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Types of Singapore Visas

Singapore, renowned for its vibrant economy and high quality of life, is a preferred destination for international migrants. The city-state offers a variety of visas to cater to different needs, including:

Working Permit Visa

Employment Pass Visa

Personalized Employment Pass Visa

Dependent Pass Scheme Visa

Student Visa

Permanent Residence Scheme for Work Pass Holders Visa

Investors PR Scheme Visa

A significant portion of Singapore’s population comprises immigrants, which attests to its welcoming stance towards foreigners.

Why Migrate to Singapore?

Applying For a Singapore Visa:

Working Permit Visa: Must have an employment offer from a Singaporean firm.

Employment Pass Visa: Must satisfy the criteria based on salary and skillset.

Personalized Employment Pass Visa: Get a job within six months of arriving in Singapore.

Student Visa: Must have an acceptance letter from a Singaporean educational institution.

Dependent Pass Visa: For dependents of Employment Pass holders earning at least S$5,000.

Investor PR Scheme: Investment of at least SGD2.5 million in Singapore.


  • Valid passport (six months beyond intended stay)
  • Proof of financial ability
  • Return/onward tickets
  • Certain nationalities may need Yellow Fever vaccination proof
  • Short-term tourists may need a letter of introduction from a Singaporean contact.

Singapore immigration process:

For Professionals:

Work Permit eligibility

DEPENDENT VISA: Those on specific work permits can bring dependents, and the application is typically facilitated by the sponsoring organization.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY: Several routes lead to permanent residency in Singapore, including the PTS scheme, GIP Scheme, and For Arts scheme. Eligible candidates include spouses and children of PR visa holders, employment pass holders, investors under the GIP scheme, and more.

JOB TRENDS IN SINGAPORE: The dominant sectors in Singapore include IT, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, Sales and Marketing, and Logistics.

Salaries in Various Professions (SGD)

Financial Controller

100,000 – 150,000

Marketing Manager

100,000 – 168,000

Application Development Manager

50,000 – 140,000

IT Manager

90,000 – 180,000

Internal Auditor

65,000 – 110,000

Software Developer

50,000 – 140,000

Sales Manager

50,000 – 145,000

Digital/Ecommerce Marketing Manager

50,000 – 200,000

Business Development Manager

55,000 – 170,000

Singapore’s open-door policy and thriving economy make it an appealing destination for professionals and families looking for better opportunities and quality of life.


Any qualified and Skilled Indian citizen wishing to work in Singapore can get a work permit provided he gets employment through an appointed employment agent (EA) or employer.

Applicant must hold a valid passport.

He must be at least 18 years of age

He can work only within the scope of work mentioned in the work permits issued by the authorities.

To apply for an employment pass, you must be at least 18 years old and must have secured a job with a minimum monthly salary of at least S$3,600. Foreign applicant who has worked on managerial or an executive level and having a university degree may apply for

Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old of Employment Pass, S Pass, EntrePass or PEP holders who are earning at least S$6,000 a month can apply for a Dependants Pass.

Dependants Passes are valid till the holder of the main Singapore work visa is actively working in the country. DP pass holders can live, enter and leave Singapore without restrictions and need not apply for separate Singapore entry visas.

A Singapore citizen (SC) or a Singapore permanent resident’s spouse (PR)

Unmarried child of a SC or PR under the age of 21

SC’s dependent parent

Those who have obtained an Employment Pass or a S Pass

Singaporean university student

Foreign investor

The processing time for a PR visa is four to six months.