[EPS Alert] S-Pass Minimum Requirement to Increase (With effect from 1 January 2019)

Jan 1 2019
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With effect from 1 January 2019, new S-Pass applicants will need to earn a minimum salary of $2,300 per month.

More experienced applicants will need higher salaries to qualify.

Employers are encouraged to use the Self-Assessment Tool on the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”)’s website to assess if their candidates qualifies for the pass.

Things to Note

  • For existing S-holders whose passes expire
    • Before 1 January 2019
      • Able to renew based on existing criteria of $2,200
    • Between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019 (both dates inclusive)
      • Able to renew for a period of up to one year based on existing criteria of $2,200
    • After 30 June 2019
      • Renew based on new criteria of $2,300

For more information, please visit MOM’s webpage on S-Pass eligibility at https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/s-pass/eligibility or MOM’s factsheet at https://www.mom.gov.sg/~/media/mom/documents/budget2018/factsheet-foreign-workforce-policy-announcements.pdf?la=en

This alert is for informational purposes only. For additional information or assistance, please approach your respective Employment Pass Specialist or contact us at info@Accountstaff.com.sg

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