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Singapore Dependant Pass (DP)

 

A family with young children is sitting on a sofaSingapore Dependant Pass (DP)

The Dependant’s Pass allows spouses and children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders to join them in Singapore. Find out which family members are eligible.

 

Key facts on Dependant’s Pass

Get a overview and key facts about the Dependant’s Pass for spouses and children of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders.

Who it is for
  • Legally married spouse or unmarried children under 21 years of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders.
Who can apply
  • An employer or appointed employment agent must apply on behalf of the candidate.
What is the duration
  • Up to 2 years, tied to the validity of the main work pass.
Is it renewable
  • Yes.
Work in Singapore
  • Eligible Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders may be able to work here if they own business Firm or Company.
  • Letter Of Consent (LOC) is available for business owners who are DP holders.
  • DP holders will have to apply for an applicable work pass such as an Employment Pass, S Pass or Work Permit w.e.f. 01-May-2021 if they find a job here.
  • Dependant’s Pass holders who get an Employment Pass or S Pass are required to cancel the Dependant’s Pass.
  • For Dependant’s Pass holders who get a Work Permit, the Work Permit’s validity period will be tied to that of the main pass holder’s work pass.
Foreign worker levy or quota
  • No foreign worker levy or quota required.
Relevant legislation
  • Conditions of Work Pass
  • Employment of Foreign Manpower Act

Eligibility for Dependant’s Pass

Eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders can bring certain family members to Singapore on a Dependant’s Pass.

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass for your family if you meet these requirements:

  • Hold an Employment Pass or S Pass.
  • Earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of $6,000.
  • Are sponsored by an established, Singapore-registered company (usually your employer).

For dependants of EntrePass holders, refer to these requirements.

From 1 January 2018, work pass holders will need to meet a minimum salary criteria of $6,000 to enjoy dependant privileges.

You can get a pass for the following family members:

  • Legally married spouse.
  • Unmarried children under 21 years old, including legally adopted children.

If your family members are not eligible for a Dependant’s Pass, they might qualify for a Long Term Visit Pass.

Working in Singapore

Dependants of Employment Pass holders, EntrePass or Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holder can can apply for eligible passes if they find a job here.

With effect from 01-May-2021, the DP holders will have to apply for an applicable work pass such as an Employment Pass, S Pass or work permit.

Dependants of S Pass holders will need to apply for a Work Permit, S Pass or Employment Pass instead. They will have to meet the eligibility criteria for these passes.

Eligible Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders may be able to work here if they own business Firm or Company. Letter Of Consent (LOC) is available for business owners who are DP holders.

Note:

  • Dependant’s Pass holders who get an Employment Pass or S Pass are required to cancel the Dependant’s Pass.
  • For Dependant’s Pass holders who get a Work Permit, the Work Permit’s validity period will be tied to that of the main pass holder’s work pass.
  • Dependant’s Pass holders are no longer eligible to apply for Letter Of Consent (LOC) w.e.f. 01-May-2021 unless they own their business or company.

 

Documents required for Dependant’s Pass

You need to submit documents such as copies of passport details and birth or marriage certificates along with the Dependant’s Pass application.

You will need these documents to apply for a Dependant’s Pass:

  • Copy of the personal particulars page of the candidate’s passport.
  • For children who share a passport with their parent, you must also submit the parent’s personal particulars page.

Depending on the family member applying, you will need to submit these additional documents:

Family member Additional documents
Spouse (legally married)
  • Copy of the marriage certificate.
Unmarried children under 21 years
  • Copy of the official birth certificate stating the parent’s names.
  • Verification of Vaccination Requirements (for entry to Singapore) document issued by HPB is needed for new DP applications for foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below. Existing DP, LTVP and Student pass holders do not need this document.
Unmarried, legally adopted children under 21 years
  • Copy of the adoption order or other relevant documents.
  • Verification of Vaccination Requirements (for entry to Singapore) document issued by HPB is needed for new DP applications for foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below. Existing DP, LTVP and Student pass holders do not need this document.

MOM may ask for other documents during reviewing of your application.

For non-English documents, you must submit the original document and an English translation. The translation can be done by a translation service provider.

 

Diphtheria and Measles Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-Born Children Applying for Long-Term Immigration Passes (LTVP) in Singapore

With effect from 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore will require documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination to be submitted by foreign-born children as a prerequisite for the application of long-term immigration passes in Singapore.

Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are applying for the Dependant’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 documented proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification. They will have to do so before they proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for long-term stay in Singapore.

  • Existing pass holders will not be subject to the requirements when renewing their pass.
  • The pass holders who switch their work pass will be subject to the requirements when they apply for new DP for their foreign born children.

FAQ: My child used to be a DP holder but the DP has expired or been cancelled. Does my child need to apply for HPB’s “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VR) (for entry to Singapore)” document?

If your child’s DP has expired/been cancelled before 1 February 2019, your child will need to apply for the HPB’s “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VR) (for entry to Singapore)” document. If your child’s DP has expired/been cancelled after 1 February 2019, and has expired/been cancelled for more than 30 days, your child will also need to apply for the HPB’s “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VR) (for entry to Singapore)” document before you can apply for a new DP. This also applies to holders of LTVP issued by MOM and STP issued by ICA.

Learn More About

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Vaccination Requirements (VR) at
  • https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/#/
Apply for Vr at
  • https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/#/login-register/register
FAQs about Vr at
  • https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/#/navpage/faq

 

Dependants of Employment Pass and S Pass holders

Processing time: within 3 weeks. Some cases will take more time.

What are the steps for applying?

Step

Who does this

Result

Submit an application

Employer or EA

In-principle approval (IPA) letter or rejection letter

Bring the foreigner into Singapore

Employer or main pass holder

Foreigner must comply with the travel requirements based on their vaccination status.

Get the pass issued

Employer or EA

Notification letter

Register fingerprints and photo (if required)

The foreigner

Acknowledgement of card delivery

Receive the card

Authorised recipients or the foreigner

Dependant’s Pass (DP) card

Note:

  • You can submit the application along with the main pass holder’s work pass application or at a later date. Submit a separate application for each family member.
  • If the foreigner is in Singapore with a visit pass that will expire before the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is issued, MOM won’t be able to extend the visit pass.
  • You should only bring in the foreigner when the pass is approved. They don’t need to be in Singapore when you apply and MOM won’t be able to extend their visit pass.
  • For babies born in Singapore, the parent will get a Special Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). This pass is valid for 6 weeks, during which you can apply for a Dependant’s Pass (DP).

How to submit an application?

  • Log in to myMOM Portal to fill out the application and upload the required documents.
  • Pay the $105 fee for each application. You can pay by GIRO, VISA, MasterCard or eNets Debit.
  • Check your application status after 3 weeks. It may take longer if additional information is required.

If you receive an email from MOM requesting for more documents, you can submit them using online form at:

  • https://form.gov.sg/#!/5f8d4eadef8dab00112fd313

If the pass is approved, log in to EP Online and print the in-principle approval (IPA) letter.

Send the pass holder’s copy of the IPA to the foreigner. It has a pre-approved single-entry visa for the foreigner to enter Singapore.

Dependants of Employment Pass (Sponsorship), PEP or EntrePass holders

After you receive the IPA, you have the following period of time to bring the foreigner to Singapore before you can get the pass issued:

If the foreigner is a

IPA is valid for

Dependant of EP holder

6 months

Dependant of S Pass holder

2 months

 

Bring the foreigner into Singapore

Ensure the foreigner complies with the travel requirements based on their vaccination status.

 

Issuance

Processing time: Immediate

The foreigner must be in Singapore when you carry out these steps to get the pass issued:

  1. Log in to myMOM Portal and provide the required information and documents.
  2. Pay the fees using GIRO, VISA or MasterCard:
    • $225 for each pass
    • $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa (If applicable)
  3. Once the pass is issued, the foreigner and you will both receive the notification letter by email.

The notification letter:

  • Allows the foreigner to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
  • States if the foreigner needs to have their fingerprints and photo taken for the card registration.
  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. If the foreigner needs more time to complete the card registration procedures, you can request to extend the validity of the notification letter.

For dependants of EP holders:

  • https://form.gov.sg/#!/5b6d4563ca1efb000f3b03a4

For dependants of S Pass holders:

  • https://form.gov.sg/#!/5b68f6c561cffc000f885453

What you’ll need

You will need the following information to get the pass issued:

  • Foreigner’s passport details
  • Foreigner’s Singapore contact details
  • Foreigner’s current Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) or immigration pass details
  • Foreigner’s Singapore residential address
  • Singapore residential or office address to receive the foreigner’s card
  • Details of up to 3 authorised recipients to receive the card (their mobile number, email address and NRIC number / FIN / passport number)

You may also need to upload PDF copies of these documents:

  • SG Arrival Card (email from ICA) if applicable
  • Foreigner’s passport page showing the date of arrival in Singapore or email of e-visa
  • Completed medical examination form or medical declaration form
  • Completed declaration form (attached to the foreigner’s IPA letter)

If you need more time to get the pass issued as the foreigners are waiting for their medical results, you can extend their STVP.

Submit this request within 1 week before the STVP expires and upload the doctor’s memo stating the medical results collection date:

  • https://form.gov.sg/#!/6273443b178da600139d54e5

Eg: If the STVP expires on 10 February, please only submit the request from 3 February.

Registration of finger prints and photo

When?:

  • For EP dependants: within 2 weeks
  • For S Pass dependants: within 1 week

Check the notification letter for whether the foreigner needs to register fingerprints and photo.

For registration, you must make an appointment for the foreigner to visit the relevant services centre:

Type of dependant

Where to register

Timeframe for registration

Dependants of Employment Pass holders

Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC)

Within 2 weeks after pass is issued

Dependants of S Pass holders

MOM Services Centre – Hall C

Within 1 week after pass is issued

The foreigner should bring along these documents for the appointment:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter

Receiving the card

When: 4 working days after registration or document verification

MOM will deliver the card to the given address 4 working days after the foreigner registers and gets documents verified.

If the foreigner does not need to register, MOM will deliver the card 4 working days after checking the documents.

The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 working day before the delivery.

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If card delivery fails

After two unsuccessful deliveries, you will have to collect the card at the relevant MOM centre:

Type of dependant

Where to collect

Dependants of Employment Pass holders

Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC)

Dependants of S Pass holders

MOM Services Centre – Hall C

The foreigner or an authorised person can collect it 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. They don’t need an appointment.

Bring along these documents for card collection:

  • Candidate’s original passport
  • Notification letter

If you authorise someone to collect it on your behalf, make sure they bring these along:

  • An authorisation letter from the employer
  • NRIC or passport for verification

 

Click the below links to learn more about:

Renewal Of Dependant’s Pass (DP) In Singapore

The Dependant’s Pass (DP) is renewable. Employers can start applying to renew Dependant’s Passes up to 6 months (180 days) before they expire.

Cancellation Of Dependant’s Pass (DP) In Singapore

You must cancel a Dependant’s Pass (DP) if the family member no longer needs the pass. You must also discard the cancelled pass card.

Letter Of Consent (LOC) For Business Owners who are DP Holders

Eligible Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders may be able to work here if they own business Firm or Company. Letter Of Consent (LOC) is available for business owners who are DP holders.

 

FAQ On Dependant’s Pass (DP)

Can children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders who are holding a Dependant’s Pass study in Singapore?

Yes. Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders can enroll in the following schools without the need to apply for another pass:

  • Government / Government-aided / Independent School
  • Kindergarten
  • Foreign System School (FSS)
  • Private Institution (for part-time courses)

Those who wish to enroll in the schools below will need to apply for a Student’s Pass (STP) from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA):

  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
  • Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)
  • Private Institutions (for full-time courses)

For more information on how to apply online for an STP, you may wish to refer to ICA’s website.

Can I apply for my Dependant’s Pass before the main pass (PEP, Employment or S Pass) application is approved?

Yes, you can.

However, MOM recommends waiting until after the main pass is approved. If the main pass application is rejected, your Dependant’s Pass (DP) will also be rejected, and your application fee will not be refunded.

 

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