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.
Get a overview and key facts about the Dependant’s Pass for spouses and children of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders.
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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 get a Letter of Consent (LOC) till 30-Apr-2021 to work in Singapore 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.
- Dependant’s Pass holders who get an Employment Pass or S Pass are required to cancel the Dependant’s Pass.
- For S Pass dependants who get a Work Permit, the Work Permit’s validity period will be tied to that of the S Pass holder’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:
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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.
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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.
You must cancel a Dependant’s Pass (DP) if the family member no longer needs the pass. You must also return the cancelled pass card.