Work Pass Applications

Intending to move to Singapore and start a business? The most popular options are to obtain an Entrepreneur or Employment Pass. With this work pass, you can live and work in Singapore, and bring your family along under Dependant’s Passes.

By obtaining the employment pass yourself, you can also act as the local director for your own company and therefore, eliminate the need to spend extra money to engage us to act as your nominee director.

Work pass applications may be competitive these days, but our professionals will assist and assure you a streamline process within 2 to 4 months on average.

Employment Pass (EP)

fr $500 to $1000 (excluding MOM fees)

  • price depending on complexity
  • appeal fee: + $200

The Employment Pass (EP) is suitable for foreign professional employees, managers, executives and owners or directors of Singapore companies.

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An Employment Pass (EP) is a Singapore work pass issued to foreign professionals, employees, managers, executives and owners of directors of Singapore companies.

It is open to all nationalities and is usually valid for 2 years with the possibility to renew. With an Employment Pass, you can apply for Permanent Residence (PR) in due course.

To qualify for an Employment Pass, the foreign professional must:

  • Be starting a business or offered a job in Singapore (the job must be managerial, executive or a specialized role)
  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $3600 (more experienced and older candidates may require higher salaries)
  • Holds related qualification, such as a good university degree, professional qualifications or specialized skills

To guarantee your success, HeySara’s Employment Pass application service include:

  • Advise and assist in the preparation of Employment Pass application and ensuring that all necessary supporting documents are included to minimize delays and maximize approval
  • Applying and tracking of Employment Pass application
  • Liaising with MOM officer in charge on your behalf, if required
  • Arranging for the issuance of Employment Pass upon in-principle approval
  • In the case of a rejection, we will review the application and file an appeal on your behalf

Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass)

fr $3000 (excluding MOM fees)

  • includes the preparation of business plan
  • justification for appeal: + $300

The Entrepreneur Pass is suitable for foreign entrepreneurs intending to start a business and relocate in Singapore.

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The Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass) is a business visa designed for foreign entrepreneurs, innovators and experienced experience who wish to relocate and start a business in Singapore.

It is open to all nationalities. The main aim of the scheme is to attract talent to the country and add to Singapore’s economy.

To qualify for an EntrePass, you must:

  • Be 21 years old and above, with relevant qualifications and experience
  • Have an entrepreneurial and innovative business proposal that will create local employment
  • Relocate to Singapore to run the new business
  • Register the business as a Singapore private limited company
  • Runs a company that is either yet to be incorporated or has operated for no more than 6 months at the time of your EntrePass application (if the company has been established for more than 6 months, you should consider applying for an employment pass instead)
  • Hold at least 30% of your new company’s shares

In addition to the above requirements, you must also meet the eligibility criteria under 1 of the 3 categories below:

  1. Entrepreneur
    • Your company must have raised at least S$100,000 in funding from a Singapore government accredited venture capitalist (VC) or business angel
    • Your company must be incubated by a government supported incubator or accelerator
    • You must have an extensive business network and a strong entrepreneurial track record
  2. Innovator
    • Your company must hold intellectual property
    • Your company must have research collaborations with Singapore universities or research institutions under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
    • You must hold a record of achievement in your area of expertise
  3. Investor
    • You must have a promising track record of business investments

Yes. Not all types of businesses are eligible under the EntrePass scheme.

According to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the following businesses do not qualify for the EntrePass scheme:

  • Coffee shops, hawker centres and food courts
  • Bars, night clubs and karaoke lounges
  • Foot reflexology and massage parlours
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture, and herbal dispensaries
  • Employment agencies
  • Geomancy businesses

The main benefits of an EntrePass are:

  • You do not need to set up a company before the EntrePass application
  • No paid up capital is required before the application
  • This scheme prioritizes innovative or entrepreneurial business idea before educational qualification
  • Entrepass holders can bring their spouse and children into Singapore through the application of Dependant’s Pass
  • EntrePass holders are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Singapore
  • You enjoy relatively low income and corporate tax under this scheme

To guarantee your success, HeySara’s EntrePass application service include:

  • Advise and assist in the preparation of the EntrePass application and ensuring that all necessary supporting documents are included to minimise delays and maximise approval
  • Advise and assist in the preparation of business proposal
  • Applying and tracking of EntrePass application
  • Liaising with MOM officer in charge on your behalf, if required
  • Arranging for the issuance of EntrePass upon in-principle approval
  • In the case of a rejection, we will review the application and file an appeal on your behalf

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