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Employment Pass Application/Renewal

Who is eligible

The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who:

  • Have a job offer in Singapore.

  • Work in a managerial, executive or specialised job.

  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $4,500 (older, more experienced candidates need higher salaries).

  • Have acceptable qualifications, usually a good university degree, professional qualifications or specialised skills.


Application for an Employment Pass is open to all nationalities.

Salaries for younger or older candidates

Young graduates from good institutions can qualify if they earn at least $4,500.Older, more experienced candidates need higher salaries to qualify.

From 1 December 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for EP candidates in the financial services sector will be raised to $5,000 for new applications. The qualifying salaries for older and more experienced candidates in their 40s will be raised correspondingly and will remain around double the minimum qualifying salary for the youngest applicants. The new salary criteria will apply to those renewing their EPs if their passes are expiring from 1 May 2021.

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