Immigration Services

Work Visa

Employment Pass

The Employment Pass is a type of work visa available to foreign professionals, managers and executives who wish to work in Singapore. This pass is typically reserved for individuals who hold a job offer from a Singapore-based employer and meet certain eligibility criteria.

To qualify for an Employment Pass, applicants must have a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD 5,000, which increases progressively with the increase of age and possess relevant educational qualifications, professional skills, or work experience. The pass is typically valid for up to two years and can be renewed for up to 3 years as long as the pass holder remains employed in Singapore.

Letter of Consent for the Secondary Directorship

In accordance with the regulations set forth by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), an individual holding an Employment Pass may seek appointment as a Director of another company, provided that they have obtained the necessary Letter of Consent from MOM. This Letter of Consent serves as official approval for the individual to take on directorial responsibilities in addition to their primary employment.

Personalised Employment Pass

The Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) is tailored for high-earning and highly skilled foreign professionals. It offers greater flexibility compared to other work passes, as it is not tied to a specific employer and allows holders to switch jobs without reapplying for a new pass.

To be eligible for the PEP, applicants must have a fixed monthly salary of at least S$22,500 and possess acceptable qualifications, such as a degree from a reputable university or professional qualifications.

Overall, the PEP is designed to attract top global talent to contribute to Singapore’s economy and workforce, while providing individuals with the flexibility and freedom to pursue their career aspirations in the country.


Entrepass is a crucial concept in the world of entrepreneurship. It refers to the ability of an individual or a group to enter into a market and establish a successful business venture. This process involves various factors such as market research, identifying opportunities, and developing a viable business plan.

EntrePass can be applied if candidate meets both conditions:

  • Have started, or intend to start, a private limited company that is either registered with ACRA and Venture -backed or owns innovative technologies.
  • Meet at least one of the following criteria:
    1. Raised funding for a past or current business
    2. Supported by a government-recognized or internationally renowned incubator or accelerator;
    3. Founded and sold a technology business
    4. Holds intellectual property
    5. Have a research collaboration in Singapore.

Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (“OnePass”)

The OnePass is a type of work visa available to Top talents in business, arts and culture, academia and research. Candidate is eligible for this pass if meets one of the criteria below:

  • Earned a fixed monthly salary of at least S$30,000 (or its equivalent in foreign currency) for the last 12 consecutive months.
  • Will earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$30,000 under their future employer in Singapore.
  • Have outstanding achievements

The pass is typically valid for up for 5 years and can be renewed for up to 5 years subject to meeting the renewal criteria.

Dependant Visa

Dependant Pass

A dependant pass is a type of visa that allows individuals to accompany a primary visa holder, such as a spouse or child, to reside in a foreign country. The dependant pass is typically issued for the duration of the primary visa holder’s stay and is contingent upon their status in the country.
In order to obtain a dependant pass, individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria, which may include providing proof of relationship to the primary visa holder, such as marriage or parentage, as well as meeting any financial or medical requirements set forth by the immigration authorities.

Long-Term Visit Pass

The Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is a special immigration pass that allows a foreigner to stay in Singapore for an extended period of time. This pass is typically issued to the spouse, children, or parents of a Singapore citizen or permanent resident. It is also available to individuals who are seeking to stay in Singapore for other long-term purposes, such as for employment or to accompany a student studying in Singapore.

Dependant Pass (Letter of Consent)

As of May 1, 2021, it is important to note that Dependant’s pass holders who are tagged to EP, PEP, and Spass are prohibited from engaging in any form of employment in Singapore unless they obtain a valid work pass for themselves. However, it is worth mentioning that Dependant’s pass (DP) holders have the option to establish and operate a business in Singapore. Furthermore, they can work for the business by obtaining an approved Letter of Consent from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The initial approval for the Letter of Consent will be granted for a period of 1 year or until the expiration of the Dependant’s pass, whichever is shorter. Subsequently, renewal of the Letter of Consent can be sought until the Dependant pass remains valid.

In addition, Dependant’s pass holders who are tagged to Onepass are permitted to work in Singapore under a Letter of Consent applied by their employer. It is crucial for all individuals concerned to adhere to these regulations to ensure compliance with Singaporean employment laws.

Permanent Residence

Permanent residence refers to the immigration status of a person who is allowed to reside indefinitely within a country of which they are not a citizen. This status grants individuals the right to live, work, and study in the host country without any time limitations. Obtaining permanent residence is often a significant milestone in an individual’s immigration journey, providing a sense of stability and security.
Permanent residence offers a pathway to long-term residency in a foreign country, providing individuals with the opportunity to establish roots and contribute to their new communities. It is a significant step towards integration and a testament to the diverse and inclusive nature of immigration policies.