Singapore work permit requirements to tighten as of January 1st, 2017

As the new regulations introduced by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower suggest, as of January 1st, 2017, the minimum required salary for Employment Pass applications is to be increased to SGD$3,600. This indeed is a minimum income level, which does not ensure a positive decision on the work permit in Singapore.

The Ministry requires that more qualified specialists show higher salaries than younger ones, who can seek the anticipated permission with a minimum salary of SGD$3,600 per month.

To be sure on what salary to state in the application to ensure a positive outcome, one should apply for the Personalised Employment Pass, or earn SGD$12,000 per month as a benchmark.