What is the Employment Pass?
The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who wish to work in Singapore. The EP is most suitable for professionals who work in a managerial, executive or specialised job and is properly qualified for the job at hand.
Who is eligible for the Employment Pass?
Foreign professionals are eligible for the EP if they already have a job offer in Singapore. They must work in a managerial, executive or specialised job, draw a fixed monthly salary of at least $3600 and have reasonable qualifications. More experienced candidates require a proportionately higher salary.
Acceptable qualifications include: A good university degree, professional qualifications and/or specialist skills. Professionals from all nationalities are eligible for the EP.
Can the candidate's family have passes too?
Yes, if the candidates fulfill the following criteria. The candidate must:
- Earn a monthly salary of at least $6000
- Are an Employment Pass holder
The candidate can bring in the following types of family members, together with their required type of pass.
- Dependant’s Pass
- Legally married spouse
- Unmarried children under 21, including those legally adopted
- Long Term Visit Pass
- Common law spouse
- Unmarried handicapped children above 21
- Unmarried step-children under 21
- Parents (only for EP holders earning at least $12K)
How long does the EP last for?
The duration of the EP is 2 years for first-time candidates. Renewals last up to 3 years.
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