The Employment Pass (EP) is one of the work visas which any foreigner who plans to live and work in Singapore may possibly receive. It is the work visa which is the most commonly issued of all work visas of Singapore. Only those who have fulfilled the requirements for Employment Pass eligibility are permitted to receive one.
Due to the high demand for Employment Passes from many a foreigner who lives in Singapore today, we at Paul Hype Page & Co have taken it upon ourselves to assist such foreigners with their EP applications. Should you happen to be such a person, you can be assured that we will provide you with our best services in order to allow you to receive your Employment Pass in due time.
Employment Pass Eligibility Criteria
The government of Singapore introduced the Employment Pass in order to make it easier for foreign workers of an above-average skill level to be able to live and work in Singapore. A foreigner who is to be eligible for an Employment Pass must have a job which pays a monthly salary of at least S$4,500; however, those with greater levels of qualifications require a larger monthly salary. One who is to be eligible for this crucial visa is also to have obtained the necessary educational and employment qualifications and experience; those of whom such is not the case will find that their application for an Employment Pass will be denied by the authorities. One may use the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) which has been provided by the Ministry of Manpower in order to determine if one is likely to receive an Employment Pass. The validity period of an Employment Pass is two years. When an Employment Pass is renewed, its validity is extended by three years.
Any Employment Pass holder who earns at least S$6,000 per month is allowed to request that the holder’s employer apply for a Dependant’s Pass on behalf of as many eligible members of their family as desired.
A Dependant’s Pass (DP) is a relocation visa which certain family members of Singapore visa holders may receive. Eligible family members of any foreigner who is a holder of an Employment Pass, an S Pass, an EntrePass, or a Personalized Employment Pass (PEP) qualify for a DP. Such family members include the legal spouse of the work visa holder as well as any of the visa holder’s biological or adopted children who are 21 years old or younger. A Dependant’s Pass is valid for as long as the related Singapore work visa holder actively works in Singapore. Every Dependant’s Pass holder has permission to enter and leave Singapore while disregarding the usual requirement which stipulates applications for separate Singapore entry visas.