If you are in a dilemma of whether you need the Employment Pass, Entrepreneur Pass or Personalised Employment pass, and with the rule that you will be tied up to a working visa which gives you benefit in the long run, then YES, the Employment Pass is an ideal choice which also have a slight edge over the others.
After understanding the significant similarities and differences of the Employment Pass and EntrePass, it is only rational that if you want to be successful, always opt for a method that will not restrict you to certain areas.
For instance, although both the Employment Pass and EntrePass grant you the ability to bring in dependants, do note that for EntrePass however, as the validity is only a year but is renewable thereafter, holder of EntrePass will not be able to bring in dependants on the first year. Only after renewing the pass, they will be able enjoy the dependant privileges. Take notice that this renewability is also subjected to certain criteria.
This comes as a constraint because to thrive in something you do, we certainly need our family by our side. Family members do have a role to play in your continued growth and will definitely serve a purpose in your work and life in Singapore. With an Employment Pass, as long as you fit the requirements, you are given the dependants privilege alongside other benefits.
For Personalised Employment Pass, besides the initial advantages where you are self-sponsored and not tied up to any hiring company when you first arrived, there is also a six-month period where you can stay unemployed, and your visa is still valid. In the long run, there are 2 big disadvantages:
Therefore, Employment pass visa gives you more flexibility and advantages as a job seeker or as a foreign entrepreneur who plans to start their business in Singapore.
Citizens of almost 80% of the world’s countries may travel to Singapore for a period of 30 days or 90 days without a visa. Therefore, ICA issue Visitor visa depending on the applicants’ purpose in Singapore and stay duration. Singapore Visitor Visa is a pre-entry permission for foreign pass holder of a valid passport to travel into Singapore. Visa application is required for citizens / passport holders of CERTAIN countries and breakdowns to Nationals of Assessment Level I and II Countries.