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Dependant’s Pass For Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (ONE Pass)

Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass

The Dependant’s Pass allows spouses and children of Overseas Networks & Expertise holders to join them in Singapore. Find out about the pass and how to apply.

Key facts on Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

Get an overview and key facts about the Dependant’s Pass for spouses and children of Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders.

Pass facts

Find out key facts about the pass:

Who it is for Legally married spouse or unmarried children under 21 years of Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders.
Who can apply Main pass holder, appointed employment agent or employer on behalf of main pass holder.
What is the duration Up to 5 years, tied to the validity of the Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass.
Is it renewable Yes.
Work in Singapore Yes.

  • Spouses of Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders can work here with a Letter of Consent.
  • Spouses of Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders can register and operate their own business with a Letter of Consent.
  • Other Dependant’s Pass holders may work here if they are able to obtain a work pass.
Foreign worker levy or quota   No foreign worker levy or quota applicable.
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for Dependant’s Pass.

  • https://service2.mom.gov.sg/workpass/op/dp-ltvp/landing
Check the status Employers can check the status of a work pass application or the validity of a work pass. Work Permit holders can also check their salary information. No log in is required.

  • https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/check-work-pass-and-application-status

 

Eligibility for Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

Eligible Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders can bring certain family members to Singapore on a Dependant’s Pass.

You can apply for Dependant’s Passes for your family members if you hold an Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass.

 

You can get a pass for the following family members:

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

Note: If your family members are not eligible for a Dependant’s Pass, they may be eligible for a Long-Term Visit Pass.

 

Documents required to apply for Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

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 (DP):

  • Travel document biodata page (including any amendments).
  • For children who share a passport with their parent, you must also submit the parent’s personal particulars page.
  • You may need to submit additional documents depending on the family member you are applying for:
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 who meet these conditions:
    • aged 12 years old and below.
    • Applying for a new DP – this includes those whose DPs have expired or been cancelled for more than 30 days.

Existing DP, LTVP and Student’s 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 who meet these conditions:
    • aged 12 years old and below.
    • Applying for a new DP – this includes those whose DPs have expired or been cancelled for more than 30 days.

Existing DP, LTVP and Student’s Pass holders do not need this document.

Note:

·       MOM may ask for other documents when MOM reviews your application.

·       For non-English documents, you must upload the original document together with an English translation as 1 file. The translation can be done by a translation service provider.

 

Apply for a Dependant’s pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass for family members.

Dependants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with WHO EUL vaccines (including booster, if eligible) to get their passes issued.

 

Apply for a Dependant’s pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass for family members.

Dependants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with WHO EUL vaccines (including booster, if eligible) to get their passes issued.

At a glance

Who can apply Main pass holder, appointed employment agent or employer on behalf of main pass holder.
How much it costs When you submit the application:

·       $105 for each pass

When you get the pass issued:

·       $225 for each pass

·       $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa (if applicable)

How long it takes Within 4 weeks for most cases.

 

 

What are the steps for applying DP of ONE Pass?

These are the steps for applying:

Step Who does this Result
Submit an application Main pass holder, appointed employment agency or employer on behalf of main pass holder In-principle approval letter or rejection letter
Get the pass issued Foreigner or  appointed employment agency (EA) Notification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required) Foreigner Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or the foreigner Dependant’s Pass card
Note:

  • You can submit the application along with the main pass holder’s work pass application or at a later date. Please submit a separate application for each family member.
  • 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).

 

Procedure details

Submit an application

Processing time: within 4 weeks. Some cases will take more time.

To submit an application:

1)      Fill up the application and upload the required documents.

o   Form: https://service2.mom.gov.sg/workpass/op/dp-ltvp/landing

2)      Pay $105 fee for each application. You can pay by VISA or MasterCard.

3)      Check your application status after 4 weeks. It may take longer if additional information is required. If you receive an email from MOM requesting for more documents, please reply directly to the email you received from MOM.

o   Link: http://www.mom.gov.sg/pass-application-status

4)      The application outcome will be sent to the notification email indicated in your application. If the pass is approved, print the In-Principle approval (IPA) letter. It has a pre-approved single-entry visa for the foreigner to enter Singapore.

Issuance of pass:

When: Within 6 months of in-principle approval

Processing time: Immediate

The foreigner must be in Singapore to verify their documents and get the pass issued over the counter at the Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC):

1)      Make an appointment to get the pass issued at MOM’s EPSC.

2)      Bring the supporting documents for your appointment.

3)      Pay the fees using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, NETS or CashCard (if your credit or debit card was not issued in Singapore, please ensure it has been activated for overseas use):

a.      $225 for each pass

b.      (If applicable) $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa

4)      You will be issued a notification letter.

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.

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 submit copies of these documents:

  • Completed Declaration Form for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (DP/ LTVP)
    • Form: https://bit.ly/3WZFbFK
  • Completed medical declaration examination form

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.

  • Request Form: https://www.mom.gov.sg/extend-stay

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

Register finger prints and photo

When: Within 2 weeks after the pass is issued (if required)

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

For registration, you must make an appointment to visit EPSC. You need to register within 2 weeks after the pass is issued.

  • Link: https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/make-an-appointment
  • EPSC: https://www.mom.gov.sg/contact-us/locations#Tab-EP

They need to bring these documents for the appointment:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter
Receive the card

 

When: Within 5 working days after registration of fingerprint and photo or verification of documents at EPSC

We will deliver the card to the given address within 5 working days after the foreigner registers their fingerprint and photo at EPSC.

If the foreigner does not need to register, MOM will deliver the card within 5 working days after verifying the documents.

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

Tip: Download SGWorkPass to scan QR code on your new card to check status, expiry date and more.

If an attempted card delivery is unsuccessful

  • After two attempted deliveries, the foreigner has to collect the card at EPSC.
  • The foreigner or an authorised person can collect it  3 working days after the second attempted delivery. They do not need an appointment.

Bring along these documents for card collection:

  • Foreigner’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 pass holder
    • NRIC or passport for verification

 

Appeal against a rejected Dependant’s Pass application for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

You have 3 months to appeal an unsuccessful Dependant’s Pass application. You should appeal only if you can address the reasons for rejection.

 When to appeal

You should only submit an appeal for an unsuccessful Dependant’s Pass application if you can address the issues in your rejection advisory. There will be no change in the outcome unless there is new information in the appeal.

You need to submit your appeal within 3 months from the date of the rejection advisory. If you miss this time period, you will have to submit a new application.

Who can appeal

Only the main pass holder, appointed employment agent or employer on behalf of main pass holder can make an appeal.

Submit an appeal

You can make an appeal using this form. If you are the authorised employment agent who is making the appeal, please attach a signed authorisation letter stating that the candidate has authorised you to submit an appeal on their behalf.

  • Appeal Form: https://form.gov.sg/60bf57b5f9b60d0011ab6c5d

How long it takes

An appeal takes around 4 weeks to be processed. MOM will send the outcome of your appeal to the email address provided in the original application form.

 

Replace a Dependant’s Pass card for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

You need to apply for a new Dependant’s Pass card within 1 week after it is lost, damaged or stolen.

At a glance

When to replace              If your pass card is lost, stolen or damaged, you must apply for a replacement within 1 week.

Note:

For a stolen card, you must also file a police report.

If you lost the card while overseas, you must inform MOM immediately. MOM will issue a letter for you to use when entering Singapore.

Who can apply Dependant’s Pass holder.
How much it costs              For a damaged card, the fee is $60.

For a lost card, the fee is:

·       $100 for the first loss.

·       $300 for a subsequent loss.

Fees are non-refundable.

How long it takes Immediate for most cases.
Card collection 4 working days after approval.
Note:

  • MOM may call you for an interview before MOM issues a new card or if you lose your card repeatedly.
  • If the lost card is found, please return it to MOM immediately by post:
    • Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764.

Apply for a replacement card:

  • Make an appointment to have your pass replaced at MOM’s Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC).
  • Bring the supporting documents for your appointment.
  • Pay the fees using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, NETS or CashCard (if your credit or debit card was not issued in Singapore, please ensure it has been activated for overseas use)
  • You will be issued a card replacement letter.

What you’ll need

You will need the following documents to replace the pass over the counter:

  • Original passport
  • The damaged card (for request due to damaged card)
  • Police report (for stolen cards)

Note: Overseas police reports should be translated to English.

Collect the replacement card

When: 4 working days after approval

You can collect the card at the Employment Pass Services Centre 4 working days after your replacement card request is approved. You do not need an appointment.

Bring along these documents for your visit:

  • Original passport
  • Card replacement letter
  • The damaged card (if applicable)
  • Completed declaration form (for lost or stolen cards)
  • Police report (for stolen cards)

Note: Overseas police reports should be translated to English.

  • For lost or stolen cards, you must collect the replacement card in person.
  • For replacement of damaged cards, you can authorise someone to collect the card on your behalf. Make sure the authorised person brings these along:
    • An authorisation letter from you
    • NRIC, pass card or passport for verification
    • The damaged card

Download SGWorkPass to scan QR code on your new card to check status, expiry date and more.

 

Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders: notify MOM

If you hold a Dependant’s Pass, find out how to notify MOM of changes, including updates to residential address and passport details.

You will need to notify MOM in these situations:

Change in residential address

Who does this: Main pass holder or Dependant’s Pass holder

  • Log in to EP Online to update the address or personal contact details (e.g. mobile number) within 5 days of any changes. The update is immediate.
  • Print the acknowledgment page and hand it over to the pass holder for safekeeping together with the pass card.
Change in personal particulars

Who does this: Main pass holder or Dependant’s Pass holder

You need to inform MOM of changes in your personal particulars such as passport number, name or marital status.

You can update your passport number and expiry date instantly using EP Online. Written requests to update these two details will not be accepted.

To change the following particulars, you will need to submit your request and upload the relevant supporting documents.

  • Form: https://form.gov.sg/5ba84de965171a000fda5f3e

 

To change       Supporting documents
Name Pass holder’s passport

Documents to verify the change in name, e.g. deed poll, marriage certificate

Nationality/Citizenship Pass holder’s passport
Date of birth Pass holder’s passport

Birth certificate showing date of birth, country/region of birth and country/region of origin

Marital status Pass holder’s passport

Documents to show the change in marital status, e.g. Marriage certificate or divorce papers

Gender Pass holder’s passport
Country / Region of birth or origin Pass holder’s passport

Birth certificate showing date of birth, country/region of birth and country/region of origin

Malaysian ID details Pass holder’s passport

Front and back copy of Malaysian identity card

Note:

  • Your request will be processed within 7 working days and the outcome will be posted to you.
  • MOM will inform ICA about the changes to passport details. If you wish to clear immigration using the automated gates at the checkpoints, you can do so after 4 working days from making the update.

 

Cancel a Dependant’s Pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

If you no longer need your Dependant’s Pass, you need to cancel it within 1 week before your departure. You can then be issued a Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) to allow you to stay in Singapore before your departure. Once cancelled, please cut the pass card in half and discard it to prevent misuse.

At a glance

When to cancel the pass Dependant’s Pass (DP) holder plans to leave Singapore and stay in another country/region.

Note:

·       If you are cancelling the work pass holder’s pass, the DPs for the family members will be cancelled at the same time. You will not be able to reinstate them

·       Once the DP is cancelled, any related Letter of Consent or Work Permit will also be cancelled.

·       If the DP holder becomes a Singapore permanent resident, you do not need to cancel your pass. It will be cancelled automatically.

Who can cancel Overseas Networks & Expertise pass holder and employment agency
How long it takes Within 3 business days from submitting the cancellation request

How to cancel

The pass holder is required to submit a cancellation request using MOM online form.

  • https://www.mom.gov.sg/cancel-overseas-networks-expertise-pass

If the DP holder is still in Singapore, you can request for a 90-day Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) when you submit the cancellation request. You will receive the STVP by email. Please print out the STVP and show it to the immigration officer (together with a valid passport) when leaving Singapore.

 

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