As part of our value added service, we also guide clients on the prevailing immigration rules and regulations of Singapore. Our immigration services are provided by staff who are experienced with the details and procedures of Singapore immigration applications.
They will be able to recommend the best course of action for your application. This is especially helpful to our international clients who wish to operate businesses in Singapore and need to make work permit applications in Singapore or applications for Permanent Residency in Singapore. We are familiar with the various criteria required under the different immigration categories.
The Singapore Employment Pass (EP) is a type of work visa that is designed for managers, executives, specialists and other skilled professionals who wish to work in Singapore.The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) also allows entrepreneurs to apply for an EP after they have incorporated a company in Singapore. This enables them to relocate to Singapore in order to run company operations. There is no official quota for the EP.
Singapore Employment Pass can be applied if you are:
All Employment Passes application are carefully assessed by MOM and on a case by case basis. MOM takes into consideration a number of factors such as the applicant’s qualifications, work experience, job scope, economic contribution, employer track record and ability to complement Singapore’s local workforce. To be considered for an Employment Pass, you must possess one or more of the following:
In some instances, an applicant who does not possess recognized educational qualifications may not necessarily be rejected for an EP, if there are other compensating positive factors in favour of his/her application, namely:
Conversely, having recognised educational qualifications does not guarantee a successful EP application.
Once the application is approved, the Ministry of Manpower will issue an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter via email. The IPA letter must be produced upon collection of the EP at the Work Pass Division at Ministry of Manpower. An IPA letter is valid for six months from the date of notification of approval.
To collect your EP you will be required to present:
* You may have a medical examination done in your own country through an established clinic/hospital or in Singapore. Most clinics in Singapore provide medical examination and report within a day.
The validity of an EP varies and are as follows:
If you are overseas and require an entry visa to Singapore, your IPA letter will include a single journey entry visa. Upon your arrival in Singapore, we will make an appointment with Ministry of Manpower on your behalf for finger printing. Once the procedures have been completed, your pass will be ready in 4 working days. You may collect the pass at MOM personally or authorize Rikvin to collect it on your behalf.