Employment Pass is one of the most popular work passes which most of the foreign specialists and managers intend to apply when they wish to work in Singapore. It is necessary for you to check whether you are qualified and get well-prepared before applying the Pass. This article provides 7 steps to apply Employment Pass in Singapore with MOM (Ministry of Manpower) who issues work passes and permits in Singapore.
You are a foreign specialist from overseas and wish to work in Singapore, which is necessary to apply a work permit for working in Singapore. After you get a job offer in Singapore, a local sponsor or Singaporean employer will usually support you to apply for a work permit in Singapore.
In case you are unable to get a job offer in Singapore, ACE Global Accountant can support you. In fact, you may apply Employment Pass if you are a director or owner of company in Singapore. Hence, we will support you to register a company in Singapore that you are a director. After that, you are qualified to apply Employment Pass, we will assist you in submitting Singapore Employment Pass Application to MOM.
Note: For non-English documents, the original document and an English translation are needed to submit.
There are two ways to apply for the pass including online and manually. It takes approximately 3 weeks for applying online and 8 weeks for applying manually (It may be longer if the authorities require further background checks). Hence, submitting online is referred to in most cases.
The IPA allows you 6 months to stay in Singapore and get the pass issued.
The Employment Pass will be issued within 6 months from in-principle approval. Note that the applicant must stay in Singapore before the pass is issued.
To get the pass issued:
The notification letter allows you to start work in Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
You will need the following information for issuing the pass:
You may also need to submit PDF copies of these documents:
Registering fingerprints and photo within 2 weeks after the pass is issued (if required).
To know whether you need to register fingerprints and photos or not, check the notification letter. Usually, those who apply Employment Pass for the first time or have last registration more than 5 years ago will need to register.
Making an appointment to visit the Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC) along with these documents is necessary for the registration
MOM will deliver the card to you after 4 working days from the date of verifying documents or registering fingerprints and photos (if required).
Source: Ministry of Manpower
If you have any inquires about applying Employment Pass in Singapore, contact us for a quote.
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