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An EntrePass is a type of work visa for foreign entrepreneurs who wish to start and run a new business in Singapore. It is issued by the Singaporean government and is intended to attract foreign talent and investment to the country.
EntrePass is available to individuals of any nationality who have started or plan to start an eligible private limited company registered with ACRA. The company must be less than 6 months old at the time of application, and meeting any of the innovative criteria listed as an entrepreneur, innovator or investor would be an advantage.
An EntrePass is initially valid for 1 year and can be renewed for an additional 1 year. For subsequent renewals, the validity period is extended to 2 years.
You do not need to meet all the criteria for each respective profile, but having more qualifications would help your application:
- Received funding of at least S$100,000 from a government-recognized venture capitalist or angel investor,
- Or the registered company is an existing incubatee at an incubator or accelerator in Singapore that is recognized by the Government.
- Or you have significant business experience or network and a promising entrepreneurial track record.
- You or the registered company holds an IP registered with an approved national IP institution.
- Or the registered company has an ongoing research collaboration with a research institution under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore.
- You have exceptional technical or domain expertise in an area related to your proposed business.
You have a substantial business track record and successful entrepreneurial experience.
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The immigration experts at Lanturn provide individualised assistance to ensure your EntrePass application process goes smoothly and is successful, covering all aspects from the beginning of your application to drafting business plans to monitoring its status, and submitting appeals if necessary.
Let our team of experts help you renew your EntrePass with ease and efficiency. We provide personalised advice and comprehensive guidance, covering all aspects of the renewal process from start to finish.
EP Holders will need an LOC if they wish to start a company of their own and become a director for that company while still holding their work pass with their existing employer.
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Unsure if you qualify for a Singapore EntrePass? Our visa experts can assist you in determining if you meet MOM’s standards. Count on us to assist you through the process and find the ideal visa for your needs.
Once we confirm your eligibility for an EntrePass, we will assist you in preparing the required documents and help you draft a comprehensive business plan to support your application. Our team will then review and submit your application on your behalf.
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Count on us to keep a watchful eye on your visa application and offer you timely status updates. In the event of an initial rejection, we will work with you to prepare an appeal.
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Our visa specialists will offer personalised assistance and guidance during your EntrePass application, ensuring that you meet the MOM's requirements and successfully obtain your work pass.
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Let us help you navigate the complexities of the EntrePass application process. Our team ensures that your application is submitted correctly and meets all requirements set by the MOM, providing a smooth experience.
Let us take the hassle out of applying for an EntrePass in Singapore. Our team of experts will handle the entire application process for you, from paperwork to filing, while keeping you informed every step of the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Once the application has been reviewed and accepted, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) may request an interview with the applicant to discuss their business plan and intentions. The interview is an opportunity for the applicant to showcase their business proposal and convince the MOM that their business will benefit Singapore’s economy. The interview may be conducted in person, and it is important for the applicant to prepare thoroughly.
The processing time for an EntrePass application in Singapore typically takes around 6 to 8 weeks. However, it can take longer if additional information or documents are required or if the application is subjected to additional scrutiny. It’s recommended to submit your application well in advance to allow for any unforeseen delays.
As a foreign entrepreneur with no funding, you can still apply for an EntrePass in Singapore if you have a viable business plan, relevant experience, and a strong track record. However, the government has recently tightened the eligibility criteria, so it’s important to consult with a professional service provider like Lanturn who can guide you through the process and help you improve your chances of success.
The EntrePass is open to all eligible foreign entrepreneurs, regardless of gender. As long as the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, they can apply for an EntrePass. The Singapore government is committed to supporting the growth of the startup ecosystem, and this includes encouraging diversity and inclusivity in entrepreneurship.
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