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Employment Pass - Before you apply

Documents Required

These documents and information are required for Employment Pass applications:

  1. Employment Pass application form

    1. For local employer
      The applicant must be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company, normally the applicant's employer.

      Download pdfEmployment Pass Application Form

      For overseas employer
      In the event that the applicant’s direct employer is an overseas company and does not have any registered office in Singapore, the applicant should be sponsored by a local company.
      Download pdfEmployment Pass Application Form (for sponsorship cases only) instead.

    2. The form must be endorsed with the company's stamp or seal, and signed by the applicant and an authorised officer from the sponsoring company.
  2. Applicant's educational documents

    Additional document(s) are required for:
    1. Diploma/degree qualifications from India
      Transcripts and marksheets
    2. Diploma/degree qualifications from China
      -  Certificate of Graduation

      -  Verification proof of education certificates from any one of the following independent verification channels:
  3. Company’s latest business profile/instant information registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
    1. Companies, businesses or professional practices not registered must produce registration papers from their respective professional bodies.
  4. Photograph of the applicant (passport-sized and taken within last three months)
  5. Personal particulars page of applicant’s passport/travel document
Important information:

  • Applicants who hold non-English documents or certificates are required to submit a copy of the original papers and the official English translation done by translation service providers, High Commission/Embassy or notary public.

    Note: English translation is not required for verification proof of education certificates obtained from China.
  • Additional documents and information must be furnished when requested.
  • Any person or company that falsely declares salary, academic qualifications, or submits forged documents in the Work Pass application shall be dealt with under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap.91A).


Other Documents Required for Selected Professions

These additional documents are required for selected professions:

Applicant Document(s) required
Regional representatives A copy of the approval letter from International Enterprise Singapore for setting up of the Representative Office

A letter from the Representative's Office Headquarters stating:
  1. The purpose of the application
  2. The duration of the applicant's assignment
  3. An undertaking for the maintenance and repatriation of the applicant.
Applicants from these professions:
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Sports
A copy of the relevant supporting document(s) with the respective vetting agency/professional body/accreditation agency as follows:
  1. Doctor - Singapore Medical Council
  2. Dentist - Singapore Dental Council
  3. Pharmacist - Singapore Pharmacy Council
  4. Nurse - Singapore Nursing Board
  5. TCM Practitioner - TCM Practitioners Board
  6. Lawyer - Attorney-General's Chambers
  7. Football Player/Coach - Sport Singapore

For allied health professionals, see the requirements specified by the Allied Health Professions Council.

See the pdflist of occupations that require supporting document(s) from the respective vetting agency, professional body or accreditation agency.
Applicants from food establishments A copy of the establishment's National Environment Agency licence issued in the name of the body-corporate, sole proprietor or partner and it shows the address of premises where applicant's duties are to be performed.
Last updated on 15 August 2014 04:24:28