Singapore | Understand the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Pass

The Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass is a personalized pass tied to the individual and gives the holder greater employment flexibility:

  • ONE Pass holders can concurrently start, operate, and work for multiple companies at any one time.
  • ONE Pass holders can change employers without prior authorization.
  • The ONE Pass is valid for 5 years.


What is the Qualifying Salary? ONE Pass Holders must earn at least SGD30,000 fixed monthly salary within the past year or will do so under a future employer in Singapore. The fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 should come from one employer. Other sources of income may be considered on a case-by-case basis

What are the Eligibility Criteria?

  • Individuals with outstanding achievements in arts, sports, science, and academia can qualify even if they may not meet the salary criterion.
  • Individuals who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in scientific research or other academic research, with a proven record of impactful outcomes from research conducted
  • Overseas Candidates must have been working for an established company overseas for at least 1 year OR show that they will be working for an established company* in Singapore.
  • Existing Pass holders must have been working in Singapore for at least 1 year OR show that they will be working for an established company* in Singapore.

What is the Processing Time?
Candidates who meet the eligibility can apply directly. The employer can also apply on behalf of the candidates. Most applications will be processed within 4 weeks. Applications under “Outstanding achievements” may take longer if further assessment is required by the relevant agencies.

As this is a new pass, applicants should expect that the process may take longer in the beginning.

Is the ONE Pass Renewable? Yes, for 5 years. To be eligible for renewal, the pass holder must earn a fixed monthly salary of at least SGD30,000 on average over the past 5 years in Singapore OR have started and is operating a Singapore-based company that employs at least 5 locals, each earning at least SGD5,000 (pegged to the EP minimum qualifying salary).

Are Dependents Eligible? Yes. Eligible to bring dependents and spouses can work on Letter of Consent.

More details on the ONE Pass can be found here.

*Note: Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass candidates are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
*Established company: For a company to be considered established, it must have a market capitalization or valuation of at least US$500 million or an annual revenue of at least US$200 million.