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
There is no list of approved institutions as MOM evaluates each tertiary institution on its own merit based on a wide range of criteria such as global and country rankings, and enrolment standards. There is a no quota system for Employment Pass and each application is reviewed based on the credentials of applicant and the employing company. MOM closely review other key factor such as proven track records and exceptional skill sets on a case to case basis.
Note on salaries:
Do note here that the minimum fixed monthly salary requirement of S$4500 is typically applicable to fresh graduates from good quality educational qualification whereas older and more experienced applicants are required to command higher salaries which is proportional to their years of work experiences in order to qualify.
Salary Requirement to Bring in Dependants
As an Employment Pass holder, you can enjoy dependants’ privileges but is subjected to certain criteria. The dependants include legally married spouse, unmarried children and parents. To bring in your spouse or children on a Dependants Pass, you must be earning at least a minimum salary of S$6000 in order to apply DP for them. Do note that this is only for your spouse and children, you can only apply DP for your parents if you are making at least S$12,000 and this is just for your parents, and not applicable to your spouse’s parents/in-laws. 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.