The Singapore Employment Pass is a work visa issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower. This is intended for use by foreign professional employees, expatriates and other owners, managers or directors of Singaporean-based companies and firms. The Singapore Employment Pass allows you to live and work in Singapore, as well as enter the country without applying for the entry permit.
Please note the following Singapore Employment Pass Requirements:
An EP Application Form 8, duly endorsed by the employing Singapore company
A copy of your updated resume and relevant education academic certificates
Reference letters and recommendations from previous employers
A passport-size photograph, taken within the past three months
A copy of your passport
A copy of the business profile of the employing Singapore company or firm
A detailed description of the job responsibilities and requirements
A detailed description of business ventures, the activities and products
All documents must be made in English or translated into such
Please note there are two ways of applying for a Singapore EP- online and manually.
If you have already been granted a Singapore Employment Visa and have been working in Singapore and wish to renew your Singapore work permit, the process is simple and convenient.
An Employment Pass renewal form will be sent to your employer’s registered business or office address three months before your EP expires. Please note that the EP renewal application should be completed at least four weeks before your EP expires. Once your renewal application is approved, your employer will receive an approval letter stating that you will need to visit the MOM office in Singapore to collect your new renewed EP for immediate use.
Working in Singapore takes consideration and research beyond a Singapore Employment Pass application.
Ranked as one of the world’s most prosperous economies, Singapore has a lot to offer to local and foreign workers. Lucrative salaries, low unemployment rate, excellent work conditions, and with government support in innovative industries and startups comes an increasing number of career opportunities. Personal income tax is on a progressive scale, topping at 22%. Earnings gained from overseas brought to the country not subject to any taxes. In addition, Singapore is a stable and safe country to live in with a very low crime rate and strong law enforcement practices that tackle corruption.
The Singapore Employment Pass is an ideal option, especially for work in Singapore for foreigners. Applying for the Singapore Employment Pass can be complicated and tedious but Links International can help you.
Links International is an award-winning innovative HR outsourcing and recruitment agency in Asia with over 120 specialists. We provide visa advice and consultation for immigration in Asia and our professional, well-trained staff have years of experience with links to local immigration authorities. If you are a business seeking to hire additional employees alongside sponsoring employees for Singapore Employment Passes, Links International can help you find the top talent you need with our Recruitment Specialization Services. Learn more about the services we offer at Links by contacting us now for a one-on-one consultation with our experts.
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