All about Singapore Visa | Employment Pass
Employment Pass (Highly recommended)
The Employment Pass (EP) is the main type of Singapore work visa issued to foreign professional employees, managers, and owners/directors of Singapore companies. This permit is for foreign professionals in managerial, executive or specialised jobs. The authorized institution that issues these passes is the Ministry of Manpower. There is no quota system constricting the number of Employment Passes that can be issued to a company.
Employment Pass is normally issued for 1-2 years at a time and renewable thereafter. An EP visa enables one to work and live in Singapore and travel in and out of the country freely without having to apply for Singapore entry visas. This increases the ease of conducting business activities.
Allow future application for Permanent Residency (PR) in Singapore
Possessing an EP allows one to apply for PR in Singapore.
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Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
The Personalized Employment Pass (PEP) is for certain group of existing Employment Pass holders and overseas foreign professionals.
Unlike an Employment Pass in Singapore, which must be cancelled when the pass holder leaves the employer, the PEP is not tied to the employer and is granted on the strength of the applicant’s merit.
Remain up to 6 months in Singapore
A PEP holder can remain in Singapore for up to six months between jobs to evaluate new employment opportunities.
Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass)
Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass) is designed for foreign entrepreneurs who may have an innovative business idea with potential economic prospects; or who may have demonstrated high caliber entrepreneurial traits with records of successful businesses even without the appropriate educational or specialist skills qualification.
Singapore Dependent Pass
Dependent Pass is a visa for family members of Employment Pass and Entrepreneur Pass holders.
Employment Pass and S Pass holders with a fixed monthly salary of more than $4,000 may apply for Dependent’s Passes for their:
- Unmarried or legally adopted children under 21 years of age
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Long Term Visit Pass
Employment Pass holders (P1, P2) can apply for Long Term Visit Passes for their common-law spouse, unmarried daughters above 21 years of age, parents, parents-in-law and stepchildren under 21 years of age or handicapped children above 21 years of age.
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S Pass Singapore (Work visa)
The S Pass allows mid-level skilled foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $2,200 to work in Singapore. Employers must make S Pass applications on behalf of a job candidate.
S Pass applications are assessed on multiple criteria including salary, education qualification, skills, job type and work experience.
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Singapore Permanent Resident
For Foreigner Seeking Relocation to Singapore, to become a Singapore Permanent Resident, before migration to Singapore, clear decision making & preparation needs to be done.
We have provided a list of considerations as well as the procedures and documentation necessary for PR application as follows under Singapore Permanent Resident – PTS Scheme
GIP (Global Investor Programme)
Global Investor Programme (GIP) is launched for investors who are interested in starting up a business or investing in Singapore. Through this programme, the investors, their spouses and children who are below 21 years of age are eligible for Singapore Permanent Resident(PR) status.
2 Investment Options
GIP offers two investment options:
- Option A: Invest at least S$2.5 million in a new business entity or expansion of an existing business operation. A business proposal or investment plan is required.
- Option B: Invest at least S$2.5 million in a GIP-approved fund.