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Entrepreneur Pass

Are you an entrepreneur looking to set up a business in Singapore? You may be eligible to apply for an Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass) to base in Singapore. We can share more information about EntrePass with you. Contact us today!

Entrepreneur Pass Application

Step 1 - Entrepreneur Pass Application

  • EntrePass is open to all nationalities
  • Have started, or intend to start, a private limited company registered with ACRA
    • If registered, the company must be less than 6 months old on the date you apply
    • If not registered, you can do so after you know the outcome of the application
  • Meet any of the following innovative criteria for application as an entrepreneur, innovator or investor
    (Do not need to meet all of the criteria for each respective profile or type, but having more qualifications would help your application)

    Entrepreneur

    • Has funding from a government-recognised VC or business angel
    • Is an incubatee at a government-recognised incubator or accelerator
    • Has business network and entrepreneurial track record

    Innovator

    • Holds an intellectual property
    • Has a research collaboration with an IHL or research institute in Singapore
    • Has extraordinary achievements in key areas of expertise

    Investor

    • Has investment track record
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Step 3 - Submit Document

  • Authorisation form
  • Duly completed application form
  • A copy of personal particulars page of the passport
  • If available, past employment testimonials in English or resume to elaborate on professional experiences, awards or recognitions
  • (For businesses registered with ACRA) Company’s latest business profile or instant information from BizFile.
  • A business plan in English, maximum 10 pages, consisting of:
    • Product and service offered.
    • Market analysis.
    • Operation plan.
    • Profile of management team.
    • Supporting documents, e.g. licensing agreements, product certificates and endorsement patents.
  • Other documents that will support the EntrePass application. MOM may ask for other documents when reviewing the application.

Additional documents if submitting the application as an entrepreneur, innovator or investor :

For entrepreneur :
If you You need to
Have funding from a government-recognised venture capitalist (VC) or business angel.
  • Submit documents (e.g. investment agreement, shareholder certificate) to show you have raised at least $100k in funding.
Are an incubatee at a government-recognised incubator or accelerator.
  • Show that your company is an incubatee at a government-recognised incubator or accelerator, or is involved in the Accreditation@SGD programme.
  • Explain how your incubatee or acceleratee's work is related to your business.
If you have business network and entrepreneurial track record, and fulfil any of the following :
If you You need to
Have founded and sold a tech company.
  • Show that you were a key decision-maker of the company
  • Provide profile and acquisition papers of your tech company.
Have raised significant funding from investors for a current or past venture.
  • Show evidence of funding from third party investors such as venture capitalists (VC)s or angel investors (e.g. investment agreement, shareholder certificate).
  • Give details of current or past venture.
  • Explain your role as a key decision-maker in that venture.
Have been or are being incubated by an internationally renowned incubator or accelerator.
  • Show evidence that you are an incubatee at the organisation or programme.
Have strong industry networks and business contacts that are related to your proposed business.
  • Demonstrate the strength of your networks (e.g. testimonials or letters of intent from key industry or business contacts, and their contact details).
  • Show how these networks can contribute to your business growth. For example, explain if the contact is a potential customer or investor, or the specific support they would offer to help you reach out internationally.
  • Include the estimated potential monetary value of these contacts, explaining how this value is derived.
Have received recognition by a national body, recognised media publication or credible industry organisation for your professional, business or entrepreneurial achievements and track record.
  • Demonstrate your achievements and track record (e.g. certificates, media publication, testimonials and CV).
  • Explain how your achievements or track record would contribute to your business growth.
For innovator :
If you You need to
Hold an intellectual property (IP).
  • Provide IP registration with an approved National IP Institution.
Have a research collaboration with an IHL or research institute in Singapore.
  • Provide overview of research collaboration and demonstrate how it is related to the proposed business.
  • Provide contact details of the person in IHL or research institute you are collaborating with.
Have extraordinary achievements in key areas of expertise.
  • Show that you have the necessary expertise (e.g. certificates, articles or testimonials).
  • Demonstrate your ability to contribute to the business growth.
For investor :

If you are willing to invest a substantial amount of money in a local company, you will need to provide :

  • Authorisation form
  • Duly completed application form
  • A copy of personal particulars page of the passport
You must also fulfill any of the following :
You have a track record in You need to show
Investing in and driving the growth of highly-scalable businesses.
  • You have a proven investments track record (e.g. investments agreements, signed letter of interest/intent to local companies and shareholder certificate).
  • Your ability to nurture the investee companies.
Substantial experience as a senior management professional or executive in a large corporation.
  • You have the necessary expertise (e.g. testimonials, resumes or CVs).
  • Profile of the companies you have worked in.
  • Your contribution to the company.
Notes :

* For non-English documents, you must submit a copy of the original document and an English translation. The translation can be done by a translation service provider.

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Step 4 - Entrepreneur Pass Application

Upon your inquiry, we will provide the following within 1 working day :

  • Check on applicant's eligibility
  • Price quotation

Upon confirmation of your eligibility and acceptance of quotation, we will require the documents listed in step 3 from you, depending on the type of pass you are applying for.

Upon checking and finalising all requested documents, we will proceed your work pass through the online application process:

  • A draft copy of the work pass application will be sent to you for confirmation.
  • Most applications will take 8 weeks for processing upon submission to MOM.

  • Once the work pass application is approved, you will receive an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter from us, which serves as a pre-approved single-entry visa for the applicant to enter Singapore.
  • This IPA letter is valid for 6 months for the applicant to come to Singapore and get the pass issued. It also states whether the candidate needs to go for a medical examination, which can be done after arrival in Singapore.

Note : Rejected Application

You should include documents th at will support your appeal, for example :

  • Business plan
  • Financial statements or projections.
  • Contracts secured.
  • Testimonials or certificates not submitted durina the initial application.

It will take 6 weeks or more to review the appeal. Some cases may take more time .

  • Pass issuance has to be completed within 6 months of In-Principle Approval.
  • Candidate must be in Singapore to process the pass issuance.

 

Documents required for Pass Issuance:

  • Details of applicant’s passport.
  • Details of applicant’s current short-term visit pass or immigration pass.
  • Applicant’s residential address in Singapore (preferably).
  • Disembarkation/Embarkation Card (Immigration White Card).
  • Completed Medical Examination Form or Health Declaration Form.
  • Completed Declaration Form attached with the Candidate’s In-Principle Approval Letter.
  • When the pass is issued, you will receive the Notification Letter.
  • The Notification Letter allows the applicant to start work and travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
  • The Notification Letter will state if the applicant needs to have the fingerprints registered and photo taken at MOM.
  • The letter is valid for 1 month from the date of issue.
  • First-time applicant or those whose last registration was more than 5 years ago will need to go to MOM for registration of fingerprints (within 2 weeks after the pass is issued, if required).
  • For registration, appointment must be made at the Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC). Applicant has to register within 2 weeks after the pass is issued.

 

Documents required for Appointments:

  • Original passport.
  • Appointment Letter .
  • Notification Letter.
  • Documents listed in the IPA letter and Notification Letter.
  • MOM will deliver the card to us in 4 working days upon registration/document verification.
  • We will notify you to come down to our office for card collection.
  • Within 1 week after your business has been closed.
  • Note:

  • You will need to pay your outstanding income tax and seek tax clearance from the Inland Revenue Authority of singapore (IRAS) at least one month before you leave the job.
  • If you have left Singapore permanently, you must cancel the pass within one week from your departure date.
  • All related Dependant's Passes, Long Term Visit Passes and their Letter of Consent and Work Permit will also be cancelled.

Pass holders or employers must notify MOM immediately of the following:

  • Change in pass holder’s salary.
  • Change in company name or financial information.
  • Change in company address.
  • Change in business entity.
  • If a pass holder is transferred to a related company.
  • Change in pass holder’s occupation.
  • If a pass holder has gone missing.
  • Change in pass holder’s residential address.
  • Change in pass holder’s personal particulars.
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