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Singapore P and Q Employment Pass Information (Jan 2014)

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Singapore P and Q Employment Pass Information (Jan 2014)

On January 31, 2014, Posted by , In Employment,Live in Singapore,Singapore, With No Comments

The P and Q Employment Pass are work passes for foreign professionals working in managerial, executive or specialised jobs.

 

Eligibility

Foreigners who are interested to work and has a job offer in Singapore may apply for an Employment Pass (EP). To qualify for one of these EP, the applicants must meet these basic requirements:

 

Pass type Examples of eligibility criteria
P1 Employment Pass
  • Fixed monthly salary = $8,000
  • Possesses acceptable qualifications
P2 Employment Pass
  • Fixed monthly salary = $4,500
  • Possesses acceptable qualifications
Q1 Employment Pass
  • Young graduates from good institutions could qualify if they earn at least $3,000
  • Older applicants would have to command higher salaries to qualify, commensurate with the work experience and quality they are expected to bring

 

Information for foreign job-seekers

Foreign job-seekers may refer to the Strategic and Skills-in-Demand List which compile jobs expected to be high in demand in Singapore over the next few years.

 

Self-Assessment Tool

Employers are encouraged to use the online Self-Assessment Tool to check if the applicant meets the requirements. This tool gives you a preliminary indication of whether the applicant qualifies.

This assessment does not guarantee the actual outcome of the application as it needs to be subjected to further checks (e.g. immigration and fraud checks).

 

Note to employers

Food-stall licensees operating in hawker centres, coffee shops and food courts are not allowed to employ foreign workers on Employment Passes. Such operations are considered small scale and can be manned by owners or family members.

 

Note to overseas employers

If the applicant’s employer is based overseas and does not have a registered office in Singapore, another Singapore registered company can act as the sponsor and submit the application on behalf.

 

Passes for Family Members

Successful applicants can bring in their families under one of these passes:

If you are a Which pass? For who?
P Pass holder Dependant’s Pass
  • Spouse (legally married)
  • Unmarried or legally adopted children under 21 years old
Long Term Visit Pass
  • Common-law spouse;
  • Handicapped children above 21 years old
  • Step-children under 21 years old
  • Parents (for P1 Pass holders only)
Q1 Pass holder
(earning a fixed monthly salary of at least $4,000)
Dependant’s Pass
  • Spouse (legally married)
  • Unmarried or legally adopted children under 21 years old

A separate application for each family member should be submitted. The application can be submitted together with the Employment Pass application or separately.

 

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