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EP Application & Employment Pass Singapore

Singapore being at heart of Asia is a strategic location for most of the international businesses to have their head offices. Along with location advantage, business-friendly laws and policies of Government, Singapore is the world’s easiest country for an international company to do business.

By situating your international HQ here, your company enjoys the following benefits:

  • A network of over 50 comprehensive Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements.
  • Many free trade agreements and the Investment Guarantee Agreements.
  • Protection for your ideas and innovations thanks to strict enforcement of its strong intellectual property laws.
  • Smooth-running bureaucracy, which sees inter-agency co-operation working seamlessly to help businesses grow.
  • A strong pool of local and international talent.
Visas & Immigration

Individual foreign entrepreneurs and investors who are interested in setting up a long-term base in Singapore can either apply for the Employment Pass, EntrePass, Work Pass in Singapore or consider applying for Singapore Permanent Residence (PR) under the Global Investor Programme.

Employment Pass

All Foreigners who are willing and ready to work in Singapore must possess work visa before they can start working. Employment Pass is for foreign professionals who work in a managerial, executive or specialized job. Candidates need to earn at least $3,600 a month (more experienced candidates need higher salaries) and have a good university degree, professional qualifications or specialist skills.


If you would like to start and operate a new business in Singapore, you can apply for an EntrePass, a work pass for foreign entrepreneurs.

The EntrePass (e pass) is designed to facilitate the entry and stay of entrepreneurs who intend to start and operate a new business in Singapore. Successful applicants will be awarded a one-year pass.

Global Investor Programme (GIP)

The GlP accords PR status to investors with a substantial business track record who intend to drive the growth of their investments from Singapore. To qualify for the GIP, the applicant must either (a) invest at least S$2.5 million in a new business entity or in the expansion of an existing business operation in Singapore; or (b) invest at least S$2.5 million in a GIP fund that invests in Singapore-based companies.