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Work Visa for Singapore



Work Visa for Singapore
Work visa for Singapore
Foreigners seeking to work in Singapore must apply for an employment visa. There are a number of working visa types:

Visas for professionals

  • Employment pass for foreign professionals, managers and executives. Candidates need to earn at least $3,300 a month and have acceptable qualifications.
  • EntrePass for eligible foreign entrepreneurs wanting to start and operate a new business in Singapore.
  • Personalised Employment Pass for high-earning existing Employment Pass holders or overseas foreign professionals. The PEP offers greater flexibility than an Employment Pass.

Visas for skilled and semi-skilled workers

  • S Pass for mid-level skilled staff. Candidates need to earn at least $2,200 a month and meet the assessment criteria.
  • Work Permit for semi-skilled foreign workers in the construction, manufacturing, marine, process or services sector. Or Work Permit for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to work in Singapore.
  • Work Permit for Malaysian confinement nannies to work in Singapore for up to 16 weeks starting from the birth of the employer's child.
  • Work Permit for foreign performers working in public entertainment outlets such as bars, hotels and nightclubs.

Visas for trainees and students

  • Training Employment Pass for foreign professionals undergoing practical training. Candidates must earn at least $3,000 a month.
  • Work Holiday Programme for students and graduates aged 18 to 25 who want to work and holiday in Singapore for up to 6 months.
  • Training Work Permit for semi-skilled foreign trainees or students undergoing practical training in Singapore for up to 6 months.

Required documents and visa processing times
To find out what documentation is required for different work visa types, you should check with Singapore Government, Ministry of Power website. 

Processing time of work visas for professionals is faster when the applications are submitted online - 80% of all online applications are processed within seven working days. Processing of manual applications may take up to 6 weeks.

Processing time of S Pass is 7 working days when applying online and 5 weeks when applying in person.

Processing time of Work Permits is 1-7 working days.

Processing time of work visas for trainees and students is from 7 working days to 5 weeks.

Training Work Permit can be processed in 1 working day for interim approval when applying online.

Visa renewal
Visas can be renewed for all work visas except for Personalised Employment Pass, Work Permit for Malaysian confinement nannies, Work Permit for foreign performers and work visas for trainees and students. 

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Embassy Contact Information:
Contact the nearest Embassy / Consulate for Singapore for the most up-to-date information on what documentation you specifically may require to enter Singapore.

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  • Singapore Government, Ministry of Manpower - URL: www.mom.gov.sg

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