Administrative fees for work passes to increase from April 1

The administrative fees for Work Permit, S Pass and Employment Pass applications will increase to $30, $60 and $70 respectively from April 1.

Currently, these applications cost $20.

Issuance and renewal fees for these passes will also increase. Work Permits will cost $30, up from $20; S Pass renewals will cost $80 up from $70; and Employment Pass renewals will cost $150, up from $120.

The card replacement fee for all pass types will also increase, from a flat rate of $60 to $100 for first-time replacements, and $300 for subsequent losses.

A new Work Pass Card Registration Centre is slated to open early this year at the Ministry of Manpower Services Centre.