The S-Pass is a working Visa or Employment visa specially made for persons posses any middle level skill yet it is also relies on Scope of that skill. S-Pass profession includes technicians, supervisors, foremen, etc. Singapore Ministry of Manpower defines S-pass for middle skilled worker which means the visa is given to those having mid skill with considerable mount of Salary. S-Pass holders can work in electronics, oil, chemical, manufacturing, construction, engineering, civil and many other kinds of industry.

Lets see in detail about eligibility/Criteria of S-Pass

1. To get S-Pass Applicant must have to get Job in Singapore with salary not less the 2200 SGD.

2. The Salary must be equal to applicant skill level, work experience and other things. Also more older the applicant he must get more salary.

3. In regard of Education, According to MOM they consider applicant having technical certificates and diplomas. More the courses covering every technical field of specific profession can increase the chance to get s-pass, These certification must include a major certificate or diploma 1 year regular.

4. S-Pass is granted to those having relevant experience in his field which is might be minimum of 3 years or more. The older the worker is he has richer experience must be.

There is no Ban on any nationality to get S-Pass, it is totally relies on indivitual's certifications, experience and scope of skill. MOM receives huge applications of S-Pass from employer not all get chance to get approved. MOM considers merit and try to issue pass to only competent workers.

Employer Requirement:

Those who were hiring and applying for worker's S-Pass such as companies, organizations, individuals, must have valid account at CPF (Central Provident Fund) also the company or org must be well established and not to be in crises situation. Those who first time applying for workers s-pass must have to declare him first again to Government.

Self Assessment Tool From Ministry of Manpower:

If expatriate is still not know that if he is able to get S-Pass or not, he can take self assessment tool by MOM to get an idea. Employer can also take help from this tool to ensure that if person they hiring is eligible for getting the S-pass or not.

If Self Assessment Test shows that candidate is not eligible than it is 100 percent chance that S-Pass may rejected. In case the tool shows that candidate is eligible than the chance of getting spass is 90 percent.

Singapore Labour Laws of Annual Leaves and Public Holidays

The Employment Act (Cap 91), the ‘EA’ is the primary statute governing labour laws in Singapore. Provisions Related to Leaves Annual, Sick and Holidays is located in Part four of Employment Act along with working hours, overtime and Rest days. It is must be noted that Part IV of employment act is not applicable on all workmen in Singapore. This is only applicable for workers having salary less than 4500 Singapore $ and employees having basic salary no more than 2500$. This part is not for PME's.

The whole text is taken from Official Employment Act Document which is complicated to understand for normal employees or labourers. Here i tell you the main points of Annual leave in understandable words with examples.
According to Secton 2 of the EA, employees are defned
as any person who works under a contract of service
• Seaman
• Domestc Workers
• Managerial and Executve Personnel *Now partly
covered if earning $4,500 or less
• Statutory Board of Government Employee

Annual Leave in Singapore:

Those Employees who were covered in Employment ACT were eligible to get Annual Leave.
Employee is entitled for Annual leave after working with employer at least 3 months while maximum after 1 year.
If employee not completed 3 months employer can give him leave which iis unpaid.
If Employee goes on Annual leave and exceed the limit of leave than employer is allowed to cut from his wage.
The above stated 3 months are least means that to get annual or becoming eligible for annual leave employee require to complete 3 months with employer.
After completing of 1 year employee is entitled to get 7 days Paid Annual Leave. After first annual leave, one more day is added to Second annual leave until its become 14 days. See the table below for better understanding. After 14 days It is chance that employer may give leave equivalent to one month.

If you have worked less than a year (pro-rated leave)

In case the employee service is lesser than 1 year than Annual leave is given according to Proportion to the Service Period. For Example if Employee works for six months and want annual leave than his leave is no more than 2 to 3 days.

Annual Leave will be cut down in case of Absent from Work without taking permission or with excuse. If employee absent from work with any reason for 20% of working days His Annual leave will forfeited.
The leave will also be cut down in case if employee is terminated due to reasons of misconduct.

There no anything for giving or increasing annual leave regarding marriage and other events and these thing were only depend on points written in Mutual Contract.


After April 2014 changes made in Employment Act in which Sick leave is transferred from Part IV to X which mean employees having salary more than 4500  as well as employees with lesser salaries are eligible in this. 

Here is some point of Sick Leave:

1. Sick leave is A Paid Leave in Singapore.
2. To get this leave employee at least work for employer for three months.
3. Employee must informs his employer before 48 hours that He is sick and didn't come to office or at work the next day.
4. Employee Must Provide medical certificate from Approved Medical PActitioner.
5. Those employees having service more than six months are eligible for  14 days Leaves outpatient leave while 60 days leave in case of admission in hospital.
6. Employee who completed 3 months can get leave of 5 leaves outpatient while 15 days of leave in case of Hospitalization.
7. The Salary Paid During Sick leave is equal to Gross Salary.
8. Those Employees who completed 3 months service are eligible to get Paid Medical Care from his employer.
9. While Medical care Payments and Charges must be given in according to Mutual Contract between both parties.

Leave During Public Holidays in Singapore:

According to Employment Act employees were entitled to be given with 11 Paid Public Holidays per year.
These holidays can also be written on Mutual Contract.
In case if Public Holiday falls on REST DAY then Next working day will be paid holiday.
If employer required his employee to work in Public Holiday than employer is required to pay gross salary as well as basic rate of pay of that day to his employee.

That it above i Explained three cases of leave there are two more cases MAternity and Parenthood/Marriage Leave which I can tell you some other day.


After application of LTVP Long term visit pass by NR-SC couples you need to check the status of application on order to move further. Evpaa Electronic Visit pass system made Singapore Immigration Checkpoint Authority allows NR-Singapore couples to go through assesment test, application of ltvp and enquiry of Application. LTVP is also for For parents, common-law spouses, step-children or handicapped children of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders  Those earning over $10,000 can also bring in their parents. The Validiy of ltvp is 2 years.

To check LTVP status you need FIN(foreign Identification Number) and Sponsor NRIC(National Registration Identity Card) or you need Travel Document Number and Sponsor NRIC or DE card number or FIN. Let see how ltvp can be checked

1. Visit put the address on Browser address bar.

2. In long-term Visit Pass(LTVP) Application Section Click on Enquire Status LTVP Application/Payment.

3. Now you have Four options to enter the in the field, enter the Numbers you know. And than click on Proceed to check status of application approved or not.
4. If application is approved than you have to proceed towards payment sections.

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