About this programme

Tech@SG provides company-level endorsement to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), reducing the risks of rejections for their Employment Pass (EP) applications.

  • Up to ten new Employment Passes (EPs)
    Get endorsement for up to ten new EPs over two years and build your company’s core team in Singapore.


To be eligible for Tech@SG, the individuals and the company must fulfill all the requirements.

For companies

  • Business entity incorporated in Singapore and registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
    For companies with less than 30% local shareholding, please submit your application with the Economic Development Board (EDB) here.
  • Have a digital or technology offering as your core business product/service

    This includes companies whose business model is built upon proprietary software and/or hardware, such as big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. Examples of such companies are Software-as-a-Service, e-commerce, digital media, biotechnology, and fintech companies.

    Business activities under these categories will not qualify for support:

    • Food establishments like coffee shops, hawker centres, food courts, bars, nightclubs or karaoke lounges
    • Massage parlours or foot reflexology businesses
    • Acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, or herbal dispensing businesses
    • Employment agencies
    • Geomancy agencies
  • Received funding (no minimum amount) from any of the programme-recognised investment firms within the last 36 months
  • Secured a total of more than US$10 million in funding within the last 36 months

For individuals

  • Applicant’s fixed monthly salary meets MOM’s minimum prevailing EP salary criteria of at least S$5,000*
  • Applicant must pass MOM’s background and due diligence checks**
  • Applicant must be a core team member

    Applicant is considered a core team member if his/her functional role and seniority level falls into one the following categories:

    Functional role:
    • Core business functions such as business development, human resources, finance, partnerships strategy, and general management
    • Technical functions such as product management, product development, software engineering, solution architecture, product design, and data science

    Seniority level:
    • Applicants should be in roles that are Manager-level and above. Applicants in Analyst, Associate, Executive, and Representative-level roles will not be considered as core team members.

How to apply

Before your application
Before applying for the Tech@SG Programme, ensure that you have done the following:
  • Have a business entity in Singapore
  • Obtained a Corppass account from ACRA
  • Enabled the Enterprise Singapore Form SG e-service for your Corppass account
  • Checked that your company meets the Programme’s eligibility criteria and
  • Prepared all the relevant documents for the application
Apply for Tech@SG endorsement
  • If 30% or more of your company is owned by local shareholder(s):
    Submit your application here.
    We will review your application and inform you of the outcome within 10 to 15 working days*.
  • If less than 30% of your company is owned by local shareholder(s):
    Submit your application to EDB here.
  • Register for an EP Online (EPOL) account.
    If you do not already have an EPOL account, please register here.
    It will take five working days to process your application. An EPOL account is needed to submit EP applications to MOM.

Apply for individual EP(s)

After receiving endorsement under the Tech@SG Programme, proceed to submit EP application(s) for your employees here. MOM will review your application(s) and inform you of the outcome within 10 working days*.

EP applications should be submitted within two years of your company being accepted into the Tech@SG programme.

Receive updates from Enterprise Singapore/ EDB
  • After ten successful applicants or two years of support, whichever occurs earlier, EnterpriseSG/ EDB will notify your company of the end of support.
  • EnterpriseSG/ EDB also provide a suite of services to help businesses set up and expand their operations in Singapore. Please refer to our Resource Guide here.
Ready to apply?
If you are eligible for Tech@SG, submit your application now.


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