Nature of Singapore Employment Pass

As a EP holder, what is the timeline for changing my job?


  • It takes 100 days to change your job

    Day 1: Obtain an offer letter from your new employer.

    Day 2: Apply for an EP under your new employer.

    Day 30-60: Once successful, you will receive an IPA letter valid for 6 months.

    Day 90: Tender your resignation and serve the notice period (1 month in this example) with your current employer.

    Day 91: Once completed, your current employer will assist to cancel the Employment Pass and issue you the Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) to remain in Singapore.

    Day 92: Proceed to card issuance at MOM for your new Employment Pass with the new employer.

    Day 100: You are ready to start working with your new employer