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How to Get Singapore Work Visa?

We are going to share some useful links regarding Singapore work visa first and more details regarding how to apply Singapore Work visa afterwards:

Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM):

Self-Assessment Tool for Singapore Work Visa:

This tool is very useful for you to assess whether you are eligible for Singapore Work visa or not. Before you apply for visa, you should check your eligibility by visit this link.

List of standard occupations for Employment Pass:

This is the list of occupations in high demand in Singapore. Where they are facing shortage of manpower.

To see the list of Occupations for Singapore Employment Pass please click here

Online Job Search Websites for Singapore Work Visa:

  1. Singapore Job Central.
  2. Job Street Singapore.
  3. Monster Singapore.

Categories of Singapore Work visa:

There are three major categories of Singapore work visa:

  1. Personalized Employment Pass (PEP):

It is granted to highly qualified Professionals, Managers, Executives or Specialists with good experience. Overseas foreign professional whose last drawn fixed monthly salary overseas was at least $18,000

  • The last drawn fixed monthly salary overseas should be no more than six months from the time of the application.

Current Employment Pass holders

  • Employment Pass holders must earn fixed salary of at least $12,000 a month.


  • Foreigners who are working or intending to work on a free-lance basis without any direct employers in Singapore;
  • Foreigners who are listed as Sole Proprietors, Partners or Directors in a business/company registered with ACRA and are shareholders of that business/company.
  • Foreigners working as journalists, editors, sub-editors and producers.
  • Holders of PEP pass are not allowed to start their own company in Singapore.
  1. S Pass:

It is granted to diploma or certificate holders; Mid-level skilled workers (e.g. Technicians). Eligibility for this type of Work visa depends upon the following criteria:

  • Fixed monthly salary – $2,200
  • Education qualifications
  • Job type

Work experience

  1. Work Permit for foreign Worker:

It is granted to Semi-skilled or unskilled foreign workers in in the construction, manufacturing, marine shipyard, process or services sector.

The applicant should be:

  • From an approved source country or region by MOM
  • Minimum age of 18 years old.

How to Apply Singapore Work Visa?

The first and foremost requirement to get work visa is a job offer from destination country. In case of Singapore, you need to see the occupation list provided by MOM Singapore and see what occupation and job is suitable for you. Once you have chosen the compatible with your qualification and experience, you should proceed to finding a job offer. Many ways are there to get a job offer. Your friends or relatives living in Singapore can help you to find a job offer for you as many Indians and other south Asians are living and working in Singapore. Job offer can be obtained by visiting Singapore on visit visa and then apply for job and interviews. It is also effective way but it is risky because you cannot convert your visit visa into work visa in Singapore. You have to leave Singapore and then apply for work visa. Some agents and consultants are also offering services for job offers and visa but they may charge heavy fee for this. The free of cost way to apply for job offer is online job portals. Many online recruitment agencies are available now a days. All you have to do is to visit online job search websites given above. And create your free account, upload your CV or create Resume. Then you can start finding jobs suitable for you. When you see there is a vacant job position relevant to your qualification and occupation, you should simply send your CV to that company and keep applying in different countries as much as possible for you. This method is free but it takes long time.

Once a company select your CV/Resume, they may ask you for an interview on skype. Company may demand your documents for visa processing. When things are done, company will apply visa for you along with your documents and company’s documents at MOM Singapore. MOM Singapore is responsible for work visas. Mostly company applies visa on your behalf. But in some countries, some approved agents/consultants/human resource managers are also offering this service.

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