The S Pass is a Singapore work visa designed for mid-level skilled foreign workers employed by companies operating in Singapore. The application is assessed based on a point system with consideration for each of the following factors: salary, education qualifications, skills, job type and work experience. The number of S Pass holders a Singapore company can employ is capped at a sub-quota of 25% of the company’s total workforce.
Validity: It has a validity of 1 or 2 years and is renewable as long as the pass holder remains employed in the company.
Benefits: S Pass applicants whose fixed monthly salary is more than S$2,500 may apply for Dependant’s Pass and/or Long-Term Visit Pass for their family members.
Permanent Residence Eligibility: S pass holders are eligible to apply for Permanent Residence. There is no waiting period but it is advisable to wait for at least two years before applying for Permanent Residence.
- Fixed monthly salary of S$1,800 and above
- General degree or diploma level educational qualifications
- Technical certificate may be considered
- Relevant work experience and skills