Servolve’s Introductory Guide for Employment Pass HoldersImportant information for Employment Pass Holders in SingaporeServolve Group
Congrats! You are now Employment Pass Holders. You might be thinking what the next step foryou to take is,Here are some guidelines that would help you. By now you should have the following details withyou You should have an In Principal Approval (IPA) for your EP in hand Secondly if you have been asked to do a medical test, this should be done You should have your disembarkation cards handy with you You should have an appointment with the EPSC department – Employment Pass Services Centre (your agent should arrange the same, in case they don’t you can get this done via https://app.epscapp.mom.gov.sg) – E appointment for Employment Pass services via MOM’s website. Your employment pass should be issued online via Employment Pass Online (EPOL) – for this you should have your medical test results handy.On the day of your appointment with the EPSC office, please carry the following documents withyou, 1. Original passport – please note that copies will not be accepted 2. The In Principal Approval letter (IPA letter) duly signed by applicant and employer (point 6 below) 3. Original disembarkation cards – the small chit kept inside your passport when you alight in Singapore 4. Original educational documents and certificates – these might be required to be produced for sighting by the officer in charge, if any of the documents are in a language other than English, please carry a translated copy of the same 5. Two clear photocopies of the above educational documents and translations if any 6. Original and completed Declaration Form – this is a part of your IPA letter, please note that Page 7 should be filled in by the employer 7. Completed Medical Application Form – this will be send along with the IPA letter 8. Documents relating to your medical examination (if any) – This is only for records purpose and the officer may not ask to see them as you already have the filled up Medical Application Form with you. 9. Few copies of passport size photographs. 10. Any other document that is mentioned in your IPA letter.
Location details and Map of EPSCThe address for EPSC is as follows,The Riverwalk20 Upper Circular Road,#04-01/02, Singapore 058416Map of EPSC – Check maps.google.com.sg for direction from your place of residence or desiredplace of start of journey to the EPSC location. The below adaptation is only a rough location guide.The nearest MRT to the same is Clarke Quay. Please cross the road and walk down to this building.The EPSC is situated on the 4th floor.Once you reach the office, please proceed and a friendly officer will greet you. You can mention thepurpose you have come for. They may ask to see your IPA, please show them the same and they willthen guide you to the right counter. Here an EPSC officer will look at your records and will take your
thumb impressions. They will ask for your photograph. In case the photograph does not match theirspecific requirements, they might ask you to take another photograph. This can be done rightoutside the EPSC centre where they have a photographer. This would cost you around SGD 6 – SGD7/-.Once the thumb printing formalities are completed, the officer will issue a paper employment pass(Similar to IPA letter, but this is in fact the EP itself, only in paper form) until the time you can getyour EP card issued.Your Employment Pass Card (EP card) will be ready within 5 days after thumb printing. You cancollect it at the same EPSC. While you go to collect the EP card, please carry the following 1. Your original passports 2. Letter in lieu of EP which was given to you after the thumb printing process.Your EP card will look as follows, (this is only a sample card)What are the various advantages you have as an EP holder?As an EP holder you have a legal identity as a person recognised by the law in Singapore. Additionallyyou also enjoy the following facilities, 1. You can apply for a dependant pass for your spouse and children. This is valid throughout the period of your EP 2. You can apply for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for your parents or parents in law. This is valid throughout the period of your EP 3. You can rent an apartment in Singapore 4. You can apply for a loan from most Singaporean banks (subject to certain conditions) 5. You can apply for credit cards in Singapore 6. You can take a post paid telephone connection 7. You can apply and procure a land line number and phone 8. As an EP holder you can to purchase private condo property or other properties which are not landed* – subject to a 30%-40% down payment at the discretion of the approving bank. (* landed properties are independent house hold properties in simple terms)