WORK PASS

Work Pass
Employment Pass
Entrepreneur Pass
PEP
Dependent Pass
Comparison
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PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PR)

Benefits
Drawbacks
Scheme
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CITIZENSHIP

Benefits
Drawbacks
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ABOUT SINGAPORE

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The People
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WORK PASS


There are four types of Singapore work permit for foreigners:
  • Employment Pass (EP)
    For skilled employees who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $3,000 (w.e.f. 1 January 2012)
    Validity: typically 1-2 years. 

  • Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass)
    For owners of newly incorporated Singapore companies who wishes to relocate to Singapore to operate 
    their new business. 
    Validity: typically 1-2 years. 

  • S Pass
    For mid-skilled employees who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $2,000 (w.e.f. 1 July 2011)
    Validity: typically 1-2 years and subjected to quota system. 

  • Personalized Employment Pass (PEP)
    A special type of Employment Pass that is not tied to a specific employer. You can switch jobs without 
    re-applying for a new employment pass provided that you are not unemployed for more than six months. 
    Validity: 5 years and non-renewable. 


PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PR)

  • Benefits
    Eligible for a range of perks
    Ability to travel in and out of the country freely
    Priority entry to Singapore's public education system for school-going children
    Eligible for Employer's CPF contribution
    Can change jobs without re-applying for a work permit

  • Drawbacks
    Compulsory on your sons (if they are also PRs) once they reach 18 years old to attend military service

  • Scheme
    PR scheme for individuals working in Singapore (PTS Scheme) - estimated 95%
    PR scheme for capital investors - invest at least $2.5 million in business or GIP-approved fund. 
    PR scheme for artistic talent for arts, photography, dance, music, theater, literature and film. 
    Singapore landed permanent residence scheme (LPR) - individuals with top notch education or professional background.


CITIZENSHIP

  • Benefits
    Singapore passport travel freedom
    Employment rewards
    Housing

  • Drawbacks
    No dual citizenship


ABOUT SINGAPORE

  • Quality of life