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Apply for an S Pass

You can apply for an S Pass online. After submitting an application you can check the application status online.

Already know the process? Go directly to myMOM Portal to apply. 

At a glance

Who can apply

Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).

Note: You are required to advertise your job opening on MyCareersFuture to consider all applicants fairly, before you can apply for an S Pass. When you apply for the pass, select the option to be considered for both the EP and the S Pass.

How much it costs

When you submit the application:

  • $105 for each pass

When you get the pass issued:

  • $100 for each pass
How long it takes Within 3 weeks for most cases.
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  • If this is the first time you are applying for an S Pass, you first need to declare your business activity.
  • Your company must have an account with the Central Provident Fund Board for calculating your S Pass quota.
  • The candidate's passport must be valid for at least 7 months. The S Pass duration granted will only be up to 1 month before the expiry date of the passport.
  • If a candidate is in Singapore with a visit pass that will expire before the S Pass is issued, we won’t be able to extend the visit pass.
  • You should only bring in candidates when the pass is approved. They don't need to be in Singapore when you apply and we won’t be able to extend their visit pass.

These are the steps for applying:

Step Who does this Result
Submit an application Employer or EA In-principle approval or rejection letter
Prepare for candidates' arrival Employer  Entry approval, insurance 
Get the pass issued Employer or EA Notification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required) Candidate Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or candidate S Pass card

Submit an applicationShow

Processing time: within 3 weeks. Some cases will take more time.

To submit an application:

  1. Get a written consent to apply for S Pass from the candidate.
  2. Watch our video to help you enter the candidate’s educational details correctly in the application. 
  3. Log in to myMOM Portal to fill out the application and upload the required documents. Select the option to be considered for both the EP and the Pass.
  4. Pay the $105 fee for each application by GIRO, VISA or MasterCard.
  5. Check your application status after 3 weeks. It may take longer if additional information is required.
  6. If the pass is approved, log in to EP Online and print the in-principle approval (IPA) letter.

Send the pass holder’s copy of the IPA to the candidate. It has a pre-approved single-entry visa for the candidate to enter Singapore.

The IPA gives you 60 days to bring the candidate to Singapore and get the pass issued. It also states if the candidate needs to go for a medical examination, which can be done after arrival in Singapore.

Prepare for candidates' arrivalShow

You need to complete these steps to prepare for your candidates’ arrival in Singapore.

Before your candidates arrive

  1. Submit entry applications for them. They must obtain an entry approval to enter Singapore. 
  2. Buy medical insurance and work injury compensation insurance (if applicable) for them.
  3. Ensure they comply with the requirements (e.g. Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and COVID-19 tests) listed on their entry approval letters or emails.

When your candidates arrive

  1. After completing SHN, send them for medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor, if applicable. 

Newly-arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the construction, marine shiyard and process sectors who are entering Singapore from higher-risk countries or regions will complete their SHN, medical examination and Settling-In Programme at the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre.

Get the pass issuedShow

When: Within 60 days of in-principle approval

Processing time: Immediate

The candidate must be in Singapore when you carry out these steps to get the pass issued: 

  1. Log in to myMOM Portal and provide the required information and documents.
  2. Pay the $100 fee for each pass issued using GIRO, VISA or MasterCard. 
  3. Once the pass is issued, the candidate and you will both receive the notification letter by email.

The notification letter:

  • Allows the candidate to start work and travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
  • States if the candidate needs to have their fingerprints and photo taken for the card registration.
  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. If the candidate needs more time to complete the card registration procedures, you can request to extend the validity of the notification letter.

What you'll need

You will need the following information to get the pass issued: 

  • Candidate's passport details
  • Candidate’s Singapore contact details
  • Candidate’s medical insurance details
  • Candidate’s work injury compensation insurance details
  • Candidate's current Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) or immigration pass details
  • Candidate's Singapore residential address, which must meet the housing requirements for you to get the pass issued. 
  • Singapore residential or office address to receive the candidate’s card
  • Details of up to 3 authorised recipients to receive the card (their mobile number, email address and NRIC number / FIN / passport number) 

You may also need to upload PDF copies of these documents:

  • Candidate’s passport page showing the date of arrival in Singapore 
  • Completed medical examination form or medical declaration form
  • Completed declaration form (attached to the candidate's in-principle approval letter). The employer’s declaration of the form should be signed by an authorised human resource personnel, or an employee holding at least a managerial position.

If you need more time to get the pass issued as your candidates are waiting for their medical results, you can extend their STVP. Submit this request within 1 week before the STVP expires and upload the doctor's memo stating the medical results collection date.

Example: If the STVP expires on 10 February, please only submit the request from 3 February.

Register fingerprints and photoShow

When: Within 1 week after the pass is issued (if required)

Check the notification letter for whether the candidate needs to register fingerprints and photo.

For registration, you must make an appointment for the candidate to visit MOM Services Centre – Hall C. They need to register within 1 week after the pass is issued.

The candidate should bring along these documents for the appointment:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter

From 15 March 2021, newly-arrived Work Permit and S Pass holders in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors who are entering Singapore from higher-risk countries or regions will complete their SHN, medical examination and Settling-In Programme at the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre.

Workers who have completed biometric work pass registration at Punggol MWOC will not need to visit MOM Services Centre Hall C for registration.

Receive the cardShow

When: 4 working days after registration or document verification

We will deliver the card to the given address 4 working days after the candidate registers and gets document verified.

If the candidate does not have to register, we will deliver the card 4 working days after checking the documents.

The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 working day before the delivery.

You can also check the card delivery details in EP Online.

Download SGWorkPass to scan QR code on your new card to check status, expiry date and more.

If card delivery fails

After two unsuccessful deliveries, you’ll have to collect the card at MOM Services Centre – Hall C.

The candidate or an authorised person can collect it 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. They don’t need an appointment.

Bring along these documents for the card collection:

  • Candidate’s original passport.
  • Notification letter.

If you authorise someone to collect it on your behalf, make sure they bring these along:

  • An authorised letter from the employer.
  • NRIC or passport for verification.