Other Requirements for Employment Pass in Singapore
Along with the salary requirements, there are other criteria that should be fulfilled by the applicant such as:
Have a job offer in Singapore
Work in a managerial, executive, or specialised position
Acceptable university degree, professional qualification, or specialist skill
Relevant work experiences
A candidate may attempt in using MOM’s Self-Assessment Tool to check what is their qualifying salary before proceeding to apply for an EP. The information needed will be:
Position details (may choose from this link )
A candidate may look into if their institution is listed in MOM’s database by this tool. If the awarding institute is not listed, there is a possibility that the candidate will need to get a 3rd party global verification report before pursuing the EP application.
Salary Requirement for experienced candidates
Do note that the minimum fixed monthly salary requirement of S$4,500 is typically applicable to fresh graduates from awarding institute whereas older and more experienced applicants are required to command higher salaries which is proportional to their years of work experiences to qualify.
Based on our experiences in Paul Hype Page, those who have worked at least 8 years and is a bachelor’s degree holder, the minimum salary will start from SGD$ 7,500 above.
The key information that a candidate must bear in mind before deciding on the salary are:
EP salary will not be a huge gap difference from the current salary candidate is receiving (EG: Candidate A is currently receiving a salary of SGD$ 10,000. For him to apply an EP, the salary he needs to decide should be within range of SGD$ 9,500 to SGD$ 11,000)
Position applied must be within job scope the candidate had in the past
The Company have sufficient fund to cover the candidate 12 months’ salary payable and business operation expenses
Note on salaries: If the candidate is currently earning a lower salary, MOM might require further supporting and justification on why the EP salary is higher. (EG: Candidate B is currently receiving a salary of SGD$ 5,000 but for him to be eligible to hold an EP is SGD$ 7,500. Kindly justify why the Company is paying him at such salary)
Salary Requirement to Bring in Dependants
As an Employment Pass holder, you can enjoy dependants’ privileges but is subjected to certain criteria.
Those who meet the criteria below are eligible to bring in certain family members:
Earn at least SGD$ 6,000 per month
Earn at least SGD$ 12,000 per month (to bring parents)
Legally married spouse (Marriage certificate is needed to apply)
Unmarried children under 21 years old, including those legally adopted
Note on DP for children: Foreign born children aging below 12 years are needed to apply the Health Promotion Board (HPB) from the National Immunisation Registry. They may proceed to apply for DP once their HPB report is issued.
Long Term Visit Pass – Issued by MOM
Unmarried handicapped children above 21 years old
Unmarried stepchildren under 21 years old
Separate applications are to be done for each family member and remember that Employment Pass can only be applied by the employer of an employment agent. Hence, it is compulsory for applicants to secure a job first in the country before applying.
It might be just ONE factor of your EP application, but it is the MOST common rejection reason. Having salary amounts that are too high, not corresponding with your qualifications, not corresponding with the job scope of the position, you could be blindsided by so many things. If one factor can be the downfall of your EP application, can you imagine the rest? Don’t risk it and just work with a qualified and experienced consultant. If your EP is rejected, you lose out on great opportunities in Singapore. We’ll see you soon.