Application Status for your Employment Pass
You may check the status of application online via this link and no log in is required. The status might varies depending on the stage of the application:
Pending inputs from vetting agencies. Expected outcome is 2 months from the Date of Application.
We need inputs from other agencies to process this application. In most instances, the outcome will be available in 4 weeks’ time. Some cases may take longer.
Once MOM has received the input they required from other agencies or from vetting agencies, they will then need to verify the documents further before concluding the outcome.
Once the application is approved, an In-Principal Approval (IPA) letter will be issued with a validity of 6 months. You can use the time given to plan your journey to relocate to Singapore.
Note: It is not advisable to make prior relocation plans until you are given the IPA letter
What if my Employment Pass application is rejected?
In the case that your application is rejected, you may submit an appeal within the next 3 months from rejection date.
Once an appeal is submitted, MOM usually requires 3 to 6 weeks to assess the supporting documents submitted. Some might take longer, depending on the case.
Note: No exact timeline can be given as it varies by cases.
If your application is stuck at the initial process and if it is more than a month, your only alternatives are:
1. Hold on
2. Terminate/Cancel the EP application
An employment pass application can be a lengthy procedure, especially with the current situation where MOM scrutinize each application vigorously.
However, as an agent who deals with an Employment Pass application on a daily basis, we can communicate directly with the MOM officer and put in a chaser if the application prolonged after the cut off date of 3 weeks.
This chaser will put the application as a priority for MOM officer to conclude and gives an outcome.