Written Answer to PQ on EP Applications and Approval Data
NOTICE PAPER NO. 2186 OF 2023 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 19 SEPTEMBER 2023
QUESTION NO. 4972 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Leong Mun Wai
To ask the Minister for Manpower for each year since 2010 (a) how many Employment Pass (EP) applicants have had (i) none (ii) one (iii) two (iv) three and (v) more than four successful EP applications; and (b) what percentage of such groups of applicants have been successful in their most recent EP application.
The table below shows the average proportion of EP applicants from 2010 to 2022 who had no prior past successful EP applications, one to three past successful EP applications and, four and more past EP applications.
Annual Average proportion of EP applicants and the number of past successful EP Application from 2010 to 2022
|| Proportion of EP Applicants
| No prior past successful EP applications
| One to three past successful EP applications
| Four or more past successful EP applications
2. The vast majority of applications submitted are successful. This is because MOM publishes the EP criteria, and provides employers with the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) to gauge the likelihood of an EP application being approved before deciding whether to proceed with the application.