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Key facts on Personalised Employment Pass

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

Pass facts

Who it is for High-earning Employment Pass holders or overseas foreign professionals.
Who can apply

Candidate who meet the eligibility criteria can apply directly.

Minimum salary

Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $22,500.

What is the duration Up to 3 years.
Is it renewable No. The PEP is issued only once.
Relevant legislation Conditions of Work Pass
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for PEP.

Features of the pass

The key features of the pass are as follows:

  • Flexibility to hold a job in any sector. However, the PEP does not exempt you from complying with registration requirements to practise in Singapore for professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, architecture, law, etc.
  • You do not need to reapply for a pass if you change jobs.
  • You can stay in Singapore for a continuous period of up to 6 months without a job to search for new employment.
  • Availability of passes for eligible family members.
  • No foreign worker levy or quota required.


  • If your PEP is expiring, you will need to get an Employment Pass or S Pass to continue working in Singapore. You do not have to cancel the existing PEP for your employer to apply for the new pass.
  • You may be required to pay income tax.

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

Before applying

Before arrival

Upon arrival

When required

    • Notify MOM about your annual income by 31 January of the next year. You should also notify MOM about any changes to your employment or personal information.
    • Apply for a replacement if your pass card is lost, stolen or damaged.
    • Cancel your pass if you no longer require it.