You plan to open a company in Singapore (or you already have a company) and you want to move to Singapore: The most common choice for moving is EP-a visa that your company applies for and invites you to work. Let us understand what procedures are required to move to Singapore with an EP and why it is the easiest to do so.
What is EP?
Employment Pass (EP) is a work visa issued for a specific company, which can invite foreign professionals, managers, managers and technicians. EP allows you to work exclusively for the company, allows you to live in Singapore and bring your family to Singapore. The EP is valid for 1 or 2 years and you can apply for renewal.
Why is it easier to apply for EP than other visas?
The required documents are simpler: if you apply for an EntrePass visa designed for entrepreneurs, you must provide proof of solvency. To do this, you need to obtain government funding, or support from a business incubator, or a strong record that can prove the success of your early business. To apply for an EP, you only need to prove that you are the person your company needs to hire.
What materials do I need to provide?
Since EP is a work visa, you need to be a professional and very suitable for the company's position. Visa officers usually pay attention to the following matters:
- Fixed salary: Salary reflects your value and your ability to support yourself and your family
- Professional experience that matches the desired position: the more impressive your resume, the better your chances of earning an EP
- Education: A good university degree can give you extra points. If academic qualifications are not your strengths, use experience and salary to make up for it
- Company profile and product introduction: A reliable employer will make it easier for you to obtain EP
In some cases, the authorities may require you to take a medical examination. The medical examination can be completed in one day, and you can do it in Singapore or your local hospital that can provide English medical reports.
What should my salary be?
Yes, we recommend that you apply for permanent resident status for yourself, your spouse and children after 12 months. But in theory, you can also apply immediately after obtaining the EP.