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Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate - EPEC

Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate - EPEC

SINGAPORE Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) allows foreigners to stay in Singapore for up to one year to facilitate their job search in Singapore. Successful EPEC applicants are required to apply for a one-year Visit Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) to allow them to stay in Singapore.


Foreigners who wish to apply for an Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate must fulfill one of these requirements: Possess a Degree or a higher qualification from a Listed University or Be a current or former holder of selected skilled migrant visas.

These skilled migrant visas include the following:

The US' H1-B, O-1, EB-1a, EB-1b and EB2, UK's Tier 1and Highly Skilled Migrant Progamme (HSMP), Ireland's Green Card Permit, Hong Kong's Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS), Australia's Skilled-Independent (Migrant) Visa-subclass 175, Skilled-Sponsored (Migrant) Visa-subclass 176, Temporary Business Entry (Long Stay) Visa-subclass 457 and Skilled- Recognized Graduate Visa-subclass 476.
Why Singapore:

·          International & Cosmopolitan culture.

·          Great Standard of Living.

·          Strong Economy & Job Market.

·          Stable Government.

·          Short Process Time & Low Investment.

·          Allow you to take your dependents.

·          Full Assistance from Britcanaus Immigration from beginning to end.

How to overcome the biggest problem of finding an overseas job?
Answer: Be There!

Even if there are several job opportunities that suit your profile, overseas employers or placement agencies will ignore your application because you are not physically available.

To them, your availability would mean two things: whether you are in the country to face a personal interview and whether if selected you would be eligible to work.

In normal circumstances, you would enter a country on a Visit Visa. The visit / tourist visa is meant only for the purpose of tourism or business and you are not allowed to work on this visa. It is illegal.

So Singapore came up with a unique and thoughtful solution: The Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC).

The EPEC allows foreigners to legally enter Singapore with a clear intent of seeking employment.

You are allowed 01 year to look for a job and upon expiry, you will need to depart from the country. You can make multiple trips to Singapore during this one year.

With the EPEC you are not allowed to work, but only look for work. However as soon as you have finished interviewing with an employer and if you are offered a job, you will easily get an Employment passes that allows you to work and to bring your spouse and dependents to live with you in Singapore.

Also, you are allowed to get an EPEC only once and cannot be renewed.

With those reasonable conditions agreed upon, international job seekers can now look for an opening in Singapore.

The EPEC opens up a window of opportunity to Indians seeking a career in Singapore.

The EPEC not only allows you to search for a job, it also will provide you the exposure and experience of finding an overseas jobs.

If you have not traveled overseas earlier, it will allow you to see the closest developed economy to India and also build your travel history.

The EPEC is good in so many ways that it is something you can give it a shot.

It's quick, it's inexpensive & the chances of success are very high!

BRITCANAUS IMMIGRATION’S Visa & Settlement Services For Singapore :

·          EPEC Application

·          Pick up from Singapore Airport

·          Twin Sharing Accommodation for ten days*

·          One hour tour of Singapore

·          Personal one to one information session in Singapore

·          List of placement agencies in Singapore

·          Arranging for Singapore SIM Card, booking of air ticket, arranging for foreign exchange etc

*Food & Transport expenses are not included in this package.


·          Evaluation

·          Submit Documents for review & internal processing

·          Britcanaus Immigration shall apply online on your behalf

·          Receive acknowledgment by email

·          Check your application status online

·          Receive your EPEC to your mailing address

·          Apply for your one year visit pass

·          Leave for Singapore

Process Time:

Evaluation: 24 hours

Processing Time EPEC: Approx. 1 week from date of submission of all documents

Consulate Process Time EPEC: Approximately 7 days from date of Application

Process Time for One year visit pass: Approximately 2 weeks

Consulate Process Time for one year visit pass: Approximately 4 weeks

Consulate Process Time for Short term Visit (to complete final formalities in Singapore): Approximately 1 week

Note: After the Long term Visa is approved the applicant is required to travel Singapore and Submit the Medicals and further documents required to issue a Long term visa.

Other Costs:

·          Visa Fee for Long term visa application: SGD $30

·          Fee to obtain In principal letter and with Visa issuance fee: SGD $90

·          Fee for Short term Entry visa (to complete final formalities): SGD $30

·          Return Ticket to Singapore

·          Standard MRT Card for transport in Singapore: Each return ticket is SGD $1

·          Food & Other Expenses: SGD $30 per day


BRITCANAUS IMMIGRATION is not a placement agency or a recruitment agent. We only do your visa documentation, and advice and assist you with marketing your resume to potential placement agencies & employers in Singapore with the use of internet technology. We do not guarantee or arrange for jobs.

BRITCANAUS IMMIGRATION does not deal with fraudulent documentation / information submitted by clients.

Package for Singapore accommodation is only for 10 nights, any further stay will be at an additional cost to the client.

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