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

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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.