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Singapore Dependant Pass Scheme

Singapore dependant pass scheme allows the work pass holders relocate to the ‘Island Nation’ along with their family members. Legally married spouse and children below 21 years can avail dependant pass so as to stay in Singapore while availing a host of benefits entitled to a dependant pass holder.

Foreign employees holding employment pass, entrepreneurs pass or selected S pass (with a fixed monthly salary of at least $4,000) are allowed to relocate to Singapore with their family members. The dependant pass scheme of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) enables the eligible family members of the work pass holder to stay and work in Singapore in a legitimate way. The validity status of a DP is tied to the status of the corresponding main work pass. Nonetheless, a separate DP application must be filed for each eligible family member.

Who is Eligible family member for Dependant Pass?

  • Legally married Spouse
  • Unmarried biological or legally adopted children below 21 years age

Please Note: Fiancée and common law spouse are not eligible to apply for dependant pass in Singapore. 

Singapore Dependant Pass – Required Documents

Following supporting documents are required to submit along with the completed dependant’s pass application form.

  • A copy of the personal particulars page of passport of the applicant
  • A recent passport-sized photo (taken within 3 months)
  • A copy of the official marriage certificate (For spouse application)
  • A copy of the birth certificate (For child’s application)
  • A copy of the adoption certificate (For adopted child’s application)
  • Educational details of the DP applicant, if any
  • Salary details for the most recent employment held, if any

N.B: Certificates that are not in English language have to be translated by a certified translator and the original language certificate copy must also be submitted.

Application Procedure:

Depending on your needs, the application for dependant pass can be filed together with the work pass application or separately later. If all paper works are in order, the approval of dependant pass is just a kind of formality.

Benefits of Dependant Pass

  • A dependant pass holder is allowed to work in Singapore as long as the employer is willing to issue Letter of Consent (LOC) on the behalf of the pass holder.
  • A DP holder is allowed to incorporate a company in Singapore and can act as local nominee director of the company.
  • A DP holder is eligible to apply for Permanent Resident (PR) status in Singapore in due course.

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