Experienced tech professionals possessing sought-after skills now have the opportunity to secure an Employment Pass (EP) with an extended validity of up to 5 years, effective September 2023.

This initiative provides valuable assurance to experienced tech experts and the organizations employing them, while enabling Singapore to establish a firm foothold in critical tech domains where local talent development is ongoing.

To qualify for this extended EP duration, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Occupy specific tech roles listed within the COMPASS Shortage Occupation List (SOL).
  2. Command a consistent monthly salary of at least $10,500. (For individuals aged 36 and above, the requisite salary increases progressively with age, peaking at $13,500 for those aged 45 and beyond.)
  3. Successfully pass the COMPASS evaluation and attain a minimum score of 10 points on Criterion 3 (Diversity).

Candidates seeking to apply for this extended duration EP can indicate their preference for a pass validity of up to 5 years during the EP application process. Additionally, they must select the pertinent tech occupation in alignment with the stated eligibility criteria, subject to further verification checks.


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The editorial team at Singapore Employment Agency

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