Singapore- New eService Replacing EP Online Portal

Posted on May 25, 2023

The MOM has substituted their old EP Online service with a new EP eService. All EP and S pass applications can be submitted through this new system.   Who will be affected?  MOM is altering the contact email linked with… Read more »

Singapore- S Pass Process Map

Posted on April 14, 2023

Please find attached the 8 step process map for the Singapore work permit visa:     . Please reach out to Fakhoury Global Immigration for further information.

Singapore: Changes to education verification proof requirement in Singapore

Posted on March 9, 2023

On 6 March, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced the New Employment Pass (EP) applications from September 1, 2023 and EP renewals from September 1, 2024 must be supported by education verification proof from  authorized background screening companies for all post-secondary diplomas and aforementioned qualifications.Who will be affected?The new… Read more »

Singapore – Immigration Update

Posted on August 2, 2022

Effective September 1, 2022, MOM will be updating the requirements for Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass holders, to guarantee that the EP and S Pass holders are competent and not hired because they are less expensive to hire than locals. Updates to… Read more »

Singapore- New points-based system for Employment Pass applications to be implemented

Posted on March 16, 2022

Effective September 2023, the Singaporean government will start using a new Complementary Assessment Framework (COMPASS) for evaluating Employment Pass (EP) applications. COMPASS candidates can apply to new EP applications starting Sept. 1, 2023, and renewal EP applications from Sept. 1,… Read more »

Singapore: COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Certain Immigration Processes Starting February 1, 2022

Posted on February 17, 2022

Beginning February 1, 2022, individuals applying for new Long-Term Passes, Work Passes, and Permanent Residence, as well as renewals of any existing Work Passes will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Singapore considers an individual to be fully… Read more »

Singapore – New guidelines on scheme to bring pass holders to Singapore

Posted on April 15, 2021

From March 15, 2021, employers who need to bring pass holders to Singapore will need to apply for entry approvals using the ‘Safe Travel portal’ under the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Who will be affected? Employers and Work Pass… Read more »

Singapore – Updated Work Arrangements for Dependent’s Pass Holders

Posted on March 10, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, all Dependent Pass (DP) holders who wish to be employed during their stay in Singapore will need an applicable work pass, such as an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass or Work Permit, instead of a Letter… Read more »

Singapore – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

Posted on November 18, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2300 to SGD 2400. Further Details Existing S Passes expiring before January 1, 2020 can be renewed based on the pre-2020 salary requirement…. Read more »

Singapore – Upcoming Tightening of Foreign Worker Quota Rules

Posted on March 25, 2019

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced planned changes to the foreign worker quota rules, which may make it harder for companies to employ foreign workers. Local Qualifying Salary Increase Effective July 1, 2019, the Local Qualifying Salary (LQS) will… Read more »