S Pass Eligibility
Foreigners of mid-range skill level such as technicians who plan to work in Singapore may apply for an S Pass. Applicants take multiple criteria into considerations. Some of the criteria include the following:
- Minimum fixed monthly salary of S$2,300
- Degree or diploma
- Technical certificates which certify at least one year of full-time study
- Type of job
- Number of years of relevant work experience
Work Permit holders who wish to apply for the S Pass must ensure that they meet the preceding requirements.
The number of S Pass holders a company may employ islimited to 20% of the company’s total workforce.
The purchase and maintenance of medical insurance is a requirement for S Pass application. The insurance coverage must be worth at least S$15,000 per year for each worker’s inpatient care and day surgery during the person’s stay in Singapore.
Passes for Family Members
S Pass applicants whose fixed monthly salary is more than S$6,000 a month may apply for the Dependant’s Pass (DP) for their family members. The DP application and supporting documents may either be submitted together with the S Pass application or separately.
S Pass holders who earn less than S$6,000 per month are not allowed to bring in their dependants such as spouses, children, and other family members.
Should the children of such S Pass holders wish to study in mainstream public schools in Singapore, they will have to pass a Qualifying Test (QT) or the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).
Of course, it should also be noted that the S Pass is not the only pass which could possibly be used by one who plans to live and work in Singapore. Another such pass is the Employment Pass (EP). If you are interested in receiving an EP, you can consider yourself fortunate because we at Paul Hype Page & Co offer a package which includes application for an EP. We even help those who are interested in starting their own business with the process of company incorporation in Singapore. Our fees are reasonable and affordable, so the cost will not be burdensome to you.