With a successful approval rate of 95% on average, we can help you navigate smoothly through the whole process to obtain your Employment Pass and related passes!

A work visa is necessary for a foreigner to work in Singapore, and it can be a challenge.

The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore is licensed by the MOM (Licence number: 10C4756) and all visa applications are handled by Certified Employment Agents. We offer professional and personalised advice to gather, review and comment on supporting documents, to compile a credible file and apply visas for our clients.

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Main work passes for foreign employees (non-PR)

Employment Pass (EP)

It is the most common work visa for foreigners who are not Permanent Residents (PRs). 
For professional, managerial and executives with:

  • a master degree - from an approved institution recognised by Singapore MOM;
  • a significant professional experience;
  • specific skill sets

The EP is not subject to quotas but the company must justify the added value brought by the foreign candidate and encourage local employment.

S Pass

For mid-level skilled foreign staff, S Pass employers are subject to a quota and have to pay a monthly Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) as well as subscribing to a medical and hospitalisation insurance covering the employment period.

Work Permit for foreign worker

For semi-skilled foreign workers in the construction, manufacturing, marine shipyard, process or services sector. Work Permit employers are limited by a quota and specific rules for their industry and have to pay a monthly levy (FWL - Foreign Worker Levy) for each worker.

Family members' passes

Dependant's Pass (DP), Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

For spouse, children and parents of eligible Employment Pass (EP) or S Pass holders, it is necessary to apply for each one, for either a Dependant's Pass (DP) or a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) to stay in Singapore.

  • Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for:
    • common-law spouse,
    • unmarried step-children under 21,
    • handicapped unmarried children above 21,
    • EP or S Pass holder’s parents.

To work in Singapore, the LTVP holder has to get his/her own independent work pass based on its own merit.

  • Dependant's Pass (DP) for:
    • legally married spouse,
    • unmarried children under 21.

From May 1st, 2021, Dependant Pass holders need an applicable work pass (EP, S Pass or Work Permit) to work in Singapore. 

Some other work passes...

There are other work passes in Singapore. The relevant visa will be determined based on the foreigner personal situation and / or type of employment: partners of Singaporean or PR, entrepreneurs, etc.

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"We were assisted by the FCCS team for the obtention, and renewal of work passes. Each time, the professionalism and skills of the team allowed us to obtain the documents in a timely manner and without any issues, with kindness on top of it."

"My firm used the services of FCCS for Employment Pass applications on two occasions. The entire process was efficient and seamless each time. They were able to deliver an EP renewal within a very tight window, which was highly important for the continuity of our business. They are now our preferred partner for pass applications."

"We have used the visa services of the French Chamber of Commerce for many years and have never been disappointed. The advice given, the quality of the preparation, the reactivity and a 100% success rate from the first submission on all the visas requested are achievements that speak for themselves."

«Thanks again to the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and especially to Ms Philomena Waung for her assistance and support. She was able to find a solution to each case within the often complicated deadlines! Her expertise and her professionalism have enabled us to obtain 100% of our requests from the authorities. »



"This is the third time I have used the services of Ms Philomena Waung through the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, FCCS, to manage my application for a Long Term Pass (EP and Dependant Pass). I appreciate her availability, her efficiency and her kind assistance for the whole service. I recommend this service to anyone who, like me, wants to spend a minimum of time on this process and for a very reasonable fee."

"We have been using FCCS' visa services since the beginning of our establishment in Singapore in late 2015. We are delighted with the quality of the services offered, both on operational aspects (document preparation, application process management, pass finalisation) and strategic aspects (visa types, quotas, application optimisation). With a 100% success rate, competitive fees and excellent responsiveness from the team, we can only recommend using FCCS as your agent for visa procedures in Singapore! "


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