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Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (ONE Pass)

A business woman in coat suit with infographic for ONE Pass in SingaporeTHE OVERSEAS NETWORKS & EXPERTISE PASS (ONE PASS)

What is called ONE Pass in Singapore?

What is Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass in Singapore?

The Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass provides employment flexibility by allowing eligible applicants to concurrently start, operate and work for multiple companies in Singapore at any one time.

MOM has set to introduce a new Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass, named to reflect the qualities the Pass holders will bring to Singapore. It is meant for top talent across all sectors. There will be a few routes to apply for it. Here we bring you the facts and overviews on it.

 

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Key facts on Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (ONE Pass)

Get a quick overview of the Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass to decide if it is the right pass for you.

Who it is for
  • Top talent in business, arts and culture, sports, science and technology, and academia and research.
Who can apply
  • Either by candidate directly or by authorised Employment Agency
Minimum salary
  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 within the last 1 year;

Or

  • Will earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 under (your) future employer based in Singapore.

Note:

  • Individuals with outstanding achievements in the arts and culture, sports, science and technology, and academia and research can qualify, even if they do not meet the salary criterion.
What is the duration The duration of the pass is as follows:

  • First-time candidates: 5 years
  • Subsequent renewals: 5 years
Is it renewable
  • Yes, upon meeting the renewal criteria.
Passes for family Available for certain family members of pass holders under respective Passes including Letter Of Consent (LOC) to work for Spouse:

  • Under Dependant’s Pass (DP):

    • Spouse (legally married)
    • Unmarried children under 21 years old, including those legally adopted

 

  • Under Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP):

    • Common-law spouse
    • Unmarried handicapped children aged 21 and above
    • Unmarried stepchildren under 21 years old
    • Parents

 

  • Letter Of Consent (LOC) for Spouse to work:
    • Your spouse will be able to work in Singapore on a Letter of Consent.
    • Details on the application process will be released closer to 1 January 2023.
Foreign worker levy or quota
  • No foreign worker levy or quota required.
Related eServices and Forms
  • Visit Singapore Global Network (SGN) website to learn more about relocating to Singapore, and the opportunities available:
  • https://bit.ly/3Dr1WMw

 

Eligibility for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass

The Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass provides employment flexibility by allowing eligible applicants to concurrently start, operate and work for multiple companies in Singapore at any one time.

Who is eligible

There are different routes to apply for the Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass.

Salary criterion

Existing work pass holders and overseas candidates can apply if they meet either of the salary criteria below:

  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000, or its equivalent in foreign currency, within the last 1 year.
  • Will earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 under their future employer based in Singapore.

In addition to meeting the salary criteria above, overseas candidates (i.e. those who are not existing work pass holders) will also need to demonstrate that they have been working for an established company overseas for at least 1 year, or will be working for an established company in Singapore.

Note:

For a company to be considered established, it must have a market capitalisation of at least US$500 million or an annual revenue of at least US$200 million.

Renewal of ONE Pass

The Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass is renewable for 5 years each time. To be eligible for renewal, the pass holder must meet either of the following:

  • Earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 on average over the past 5 years in Singapore.
  • Started and is operating a Singapore-based company that employs at least 5 locals, each earning at least SGD5,000 (pegged to the EP minimum qualifying salary).

A trophy award with certificate for achievementOutstanding achievements

Individuals with outstanding achievements in the arts and culture, sports, science and technology, and academia and research can qualify for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass, even if they do not meet the salary criterion.

Examples of outstanding achievements:

  • Applicants in the arts include receiving prestigious regional or international prizes for excellence artistic endeavours.
  • Applicants could have well-established careers in enabling roles such as managing top-tier talent.
  • A world-class and renowned producer could provide networks, collaboration and opportunities which support the growth of local talents.
  • In sports, suitable individuals for the pass include athletes, coaches, sports scientists and other sports-related specialists with a proven track record. They should be a good fit to benefit Singapore’s broader ecosystem through their desire contribute while pursuing their own interests.
  • Those in research and academia, or science and technology, who are granted the ONE Pass would have demonstrated a high level of achievement in scientific and other academic research. This could involve a proven record of impactful outcomes from research conducted, which may include international recognition of scientific and academic leadership.

More details on the eligibility criteria for new applications and renewals under this route will be released closer to 1 January 2023.

Benefits of the Pass

The Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass is a personalised pass tied to the individual and gives greater employment flexibility:

  • You can concurrently start, operate, and work for multiple companies at any one time.
  • You do not need to reapply for a new pass if you change jobs.
  • Your spouse will be able to work on a Letter of Consent (LOC).

Exemption from work pass Frameworks

  • Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders will not be subject to the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS).
  • Employers who wish to hire them are not subject to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) job advertising requirement.

Annual Declaration

To ensure that the Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders are utilising the flexibilities accorded to contribute meaningfully, MOM will request the following information from the pass holders yearly:

  • Details on all your professional activities over the past year.
  • The annual salary you have earned from all professional activities.

This will contribute to MOM’s assessment of your eligibility for renewal.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On ONE Pass

Your burning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Overseas Networks & Expertise pass (ONE Pass) are answered here which would lead you to have a clear picture of features of ONE Pass in Singapore.

Learn more about FAQ on ONE Pass (Overseas Networks & Expertise pass)

 

More details on the eligibility criteria for new applications and renewals under this route will be released by MOM closer to 1 January 2023.

 

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