Those who are interested in obtaining PR status in Singapore ought to know that receiving an EP will make it much easier for them to do so. Therefore, foreigners who are interested in becoming a Singapore PR ought to apply for an EP. However, those who already own an EP but have no desire to become a Singapore PR are not obliged to do so.
Can anyone from any country receive an Employment Pass?Tiwi2020-06-22T14:52:03+08:00
The current regulations regarding the Employment Pass do not bar anyone from receiving one on the basis of nationality. Anyone who meets all of the relevant criteria may receive it. Therefore, any eligible person from any country may receive an Employment Pass.
Why is the Employment Pass the most common Singapore visa which is issued?Tiwi2020-06-22T14:51:11+08:00
All visas offered by the Singaporean government provide various advantages to those who obtain them. However, the advantages offered by the Employment Pass are more numerous, accessible, and commonly needed or desired when compared to the advantages offered by other visas. Therefore, the Employment Pass has become the most frequently issued, desired, and recommended visa in Singapore.
Application Process for Long Term Visit Pass
It can take up to typically 3 weeks for Non-Sponsorship holders and 8 weeks for Sponsorship holders.
Breakdown of the application steps:
To be completed by the Employer:
Submit an Application
Bring the intended pass holder into Singapore
Get issued the pass issued
To be completed by the Foreigner:
Register fingerprints and photo
Receive the card
The validity of this pass is up to 2 years.
Application for the renewal of the pass can be made 6 months prior to expiry date and you must apply before the renewal date. It is important to take note however that Renewals are not guaranteed,
Applicants who hold non-English documents or certificates are required to submit a copy of the original papers and the official English translation certified by the respective embassy.
Long Term Visit Pass+:
You will stand a chance qualify as a Long Term Visit Pass+ (LTVP+) holder if you are a foreign spouse of a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident. For applicants of Long Term Visit Pass who are foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens, they will automatically be placed in consideration for the LTVP+. The benefits as a LTVP+ holder you may stand to enjoy are:
Allowed to stay in Singapore for 3 years as compared to a usual LTVP holder of 2 years
Prospective employers of LTVP+ holders can apply for a Letter of Consent(LOC) to grant them the right to work in Singapore.
Upon renewal, LTVP+ holders will be allowed to stay in Singapore for 5 years as compared to a usual LTVP holder of:
3 months as a Dependant of an Employment Pass holder