From 1 January 2012, the qualifying salary for the Q1 Pass will be increased from $2,800 to at least $3,000 for young graduates, while older applicants would have to command a higher salary to qualify, commensurate with the work experience and quality they are expected to bring. The qualifying salary for the P2 Pass will be raised from $4,000 to $4,500. There will be no change in the qualifying salary for P1 Pass which remains at $8,000. Concurrently, educational qualifications requirements will be tightened.
Employment Pass (EP) is a work pass for foreign professionals working in managerial, executive or specialised jobs, which will allow the employee to bring in dependents.
The different employment pass types available are:
|Pass type||Examples of eligibility criteria|
|P1 Employment Pass|
|P2 Employment Pass|
|Q1 Employment Pass|