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Singapore E-Pass Application

The Singapore E-Pass allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. It applies to foreigner workers who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $3,000, and have suitable qualifications. Employers must make applications for Singapore E-Passes on behalf of a potential job candidate. Any change of employer will require a new application.

It is the perfect solution for skilled workers looking to gain employment in Singapore and contribute to the economy and society of Singapore in a positive manner.

Singapore E-Pass Eligibility RequirementsThe main requirements for an E-Pass type of work visa include the following:

  • Taking effect on 1 January 2012, a minimum fixed salary of S$3,000 and above a month.
  • A tertiary qualified degree from a respectable university or college and relevant professional work experience. Your strong professional work experience history and good salary may compensate for lack of tertiary education in some cases. The employ ment you plan to undertake in Singapore must be relevant to your previous education and experience.
  • Note that for Q1 pass holders, only those candidates who are educationally qualified from reputable colleges or universities will be considered.
  • The minimum salary requirement of S$3,000 is typically applicable to fresh graduates who have passed out from good quality educational institutions. However, candidates who are experienced will likely have to command higher salaries in order to qualify.
  • There is no official quota system. Each application is reviewed by authorities based on the credentials of the employing company and the applicant.


Taking effect on 1 January 2012, the salary threshold for Singapore E-Passes will be as follows:

P1 Pass  :  Applicants with a base salary above S$8,000 a month.

P2 Pass : Applicants with a base salary between S$4,500 and S$8,000 a month.

Q1 Pass : Applicants with a base salary between S$3,000 and S$4,500 a month.

There is also a variety of special E-Passes available for particular employment solutions in Singapore. These include:

Personalized E-Pass

Personalized E-Pass holders can usually undertake work in any sector and do not need to re-apply for a new pass when changing jobs.

S Pass

Mid-level skilled foreigners (e.g. technicians) who wish to live and work in Singapore may apply for an S Pass. S Pass Applicants will be assessed on a points system, taking into account a variety of criteria relate to your chosen field

Work Permit

The Work Permit (WP) is for foreigners who want to work as skilled labour in Singapore. A prospective employer must first apply to the Controller of Work Passes for a WP before employing a foreign worker.

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