 and Q1 Pass.

The P Pass is designed specifically for foreigners seeking managerial, executive or specialist jobs.

●  P1 Pass – for applicants with more than S$7,000 fixed monthly salary
● P2 Pass – for applicants with more than S$3,500 and not more than S$7,000 fixed monthly salary and possesses recognized qualifications.
● Q1 Pass – for applicants with more than S$2,500 more than S$2,500 and possesses recognized qualifications.

In connection to the foregoing, Asiabizservices, a leading company registrar has specified some requirements in order to process your Employment Pass visa application in Singapore:

● Resume or CV stating your educational and employment history
● Copies of educational certificates and past employment testimonials
● A copy of the personal particulars page of your passport

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This article was published on 2011/03/23