The Singapore S Pass is a work pass granted to mid-level skilled professionals seeking to work in junior executives, entry level or semi-skilled jobs. It is similar to the Employment Pass as it can be valid for 1 to 2 years and is renewable if the S Pass holder remains employed in the company. However, companies have to comply with its industry’s Dependency Ratio Ceiling (DRC). It refers to the maximum ratio of foreign employees a company is permitted to hire to the total workforce.

You may apply for an S Pass if

  • You have a job offer from a Singapore company with a fixed monthly salary of at least S$2,200.
  • You are a Singapore-based company who has an S Pass quota and wish to hire a foreign employee.
  • You are a Singapore-based company with at least 4 local full-time employees and have not applied for an S Pass before but wish to hire a foreign employee.

S Pass Privileges

  • S Pass holders who are earning a fixed monthly salary of at least S$4,000 can apply for Dependant’s Pass or Long Term Visit pass for their immediate family members.
  • S Pass holders can apply for Permanent Residence under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme.

How to Apply

S Pass applications can be submitted online or manually. To apply online, the employing company must have a registered access to the portal. Otherwise, they may engage our service to apply for an S Pass on their behalf.

Processing Time

Online applications are processed within 7 working days while manual applications take about 5 weeks. Foreigners who wish to apply for S Pass are not required to be physically present in Singapore while their applications are being processed. You are advised to come to Singapore only when the outcome of the application is successful. For applicants who are already in Singapore, MOM will not grant extension in the event when your short-term visit pass is due to expire and the application outcome is not yet known. Staying in Singapore beyond the allowable period without a valid pass is a violation of Singapore immigration law.

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