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S Pass

Firstcare Agency Spass

 S Pass allows mid-skilled technical staff who meet the eligibility criteria to work in Singapore. Candidates need to earn at least fixed monthly salary of at least $2,200 and have the relevant qualifications and work experiences. 

Our Services cover 
  • Assist employing company to assess the candidate’s eligibility for a S Pass using Self Assessment Tools before the submission of application and provide professional advice (if applicable).
  • Submission of S Pass application 
  • Keep track on S Pass application status 
  • Responding to & discussion on additional documents/information to submit for assessment  (as requested by MOM Officer) 
  • Arrangement to issue S Pass card 
At a glance 
  • Who can apply: Appointed Employment Agent - Firstcare Employment Pte Ltd (EA). 
  • How much we charge: Enquire
  • How long it takes: Within 3 weeks, unless more information is required. 
Steps for applying: 
Use the quota calculator to plan how many S Pass your company can hire based on your sector and workforce. 
For your most up-to-date quota, Calculate foreign worker quota

Submit a S Pass application 
Processing time: within 3 weeks. Some cases will take more time. 
Documents required for Firstcare Employment Pte Ltd to submit an application: 

  • PDF- EA Authorisation form for S pass application (Company representative need to fill in a copy of EA Authorisation form for application (Declaration by employer) as attached, sign & company stamp and email us a copy together with the representative’s NRIC Copy.) 
  • PDF - S Pass Application Form
  • Applicant’s passport copy showing the personal particulars 
  • Applicant’s highest Educational Qualification certificate (Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma / Technical certificates)  with English translation
  • Additional document for food establishment - A copy of the foodshop licence issued by National Environment Agency (NEA). If you have a new establishment and don’t have the licence from NEA yet, you can submit to MOM a copy of the “Application for Foodshop Licence” letter issued to you by NEA.
Who is eligible, 
The S Pass is for mid-skilled foreign employees (e.g. technicians) who meet these criteria: 
  • Fixed monthly salary of at least $2,200. The salary should reflect work experience. Older, more experienced applicants need higher salaries to qualify. 
  • A degree or diploma. We may consider technical certificates, such as courses for qualified technicians or specialists. The certification should include at least 1 year of full-time study. 
  • Years of relevant work experience.
Application for an S Pass is open to all nationalities.

Self-Assessment Tool: 
MOM encourage to use the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) to get an indication of whether an applicant meets the requirements. Candidates can also use the tool to assess their eligibility. 
  • If the SAT shows that the candidate is not eligible, you shouldn’t apply for the S Pass because it will be rejected. 
  • If the SAT shows that the candidate is eligible, there is around a 90% chance that the candidate will get a pass.
Passes for family: 
Passes for family members Pass holders who have a fixed monthly salary of at least $6,000, are eligible for a Dependant’s Pass for their spouse and children.

Quota and levy for S Pass
You are limited by a quota and must pay the monthly foreign worker levy for each S Pass holder you employ. 

Find out your quota and levy requirements, how to pay the levy and applying for a levy waiver.
* The foreign worker levy, commonly known as “levy”, is a pricing mechanism to regulate the number of foreign workers in Singapore. 
* As an employer, you must pay the levy for all your S Pass holders. The levy liability starts from the day the S Pass is issued and ends when the pass is cancelled or expires. 
* You have to pay the levy using GIRO.

What is the foreign worker levy 
  1. The foreign worker levy, commonly known as “levy”, is a pricing mechanism to regulate the number of foreign workers in Singapore. 
  2. As an employer, you must pay the levy for all your S Pass holders. 
  3. The levy liability starts from the day the S Pass is issued and ends when the pass is cancelled or expires. 
  4. You have to pay the PDF - levy using GIRO
  5. There are ongoing yearly changes to the levy rate as announced in Budget 2016. 
Quota requirement 
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 quota, the number of S Pass holders your company can hire is capped at: 

  • 15% of the company’s total workforce in the services sector. 
  • 20% in all other sectors. 
Note: Employers who exceed the quota will need to increase their local workforce or reduce the number of foreign workers.

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$330$10.85
Tier 2Above 10% to 15% of the total workforce$650$21.37
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$330$10.85
Tier 2Above 10% to 20% of the total workforce$650$21.37
Note:
  • For all sectors, the S Pass quota will be counted within the Work Permit quota. 
  • The daily levy rate applies only to S Pass holders who did not work for a full calendar month. The daily levy rate is calculated as follows: (Monthly levy rate x 12) / 365 = rounding up to the nearest cent.
Requirements for paying salary 
If you employ S Pass holders, you need to: 
  • Pay their salaries electronically. 
  • Start electronic payments within 3 months after the S Pass is issued. 
  • Maintain a record of the salary payments. 
Employer can be fined or prosecuted if they don't comply with these requirements. We may also take this into account when assessing future work pass applications.