Changes to Singapore S Pass Qualifying Salaries

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has provided new minimum qualifying salary requirements for S Pass eligibility. Companies sponsoring foreign workers with S Passes in Singapore should note the following changes and their effective dates:

  • Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum qualifying salary for an S Pass will increase from SGD 2,200 to SGD 2,300 per month.
  • Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for an S Pass will increase from SGD 2,300 to SGD 2,400 per month.

Companies should also note the following S Pass renewal requirements:

  • S Passes set to expire between January 1 and June 30, 2019 may be renewed for up to one year.
  • S Passes set to expire between July 1 and December 21, 2019 may be renewed if they meet the new minimum qualifying salary of SGD 2,300 per month.

Companies can use the MOM’s Self-Assessment Tool to check employee S Pass eligibility. For further information on how this may affect your business, please consult with our attorneys. For more frequent updates, please follow us on Twitter (@GrahamAdairLaw).