To live and work in Singapore, you will need to obtain an Employment Pass which will be applied for by your destination school on your behalf. The Employment Pass is a work pass for foreign professionals working in managerial, executive or specialised jobs.

Visa processes and rules can change regularly so it is always advisable to consult with your nearest Singaporean consulate in your home country. The information below should be used as a guide only.

Visa Process

All Teachers For Asia applicants need to collect the following documents when you apply to us or soon after your first interview with one of our recruitment team. If you have any questions about these documents, our recruiter will be happy to answer these for you.

  • 2 x Letters of recommendation from previous school/employer/professor (signed and scanned)
  • Separate photo attachment (friendly and professional head shot is best)
  • Scan of degree certificate(s)
  • Scan of passport info page
  • Scan of TEFL cert
  • Scan of your criminal background check

Upon completion of a successful interview with one of our team, our recruiter is required to check with the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore how likely you are to be issued an Employment Pass (EP). Each application will be quickly evaluated and our recruiter will give you the result within 24 hours.

If you are deemed likely to be issued an EP, this information will be forwarded to our client school in Singapore in addition to all the documentation you have provided to Teachers For Asia.

Our client in Singapore will review your information, documents and Teachers For Asia interview results. The school will then request a second interview with you. If the school feels you are the right fit and would like to hire you, a contract will be issued for you to review and sign. You will then sign and scan the contract and e-mail it back to the school to reserve your position.

Your destination school will now apply for an Employment Pass on your behalf. Provided the applicant for whom the school is applying for the EP meets all Ministry of Manpower requirements, the pass will usually be issued within 7 days.