Rockford Overseas Consultants

FAQs - Singapore

Employment Pass for Eligibility Certificate.

No, EPEC is only a certificate.

No, there is no processing fee for EPEC application.

Once you have submitted an EPEC application online, you will receive a reply within 2 working days. Applicants can check the status of their applications online by keying in their reference and passport number in the EPEC website.

No, you cannot submit multiple applications online. Only the first application submitted will be accepted by the system.

No, you cannot take your dependent along with you.

Any Foreigner may apply for an Employment Pass to be employed or to do business in Singapore if he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria.

You may submit an application for PR as soon as you are granted an Employment Pass.

An Employment Pass holder may apply for Dependant’s Passes for his wife and unmarried children under 21 years of age.

A Dependant’s Pass holder can apply for a Letter of Consent from the MOM if he/she wishes to work in Singapore.

The advantages of studying in Singapore are; Through the Work Holiday Programme and Internships, students will get the opportunity to experience a challenging working environment in Singapore.

A foreigner must apply for a Student’s Pass if he/she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.

Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). The students studying at these universities are allowed to work part time 16 hrs a week.

The employer or the appointed agent should submit the Employment Pass application.Client should be able to submit all the required documents from his employer, and employer should be willing to pay levy to the government on annual basis for employing a foreigner. As you already have a job offer, you won’t require profile evaluation (IRR).