Employment Pass (EP) is the highest level of work pass category which a foreigner can be issued to work in Singapore. This type of work pass is targeted at highly skilled and well educated professionals, business people of any nationality to do business or work in Singapore.
All EP application must be sponsored by a local employer. Foreigners are not allowed to apply for EP until the foreigner has found an employer willing to hire him/her. Only the hiring party (employer) or licensed agency is authorised to lodge the applications.
The initial approval period is typically 2 years but renewable prior to expiry subject to qualifying conditions.
The salary threshold to be able to sponsor dependents is SGD6,000 per month for immediate family members and SGD10,000 per month for parents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the employer may need to apply for first before bringing in Singapore. The employer is also responsible to comply with all the latest government advisory and guidelines. For example, upon arrivals, successful applicants may need to undergo quarantine first, go for a swab test to obtain a health clearance before proceeding with pass activation and work.
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More information can be found at Ministry of Manpower