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Key facts on S Pass

Get an overview and key facts about the S Pass for hiring technical staff to work in Singapore.

Pass facts

Find out key facts about the pass:

Who it is for Mid-skilled technical staff who meet the eligibility criteria.
Who can apply An employer or appointed employment agent must apply on behalf of the applicant. If the pass holder changes jobs, the new employer has to apply for a new pass.

Qualifying salary

Fixed monthly salary of at least $2,500 (older candidates need higher salaries to qualify).
What is the duration Up to 2 years.
Is it renewable Yes. Find out how to renew.
Passes for family Available for eligible pass holders.
Quota or levy Yes. Employers are subject to a quota and levy for S Pass employees.
Medical insurance Employers must provide medical insurance for S Pass holders.
Primary Care Plan             

Employers must buy the Primary Care Plan for S Pass holders who stay in dormitories or work in the CMP sectors either:

  • After receiving the in-principle approval letter.
  • Within 30 days after the S Pass is issued.
Relevant legislation Conditions of Work Pass
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for S Pass.

Pass map

Get an idea of what you need to do before, during and after you apply for an S Pass.

Guide me through the process

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