• Higher Government Fees for Work Pass-Related Applications Forthcoming
  • December 13, 2018
  • The situation

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently announced that it will increase the government fees for work and related pass applications starting April 1, 2019.

    A closer look

    Based on details provided on the MOM website, government fees will increase as follows:


    Type of Pass

    Current fees

    Fee starting April 1, 2019

    Application

    Issuance/Renewal

    Application

    Issuance/Renewal

    Employment Pass

    SGD 70

    SGD 150

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    S Pass

    SGD 60

    SGD 80

    SGD 75

    SGD 100

    Work Permit

    SGD 30

    SGD 30

    SGD 35

    SGD 35

    Personalised Employment Pass

    SGD 70

    SGD 150

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    EntrePass

    SGD 70

    SGD 150

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    Training Employment Pass

    SGD 70

    SGD 150

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    Dependant’s Pass

    SGD 60

    SGD 150

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    Long-Term Visit Pass

    SGD 30

    SGD 60

    SGD 105

    SGD 225

    Work Holiday Pass

    N/A

    SGD 150

    N/A

    SGD 175

    Work Permit (Performing Artiste)

    SGD 40

    SGD 30

    SGD 75

    SGD 100

    Training Work Permit

    SGD 30

    SGD 30

    SGD 35

    SGD 35

    Miscellaneous Work Pass

    SGD 70

    N/A

    SGD 175

    N/A

    Background

    The Singaporean government periodically reviews and adjusts government fees, with the most recent adjustments taking place in April 2013.

    Filing fee changes worldwide

    Application fees for work permits are regularly reviewed and adjusted by immigration and labor authorities worldwide. Last October, New Zealand increased its visa application fees and levies. Australia also increased government filing fees for visa-related applications last February.