What is an Employment Pass?

An Employment Pass (EP) is the main type of Singapore work visa issued to foreign Entrepreneurs, professionals, skill employees, managers and owners (shareholders)/directors of Singapore companies.

The EP does not fall under any quota system nor is there a monthly levy charge for EP.

You can apply for Employment Pass (EP) work visa, if:

  • You are a foreign entrepreneur, professional or managing director, shareholder or skilled employee of a Singapore company wishing to relocate to Singapore to manage company operations.
  • You are a locally-incorporated Singapore company and need to hire foreign employees.
  • You have an employment offer from a prospective Singapore firm. In this case, you will have to request the company to expedite the employment pass application on your behalf.