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. Employers could also look at doing background checks singapore on their employees to see if they are able to qualify for this. 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).