CHANGES TO E PASS ELIGIBILITY

Beginning on 1 September 2022, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the standard of qualifying salaries and levies for E Pass holders. This is to ensure the quality of E Pass holders to become the top one-third of our local Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) workforce.

Changes to E Pass qualifying salaries:

Older candidates will require a higher salary to qualify. As well as the financial services sector due to higher wage norms.

The change in minimum qualifying salary for E Pass applications and renewals is shown below:

  • New applications from 1 September 2022
  • Renewals from 1 September 2023
SectorsCurrent minimum qualifying salaryNew minimum qualifying salary
All (Exclude financial Services)$4,500
Increases with age, up to $8,400 for those in mid-40s.
$5,000
Increases with age, up to $10,500 for those in mid-40s.
Financial Services$5,000
Increases with age, up to $9,300 for those in mid-40s.
$5,500
Increases with age, up to $11,500 for those in mid-40s.