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All about Singapore Visa

There are several different visas available to foreigners who want to stay in Singapore. These visas make it much easier for foreigners to live and work in any part of Singapore’s land area. Each visa listed below has different requirements, benefits, and restrictions. The information provided in this article is purely general information and is neither meant to be comprehensive nor replace professional advice.



Incorporation with Employment Pass (Best Route – Highly Recommended)

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For Foreign Entrepreneur/Relocated Management Staff:
  • Employment Pass (Highly recommended)
  • Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
  • Entrepreneur Pass (Entrepass)
For Relocated Staff’s Family Members:
Becoming Singapore Permanent Residence/Citizens:
  • Singapore Permanent Resident
  • GIP(Global Investor Programme)
To apply for your Singapore working Visa, we provide the following:
  1. Understand and analysis client’s current visa needs
  2. Process work or other suitable visa for client to relocate to Singapore
  3. Work with client on long term basis via tax, business and other family needs for client to achieve Singapore PR status

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.

Click here to obtain your Employment Pass in Singapore

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.

Click here to obtain your Personalized Employment Pass (PEP) in Singapore

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.

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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:

  • Spouses
  • 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.

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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.

Click here to obtain your Permanent Resident (PR) status in Singapore

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.

Click here to find out more about the GIP (Global Investor Programme) in Singapore

Don’t leave your Employment Pass application to chance

Paul Hype Page & Co have our in-house licensed employment agency registered with the Ministry of Manpower and offer a full spectrum of work pass services. We will provide a thorough assessment of all factors of your application and ensure that they meet MOM current standards of review. Our reliable guidance and high success rate come with years of experience and continually staying abreast with Singapore’s immigration regulatory updates.

Call us at +65 6221 4711 or contact us now for a free consultation.