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Ministry of Manpower (MOM) — a government body in charge of work passes, employment practices, workplace safety and health, and statistics on labor market.

How do I apply for Employment Pass?

It takes MOM about 1-2 months to process applications for Employment Pass. Your company secretary can handle the process. The application should contain the following:

  • Fixed salary amount. It demonstrates you’re a valuable specialist who can support yourself and your family
  • Professional experience fitting your desired job description. An impressive CV can increase your chances
  • Education. A top-ranking university degree will increase your chances. A lack of one can be compensated with experience and salary
  • The company business profile and its products description. The more respectable the employer, the higher the applicant’s chances

What departments does MOM have?

There are 15 divisions and 3 statutory boards within MOM:

  • Corporate Communications Department
  • Corporate Planning Department
  • Customer Responsiveness Department
  • Foreign Manpower Management Division
  • Human Resource Department
  • Income Security Policy Division
  • International Manpower Division
  • Labour Relations and Workplaces Division
  • Legal Services Department
  • Manpower Planning and Policy Division
  • Manpower Research and Statistics Department
  • Occupational Safety and Health Division
  • National Human Resources Division
  • Work Pass Division
  • Workplace Policy and Strategy Division

MOM Statutory Board

  • Central Provident Fund Board
  • Singapore Workforce Development Agency
  • Singapore Labour Foundation

Author Osome Content TeamOsome Content Team

1 min readJan 29, 2020

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