Singapore FAQ

What is EPEC?

Employment Pass for Eligibility Certificate.

Is EPEC a Visa?

No, EPEC is only a certificate.

Do I need to pay a processing fee for EPEC applications?

No, there is no processing fee for EPEC application.

What is the processing time for an EPEC application submitted online?

Once you have submitted an EPEC application online, you will receive a reply within 2 working days. Applicants can check the status of their applications online by keying in their reference and passport number in the EPEC website.

Can I take my dependent along with me?

No, you cannot take your dependent along with you.

Can I submit multiple EPEC applications online?

No, you cannot submit multiple applications online. Only the first application submitted will be accepted by the system.

Who is Eligible to apply for an Employment Pass?

Any Foreigner may apply for an Employment Pass to be employed or to do business in Singapore if he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria.

Can I apply for Permanent Resident (PR) as soon as I start working in Singapore?

You may submit an application for PR as soon as you are granted an Employment Pass.

Who is eligible to apply for Dependant's Pass?

An Employment Pass holder may apply for Dependant's Passes for his wife and unmarried children under 21 years of age.

Can a Dependent's Pass holder work in Singapore?

A Dependent's Pass holder can apply for a Letter of Consent from the MOM if he/she wishes to work in Singapore.

What are the advantages of studying in Singapore?

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The advantages of studying in Singapore are; Through the Work Holiday Program and Internships, students will get the opportunity to

Do I need a Visa and Student's Pass to study in Singapore?

A foreigner must apply for a Student's Pass if he/she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.

Can I work while am studying?

Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). The students studying at these universities are allowed to work part time 16 hrs a week.

I have an job offer letter from a Singaporean company, can I apply for Singapore Employment Pass Visa?Do I have to get my profile evaluated to see if I qualify or not?

The employer or the appointed agent should submit the Employment Pass application.Client should be able to submit all the required documents from his employer, and employer should be willing to pay levy to the government on annual basis for employing a foreigner. As you already have a job offer, you won't require profile evaluation (IRR).

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