Long Term Visit Pass - Before you apply
Changes to Dependant Privileges for Work Pass Holders
The Government is tightening the criteria for work pass holders to sponsor dependants as part of the overall direction to moderate the growth of Singapore’s non-resident population. This will help ease the pressure on our social infrastructure. Nonetheless, Singapore remains a global talent capital. We continue to welcome highly skilled foreign professionals who wish to bring their dependants to stay with them.
The changes, from 1 September 2012
are as follows:
- S Pass and Employment Pass (EP) holders need to earn a fixed monthly salary of at least $4,000 to sponsor the stay of their spouses and children here.
- P1 Pass holders will no longer be able to bring in their parents-in-law. They may still bring in their parents, spouses and children.
- P2 Pass holders will no longer be able to bring in their parents or parents-in-law. They may still bring in their spouses and children.
Dependants of EP and S Pass holders who are in Singapore by 1 September 2012 will be allowed to stay in Singapore if these work pass holders have valid passes with their existing employers. For more information, please refer to our FAQs
P1, P2 Employment Pass holders may apply for Long Term Visit Passes for their:
- Common-law spouse
- Handicapped children above 21 years of age
- Stepchildren under 21 years of age
- Parents (for P1 Pass holders only)
In general, these documents and information are required for Long Term Visit Pass applications:
- Long Term Visit Pass application form
Download Long Term Visit Pass Application Form
- The applicant must be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company, normally the employer of the Employment Pass holder.
- The form must be endorsed with the company's stamp or seal, and signed by the applicant and an authorised officer from the sponsoring company.
- A parent’s signature is required for children aged 16 years and below
- Photograph of the applicant (passport-sized and taken within last three months)
- Personal particulars page of applicant’s passport/travel document
Applicants who hold non-English documents or certificates are required to submit a copy of the original papers and the official English translation done by a certified translator, High Commission/Embassy or a notary public.
Additional documents required
These additional documents are required based the applicant’s relationship with the Employment Pass holder:
||Additional documents required
||- A copy of the Employment Pass holder’s statutory declaration of relationship with the applicant.
- A letter from the Employment Pass holder’s embassy confirming the status of the holder’s common-law marriage to the applicant in their country (if applicable).
|Handicapped children above 21 years of age
||A letter or report of assessment from a medical practitioner on the applicant’s condition.
|Stepchildren under 21 years of age
||- A copy of the Court Order on the child’s custody.
- A letter of no objection from the other biological parent in bringing the child to Singapore
||A copy of the Employment Pass holder's birth certificate which states the names of the parents.
These are the fees collected for each Long Term Visit Pass application:
|Upon submission of each application
||An administrative fee of $30
|Upon collection of pass