In Singapore, it is now mandatory for both employees and employers to provide verification proof during the Employment Pass (EP) application for new joiners if their qualifications are from institutions not listed on the MOM (Ministry of Manpower) site.
This requirement applies to all foreign nationals planning to work in Singapore, as they must obtain a valid Employment Pass (also known as a work visa) before commencing their employment in the country.
From 1st September, workers will be required to pass a two-stage eligibility process:
- Be earning the EP qualifying salary
- Pass the COMPASS: a new points-based Complementarity Assessment Framework
What is the COMPASS framework?
The COMPASS framework is a collection of qualifying criteria that assess the eligibility of each worker applying for an Employment Pass.
Unsure whether your candidate requires accreditation? Check out the COMPASS framework here. If the educational establishment doesn't appear in MOM's dropdown menu, accreditation is required.
The framework is divided into sections and includes:
Salary: this should be relative to pay norms in the specific sector
Qualifications: workers should be able to present authentic certificates of educational achievements
Diversity: the business needs to prove that the work will improve the organization’s diversity
Support for local employment: the business needs to prove that they have a fair balance of local and international workers, relative to industry peers.
Skills bonus: Does the worker present skills that are in shortage?
Strategic Economic Priorities Bonus: this is work in partnership with the government or international partnerships.
For more information regarding these rules, and any amendments relating to these rules, please visit the MOM site here.
What happens after you place an order?
Once you have provided the contact details for your candidate, we will email the candidate and ask them to visit our secure portal to complete a quick form providing the necessary information to start the checks.
The following details are required:
- Candidate's Full Name
If the candidate’s name on the passport differs from that on their other documents, please also upload an explanation letter and supporting documents (e.g. deed poll)
- Awarding Institution Details
• Contact Details
- Qualification Attained
- Dates of Attendance (to and from)
- Date of Graduation
- Copies of transcripts and certificate
For non-English documents, you must upload the original document together with an English translation
- Copy of passport
Once we receive the results these will be emailed to you immediately, unless during the ordering process you specify that you prefer to download the results from our platform. In that case we will send you login details to access.
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