What are the requirements for an EP/PEP?

Only eligible candidates will be considered for an Employment Pass.  Criteria include a minimum salary of S$3,600 and acceptable qualifications. Use the Self-Assessment Tool to check a candidate’s eligibility before you apply.

The Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who:

  • Have a job offer in Singapore.
  • Work in a managerial, executive or specialized job.
  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$3,600 (more experienced candidates need higher salaries).
  • Have acceptable qualifications, usually a good university degree, professional qualifications or specialist skills.

Application for an Employment Pass is open to all nationalities.

Use the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) to check if the candidate qualifies for the pass.  https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/employment-s-pass-self-assessment-tool

Note on salaries:

  • Young graduates from good institutions can qualify if they earn at least S$3,600.
  • Older, more experienced candidates need higher salaries to qualify.

Note on acceptable qualifications:

  • MOM does not have a list of approved institutions. Instead, they evaluate each application on its own merit, based on a wide range of criteria such as global and country rankings, and enrolment standards.
  • Candidates without acceptable qualifications may not necessarily be rejected. Similarly, having acceptable qualifications does not guarantee approval.
  • MOM also looks at other factors such as proven track records and exceptional skill sets on a case-by-case basis.