Guide to different Visas and Work Permits in Singapore


A special visa for people looking to start a business in Singapore.

Permanent Resident Visa

  • Permanent Residents of Singapore are eligible for a number of benefits including lower educational fees, lower fees at public clinics, and the option to purchase public housing.
  • Expats can apply for permanent residency in Singapore under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme (PTS) as soon as they acquire their work pass.
  • With the Global Investor Programme, investors and entrepreneurs can also apply

Work Permit Visa

  • Work permits in Singapore are determined mostly by your monthly salary.
  • Employment Passes are for expats in managerial or executive positions, as well as foreign applicants working in specialized jobs.
  • Your future employer or a sponsor is usually responsible for submitting your Employment Pass application.