Experienced tech professionals with skills in shortage may apply for an Employment Pass valid for up to 5 years.
From September 2023, experienced tech professionals with skills in shortage may apply for a longer 5-year duration EP.
This will give greater certainty to experienced tech professionals as well as businesses hiring them, and allow Singapore to anchor tech capabilities in areas where the local pipeline is still being developed.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Fill specific tech occupations on the COMPASS Shortage Occupation List (SOL)
- Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $10,500 (for candidates aged 36 and above, the salary required increases with age, up to a maximum of $13,500 at age 45 and beyond)
- Pass COMPASS and score at least 10 points on Criterion 3 (Diversity)
To apply, candidates may indicate a pass duration of up to 5 years and select the relevant tech occupation when submitting their EP application. They will need to meet the eligibility criteria above and further verification checks.