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An Overview of the ONE, EP, and PEP Work Passes

What Are the ONE, EP, and PEP Work Passes in Singapore?

Some of the work passes Singapore has made available to foreign talent are the Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass (PEP), and the Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass (ONE) which will be available from 1st January 2023. This infographic will compare the 3 work passes for your easy understanding.

Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass (ONE)

Singapore ONE pass visa

Singapore’s newest ONE pass was established to attract the best global  talents from across all sectors, with a focus on the fields of business, arts & culture, sports, science & technology, and academia & research. 

This new pass will help to solidify Singapore’s position as a leading talent hub and compete against other countries in the world’s fight for the most outstanding talents.

Employment flexibility is a given with ONE as qualified candidates can simultaneously start, run, and work for several companies in Singapore all at once.

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Eligibility Requirements

  1. Existing work pass holders and overseas candidates can apply if they meet either of the salary criteria below:
    • Earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of S$30,000, or its equivalent in foreign currency, in the past 1 year
    • Will be earning a fixed monthly salary of at least S$30,000 under their future employer in Singapore
    • Overseas applicants must demonstrate that they have been working for a reputable company overseas for at least 1 year or will be working for one in Singapore 
    • Applicants with remarkable achievements in the fields specified above can qualify for the pass even if they do not meet the salary requirement
  2. The ONE Pass can be renewed after 5 years. To qualify for renewal, the pass holder must either be: 
    • Earning a minimum fixed monthly salary of S$30,000 on average over the past 5 years in Singapore OR
    • Began and is managing a Singapore-based company that hires at least 5 locals earning a minimum of S$5,000 each

Employment Pass (EP)

The Employment Pass, often known as the EP is typically for Professionals, Managers, Managing Directors and Executives or Specialists. 

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)

The PEP is for top-ranking professionals and applicants need not be bound to any employer. PEP holders can pursue any job and will not have to alert MOM when switching jobs. 

Check out the infographic below which provides more details on these passes.

Work Passes in Singapore


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