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, 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 holders can usually undertake work in any sector and do not need to re-apply for a new pass when changing jobs.
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
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.
For more information on the Singapore E-Passes available, the Immigration Services available to you and the application process support services we provide, feel free to contact SingaporeImmigration.com.sg