Employment pass application, renewal, cancellation online services in Singapore


Employment Pass Application Online (EP Online)

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Employment pass application fee:

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  • Young graduates from good institutions could qualify if they earn at least $3,600
  • From 1 January 2017, the qualifying salary for Employment Pass (EP) applications will be raised from $3,300 to $3,600
  • Older applicants would have to command higher salaries to qualify, commensurate with the work experience and quality they are expected to bring

Apply for Employment Pass

The Ministry of Manpower grants work visa known as Employment Pass (EP) and each EP has with a validity of 1 or 2 years, that is renewable as long as the pass holder remains employed with the company. With an EP, you can travel in and out of Singapore with minimum hassle at the immigration. As an EP holder, you are also eligible to apply for permanent residency in Singapore

You can apply for Singapore Employment Pass (EP) work visa, if:
  • You are a foreign Entrepreneur, professional, managing director of Singapore companies who wish to relocate to Singapore to manage your company operations;
  • You are a locally incorporated Singapore Company and need to hire foreign employees;
  • You have an Employment offer from a prospective Singapore employer. In this case, you will need the company to apply the employment pass application on your behalf;

Employment Pass Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an EP, you must have a minimum fixed monthly salary of S$3,600 and possess one or more of the following:
  • Recognised educational diploma/degree
  • Professional qualifications
  • Specialist skills
Your application is evaluated by the Ministry of Manpower based on your merits. There are also other factors that may affect your application, such as:
  • Salary
  • Age
  • Roles & responsibility
  • Related work experience
  • Company’s background
  • Company’s paid up capital
  • Current citizenship
A recognised educational qualification does not guarantee a successful EP application. You’ll also need to satisfy other criteria such as relevant work experience and/or professional skills. Similarly, an applicant without a recognised educational qualification may not necessarily be rejected for EP if he has other compensating factors

Documents Required for Employment Pass (EP)

  • Copies of educational certificates and past employment testimonials
  • A copy of the personal particulars page of your passport
* Any documents that are not in English must be translated into English by an official translation service.

In-Principle Approval (IPA)

To collect your EP you’ll need to bring:
  • A copy of the IPA letter
  • Recently taken passport size photograph
  • Original passport with the entry embarkation cards
  • Medical exam report* (if the In-Principle Approval states that you require one)
  • Any other documents that are requested in the approval letter
* You can get a medical examination done in your own country through an established clinic/hospital or in Singapore. Most clinics in Singapore can provide medical examination and report within a day

Employment Pass Validity

  • Validity period for first-time applicants is up to two years
  • Validity for EP renewals is up to three years

Entry Visa into Singapore

If you are overseas and require an entry visa to Singapore, your IPA letter will include a single journey entry visa. Upon your arrival in Singapore, we will make an appointment with Ministry of Manpower on your behalf for finger printing. Your pass will be ready in 4 days after you complete the procedures

*Rejection of Employment Pass Application

In the event that your Employment Pass application is rejected, Firstcare Agency shall lodge an inquiry with the Ministry of Manpower. Based on the reasons provided by the Ministry, we will submit an appeal that will address the issues outlined by the government body and also include all additional documents, if any, that they request for. The Ministry of Manpower will take a minimum of three weeks or more to review your appeal

* Service fee apply for rejected / appeal

Change of Employer

You must apply for a new pass whenever you change employers. There is no need to cancel the existing pass before applying for a new pass. The Ministry of Manpower evaluates each application for a new pass based the applicant’s qualifications, work experience, and employer credentials. Once the new pass is approved, you shall have to arrange for the old pass to be cancelled by your old employer issuing a letter requesting the same

Renewal of Employment Pass

The Ministry of Manpower will send an Employment Pass Renewal Form to your employer two months before your EP expires. You should submit the renewal application at least 4 weeks prior to the expiration of your EP. Upon approval, your employer will receive a letter of notification and your new pass is ready for pick up at the Ministry of Manpower

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