As announced by Ministry of Manpower (MOM), new Employment Pass (EP) applications will be rejected if the supporting job advertisements do not include a published salary range.

For application that is rejected, you need to re-advertise with a published salary range for a minimum of 14 calendar days before you can submit another EP application using the job advertisement effective since 1st October 2015.

The salary range should not be too wide. For example, the maximum salary should typically not be more than 1.5 – 2 times of the minimum salary. If the range is too wide, MOM may not accept your advertisement as having satisfied the advertising requirement under the  Fair Consideration Framework (FCF). Any EP applications relying on this advertisement may be rejected.

Companies with less than 25 employees are exempted from the advertising requirement.

From 1 October 2015, MOM will also require the company to submit more information for assessment when applying for an EP. This includes information on:

•The number of applications submitted by Singaporeans,
•Whether Singaporeans were interviewed for the vacancy,
•The firm’s current share of Singaporeans in PME positions.

For more information, please visit Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website here.