How to apply and obtain a Work Permit (WP) in Singapore?: Eligibility, Procedure, Documents required, Cost, Validity

The Work Permit is a work pass that enables foreign unskilled laborers from recognized Asian nations to seek employment in Singapore’s lucrative and rapidly expanding areas, including services, construction, manufacturing, marine, process, and other industries.

What is the Eligibility Requirement?

  • To hire someone with a work permit, an employer must meet certain requirements.
  • A foreign national applying for a work permit must be at least 16 years old.
  • Up until age 58, only Malaysians are permitted to work on a work permit visa;
  • At the time of the Work Permit application, a non-Malaysian employee must not be present in Singapore.
  • Only once the employer has gotten the letter of In-Principle Approval and provided an SGD$5000 Security Bond may he enter Singapore.
  • Every employer who hires foreign workers must pay Inter-Bank GIRO‘s monthly foreign worker charge.
  • Until his GIRO application is approved by the bank, the employer must continue paying the levy to the CPF Board using his present payment method. When the GIRO deduction of the levy will go into force, the CPF Board will let the employer know. The GIRO application is free for the employer to use.
  • Minimum-coverage medical insurance is necessary.
  • After acquiring the in-principle approval (IPA), purchase the Primary Care Plan (PCP) for employees who live in dorms or work in the CMP sectors.
  • Declare on WP Online that you have purchased the PCP before the Work Permit is issued.
  • Bangladeshi, Indian, or Myanmarese nationals with non-Malaysian CMP Work Permits on IPA do not require to participate in the 2-day Pre-Departure Preparatory Programme (PDPP). When they arrive in Singapore, they will still have to go to an onboarding program.
  • To receive their passes, workers must be completely immunized against COVID-19 with WHO EUL vaccinations (with a booster, if eligible).

Documents Required

  • A photocopy of the foreign employee’s passport or other travel documents with all of his information, including any modifications.
  • A photocopy of the foreign worker’s Educational Certificates.
  • A photocopy of the foreign worker’s Identity Card
Procedure to apply?
  • Obtain written permission from the applicant before filling out the application and uploading the necessary papers on the WPOL website.
  • To fill out the application, sign in to WP Online.

What is the cost?

  • You need to pay $35 for each pass for submitting the application.
  • $35 for each pass when you get the pass.

Is IELTS required for Singapore work permit?

IELTS will be a requirement for registration bodies representing healthcare professionals such as Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy

How much money is required for work permit in Singapore?

  • Pay $35 for each application.
  • You can pay by GIRO , VISA, MasterCard or eNets debit.

Minimum salary for WP in Singapore?

  • Employment Pass holders must earn at least 5,000 SGD a month.
  • S Pass holders must earn at least 3,000 SGD a month.

Validity of Work Permit in Singapore

The duration of the Work Permit is usually 2 years

Is age limit for Work Permit in Singapore?

Aged at least 18

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