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Renew an S Pass

You can apply to renew an S Pass if you want the pass holder to continue working for you. This is provided you still meet the quota and other requirements.

  • If the renewal is approved, the in-principle approval letter will indicate whether your pass holders are required to do a medical examination for you to get their passes issued. 
  • For pass holders who are currently on Stay-Home Notice or Quarantine Order and cannot do their medical examinations, you can request for time to get the renewed pass issued. You can also submit this request if your pass holders are waiting for a new passport. 
  • For pass holders who are unable to return to Singapore to have their passes renewed, please cancel the passes and re-apply for them when the COVID-19 situation has stabilised. 
  • For all other pass holders, please send them for their medical examinations (if required).

At a glance

When to renew

You can start renewing up to 6 months before the pass expires. You must renew before the expiry date. Check when you can start renewing.

Who can renew Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
What is the duration of the renewed pass

Up to 3 years.

Note: If the passport is valid for less than 3 years, the duration granted will only be up to 1 month before the expiry date of the passport.
How much it costs $100 per renewal
How long it takes Renew using EP Online: within 3 weeks for most cases.


  • Remember to apply for renewal early. Renewing early does not mean that you'll lose the remaining days in your current pass. The duration of the renewed pass will start when the current pass expires.
  • If you miss the deadline, you must apply for a new pass.

Renewal requirements

The qualifying salary criteria for S Pass is $2,400.

S Pass expiry date Can renew
1 Jan to 30 Jun 2019 Up to 1 year, based on eligibility criteria before 1 Jan 2019 ($2,200).
1 Jul to 31 Dec 2019 Up to 3 years, based on eligibility criteria after 1 Jan 2019 ($2,300).
1 Jan to 30 June 2020 Up to 1 year, based on eligibility criteria before 1 Jan 2020 ($2,300).
From 1 Jul 2020 Up to 3 years, based on eligibility criteria after 1 Jan 2020 ($2,400).

To renew an S Pass:

  • The pass holder has to meet the existing eligibility requirements.
  • The pass holder’s passport must be valid for at least 7 months.
  • You must have sufficient S Pass quota for your sector.

How to renew

Log in to EP Online to apply for renewal.

When you can renew

You can apply to renew 6 months (180 days) before the pass expires.

Enter the pass expiry date to check when you can start renewing.

By using this service, you agree to accept the terms of use.

Upon renewal

If your renewal is successful, you must:

  1. Print out the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter in EP Online. It is valid for 60 days.
  2. Follow the instructions in the IPA to get the pass issued.

You must complete these steps before the S Pass expires.

If the new S Pass is issued after the current one expires, levy penalties or overstaying fine, or both, may be imposed.

You still need to pay levy throughout this period.

The S Pass will start when the current pass expires.

After the pass is issued

After the pass is issued, print and check the notification letter to see:

If notification letter states The existing card
Getting a new card. Must be cut in half and discarded to prevent misuse. 

As we need time to change the instructions in our eServices, pass cards and letters, please ignore any instructions to return the card. Please bear with us while we work on this. 
Continue using the existing card.

Must be kept by the pass holder.

Note: If you return it when you don't need to, you have to pay $60 to replace the pass.