There have recently been a number of changes to the S-Pass Application process and eligibility requirements to ensure the high quality of employment and workplace standards are maintained in Singapore. Measures to moderate demand for foreign manpower take effect from 1 July 2013
From 1 July 2013, the following changes will apply to all trades, industries and sectors that require S-Passes:
Mid-level skilled foreigners (e.g. technicians) who wish to work in Singapore may apply for an S Pass. Applicants will be assessed on a points system, taking into account multiple criteria. S Pass applicants accumulate points based on how far they meet the criteria.
As a general guide, these criteria can be broadly described as (for illustrative purposes only):
Work Permit holders who wish to apply for the S Pass must ensure that they meet the above requirements. You should refer to the Strategic Skills List to see what types of jobs are expected to be in high demand in Singapore over the next few years.
S Pass applicants whose fixed monthly salary is at least $4,000 a month may apply for the Dependent’s Pass (DP) for their family members. The DP application and supporting documents may be submitted together with the S Pass application or separately.
S Pass holders who earn less than $4,000 per month are not allowed to bring in their dependents, i.e. spouses (legally married) and children.
We understand that it can be difficult to organize and arrange such an important application, which is why the friendly team at Immigration.sg is here to help. As well as helping you locate, supply and organize the entire range of official documents required to compliment your S-Pass Application, we will expertly guide you through the entire application process, ensuring you and your family have the greatest chance of successfully living and working in Singapore.