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Documents required for Employment Pass

You need to submit documents such as copies of passport details and educational certificates along with the Employment Pass application.

You will need these documents to apply for an Employment Pass:

  • Personal particulars page of the candidate's passport.
  • Company's latest business profile or instant information registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
  • Candidate's educational certificates, e.g. degree certificate. You will need additional documents for:

    Qualifications from Additional documents needed
    • Transcripts
    • Marksheets

    Verification proof for diploma and above qualifications.

We may ask for other documents when we review your application.

If you are asked for the verification proof of your candidate's qualifications, you can get it from Dataflow or other global verification agencies. Alternatively, if the verification agency or educational institute has an online instant verification portal, you can submit the screenshot and web page address showing the verification result.

For non-English documents, you must submit the original document and an English translation. The translation can be done by a translation service provider.

You will need to submit additional documents for the following:

For regional representatives of overseas companiesShow

You will need:

  • A copy of the approval letter from Enterprise Singapore for setting up the representative office in Singapore.
  • A letter from the representative’s office headquarters stating:
    • The purpose of the application.
    • The duration of the candidate's assignment.
    • A guarantee for the maintenance and repatriation of the candidate.

For healthcare professionals, lawyers, football players or coachesShow

You will need supporting documents from the respective professional bodies:

Occupation Professional body
Dentist Singapore Dental Council
Diagnostic radiographer Allied Health Professions Council
Doctor Singapore Medical Council
Football player or coach Sport Singapore
Lawyer Legal Services Regulatory Authority
Nurse Singapore Nursing Board
Occupational therapist Allied Health Professions Council
Pharmacist Singapore Pharmacy Council
Physiotherapist Allied Health Professions Council
Radiation therapist Allied Health Professions Council
Speech therapist Allied Health Professions Council
TCM practitioner Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board

For employees in a food establishmentShow

A copy of the foodshop licence issued by SFA (formerly NEA). We will also accept valid NEA foodshop licences that were issued before 1 April 2019.

If you have a new establishment and don't have the licence yet, you can submit a copy of the "Application for Foodshop Licence" letter issued to you by SFA.