Cancelling an Employment Pass in Singapore

What is the procedure to cancel an Employment Pass?


  • Terminated by existing Employer: Pass cancellation to be done by employer

    • Receive termination letter from employer (at least 1 month prior)
    • File IR21 (Tax Clearance Form) with IRAS – Employer is responsible to file this to IRAS
    • IRAS furnish notification of tax clearance filed
    • Confirms no outstanding tax payment with IRAS
    • Cancel the Employment Pass and related passes
    • MOM will furnish Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) for pass holders to remain in Singapore for the next 30 days to settle your departure
      • Note: You can check this portal to read further on IR21 filing with IRAS
    • Resign from own Company and decides to leave Singapore – Can be done by appointed agent

    If you’re an employment pass holder that runs your own business and wishes to leave the country, you may appoint an agent to handle the pass cancellation on your behalf.

    Fortunately, Paul Hype Page provides the service to assist you.

    • File IR21 (Tax Clearance Form) with IRAS – To be filed at least 1 month before departure
    • IRAS furnish notification of tax clearance filed
    • Confirms no outstanding tax payment with IRAS
    • Cancel the Employment Pass and related passes
    • MOM will furnish Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) for pass holders to remain in Singapore for the next 30 days to settle your departure

    Note: The STVP will only be issued if you’re still in Singapore.