Please keep in mind that application forms for children under the age of 16 must be signed on behalf of the child by the parent. Relevant credentials in languages other than English must be translated by a professional translator and submitted alongside the original certificate copy.
Dependant’s Pass applications can be submitted either online (for Employment Pass and S Pass holders) or manually (for EntrePass, Personalised Employment Pass, and Employment Pass (sponsorship) holders). DP applications must be submitted by the Singapore work visa holder’s employer and filed separately for each qualified family member.
DP applications are typically handled in 3 to 5 weeks. If the DP application was submitted concurrently with the Singapore work visa application, the outcome will very certainly be known at the same time.
When your Dependant’s Pass application is granted, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will issue an In-Principle-Approval (IPA) letter. To collect the pass, the DP applicant must be in Singapore.
When you go to pick up your Dependant Pass, you must bring the following documents:
|➤ The IPA letter you got|
|➤ Your/your child's passport|
Any further documentation requested in the IPA letter, such as medical test results, embarkation/disembarkation cards, and so on.
When a Singapore work visa holder’s work pass expires, MOM will send Dependant Pass renewal documents to his or her employer, where they can be renewed concurrently.
You can work in Singapore if your Singapore work visa holder has an Employment Pass, PEP, or EntrePass. To do so, your prospective employer must complete the LOC application form and apply to MOM for a Letter of Consent (LOC). LOCs are typically processed in a week.
Your LOC and Dependant Pass will both expire at the same time. As a result, everytime your DP is renewed and issued, you should refresh the LOC.
A child with a Dependant’s Pass is free to attend local or overseas K-12 schools in Singapore. However, DP holders who wish to pursue further education in Singapore must apply for a student visa.
Yes, dependant pass holders can apply for permanent residency (PR) in Singapore alongside Singapore work visa holders. If the Singapore work visa holder’s PR application is approved, the DP holder’s PR application will be approved as well.