Dependants of an Employment Pass holder
An Employment Pass (EP) holder or an S Pass holder who earns a fixed monthly salary of at least S$ 6,000 can apply for a Dependant’s Pass (DP) for his/her legally married spouse and his/her biological or legally adopted child(ren) (who are under 21 years of age and unmarried).
A Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holder must earn a fixed salary of at least S$ 144,000 per calendar year to enjoy dependant privileges.
An EntrePass holder is eligible to apply for a Dependant’s Pass if he/she meets the requirements for total annual business spending and local employment.
Application Procedure and Timeframe for Approval
The Dependant’s Pass application with all the required documents can be submitted together with the EP/PEP/S Pass application or later, after the EP/PEP/S Pass or EntrePass is approved. Just like the EP/S Pass application, the Dependant’s Pass application must be sponsored by the employer of the EP/S Pass holder.
Approval is within 3 weeks, whereafter an In-Principal-Approval letter will be generated with a validity period of 6 months for EP/PEP/EntrePass dependants and 60 days validity for SPass dependants – allowing the dependants some time to follow the main pass holder to Singapore before issuing their Dependant’s Passes (i.e. in the case of children finishing off their school semester).
Can PB Corporate Services help me to apply for my family’s Dependant’s passes?
For a child – a copy of the birth certificate. For a legally adopted child – a copy of the adoption order or other relevant documents and a "Verification of Vaccination Requirements" document issued by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below.
Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-born Children Applying for Long-Term Immigration Passes to Singapore
With effect from 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has introduced diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore.
Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are first-time applicants for Dependent's Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student's Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), are required to submit documentary proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification before they can proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for their long-term stay in Singapore.
Existing DP, LTVP and Student's Pass holders do not need this document.
Can a Dependant’s Pass or LTVP holder work in Singapore?
A spouse (or an unmarried child under 21 years of age) who is a dependant of an EP/, EntrePass or PEP holder (and holding a valid DP) can apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) to work in Singapore if they have found employment with a local employer. (Their new employer would be the one to submit the relevant pass application).
Eligible holders of an LTVP/LTVP+ visa (issued by the ICA) who are married to a Singapore or Singapore Permanent Resident are also able to work on a Letter of Consent.
A spouse or unmarried child of a Singapore citizen or permanent resident who are issued an LTVP/LTVP+ with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) are eligible to work in Singapore on a Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC) without having to find a job first.
With effect from the 1st of September 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has raised the minimum qualifying salary for new Employment Pass (EP) applications from S$3,900 to S$5,000. For financial services sector, the minimum qualifying salary is S$5,000 with effect from 1 December 2020. The same will be raised in tandem for older and more experienced candidates. For Renewal applications this criterion will apply from 1 May 2021.