May 8, 2009

Singapore Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC)

It is common for people having experienced the Singapore life seeking employment Pass followed by Permanent Residence to sustain the quality living. Beyond education qualifications, Singapore also looks for those with relevant experience and/or specific skills that can add vibrancy and diversity, and meet the needs of our economy. As the nature and needs of the economy change, Singapore governmental policies seek to adjust the requirements accordingly to ensure that new Permanent Residents (PR) and Singapore Citizens (SCs) fit the relevant profile. Generally an applicant can seek Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) if:
  • Have good educational background and professional working experience?
  • Looking for a job in Singapore?

If you are a foreigner and would like to work in Singapore, you:

Have to first secure a job offer in Singapore;
Once you have a job offer, you need to apply for an Employment Pass;
Only upon approval of the employment pass you can start employment in Singapore.
The problem faced by most potential applicants are that many Singapore based companies are reluctant to offers foreigners a job unless they have secured their employment pass, because many companies just don’t want to go thru the application hassle. To address this problem for employers and employees, the Singapore government has introduced “EPEC” employment pass eligibility certificate.

This certificate from Singapore government entitles you to stay in Singapore and find a job for the following two reasons:

  • You will be issued a 6-12 months visa to stay in Singapore and look for a job.
  • Your prospective employer will have the assurance that you will be issued an employment pass if they decide to hire you.

The processing time for an employment pass eligibility certificate (epec) application is about 3-4 weeks from the date of submission. We can help you with the application of employment pass eligibility certificate.

EPEC Requirements:
We will need the following documents from you for application of employment eligibility certificate:
Copies of your educational certificates and transcripts
Passport copy
2 passport size photos
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
All documents must be in English or official English translation is required.

1 comment:

  1. The Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) scheme would be discontinued from 1 December 2011. The official statement is that it levels the playing field a bit. By giving foreign workers a shorter time to find a job, locals have a better chance of securing one.