Dependant Pass
in Singapore.

If you want your immediate family members to relocate to Singapore with you, they will need to apply for a dependant visa. Our immigration team can help you get the visa for your family quickly and easily.

Dependant Pass in Singapore

What is an Dependant Pass?

Where an employee of a company has been granted an Employment Pass, EntrePass or S Pass, she/he will often be accompanied to Singapore by a spouse and children. All accompanying family members need a pass to stay in Singapore. Acclime can assist you and your family members obtain a Dependant Pass (DP).

Dependant Pass in numbers.

≤ 3 weeks

Application duration

≤ 2 years

Length of stay

$6,000

Minimum monthly salary
Eligibility criteria

Who is eligible for the DP?

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 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 the requirements are as follows:

  • To bring your spouse (common-law or legally married) and Children your total annual business spending must be at least $100,000 and you must employ 3 LQS (full-time employees, formerly known as FTE these are Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who earn a monthly salary of at least $1,300 and receive CPF contributions for at least 3 months) OR 1 local PME (professional, manager or executive).
  • To bring your parents your total annual business spending must be at least $200,000 and you must employ 6 LQS (full-time employees, formerly known as FTE these are Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who earn a monthly salary of at least $1,300 and receive CPF contributions for at least 3 months) OR 2 local PME (professional, manager or executive).

To bring your family in, you need to apply for the respective pass types:

Dependant’s Pass

  • Spouse (legally married)
  • Unmarried children under 21 years of age, including those legally adopted

Long Term Visit Pass

  • Common-law spouse
  • Unmarried handicapped children above 21 years old
  • Unmarried step-children under 21 years old
  • Parents
Application process

How to apply for the Employment Pass?

  1. Acclime will complete the Assessment of eligibility to apply for family passes form and will assemble the supporting documents.
  2. Within 8 weeks from the application, the Ministry of Manpower will inform you whether you are eligible for a Dependant’s Pass or Long Term Visit Pass.
  3. We will submit the application for a Dependant’s Pass or Long Term Visit Pass.
  4. Get the pass issued: the family member must be in Singapore when you request for the pass to be issued. When the pass is issued you will receive the notification letter.

The notification letter:

  • Will allow your family member 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.
  1. Register for fingerprints and photo (if required by the notification letter).
  2. Delivery of card

Dependants of Employment Pass holders, EntrePass or Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holder can receive a Letter of Consent to work in Singapore if they have found a job.

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 receive an Employment Pass or S Pass are required to cancel the Dependant’s Pass.
  • For S Pass dependants who receive a Work Permit, the Work Permit’s validity period will be tied to that of the S Pass holder’s pass.

Taking care of the whole immigration process from start to finish.

Pre-application advice
Pre-application advice on available types of work / residency visas in Singapore and requirements for a successful application
Application tracking
Filing and tracking the status of applications
Documents issuance
Arranging for issuance of EP / DP cards upon in-principle approval
Renewal
Handling renewal of work and related passes
Application documents

What you will need to apply.

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

  • Copy of the family member’s passport
  • For children who share a passport with their parent, you must also submit the parent’s passport

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

  • 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 canceled 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.
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Alan, Commercial director
Acclime Singapore Pte. Ltd.
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