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Why Migrate to Singapore?

Singapore is one of the best countries to live, work, and live with your family. Singapore has always topped the list of destinations for international migrants for those wishing to migrate to other parts of the world to start a new chapter.

Types of Singapore visas

Y-Axis offers you a wide range of services to avail various types of visas to Singapore that include Working permit visas, Employment Pass visas, Personalized Employment Pass visas, Dependent Pass Scheme visas, Student visas, Permanent Residence Schemes for Work Pass Holders visas, and Investors PR Scheme visa.

Singapore has always maintained an open-door policy towards migrants and continues to do so. The number of immigrants in this country continues to rise every year.  Immigrants account for a major percentage of the population here.

Reasons to migrate to Singapore are a strong economy, low cost of living, and high quality of life. There are various reasons to migrate to Singapore, some migrate for work, and others migrate to reunite with their families. Some of them move here on long-term visit visas while others seek permanent residency.

Foreign professionals can choose between three different work visas to migrate to Singapore. An immigrant’s spouse, children, and parents can come to Singapore with a Dependent’s Pass and a Long-Term Visit Pass.

How to apply for a Singapore visa?

The applicants who wish to process their Working permit visa to Singapore must have an employment offer from a firm in Singapore. Employment Pass visa applicants have to satisfy the criteria of salary and skills relevant to its three subcategories. The applicants of a Personalized Employment Pass visa have a period of 6 months to get a job in Singapore after they arrive in the country.

The immigrant students who wish to apply for a Study visa in Singapore must have an offer letter for a seat in a preferred educational institute in Singapore. The applicants who wish to process their Dependent pass visa must be a spouse or single child less than 21 years of an Employment pass visa holder in Singapore who has a minimum salary of S$5,000.

The applicants of Singapore Investor PR can get the visa processed for them and their close family members if they invest at least SGD2.5 million in the country.

Requirements for Singapore visa

  • The applicants for a Singapore visa require a passport that has a validity of six months beyond their stay in Singapore.
  • They must have onward and return tickets if it applies to their visa type.
  • They must give proof of ability to financially support their stay in Singapore.
  • Applicants of certain nations must give evidence of being vaccinated for Yellow fever if it applies to them.
  • Applicants who are on a short-term visit to Singapore for tourism or social visits must give a letter of introduction from their contact person in Singapore.

Singapore immigration process

For Professionals (PASS Category):

  • Employment Pass: For foreign professionals, managers and executives. Candidates need to earn at least $3,600 a month and have acceptable qualifications
  • Personalized Employment Pass: For high-earning existing Employment Pass holders or overseas foreign professionals.

For Skilled and Semi-Skilled Workers (Pass Category):

  • S Pass: For mid-level skilled staff: Candidates need to earn at least $2,200 a month and meet the assessment criteria.
  • Work Permit for foreign worker: For semi-skilled foreign workers in the construction, manufacturing, marine shipyard, process or services sector
  • Work Permit for foreign domestic workers: For foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to work in Singapore.

Work permit eligibility requirements

  • All applicants must have a current passport.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant is only allowed to work within the parameters of the work permits provided by the authorities.
  • It usually takes three weeks for online applications to be processed and eight weeks for manual applications to be processed after they are received.

Dependent visa

Individuals who come to Singapore on a work permit are allowed to bring their dependents with them. This must be applied for by the organization that paid for the EP, PEP, or S Pass visa for the person who wishes to bring his or her dependents. Depending on whether the EP, PEP, or S Pass visa is still valid, it can last up to two years.

Singapore Permanent Residency

There are three ways to get permanent residency in Singapore:

  • Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme (PTS scheme)
  • Global Investor Program Scheme (GIP Scheme)
  • Foreign Artistic Talent Scheme (ForArts)

The following groups of foreigners are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the PTS and GIP Schemes:

  • Spouses and unmarried children of PR visa holders or Singapore citizens
  • Citizen’s aged parents
  • Immigrants on an employment pass or S pass

Investors or entrepreneurs under the GIP scheme

Job trends in Singapore

Top Industries: Information Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Finance & Accounting, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources and Logistics.

Jobs in Demand: Developers, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Financial Controllers, Senior Accountants, Auditors, Sales/Business Development Managers, Logistics Managers, Sales Managers, Digital Marketing Managers.

Occupation Salaries in SGD
Financial Controller 100000 – 150000
Marketing Manager 100000 – 168000
Application Development Manager 110000 – 170000
IT Manager 90000 – 180000
Internal Auditor 65000 – 110000
Software Developer 50000 – 140000
Sales Manager 50000 – 145000
Digital / Ecommerce Marketing Manager 50000 – 200000
Business Development Manager 55000 – 170000

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Frequently Asked Questions

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