S Pass

S Pass Overview

The S Pass allows mid-level skilled individuals to work in Singapore with a salary of at least $3,000 a month. The application for S Pass is based on the quota eligibility of the company and the qualifications of the applicant.

Key Facts on S Pass

Documents required for S Pass

You need to upload these documents when submitting an S Pass application:

S Pass Quota Requirements

If you have never applied for a Work Permit or S Pass, you need to declare your business activity for calculating your quota. 
Under the existing quota, the number of S Pass holders your company can hire is capped at:

Levy Rate

For the services sector, the levy rate is as follows:

TierQuota %Monthly levy rateDaily levy rate
Basic / Tier 1Up to 10% of the total workforce$450$14.80

For all sectors (excluding services), the levy rate is as follows: 

TierQuota %Monthly levy rateDaily levy rate
Basic / Tier 1Up to 10% of the total workforce$450$14.80
Tier 2Above 10% to 18% of the total workforce$650$21.37

S Pass Medical Insurance Requirements

Before you can issue or renew an S Pass, you must buy medical insurance for the pass holder.

You must buy and maintain medical insurance for your S Pass holders as long they are under your employment. The insurance coverage must be at least $15,000 per year and cover inpatient care and day surgery. 

You can have a co-pay arrangement with the S Pass holder only if all of the following are met:

Application & Processing time

Step Who does this When Result
Submit an application Employer or EA Process within 3 weeks. Some cases will take more time. In-principle approval or rejection letter
Prepare for candidates’ arrival Employer Candidate must buy insurance
Get the pass issued Employer or EA Within 60 days of in-principle approval Notification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required) Candidate Within 1 week after the pass is issued (if required) Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or candidate Within 5 working days after registration or document verification S Pass card

Passes for Family of Employment Pass holders

S Pass Renewal