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SINGAPORE – Higher Minimum Salary for S Pass Applicants

Effective 1 January 2019, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2200 to SGD 2300.

Further Details

  • Existing S Passes expiring between 1 January and 30 June 2019 can be renewed for up to one year under the pre-2019 salary requirement.
  • Existing S Passes expiring from 1 July 2019 onwards can only be renewed if they meet the new minimum salary requirement.
  • The salary should reflect work experience. Older, more experienced applicants need higher salaries to qualify.
  • Fixed monthly allowances can be included in the salary calculation.

Action items

  • Employers who may be affected are encouraged to review the salaries of their S Pass holders.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.