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Employment Pass (E-pass)

May 14th, 2007 · 207 Comments

The EP is for foreigners who:

Pass Types

P Pass/Q Pass
There are three categories of Employment Pass: P1, P2 and Q Pass. The P Pass is for foreigners seeking professional, managerial or executive and specialist jobs.

  • P1 Pass – for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than $7,000.
  • P2 Pass – for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than $3,500 and up to $7,000 and he/she possesses recognised qualifications.
  • Q Pass – for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than $2,500 and he/she possesses recognised qualifications.

Passes for Family Members
Employment Pass holders can apply for the Dependent’s Pass and/or Long-Term
Social Visit Pass for their family members.

Dependent’s Pass
Both P and Q Pass holders can apply for a Dependent’s Pass for their:

  • Spouse
  • Unmarried or legally adopted children under 21 years of age

Long-Term Social Visit Pass
P Pass holders can also apply for a Long-Term Social Visit Pass for their:

  • Common law spouse
  • Unmarried daughters above 21 years of age
  • Handicapped children
  • Step-children
  • Parents/parents-in-law

For more information visit the Ministry of Manpower website.

Tags: Employment/ Dependent Pass

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207 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ric santillan // Feb 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    can i go to singapore and search job without ep? i am from philippines.

  • 2 arnel tim // Feb 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    what is the difference between ep and epec?

  • 3 Ms. Tsiken // Feb 24, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Ric,

    There are people who go to Singapore as tourists and look for a job while on vacation. But tourists from the Phils are only allowed a max of 30 days stay in Singapore, after which you have to go back to Manila.

  • 4 Ms. Tsiken // Feb 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Arnel,

    EPEC stands for employment pass eligibility certificate while EP stands for Employment Pass. The EP is what you get when you find a job in Singapore. The EPEC allows you stay in Singapore for up to 1 year while looking for a job so you can get an EP. So for example, if you came to Singapore as a tourist and it’s been 30 days and still no job, then activating your EPEC would be one option to let you stay longer in Singapore and continue job hunting.

    You may want to read this page for more information on EPEC.

  • 5 anne // Apr 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

    can I go to SG as tourist then apply for a job then apply for EPEC even if my school in the Philippines is not included on the list of institution they require?

  • 6 Ms. Tsiken // Apr 22, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Hi Anne,

    You can surely give it a try. I know most people do just that. I’d recommend that even before you get on a plane to Singapore, you should start checking out online job sites to get a feel of the job market so you will have a more realistic expectation especially in these economic downturn.
    Good luck! :)

    Ms. Tsikens last blog post..M. Lhuillier International Money Transfer

  • 7 Christine dF // May 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What are the requirements to get an EPass? Do we need to pass a DFA Authenticated copy of TOR and Diploma or a photocopy would suffice?

  • 8 ms. tsiken // May 18, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Christine,

    For details on the employment pass application, visit the Minister of Manpower website. The EPass section is here:

    But usually your employer would help you get an EPass since you need to be sponsored by a Singapore company to get one in the first place.

    If you’re not yet employed then you might want to look into getting an EPEC. See link in comment #4.


    ms. tsikens last blog post..Healthcare for Filipinos through PhilHealth Online

  • 9 drake // Aug 18, 2009 at 12:01 am

    >i am an s-pass holder for around 2 months now, will the m.o.m. still allow me to get another job and cancel the old one? and will m.o.m. not reject my new application then?

  • 10 N.karuppaiyan // Nov 2, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Dear sir

    I would like to go to singapore for job. how to get E-pass visa .if i go to singapore help of touriest visa then i search job there

  • 11 Ms. Tsiken // Nov 3, 2009 at 8:43 am

    The e-pass visa will be sponsored by the company you work for. Some go to Singapore on a tourist visa and see if they can get a job from a company that can sponsor their employment pass. But this is not always the case. When you’ve reached the maximum period you can stay as a tourist, you will need to exit Singapore.

  • 12 alvin gaza // Dec 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    looking job in singapore which is much better, walk in and submit resume or trough online, and regarding on immigration sa pinas hindi ba mahigpit, marami ba silang tanong bat pu2nta ka ng singapore something like that,ganyan kasi na experience ko nung pumunta ako ng dubai as a visit visa.tnx

  • 13 alvin gaza // Dec 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    looking job in singapore which is much better walk in or trough on line?ragarding sa immigration sa pinas d ba sila mahigpit atsaka minsan marami silang tanong bat ka pu2nta d2 something like that, ganun kasi na experience ko nung pumunta ako ng dubai as a visitvisa. tnx

  • 14 alvin gaza // Dec 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    if ever after 1 month d ka nakahanap ng work pwede pa bang i renew for another month wala bang multiple exit sa singapore?tnx

  • 15 alvin gaza // Dec 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    isang dahilan ba kaya maraming epec applicant na hindi nakakakuha ay dahil hindi kabilang ang school nila sa listahan ng MOM?tnx

  • 16 govind JInjala // Jan 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I am looking for company that will help me out to get e-pass.Lookin for job in pharmaceutical industry as chemist. I am having 8yers exp in pharam industries.

  • 17 govind JInjala // Jan 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I am looking for company that will help me out to get e-pass.Lookin for job in pharmaceutical industry as chemist. I am having 8yers exp in pharam industries.

  • 18 Bimal Ghosh // Jun 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I am looking for company that will help me out to get e-pass. I am looking for my subject relative jobs. I have complite my post Gradution in economics subject. now i am stay from Dhaka, Bangladesh. thanks.

  • 19 Archie // Jun 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Im in Philippines right now, I just want to ask if I got 2 employer in singapore and both are asking for my EPASS requirements can I send my documents to both of them and then I’ll just wait whoever gets my EPASS first thats the employer that Im going to take, what are the problems in MOM if they found out that 2 companies are applying for my EPASS?

  • 20 N.Karuppaiyan // Jun 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Dear sir/madam

    my name is karuppaiyan .i have applied for E-pass and S-pass.these are rejected ,i do not know what is reason for reject the my application .i have finished MBA in 2006 and i have 4 years experience in marketing and management .

  • 21 Asad // Aug 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Hi I am a Civil Engineer. I just secured a job with a world biggest consultancy which has office in Singapore. Initially the company is offered me a 06 months contract. I fall in category P2 EP pass. I have a Master’s Degree from Belarus a former state of Russia. I have about 10 yrs of working experience and salary package they offered is about 6000 S$. Company is very well established in Singapore with turnover of over 15 million S$. I want to know that what are my chances to get the EP.

  • 22 Glydaymaf // Aug 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    ????? ??????? ????

  • 23 iwantsg // Aug 10, 2010 at 12:38 am


    when is the right time to apply EPEC, while you were in Philippines or during the 30days stay in SG? MOM stated apply if you’re ready, meaning prior to the travel???

    MOM state this:

    “You may apply for EPEC if you hold acceptable tertiary/professional qualifications. You should apply only when you are ready to come to Singapore. ”

    see link:

  • 24 deepak kumar // Aug 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    i have eight year experience in marketing with graduation from university. good communication skills in english

  • 25 jean // Aug 28, 2010 at 9:49 am


    I have a friend who worked in singapore 2 years ago, her contract is for 2 years but she has to go home & cancelled her epass after working for 1 year. she didn’t have any violation or what so ever. she even processed all necessary exit documents before going back to the Phils. can she still get a new one (epass)? one of the agencies where she applied for work recently told her that if you already had an epass and cancelled it, you’re not going to be granted a new one by MOM. is that true?

  • 26 glai // Sep 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

    i was rejected for e-pass and my agent didnt give me my details that she input on i still have any options where i can get my details? can i request it on mom?

  • 27 aira // Sep 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    hi! ill be in singapore in a month, i did find a job there through one of the agencies here in manila. they told me that they sponsored me an e pass since im a degree holder here in the philippines. but then ill be working as a frontliner in an italian resto in singapore they offered me 1100sd plus sevice charge? would that be ok? after 2 years of my contract, how would i renew my e-pass? need help badly thank you.

  • 28 Joseph // Sep 19, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Iverify nyo po muna yung ticket nyo bago kayo magpunta ng singapore.. at baka magaya kayo sa case d2

  • 29 Ms. Tsiken // Sep 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Aira, it depends on what lifestyle you would like to maintain. In my opinion though, S$1100 can only support single and young people. You would only be able to afford to rent a room. It depends really if you compare it to the options you have there in the Philippines. Just don’t forget to consider that cost of living in Singapore is twice as much, maybe more.
    But I’m sure there are many people who get by on this salary and still manage to send back some to their family in the Philippines. Good luck!

  • 30 aira // Oct 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

    hi ms. tsiken, thank you so much.. i really wanted to work somewhere else outside manila specifically singapore since in my current job i only get to be paid just enough for my six days allowance..:-) i know 1100sd is really not that enough but then i was thinking maybe just maybe that amount would somehow compensate me since i still have my service charge..:-) btw, ill be working in trattoria l’ ancora somewhere in bukit timah road..maybe you could help me find a place where i could stay near that area and cheaper bedspace maybe.. thanks ms. tsiken.. u are indeed a great help..:-)

  • 31 Glai // Oct 6, 2010 at 12:30 am

    To ms. Aira, i know that resto! I was on a training there before.

  • 32 jatinder singh // Oct 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    pls tell me the difference between S -Pass or E-Pass singhapore

  • 33 jatinder singh // Oct 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    pls tell me the difference between S -Pass or E-Pass singhapore.because i m applying for a singhapore visa so suggest me what kind of pass apply from my side s pass is better or e pass is better for me pls guide me i m heigly thanx to you dear.

  • 34 aira // Oct 7, 2010 at 12:28 am

    to Glai.. hi there.. really u know that resto? can u please tell me more about that resto? im very eager to know everything…where u from? are there a lot of pinoy workers there? are they well compensated there? maybe you could help me… thanks Glai!:-) hoping to hear from you soon…:-)

  • 35 Glai // Oct 7, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Aira, can i have ur email add?

  • 36 aira // Oct 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    gLai here’s my email add… maybe you could help me? maybe you could share infos during your training there? thanks much!:-)

  • 37 Arup // Oct 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I have got offer in singapore company and they r offering me EPASS visa, but my salary is low will I get the PR after 1 year . Plz reply

  • 38 kabayan_ako // Oct 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    anong klase ng visa ang gngmit nong mga nsa skilled position kgya ng welder, electrician etc. at pwde rin b tong mgamit ng mga d qualified s S Pass dahil d ksma s recognized schools ang pinagtapusan nila? salamat sir richard.

  • 39 Kat // Oct 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I already have an in-principle approval letter for employment pass. Can I present this to the immigration authorities even if I don’t have OWWA and POEA papers? Or should I just tell them that I am a tourist? hope somebody can help me. Thanks!

  • 40 Ms. Tsiken // Oct 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Kat, not sure if this helps but when we brought in our maid, the in principle approval for her work permit was recognized only at Singapore immigration. She still had to go to Philippine immigration as a tourist because technically, she doesn’t have any permit/pass yet.

    I would expect that the Philippine IO would ask for official papers and POEA membership.

  • 41 rex // Dec 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    hi,i am currently in singapore,i’m staying here for 11 days already,my e pass was released dec 1,then my employer terminate me,for no reason,and cancelled my pass,would it be possible to apply for a new pass and not to be rejected by the mom.

  • 42 hally // Dec 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    i went to sg last aug-sept. i got a job but then my e-pass got rejected twice so i got no choice but to go back to phils. before going back in the phils i had a pending application after several days they are applying for me again for a s-pass but then the HR head told me that I got rejected twice and that thjere is no possibility that if they will apply for it again, for sure it will be rejected. it is very disappointing. i just like to know if this records will remain in MOM forever?because am still planning to go back to sg asap.

  • 43 Ryan // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Hi, I am planning to go to SIngapore for 1 month, do companies in SG accepts walk in applicants especially foreigners?

  • 44 kumar // Jan 11, 2011 at 2:49 am


    let me know the different about S PASS AND E PASS
    and how long i can stay with e pass and s pass.i did my my b,Sc degree how much i can get per month salary.
    also please explain me p1 p2 q1?
    and which one is suitable for myself.

  • 45 rocky // Jan 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    wag na.. di naman mahalaga yan… pumunta lang kayo tapos pag tanggap kayo sa aaplyan niyo sila na mag poprovide nyan… pag dating dun at malapit na kayo mag 30 days tsaka kayo mag apply 20 mins lang naman and sure papayagan kayo

  • 46 Ysabelle // Jan 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Hi. I have an EPass and it will expire this sept. I’m an IT professional but am thinking of changing my career. I’ll be taking up online course (diploma in Human resource management). after that, I’m planning to look for work in-line with HR here in SG. if i apply, will my new employer have a difficult time renwewing my epass (because i’ll be shifting field)? What are the chances that employers will hire me (w/ diploma but no work exp in HR)? Thanks.

  • 47 reen // Feb 3, 2011 at 1:22 am

    hi! anyone out there knows what are the disadvantages when you live in a staffhouse in singapore? ill be working in few days there in sg salary is good they offered me 2500 sd since im an epass holder but then living in a staffhouse is part of my contract for 2 it really a lot diffent from other room in sg? thanks

  • 48 odeth // Feb 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    please help. my boyfriend will take me to singapore to stay with him there and as a dependant pass, i wonder if i can find a job there even as food server or any job, im only high school graduate, 31 years old and work as a domestic helper in hongkong for almost 10 years. i learned hair and beauty in hongkong, massage, food cart and some livelihood training during my day off. please help me if you have any idea if i can find ..thnks so much


  • 49 kristine // Feb 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    hi… i’m from philippines and i came here in singapore for job haunt but my 1 month stay has been consumed yet i havn’t find question is how would i use my EPEC in order for me to stay longer and find job?

  • 50 melanie // Feb 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    can license certificate from prc need to be put under the educational details when applying for epass?

  • 51 zander // Feb 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    mam tsiken,
    mam may i ask you if is it possible for me to have an e pass or s pass even i graduated only in 2 years course…coz my employer always did’nt success to get s pass or e pass 4 me…

  • 52 ortiito // Mar 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    When i come to Singapore, I brought a cigarettes for my friends there but wasn’t able to declare it in the airport. They took a copy of my documents including
    my passport. Can i apply for an e pass? It is my first time in Singapore and don’t know nothing about this…

  • 53 mac // Mar 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    hi im an e-pass holder, but i want to transfer to another company.. im not resigning until i get an IPA from my next employer… does my current e-pass automatically cancel if my next employer will apply for me? or my current employer should cancel it first before i can get a new pass?

  • 54 Singapore Employment Pass // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    This post gives all the relevant information regarding the employment pass. I had some trouble regarding the eligibility criteria but now I have a clear idea. The clear description about various types of visa passes was very helpful.

  • 55 kir // Apr 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    What happend if two employeer start process to get E Pass for one candidate in singapore? Let me know ASAP

  • 56 gurcharan // May 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    respected sir,,
    i want get information that how much i ll pay for e pass visa & after that i can do there work legal way

  • 57 rekha // May 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    dear sir/mam,
    i am Rekha from India i am graduate with 7 year work experience in HR, i want to do a job in Singapore can u let me know that how can i apply for E pass and what will be the processor for applying visa from india.

  • 58 maria ligaya // May 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    how much would it cost me if i get an epass via online?

  • 59 Jobelle // May 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Hi i am an epass holder can I employ a foreign domestic helper? do MOM have a salary bracket before they will allow you to employ a maid?

  • 60 Gabriel // May 26, 2011 at 10:11 am


    May I know if its allowed to have 2 or more simultaneous e-pass application? Company A submitted an application for me while Company B has a better offer and wants me to submit my requirements.

    If no, may I know if its possible for company A to just cancel the application?

    Hoping for your response.


  • 61 wuzzup // May 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm


    when is the right time to apply EPEC, while you were in Philippines or during the 30days stay in SG? MOM stated apply if you’re ready, meaning prior to the travel???

    MOM state this:

    “You may apply for EPEC if you hold acceptable tertiary/professional qualifications. You should apply only when you are ready to come to Singapore. ”

    see link:

  • 62 thel // May 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    hi im working here in singapore for almost 3 yrs already but under s-pass only. can i apply for e-pass if my contract expires? or if i resigned from my current employer, can i ask my new employer to upgrade my pass?..i am after for the dependent pass which doesn’t apply for s pass holders. thank you.

  • 63 raju singh // Jun 4, 2011 at 2:27 am

    hello, i m hold student pass and i have complete 3 year bachelor degree and i want to do the job in singapore . is it possible .

  • 64 John5 // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I am an e-pass holder. I resigned from my agent a month ago, and was surprised during my last day in the company because my agent didnt cancel my pass. they hold my salary because they said they will wait for the iras(tax). my last day was saturday, and knew it on that evening. On sunday, I went back home so I bring my epass with me. Now, I have a new job in the other country, how to return this epass to MOM? I dont want to be blocklisted by MOM because I’m planning to go back to sg if there is an opportunity. The other problem is I cannot get my salary because they didnt cancel my work permit. can I still take a vacation to sg? advice please. Thank you.

  • 65 jasmin // Jun 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hi i was hired here in singapore but my e pass was rejected.what should i do? should i re apply for S pass? what aare my chances? pls pls hep

  • 66 Jhae // Jul 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    hi i was just informed that my EPass has been approved from an agency but i was thinking of canceling it since my salary is just $1300 and have to pay the agency $2800 and the job is not related on my field and hoping that ill be directly hired so i wouldn’t have to pay. so my question is, if i cancel my EPass will MOM reject my new Pass for a different company because of the cancellation? and if my EPEC will be a plus point?

    Thank you need your advice badly!

  • 67 Glai // Jul 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    To JHAE:
    Opinion ko lng to ha! Im currently working in sg now for 1yr already.
    Actually, kng nsa pinas k at nka agency k, mura n dn yang 2,800 fee, kc mostly ung mga kilala ko n nag agency s pinas almost 4k bnyad nla. At ung 1,300 n salary, ok lng dn.
    Kng andto k s sg at nagtourist ka then nag agency ka mura n yan fee. Tska isipin mo n lng ung hrap mo pra icancel mo ung work mo, bka un p mging reason pra mreject kn s sunod.
    Pwde k nman hanap ng iba after 6months. Tyagain mo muna.

  • 68 angel // Jul 19, 2011 at 1:43 am


    im in middle east right now, and my contract will end 3 months from now and im planning to apply in SG. Thru email, would there be a possibility that they will contact me if i qualify?do i need to pass agency or they can hire me direct?


  • 69 ruthy carbonell // Aug 5, 2011 at 12:38 am

    hi..i wanted to ask,,,since i have the same question as that of jhae..i already have an IPA and a fin numebr when i checked with MOM. the thing is…becasue of some financial difficulties recently, i cannot pay forthe plcament fee at 160k. when the agency told me that my employer cannot wait for me anymore.they fferred me a different job but would only pay 15oo sgd,,,

    would a next employer have hrad time applying for my epass again since i might be cancelling the offer ?

  • 70 eugene // Aug 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Hi, pwede bang bumili ng motorsiklo ang e-pass holder? o kelangan magpr muna bago makabili?


  • 71 Krystal // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    ruthy carbonell- Hi, Yung IPA po may expiration date na 1 year, pag kinansel po yung pass mo ng employer kagad, or kinansel yung pass mo ng walang pang 6 months, posible pong mahirapan ka sa susunod dahil magkakaroon ka ng Bad Record, Pero hindi ibig sabihin nun hindi ka makakalusot dipende parin sa “luck” mo at qualifications mo. Kaninang Umaga sa Radyo narinig ko na nag hihigpit na sila sa pag bigay ng Pass so yung mga S-PASS pababa mahihirapan ma approve, mag coconcentrate po sila sa E-PASS..Lalakihan pa nila ang sahod ng E-PASS pero mas Pahihirapan pa nila ang requirements para maka kuha ng E-PASS. yun po ang intindi ko sa balita. :)

  • 72 Krystal // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Buti ka nga 2800 lang bayad sa agent mo ako 3000SGD. 1300 din sahod ko, tapos natanggalan pa ako ng trabaho makalipas ng 4 months.

  • 73 Krystal // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    jasmin -

    Pag katapos ko matanggal sa trabaho, nag hanap ako ng bagong work, dahil wala pang 6 months na cancel na ang pass ko nagkaroon ang ng bad record sa sg. na reject yung application ko. TAYO, wala tayong magagawa, pero yung nag hire sa atin MERON. katulad ng employer ko, ini re-apply nila ako ulit, nag bigay ng reason kung bakit ka dapat i consider, so dipende po yan sa employer mo kung PAGLALABAN ka.

  • 74 Krystal // Aug 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm


    are you married? because for you to have a Dependent pass, dapat married ka sa Pass Holder. and if you’re the one who will apply for others, Pasok po ang S-PASS. check this site nalang po

    Sana nakatulong ako :)

  • 75 ruthy carbonell // Aug 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    krystal…..shocks!!!!!!! =( so it means i need to talk to them na tlga and do something about the work,,,,hay,,,,=( waaaaaaaah,..naiyak naman ako dun krystal….i really wanted to leave na…mom is sick and we had spent so much na….hay..thanks sa info….my qualifications i think is okay…kase naman epass should be 2800 di ba..tapos baba lang ng sahod ko….

  • 76 ruthy carbonell // Aug 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    question come the agent seems to be that confident that if i wont get the job the employer n(since they want me to leave august 15 dapat)…they can give me another one….actually when he interviewed me gusto na niya tlga ako kunin eh…kaso nabababaan ako sa sahod….waaaaah =( thanks ha….panui pag nakakuha na sila,,,my hands are tied kase,,,,,=(

  • 77 Krystal // Aug 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

    ruthy carbonell- FandB ka ba? Ganito kasi yan, dito kasi, kahit anong pass ka pa, pag small company yan pag tratrabahuhan mo hindi talaga sila nagbibigay ng tamang sahod, actually dati 2500 lang ang E-PASS, ngayon 2800 tapos nga according sa news kahapon tataasan pa nila kaya lang di ko sure kung magkano na.

    Pwede mo naman Pakiusapan yung Agent mo kung pwede hulugan . minsan pwede yun, makipag negotiate ka.

    Bakit ang agent mo ay super sure at confident na mabibigyan ka ulit ng bago. kasi trabaho nila yun, walang agent ang nag sasabi ng totoong sitwasyon ngayon dito. unless ka close mo yung agent mo katulad ko. OO, mahahanapan ka nila ng employer, OO posibleng ma hire ka ulit PERO lahat naman yan nasa MOM ang Final Decision. Kung baga MOM ang pinaka boss nila. Always remember na ang MOM ang nag bibigay ng pass mo at hindi ang agent at ang employer mo. Well, kung gusto ka talaga nila, once na mareject ka pwede sila umapela, kaya lang BIBIHIRA na lang yun, Mangyayari lang yun kapag SOBRANG TAAS NG POSISYON MO AT SUPER NEED NA NILA, so kung hindi ganun ang sitwasyon mo, hindi na nag aatubili ang Employer kasi matrabaho yun, kasi susulatan nila ang MOM at magbibigay ng reason at ipaglalaban ka.

    if you have anymore question, just feel free to ask, i’m glad nakakatulong ako kahit papano kasi minsan nandyan din ako sa sitwasyon na yan :)

  • 78 Krystal // Aug 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

    mac // Mar 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    “hi im an e-pass holder, but i want to transfer to another company.. im not resigning until i get an IPA from my next employer… does my current e-pass automatically cancel if my next employer will apply for me? or my current employer should cancel it first before i can get a new pass?”

    Hi Mark

    Madali lang sagot dyan, pag nakuha mo na yung bago mong pass sa bago mong employer saka ka mag resign at saka ka mag cancel ng PASS, actually automatic na yun, pag pinatawag ka sa MOM para sa new pass mo, kailangan dala mo yung old pass mo kasi i-susurrender mo yan sa kanila. :)

  • 79 ruthy carbonell // Aug 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

    krystal…hi! anung fandb ? di ko nagets…sorry slow…=)
    kase naman di ba when i read info on Mom’s website…if you’re an epass holder…me babayaran kang tax at the end of the year…if they ahd declared a different sahod sa mom..wont i have a problem if i apply for a PR? next queation…of course,,my name is at stake here..i dont wnt fake docs,misdeclaration on anything kase wala naman ako sa pinas,,,gusto ko kase legal at maayos lahat,,,sino ba naman hindi macoconfuse…ni contract nga hindi pa ako nakakasign…walang discussion basta sahod lang..anu un ?????? ni about commission scheme wala din,….tapos parang my hands are tied..and then what? i will suffer inc ase i declined the job and get confused on whether i get the other one they are telling me agent ko sa SG ako mismo mgwoork..instead of like referring me to another company…ako na ngayon ang magrerecruit ng company to get manpower services from the agency….compute compute pa siya about my birtday na parang numerology…

    im being emotuional already im sorry…but i know waht i can do and what my qualifications are…its not as if executive elast..i know what i have and what im capable of doing….

    so its kinda frustrating to know things like that ..honestly when you said ill be banned…its like my future is at wrong move..pooff! floats in the air…i dont think i can handle that….


  • 80 Krystal // Aug 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Hi ruthy..okay lang ba kung kunin ko email add mo? so dun nalang kita replyan? dun nalang tayo magpalitan ng msg at maadvisan kita.?

  • 81 ruthy carbonell // Aug 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    hey krystal…how will i get in touch with you..i dont think i can just post my email here…=)

  • 82 Krystal // Aug 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Ruthy, maybe you can email me at

  • 83 Ron // Aug 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    My E pass is expiring this coming April 2012. Im married with a seven month old baby. Me and my hubby are E pass holders. My boy is on dependent pass.

    We just hired a maid and I am the registered employer. if just in case my employer will re apply S pass (permitted that MOM approves it) would it have an impact on my maid’s work permit? Eligible ba kumuha ng maid and S pass holder with a salary of 2.9k? Base sa new salary structure na epass should earn 3k.

  • 84 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

    hi, i just read some u’r of message and advice to our kababayans from phils. Would you mind if i’ll ask u some questions reagrding this epass holder?

  • 85 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:23 am

    hi krystal,
    i just read some of u’r message and advice to our kababayans from phils. Would you mind if i’ll ask u some questions reagrding this epass holder?

    thanks a lot..

  • 86 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

    to all who has an experience like this:

    my husband was applying a job thru online via( and luckily he was hired by a certain company in singapore, the agency from the above website were asking him a placement fee for 170k, and all the expences from POAE, medical and etc..from phils. will be shouldered by himself including the airfair ticket going to question is, would it be fine if the proccesing will be on that way, or there is an exact procedure on his case?
    please i need ur advise badly..

    thank u in advance

  • 87 Glai // Aug 23, 2011 at 3:35 am

    To mary:

    Ibg nyo po ba sbhin agency from here s sg ung kmuha s aswa nyo? Ingat lng po s Pagbyad. Tska ang laki dn po nung 170k.

    Nde po porket hired n sya e my work n tlga sya, kailangan pa po sya iapply s GOvt dto kng maapruv ung PASS nya. Kng maapruv sya then tska po kau magbyad or give me the passport no. Ng asawa nyo then check ko po kng naaply b tlga sya.. Mhrap po dn kc umasa ng gnyan, lhat gastos nyo.


  • 88 Krystal // Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi Mary!

    sorry for the late reply. :)

    Tama si Glai ang 170k ay masyadong malaki. right now, ang palitan ngayon ay 1sgd=35pesos.

    usually kasi, pag nasa pinas pa yung tao, siya talaga. ang mag babayad ng expenses.

    Hindi po ako dumaan sa POEA ng pinas, umexit po ako satin as a Tourist. pag dating ko dito sa SG saka ako nag apply sa Embassy natin ng OWWA. and medical po dapat sagot ng employer yun.

    Dumaan siya sa Agency, talagang tatagain siya ng Agency, pero kung aalis siya ng pinas ng malinis, dapat sagot ng agency ang lahat.

    And according to you, May Employer na siya diba? ANg next question is kung may IPA na ba siya. (In-Principal-Approval)?

    Mary, is it okay kung sa email add mo nalang ako replyan, madalang nalang ako mag open nitong site na to. you can email me on and i’ll try to help you sa lahat ng makakaya ko :)

  • 89 Krystal // Aug 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hi to all. im willing to help and answer all your questions as long as i can, for free :)

    just email me at

    Thanks! Have a Good Day!

  • 90 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    hi Glai,
    eto po ung passport number ng asawa ko, XX3470492.yes, the agency from singapore are asking this amount.actually they sent already an approved IPA and his contract from the employer for him to process in POEA. Thank you in advance Glai..


  • 91 Glai // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Ncheck ko n po. Approved po tlaga sya. Tagud aldwin salvacion name ng asawa nyo?

  • 92 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    opo glai..salamt po ng madami glai..pwede ko ba matanong kung ano work mo sa sg?hindi ba mahirap pumunta dyan as a tourist visa, dito kasi ako sa dubai ngayon, plan ko sana punta ako ng sg as a tourist din dyan nlang ako maghanap ng work..
    Maraming salamat uli..God bless u always..


  • 93 Glai // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Mdali po magturist dto. Ang prob lng pagkuha ng work. Pero tutal ung asawa nyo po E-pass, pwde po kau mging dpendent pass for 1yr. Mdali dn po kau mkuha ng work pag gnun. Kailngn lng muna mkpunta n at mkpgstart n s work asawa nyo.
    Ngwwork po ako s italian resto

  • 94 Glai // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Bka po pwde nyo pkiusapan ung agncy n kalahati muna byran nyo tutal my work n dn nmn sya, cgrado nmn mbbyran nyo ng unti2x. Anu po name ng agency dto s sg? Tska how much salary bngay s asawa nyo?

  • 95 mary irish // Aug 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    hi Glai
    ganun naman po agreement nila.50% bayran nya if nsa sg na cya din remaining 50% after 4months na.2800sd po ang offer salary nya.nakalimutan ko na ang name ng agency pero nakuha nya yun sa, nakasulat nman dun ung POEA liscence nla…nabasa ko rin ung advantage ng visa nya kaya lang may nabasa akong news kahapon na i revise yta nga sg ang salary bracket ng e-pass holder effective jan.01 next year, balak ko sana next year pa ko punta dyan as his dependent if ok na cya lahat..pero di ko alam kung papano yan..

    thanks glai

  • 96 Glai // Aug 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Ok n ung agreement nyo n un kng tlgang 2800$ salary nya, mbbawi nyo nmn pla agad.. Pro iclear nyo muna kng tlgang 2800$, bka kc declare lng un s papel, nu work b?
    Ako kc dati epass ako declare salary ko 2500$ pero salary ko lng is 1200$. Gnun kc gngwa pra my pag asa n maapruv. Clear nyo lhat.

  • 97 Hydz // Aug 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Hi! I’m already 35 yrs old and planning to work in Singapore for my family…I am a degree holder and graduated in reputable school here in the Phils. with a course of Management Acctg. I was planning to go to Singapore for tourist visa only then apply for work there. Do I still have a chance of working there despite of my age? Thanks much for assistance.

  • 98 Jlyn // Aug 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    hi! im currently working as an EPass holder just for a month now and planning to shift or apply to another job which is in line with my field because my current job is not under my course of study. and my work now doesnt include a contract so lets say i will be hired within a month or so, what will happen to my pass? and is their any complication? thanks!

  • 99 Glai // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hydz, wla nmn problema masyado s age, bsta mganda work experienz mo.. Tska confident k s intervw.. Problema lng tlga pag kuha mo ng pass, dun lage nagkkatalo.. Kht ganu kp kagaling kng ayaw ng govt nla n maapruv ka, wla tlga.. Sbe nga nla swertihan lng tlga..

  • 100 Glai // Aug 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Jlyn, ok lng nmn mag shift k ng ibang field, my mga frends dn ako n nswertehan nmn n mag ibang field. Kya lg s case mo 1 month kp lng.. Bka mhrapan k magkapass ult.. Gawin mo n lng wag k muna magresign hanggang d kpa naapruv s bagong wOrk.. Gnun kc gnwa ko..

  • 101 noy // Aug 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    if you have a question, i type mo lang sa google. Ministry of Manpower. andun lahat ng siguradong sagot. walang siguro, baka, subukan, andun lahat. basahin mo lang mabuti.

  • 102 juls // Aug 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Hi Glai!

    Nabasa ko kc n s italian resto k nag wwork,nag apply din kc me thru agency ng OPAS s italian resto din TRATTORIA L’ ANCORA un pa2sukan q dyan. Ask ko lang kng okay b dyan? At anong agency u d2 s pinas? Thank you…

  • 103 Glai // Aug 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Can i have ur email ad juls? Kilala ko kc ung bos dun..

  • 104 Jlyn // Aug 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

    thanks Glai..but do you recomend na wait muna ako til maka 2-3 month ako bago ako mgapply ulit sa iba? lets say natanggap ako anu mangyayare sa current EPass ko? pwede ba yung intay ko maaprove new pass ko bago ako mgresign or pcancel Epass ko? thanks

  • 105 Glai // Aug 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Mbute n wait k ng 3months pra mganda man lng record mo. Kng naapruv k s iba ung epas mo iccancel n un ng boss mo. Tpos tska k mgresign..

  • 106 Jlyn // Aug 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    thank you so much :) Godbless!

  • 107 juls // Aug 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    To Glai.

    My email add wait ko po email nyo thank u po..

  • 108 Singaporelaah // Sep 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    para sa mga katanungan sa proseso ng EPEC at LTVP punta lang sa

  • 109 jackie // Sep 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    hi glai, nakkatuwa ka naman, ang dami m natutulungan sa mga sinasabi mo,plan ko mag walk in by january, mahihirapan ba ko? pag natapos na un 1month pass ko? ano ung puede ko gawin para makapag stay pa dun?salamat po ng marami..

  • 110 Glai // Sep 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

    By january kc tyak tangapan un, kc chinese new yr ng jan.19 yta un. Nde ako sure s date.. So mostly ung iba nag rresign kya mdame opportunity nun.. Bago mtapos 1month mo pwde k mag apply ng online extension 30$ un at maubos n ult un ng wla kp dn work pwde k exit ng malaysia.. At maubos mo p ult un mkipagsalaparan k ng indonesia 80/20 n un. 20% n ppyagan k p mgkaron ng 1month stay s sg.. Swertehan lng din pati nga pagka apruv mo swertihan eh.. Kht ganu k kagaling kng d trip ng govt n iapruv ka, wala k mggawa..

  • 111 jackie // Sep 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

    ganun ba? hayyy mahirap talaga,pero gusto ko subukan,lulubusin k na ung tanong ko ah?may idea ka ba magkano house rental jan?salamat talaga,bngyan m ko ng idea..
    jackie´s last blog post ..Excel prints to pdf in Letter size despite A4 setting

  • 112 Glai // Sep 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    S house is iba2 e dpende my 275$, 300$, 350$ 4 pax per room.. Ssugal k lng tlga pagpunta mo dto, kc ggastos k dn eh. Nde dn biro un… Tska kailangn confident k din at my fighting spirit k n magkkawork ka. Wla kc mangyyre kng panay chat mo s naiwan mo s pinas kesa s paghanap ng work. Ntry ko n dn mag pass ng resume online, npakadalang ng tumwag skn kc d nmn gnun kaganda work experience ko.

  • 113 jackie // Sep 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

    thank you talaga…. :)
    jackie´s last blog post ..Excel prints to pdf in Letter size despite A4 setting

  • 114 jackie // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:00 am


    one more thing, puede ko ba malaman ung mga docs na dala mo nung time na nanjan ka?pls?
    jackie´s last blog post ..Excel prints to pdf in Letter size despite A4 setting

  • 115 Glai // Sep 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Tor at diploma.. Un lng! :)

  • 116 Mike // Sep 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve been here since last month with an IPA (S-Pass) but since then, i and my colleagues still haven’t had the work we had applied for. Its been 33 days now and our agency here in Singapore still says you need trainings, seminars and lectures and the like before working. And the fact that a fellow worker who is 40 days ahead of me here is having the same problem as mine make me think twice of when could we begin our job.

    If worse come to worst, would it be possible for me to apply for another job without being questioned by the MOM?

  • 117 Glai // Sep 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Mike, bkt gnun ngyre? Anu company ung ppasukan nyo? Can i have ur eadd?

  • 118 Mike // Sep 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Glai, my eadd is

  • 119 domz // Oct 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    i already pass my requirements to mom for applying epass.. its been 2 weeks. how did i know that i approved.. i dont yet receive any amails

  • 120 Glai // Oct 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Anu passport no. Mo?

  • 121 Ruffa // Oct 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Yung PAYE LIBAR ba nasa city? I will be there by mid october, yung epAss ba dpat sagot ng employer? 300sgd daw bayad don? Ani pagkakaiba ng epass
    Sa spass? ApprOved na yung Epec ko.

  • 122 Glai // Oct 5, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Paya lebar mga 6 mrt stops to city. Pero malapit lng nmn..
    Epec kc ggmitin mo un pra mkapag stay k dto s sg ng 1yr.
    Bout s epass or spass, depende pag direct k s employer sagot nla un. Pag nag agency ka, mgbyad ka. Meron dn ibang employer n d nla kya mag apply so kaw mghhnap ng agency n mag aaply sau 300$ un, ewan ko n lng ngaun mgknu n.

    Epass un ung my work experience n more than 5yrs tpos ang declare salary 2800 n yta, pwde mo mkuha ung asawa pra mging dependent sau, or parents pra mkpgwork dto.. Ung spass 5yrs below ang experienz, 2000 salary. Ok n po b? Sna nkatulong po ung msg ko!

  • 123 Bry // Oct 7, 2011 at 12:53 am

    alam nyo po ba kung pde mag walk in sa Singtel or Starhub? ang tagal ko na ksi po hanap ng work la pa dn ako nakukuha. eh advise po ng fren ko mag walk in. kung me alam po kyo iba pang company pde mag walk in pa advise nmn. thanks

  • 124 Glai // Oct 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Wla nmn problema kng mag walk in, mas ok p nga un eh. Anu b ntapos mo at work experienz mo?

    Ung frend ko ngwwork s singtel, nag pasa lng sya tru email, sakto n hiring cla tska qualified sya dun s hnhanap kya tnwagan sya.

  • 125 Bry // Oct 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Pol sci po. Ang experience ko po sa sales. Alam nyo po ba f pg ng walk in me interview na din or usually iiwan lng dn application sa receptionist? thanks po

  • 126 domz // Oct 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    sir/madam, xample nareject ka ng mom sa pagaply mo ng epass mo, pwde k p ba mgapply uli?

  • 127 Ruffa // Oct 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Glai, thank you ng madami. :)

    Anybody who knows room for rent at cheaper price? for 2people.

  • 128 Glai // Oct 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Mas cheap kng 4pax/room pag 2pax around 500/pax

  • 129 Mike // Oct 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    May tanong po ako sa inyo, ung broker namin dito binago nila yung personal data ko para mabigyan ako ng S-pass at work. Ginawa nila akong driver ng 12 years. Hindi na ba pwedeng baguhin o alter yung copy na un sa MoM?

  • 130 domz // Oct 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    hi guyz ok na spass ko problema kulang ung pambayad ko ng agency jan sa singapore na ngprocess ng spass ko me alm b kaung ngpapaloan jan? tnx

  • 131 eman04 // Nov 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    hi glai,
    hi krystal,

    interested ako mag work sa SG. im currently working in one of the bigest bank here in the PH i dont have any idea kung san ako mag start mag aply or anu ang equivalent ng work experiences ko iv been in 3 companies all in ol 7 yrs nako working (4yrs of that d2 sa head office ng bank) i hope you cud give me idea og wat i shud expect. thanks emman

  • 132 avril // Nov 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    good day!
    ask ko lng po ano mga big companies jan sa singapore? and mga resto na malaki mgpa sweldo…and ano po agency ang mganda credibilty ? i am very intersted to work there and hoping for a big salary…
    i have 3.5yrs experience in F&B industry..,
    thank you very much

  • 133 arnold // Jan 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    hi ms.tsiken,,they offer me a job in singapore with salary of 600 sgd with free accomodation,,is that ok???

  • 134 arnold // Jan 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    hi glai,,can i have ur email add or facebook?my tanong ako sau,,

  • 135 Glai // Jan 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hi arnold..

    ..bout s 600sgd at free haus n yan, wag mo tangapin lalo n kng nkatapos ka, pang trainee lng kc un, ung mga nag oojt. Kc mhrap ngaun mkakuha ng pass kya puro trainee lng nkkapasa s ngaun ha.

  • 136 arnold // Jan 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    hi glai,,ym ba un?my ym ka ba or skype??tnx,,

  • 137 Patricia Ann Vitug // Jan 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    my brother is ane-pass holder.he is single can he petition me?and my parents as well?

  • 138 Anne Manalad // Feb 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    i just wanna ask, i was recently applied for an epass by my employer but my salary is 900sgd only. i was browsing all the comments and research about the epass form and the salary mentioned did not match with my salary because its a high paid job to get an epass. is that possible my agency did not deceit me with informations? my agency status still in poea thats why i have a huge trust giving my initial payment to them? would that be alright?

  • 139 Glai // Feb 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    900$ lng? Anu work? Mostly sahod is 1200$..

  • 140 karen // Feb 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Glai,
    i hope u can help me. I’m planning din magpunta jan s SG, Magpapabook n kmi ng friend ko (2 kmi) this last week ng March. (2 way ticket) (3days).
    Medyo nhihirapan kc kmi mg decide whats the best way para ndi kmi mahirapan sa immigration dito.
    Need ba namin ng invitation letter? or do you suggest mag book nlng kmi sa hotel.? then pakita nmin un dito sa immigration . May mga hotel kc online n refundable and no cancellation fees if cancelled 1day before.
    Ganyan kc ang ginawa nung isa kong friend dati.)

    Or both options?
    Regarding agency? Need ba talaga nmin un? or what if itry muna nmin n walang agency then saka kmi mag agency pag malapit na maexpire ang 30days stay nmin?
    thanks in advance

  • 141 Anil // Feb 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

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  • 143 Sushil // Feb 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Please can u explain me difference between the Spass and E pass and PR in both cases how can get and apply.
    Now a days singapore govt issuing Spass /Epass /WP
    Please help

  • 144 jona // Feb 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm


    how long can i stay in singapore after the cancellation of my pass?

  • 145 babu govindaraj // Mar 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    hi ,

    i had apply the E-pass through agent but the MOM reject my application, how can i get what is the reason of reject My application and that agent tolled me my resume is not proper English can you kindly help out for the same, if is there any specification of model resume kindly do need full

  • 146 Monster - Beats By Dr Dre Studio Lamborghini Australia // Mar 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  • 147 Sushil // Mar 28, 2012 at 1:28 am

    My two cousins went to singapore and return back to india due to some famly problem but they have paid ist instalment of fee 4350S$ each .But know they woundnt go to singapore and want their fee refund .Please suggest how to get .They are poor people just got loan and paid ist instalment of fee but this bad happened to them.Please suggest how fast they can get refund of fee their intake was 5th of march.they didnt appear in MOM for Student visa.

  • 148 maria // Mar 30, 2012 at 1:28 am


    Please help me..

    ganito kc situation ko,meron akong 2 job offer sa sg ung Company A nakapirma n aq ng contract at na Re-appeal n ung S pass ko kc rejected sabi mag wait lng aq ng 3 to 6 weeks so pang 2nd week k n ngayon.. ung Company B mas malaki offer pero hnd pa ako pumipirma ng contract kc nga natatakot aq pero naghihintay sila at gus2 na nila fill up ko n ung form ng S pass kc apply n din nila.. pwede ba na sabay nila aq iapply khit ung isa nakaReappeal? o hntayin q nlng ung result ng Reappeal? tapos tsaka ako magpaapply sa company B?pwede b un?anu po ang dapat gawin sa ganitong sitwasyon?
    pls i need an advice.

  • 149 crescia // Apr 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Hi! I have job offers here in singapore. One company has applied an epass for me but wishes me to start to work for them in july. The HR just disclosed me about this after applying which I didn’t like ‘cos she said in our previous conversation that i can start this last week of april. I haven’t signed any contract to them yet. Right at this moment, we’re still waiting for the outcome. Now here’s another company that offers me a job that can let me start to work right away after the approval of the pass application, but they haven’t apply me for the pass yet. My problem is, is it alright to have simultaneous application of e/s pass from different companies? Or shall i still wait for the outcome of the first application? If in the first company the pass is approved, is it ok not to work for them ‘cos in the first place i haven’t signed any contract to them yet? Thanks!

  • 150 Moinkee // Apr 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm


    Wait mo ung result nung una tska k paapply s com.B, d kc pwde sabay iapply..

  • 151 Moinkee // Apr 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    To Cresia:

    When did they apply for u? Did they give u the copy of epass application?

    Can have simultaneous application but cant apply the same time.

    If in te first company has been approve, can back out and cancel ur pass but nowadays its very hard to get the pass so better grab it then work first for few months then try to apply for other company.

    I have a friend she was approved in a resto then that day MBS, ask her to pass all her docs, then mbs apply for her S-pass, she tell the MBS that shes currentlyaprroved. But they are willing to wait for her for 3 months. So maybe just do the same thing if u really want the othercompany.

  • 152 crescia // Apr 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Company A applied for me yesterday. They haven’t given me the copy of epass application.

    Yes I will really back out if the outcome is either approve/reject ‘cos they will still hire me in july.

    By the way, i’m here for a social visit pass only.

    There are still other 2 companies interested in me. How can i tell them about this case?

    If I will back out (since there was still no contract), can company A tell MOM that i will be ban from further pass application?

  • 153 crescia // Apr 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’d like to ask your example re MBS.
    The employee has been currently approved with a pass from company A, and then MBS applied for her and also got approved?
    So it’s ok to get many pass approvals from different companies?

  • 154 Moinkee // Apr 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Give me ur passport no. Ill check tom if they apply for u. Then if not, u ask the other two companies that they can apply for u.
    U can iform the company A that dont apply for u anymore(if in case that they havent apply for u, tom ill check)

    If they apply for u and approved and u talk to them rude maybe they can tell the mom to ban u or say something against u. So better talk to them in a niceway.

  • 155 Moinkee // Apr 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    No, if mbs has been approved, u can resign to urcompany A, incase u sign a contract that u must atleast work for 3 months then u must work then tell mbs that wait for u for 3 months, after that, company A will cancel ur pass, so mbs will be the current pass u have

  • 156 crescia // Apr 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    my question is even if the employee has a current approved pass, other companies can still apply for a pass for you?

    is there any case that you can have multiple approved pass?

  • 157 Moinkee // Apr 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Yes they can apply for u.. Once approve u can resign and they will cancel ur pass.

    But u cant have multiple pass.

  • 158 crescia // Apr 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    or maybe you were saying that the employee has a current approved pass and can work to the company A for 3 months.. and then company MBS will apply later and get her pass approved.. so she will resign from company A and work for MBS..

    because in my case if the pass is approved, i still can’t work for the compnay because they say that i can work for them in JULY. so that means, i will go back home first..

    i want to work as early as possible and there are other compnies out there.

  • 159 crescia // Apr 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    so in my case once pass application is approved with company A, I CAN’T WORK for them now (because they say not until JULY).. so that means i can’t get hold of the IPA (is that what they call, or s/epass card)

    is it possible for other companies to apply for me a pass by then?

    it’s different with your friend ‘cos with company A, she have worked for them for a time after being applied for a pass by another company..

    in my case once pass is approved by company A, i still can’t work for them..

  • 160 Jing // Apr 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Good Eve,
    Ask ko lang if nare-re apply ba ang training employment pass (TEP)??thanks…!

  • 161 anthony // Apr 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Greeting for Peace!

    I am Anthony B. Malanguis, residing in the Philippines and recently graduated taking the degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. I just want to inquire if there are opportunities for us! I already have a one year experience in a the hotel in Singapore as a Banquet staff. Moreover I would like to ask, if you could help me introduce any agencies . Do you know any agencies that could help us land a job in Singapore?

    Thank you and more power!

  • 162 crescia // Apr 21, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Of course, HRM grads have a lot of opportunities here in Sg. One year of experience only somehow is not enough for you to apply on your own and secure yourself an spass. It’s good thing that you are open to go for agencies. I’ve known one, it is a training center (somewhat like an employment agency) and the name is ett. They will just help you find an employer and apply a Training Employment Pass (TEP) to Ministry of Manpower. As of the moment, they ask S$1450 in all for the fees. Unfortunately, i’ve heard that singapore will stop giving out TEP this june. It would be better if you come as early as possible before june. Godd luck to you.

  • 163 crescia // Apr 21, 2012 at 1:26 am

    By the way TEP is good only for 6 months and some have 1 year. And the salary is only 1,200. It’s a good way to start though.

  • 164 Selfinflicted // Apr 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Hi! I’ve applied thru an agency here in the Philippines, they told me na TEP lang ang ia-apply nila for me since my work experience isn’t in-line with the position i’m applying for. Anyways, the representative from the agency here said that the contract is for 2 years. Re-apply lang daw ng re-apply, yung agency na daw sa SG ang gagawa nun. Pero i’ve looked at the MOM website, at nagsearch ako sa net, parang di naman renewable ang TEP, at parang pangstudent lang siya, eh graduate ako at may 4 years ng experience. What advice can you give me? Thanks!

  • 165 crescia // Apr 25, 2012 at 1:05 am

    That is true! If the work experience isn’t relevant to the position applying for, much better to go for TEP ‘cos you’ll POSSIBLY be approved (not probably). Some TEP application sometimes get rejected. I’ve heard that MOM sometimes grant you TEP valid for 6 months, and some 1 year. And you can apply for TEP twice only, and after that apply for other companies that can apply for you an s/e pass. So if you’re a a degree holder, your experience must be relevant to your degree as well as to the position you’re applying for. Or if not, your degree might not be relevant but the experience must be to the position. If I were you, try to apply for jobs related to your experience and a little to your degree. Because when the employer apply to MOM for your pass, they will ask to upload your diploma and information related to work experience. It would be better if your work experience in one company is more than 3 years. One year of experience is not good. I’ve also heard that if you go for agencies in the Philippines, you will not only pay there but also pay an agency that will cater you when you arrive here in singapore. Better look for relatives in singapore that will help you sponsor for your stay and come here for a social visit pass. Hope this helps.

  • 166 Dome // May 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Hi and good pm to all!

    I am currently reside and work on the largest broadcasting company here at PH as a graphic artist supervisor while having a freelance work of website developing and design. I was wondering if my forte on such career could somehow have opportunity to work at SG. I have 15yrs of graphic arts & designs experience and gathered expertise on website design and development for 8yrs. It probably sounds good, but in reality it wasn’t fine enough to get a mediocre type of shelter for my family or send my kids on college.

    I am on a plan to get on SG as a tourist, then walk-in apply to wherever opportunity and luck leads me. I am a mercenary in time, with no trouble of eating seeds for lunch. Got my documents prepared ie: COE, NBI clearance, certificates, portfolio and resume.

    When my friend gets there last month he told me that his relatives who work/resides on SG sent him an invitation. He offered me the idea of sending it to me, so I could also use it? I am not so sure about it, but maybe you guys have some insights on this. Another thing that bothers me is that I am already 41yrs old. Does it mean that I only had fewer chance of getting employed? And how much money do I need as my budget if I decide to pursue this?

    I am still gray and confused. I need someone that could somehow get me on right directions before this actions would take me on the point of no return.

    Thanks for reading my friends!

  • 167 Dome // May 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hi and good pm to all!

    I am currently reside and work on the largest broadcasting company here at PH as a graphic artist supervisor while having a freelance work of website developing and design. I was wondering if my forte on such career could somehow have opportunity to work at SG. I have 15yrs of graphic arts & designs experience and gathered expertise on website design and development for 8yrs. It probably sounds good, but in reality it wasn’t fine enough to get a mediocre type of shelter for my family or send my kids on college.

    I am on a plan to get on SG as a tourist, then walk-in apply to wherever opportunity and luck leads me. I am a mercenary in time, with no trouble of eating seeds for lunch. Got my documents prepared ie: COE, NBI clearance, certificates, portfolio and resume.

    When my friend gets there last month he told me that his relatives who work/resides on SG sent him an invitation. He offered me the idea of sending it to me, so I could also use it? I am not so sure about it, but maybe you guys have some insights on this. Another thing that bothers me is that I am already 41yrs old. Does it mean that I only had fewer chance of getting employed? And how much money do I need as my budget if I decide to pursue this?

    I am still gray and confused. I need someone that could somehow get me on right directions before this actions would take me to the point of no turning back.

    Thanks for reading my friends

  • 168 patrick // May 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    hi, can somebody help me asap?

    ncancel kase ung tep ko, ngayon naghahanap ako ng work pero malapit na mag expire yung hawak kong special pass na binigay sa akin nung nacancel tep ko. nag apply ako for online extension sa ICA pero nadisapprove aq. plano ko mag exit sa malaysia for 1 day at bumalik agad aq the following day. would it be advisable? mabibigyan kaya ulit aq ng 1 month extension? ano po ba gagawin ko kase litong lito na ko.

  • 169 marie // May 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    hi, i would like to check with you guys if okay lang for an employer to ask their applicant to pay for the processing of pass? my friend told me kasi, na pag direct employer daw, sila na ang bahala dun but in one company i applied to today, they are asking me to pay the pass application, then if okay, another payment for medical, etc. total is less than $500. thanks!

  • 170 gabriel // May 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Hi,need some help.during my interview,I was offered sgd1800 as my salary and I accepted the offer.later it turn out that I got a q1 pass (min salary sgd2800).I was asked to resign after working for only 2 weeks .just want to know is it because of the q1 pass that I was asked to resign ?

  • 171 Pandurag H Wadle // May 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I am Pandurang H Wadle. I Have TEP Pass . My TEP Pass going to finish. and I am Looking for S or E Pass. Plz Can u Help Me. If Any Vacancy then plz infrom me .mobile nom

  • 172 marcus // Jun 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    hello need advice anyone please? my e-pass was cancelled when i was on a 5 days vacation in the ph.what possible problem i would face in the singapore immigration i was informed just yesterday that our pass wass just cancelled , because our restaurant was sold to a new owner , i still have my ic..i was thinking what possible problem i would be facing in sg immigration, my flight is tomorrow manlia – sg,

  • 173 marky // Jun 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Hello everybody!

    I am planning to study in Singapore. What are the steps required of me to be able to acquire a student’s pass? Thanks in advance.


  • 174 Jen // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Hi last year i got training in my school abd got tep pass in sg and ended last march. Then i tried to apply from march to may but unfortunately lagi syang reject
    I think its my 4th times na na reject ung pass ko.

    Then i found out na ung 2nd key in sakin eh mali mali

    Ung school year ko na dapat 2007-2011 e naging 2007-2010

    Un ba ung reason kung bakit reject lagi application ko?

    If so, ano ang pwede kong gawin para ma correct ung details ko?? Help po

    Ryt now im here in jb., still havent go back after my contract was ended coz i really want to have job in singapore…
    Badly need ur help guys.. ;(

  • 175 Moinkee // Jul 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Possible n dhil dun.. Pero lhat ng frend ko n tep puro rejected dn cla..naubos n dn ung 1month nla dto.. Try mo kya ung agency ko s bugis bka mtulungan k nla..

  • 176 Jen // Jul 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Mga friends ko kasi na tep din before laht sila may pass na ulit under tep ulit.
    Ngaun ako 4th rejections ko na. Di ko na alam gagawin ko
    Di ko alam kun paano ma aaus ung details ko.

    Sana po matulungan nio ako. Sobrang gusto ko talaga mag work sa sg :(.

    Contakin nio ko sa 82261415 sobrang nee ko ng help nio…

    Sna meron dito ung same ng case ko..
    At matulungan ako..

  • 177 mery fe // Jul 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    hi goodeve…..i am a ex singapore…. i wroked in singapore for 1 year…. after my contract.. i tried to find a job…pero laging narereject ng MOM.. and its my 5th rejection nah…. may pag asa pa kaya ako??? i really want to work in sg again…anu ba dapat kung gawin??? please anyone who can help me??…. im begging i need help…

  • 178 mery fe // Jul 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    any one who can help me please contact me… 09276700462 or with my email

  • 179 inderpreet // Jul 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    i am an E PASS holder in singapore and earlier my husband S PASS has been rejected twice. now i want to apply for dependent pass.. will my husband be able to get dependent visa plz suggest and infact i dont remember now that my agent has mentioned my marital status or not at the time of application of my E PASS but i am having my marriage certificate ..plz help and advice

  • 180 Louise Dela Cruz // Aug 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Madami po bang job opportunities sa SG for a of Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate like me? may 6 months experience na po aq sa sg as an intern student sa country club during my college days, is that would be enough po ba to find job there or what? any advice po?

  • 181 Caren // Aug 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Hi bka po pwde nyo ako matulungan no working experience po ako dhl kapapanganak ko lng last yr ngyon 1yr na po ung baby ko kya po pwde ko na sya iwan sa mother ko. Balak ko po mg walk in sa sg kya lng wla po ako idea paano mg start or kung ano ang mga kelangan pra mkpag work dun ng legal pls help me this is my ym pls email me graduate po ako ng bs tourism
    Caren´s last blog post ..Mama Mio Tummy Rub

  • 182 Samson // Aug 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Is there any employment agency in Singapore? that can assist Nigeria applicants who has already gotten e-visa to travel to Singapore to look for job with good qualification.
    I am ready to work with such agency and meet all the requirement and follow the rules.
    please contact me as soon as possible

  • 183 Vani Nagesh // Sep 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I am a EP Holder in Singapore. My sisters family wants to come to singapore as tourists and stay in my place for 15 dyas. Can I send them the invitaion letter. I am I eligible for this? or only PR can do this? for applying tourist visa from India what documetns do I need to give them?

  • 184 DOn // Sep 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Hi, tanong ko po sana kung may idea po kayo kung possible ba na maaprove ang Spass mo kung may makuha kang bagong work pero 2 months ka palang sa company mo. So it means yung SPASS mo is 2 months palang. Any idea po ng chances of aproval?

  • 185 tony // Sep 21, 2012 at 1:54 am

    looking 4 waitress n waiters 2 work in singapore,,atleast 2yrs working xperience,,salary 1800sgd,,6days week,,,,send name n position applying for n yrs of xperience to…..09182434029

  • 186 ney // Oct 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm


    what is your company? I’m a fresh grad from UST. May i apply for that?

  • 187 Rachelle B. Casumbal // Oct 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Hello po sa inyo. Andito po aq sa sg for 1month mag 2weeks na aq. Nag Tanung po aq sa agency Kung may maoofer sakin na work at sabi nila for retail daw ang salary ay 1200sgd ang placement fee ay 2500 sgd sa tingin nyo okey ba to.

  • 188 Mark // Oct 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Hi. My question is.

    If Company A applied for an EPASS…. tapos na reject ni MOM yung application dahil maliit lng yung company… and Company A appealed pero it will take 3weeks pa bafore malaman yung result…

    Ok lng ba na si Company B mag submit din kay MOM ng SPASS/EPASS application for me?

    Tapos kung cno nalng ma una… dun ako papasok? dba problema yun?



  • 189 ever // Nov 21, 2012 at 1:27 am

    1month me sa work s pass po ako ilang buwan po ba dapat para di mareject ng mom.gusto ko po sanang maghanap ng ibang restaurant po me ngwowork.sana po may makasagot sa katanungan ko

  • 190 ever // Nov 21, 2012 at 1:32 am

    ano po ang gagawin ko mag aapply po muna ba me.then saka magpasa ng resignation.1 month po dapat notice sa employer/please reply

  • 191 monish // Jan 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    mr tsiken i have completed my bachelor degree in electronics&communication engineering with first class honors in 2011 is there is any possibility to get epass in Singapore and notifiy me to the mail please make a note that im a fresher

  • 192 yadwinder // Jan 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

    hi sir i want to apply for e pass i have done my btech. can u guide me? please reply me

  • 193 ESPERANZA // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

    usually application of epass is on employer task once you found job they will apply for you.
    There are two stages 1. apply for a job 2. your employer will apply for the pass.

  • 194 ESPERANZA // Jan 30, 2013 at 11:50 am

    @MONISH- MOM have the final decision weather they give you Epass or Spass depende sa salary na ibibigay sa yo ng employer. There are two hurdles here, to find an employer and after that weather you and your employer will get an appoval from MOM. Try your luck and pray a lot.

  • 195 xobhe // Feb 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Hi, just wondering kelangan pa ba ng physical copy ng diploma para I present sa MOM once approved n ang pass? Meron n din ako FIN from previous job ko. Naiuwi ko n kc diploma ko. Thanks

  • 196 japneet // Mar 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

    i am japneet from punjab iam registered nurse with more than five years exprience in 1000 beded hospital as still .my husband is working in sg. i would like to be go to sg for self business start in singapore.plz help me best way like p2,p1,q plz infom me

  • 197 chris // Mar 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    how much is the salary bracket for S pass? thanks.

  • 198 chris // Mar 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    And is there any changes and adjustments for S Pass holders, when? thanks.

  • 199 sunil kumar // Apr 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    hi sir my name is sunil kumar actually i am a student, i am came in Singapore on study pass my study is 6 month after that my college will be providing me 6 month internship so if in during internship can i apply for e pass if i can apply so please tell me how can i apply for e pass.
    sunil kumar´s last blog post ..Human Heart Nature in Singapore

  • 200 sunil kumar // Apr 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    hi sir my name is sunil kumar actually i am a student, i am graduate i am came in Singapore on study pass my study is 6 month after that my college will be providing me 6 month internship so if in during internship can i apply for e pass if i can apply so please tell me how can i apply for e pass.
    sunil kumar´s last blog post ..Human Heart Nature in Singapore

  • 201 xena // Apr 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Does the Diploma and the Original copy of you TOR really needed to the MOM? is it true if you dont have with you yor diploma and tor it is useless the MOM will not approve you?

  • 202 xena // Apr 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    please reply… kong wala po bang diploma and tor di ka ma bibigyan ng epass/spass sa MOM?

  • 203 Rex // May 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Please help me to recommend an agency with good accreditations. I would like to apply my wife even TEP for 6months. Is it possible even she’s in Manila if they could able to apply for TEP for her and will flight over here as soon as she has been approved?


  • 204 Aya // Jul 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Good day,

    Hi, I’m already a dependent pass holder of an employment pass holder. I’m 20 and currently looking for a job here in singapore.
    My questions are:

    1. Will my dependent pass be invalid or cancelled when I turn 22?

    2. Do I need to apply for a work pass(what type of pass?) to be able to continue my work here?

    Looking forward on your reply. Thank you.

  • 205 chelle // Jul 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

    im a work permit holder is it possible to have an office job and apply for spass?

  • 206 aix // Jul 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm


    Ask ko lang po sana kung if possible po ba maaproved permit ko s pass po nareject po kasi then my employer appeal ung application need daw po kasi increase ung man power para ma include po ako sa company ..once kaya ma increase ang quota nila maaproved na kaya ung s pass? Pls help me stress na po kasi ako

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