Dependant's Pass Application Agency

Singapore Dependant’s Pass Application Agency Services Include:

  • Pre-application information and advising on Singapore Dependant’s Pass
  • Filing of (Dependant’s Pass Application)
  • Tracking Dependant’s Pass application status while under processing
  • Liaising with Direct MOM officer in charge, if required
  • Responding to MOM’s requests for additional information, if any
  • Arranging for issuance of Dependant’s Pass upon in-principle approval (IPA)
  • Filing of unlimited appeal in case of rejection of Dependant’s Pass application

Get An Overview About The Dependant’s Pass

(Apply Dependant’s Pass) for spouses and children of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders.

Dependant’s Pass application services to spouses and children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders to join them in Singapore.
 

The Dependant’s Pass (DP) entitles the immediate family member of a work visa holder to live in Singapore. To qualify for dependant privileges, the sponsoring work visa holder must earn a minimum monthly salary of SGD 5,000. The status of the Dependant’s Pass is connected to the validity of the sponsor’s Singapore work visa.

Singapore Dependant Pass (DP) is a family member relocation visa issued to spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years) of foreign employees holding a work pass (i.e. an Employment Pass or EntrePass). A separate DP application must be filed for each eligible family member.

A Dependant Pass holder’s status in Singapore is tied to the status of the work pass holder. As long as the work pass holder is gainfully employed in Singapore, the DP holder is eligible to live in the country as well as leave and enter Singapore freely without having to apply for a Singapore visa every time.

Legally married spouse or unmarried children under 21 years of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders

An employer or appointed employment agent must apply on behalf of the candidate

Up to 2 years, tied to the validity of the main work pass

Yes. Find out how to renew

 Yes. Eligible Dependant’s Pass holders may be able to work here if they find jobs

 No foreign worker levy or quota required

Dependant’s Pass Application

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass for family members of your eligible Employment Pass or S Pass employees.

Employers are urged to defer bringing foreigners into Singapore during this period until further notice.

Approvals for any new applications will be limited. You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore.

Who can apply

Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).

How much it costs

When you submit the application:

  • MOM Cost $105 for each pass

When you get the pass issued:

  • MOM Cost $225 for each pass
  • MOM Cost $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa (if applicable)

How long it takes

Dependants of EP and S Pass holders: within 3 weeks for most cases.

Dependants of Employment Pass (Sponsorship), PEP or EntrePass holders: within 8 weeks for most cases.

Documents required

Find out what you’ll need.

Related eServices

  • EP Online – apply online or get the pass issued
  • Check application status
  • Make an appointment
  • Check card delivery status

More eServices and forms

These are the steps for applying:

StepWho does thisResult
Submit an application

Employer or EA

In-principle approval letter or rejection letter
Get the pass issuedEmployer or EANotification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required)The foreignerAcknowledgement of card delivery
Receive the cardAuthorised recipients or the foreignerDependant’s Pass 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 Dependant’s Pass is issued, we 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 we 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.
 

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. This is based on your salary, and not based on your combined household income.
  • Are sponsored by an established, Singapore-registered company (usually your employer).

For dependants of EntrePass holders, refer to these requirements.

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 may 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 to work in Singapore if they find a job here.

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.

Note:

  • 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.

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 (DP):

  • 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.

You may need to submit additional documents depending on the family member you are applying for:

Family memberAdditional 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 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 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.

MOM may ask for other documents when we review 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.

Apply for a Dependant’s Pass

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass for family members of your eligible Employment Pass or S Pass employees.

  • While we are progressively re-opening our borders, approvals for any new applications are still limited. 
  • You may continue to apply passes for foreigners who are already in Singapore.

Dependants of Employment Pass and S Pass holders

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

To submit an application:

  1. Log in to EP Online to fill up the application and upload the required documents.
  2. Pay MOM Cost $105 fee for each application. You can pay by GIRO, VISA, MasterCard or eNets Debit.
  3. Check your application status after 3 weeks. It may take longer if additional information is required.
  4. 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.

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

If the foreigner is aIt is valid for
Dependant of EP holder6 months
Dependant of S Pass holder2 months

When: For EP dependants, within 6 months of IPA; for S Pass dependants, within 2 months of IPA

Processing time: Immediate

The foreigner must be in Singapore when you ask for the pass to be issued.

To get the pass issued:

  1. Log in to EP Online to make the request and submit the supporting documents (see what you’ll need).
  2. Pay the fees using GIRO, or eNETS credit or debit:
    • MOM Cost $225 for each pass.
    • (If applicable) MOM Cost $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa.
  3. When the pass is issued, print the notification letter.

The notification letter:

  • Should be given to the foreigner. It allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
  • States if the foreigner needs to register to have fingerprints and photo taken.
  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. Request to extend the validity if there is a change of travel plans:
    • For dependants of Employment Pass holders
    • For dependants of S Pass holders

What you’ll need

You will need the following information for issuing the pass:

  • The foreigner’s passport details.
  • Details of the foreigner’s current Short Term Visit Pass or immigration pass.
  • The foreigner’s residential address in Singapore.
  • A local address where we can deliver the card.
  • Contact details of at least one authorised recipient to receive an SMS or email alert with delivery details.

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

  • Disembarkation / Embarkation card (immigration white card).
  • Completed medical examination form or health declaration form.
  • Completed declaration form attached with the candidate’s in-principle approval letter.

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 MOM centre:

Type of dependantWhere to registerTimeframe for registration
Dependants of Employment Pass holdersEmployment Pass Services Centre (EPSC)Within 2 weeks after pass is issued
Dependants of S Pass holdersMOM Services Centre – Hall CWithin 1 week after pass is issued

They need to bring these documents for the appointment:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter
  • Documents listed in the IPA letter and notification letter

When: 4 working days after registration or document verification

We 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, we 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.

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

If card delivery fails

After two unsuccessful deliveries, you’ll have to collect the card at the relevant services centre:

Type of dependantWhere to collect
Dependants of Employment Pass holdersEmployment Pass Services Centre (EPSC)
Dependants of S Pass holdersMOM 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
 
 
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