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Key facts on Employment Pass

Get a quick overview of the Employment Pass to decide if it is the right pass for you.

Pass facts

Find out key facts about the pass:

Who it is for Foreign professionals, managers and executives with a job offer in Singapore who meet the eligibility criteria.
Who can apply An employer or appointed employment agent needs to apply on behalf of the candidate.
Qualifying salary Fixed monthly salary of at least $4,500 (older candidates need higher salaries to qualify).
What is the duration

The duration of the pass is as follows:

  • First-time candidates: up to 2 years
  • Renewals: up to 3 years
Is it renewable Yes. Find out how to renew.
Passes for family Available for eligible pass holders.
Foreign worker levy or quota No foreign worker levy or quota required.
Medical insurance Employers can choose whether to provide medical insurance for EP holders.
Relevant legislation Conditions of Work Pass
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for Employment Pass.

Pass map

Overview of what you need to do before, during and after you apply for an Employment Pass.

Guide me through the process

Note: Pass holders may be required to pay income tax.