All about Singapore Visa
Employment Pass (Highly recommended)
The Employment Pass (EP) is the primary Singapore work visa issued to foreign professional employees, managers, and owners or directors of Singapore companies. This permit is for foreign professionals in managerial, executive, or specialized jobs. The authorized institution that issues these passes is the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). However, not every EP application processed by the MOM will receive approval. There is no restriction on the number of EPs that can be issued to a company.
EP is normally issued for one to two 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 city-state freely without having to apply for Singapore entry visas or any other visa required. This increases the ease of conducting business activities, as the holder will find it easier to enter Singapore. EP holders also save money that would otherwise have been spent on visa fees.
Possessing an EP allows one to apply for permanent resident status in Singapore.
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Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
The Personalized Employment Pass (PEP) is for certain groups of existing EP holders and overseas foreign professionals.
Unlike an Employment Pass, which must be cancelled when the pass holder leaves the employer, the PEP is not tied to the employer and is granted based on the applicant’s merit.
A PEP holder can remain in Singapore for up to six months between jobs to evaluate new employment opportunities.
Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass)
The Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass) is designed for foreign entrepreneurs who may have an innovative business idea with economic potential or who may have demonstrated high-calibre entrepreneurial traits with successful businesses, even if they do not have the appropriate educational qualifications or skills. This is because the Singaporean government believes that such people will make important contributions to a stable, prosperous, and modern Singapore.
Singapore Dependent Pass
The 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 S$4,000 may apply for Dependent 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. Despite its name, the Long Term Visit Pass is not a tourist visa.
S Pass Singapore (Work visa)
The S Pass allows foreigners of mid-level skill who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$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, educational qualifications, skills, job type, and work experience.
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Singapore Permanent Resident
Some foreigners seek relocation to Singapore with the intent to become a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) at some point. However, before migration to Singapore, proper decisions need to be made and plans must be carefully formulated.
We have provided a list of requirements as well as the procedures and documentation necessary for your PR application.
GIP (Global Investor Programme)
The Global Investor Programme (GIP) was launched for investors interested in starting up a business or investing in Singapore. As a trading hub and commercial center of the world, Singapore has always welcomed investors to its shores. Through this programme, the investors, their spouses, and their children who are below 21 years of age are eligible for Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) status.
The 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.