Long-Term Visit Pass Application
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The Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Application is specifically designed for individuals who wish to stay in Singapore for a longer duration with their direct family members without the inconvenience of applying for a new visa every few months. Here’s the guide to applying for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore!
Eligibility Criteria for Long-Term Visit Pass (MOM)
Are you a foreign worker in Singapore who wishes to bring your family along with you? Then you will need a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for them. This pass allows your common-law spouse, stepchildren, or child with a disability to reside with you in Singapore.
To address this, Singapore offers the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) which enables some family members to reside in the city-state. Now you might be wondering, what’s the difference between the Dependant’s Pass and the LTVP in Singapore? Both passes allow family members to stay in Singapore, but there are some significant differences.
If you’re a foreigner in Singapore with a work pass who wants to bring your legal spouse and/or child along, you will need to apply for a Dependant’s Pass with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). On the other hand, if some members of your family are not eligible for the Dependant’s Pass, they may need a Long-Term Visit Pass to reside in Singapore.You can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass for your family if you meet all these requirements:
- Hold an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, Personalised Employment Pass (PEP), Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass or EntrePass.
- 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).
- Common-law spouse.
- Unmarried handicapped children aged 21 and above.
- Unmarried step-children under 21 years old.
- Parents – only for those earning a fixed monthly salary of at least $12,000.
Eligibility Criteria for Long-Term Visit Pass (ICA)
You are eligible to apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass if you are a:
Spouse of a Singapore citizen
If you are a non-resident and planning to marry a Singapore citizen, it is recommended to complete your Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) before the marriage.
After marriage, the foreign spouse of a Singapore citizen is eligible to apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) sponsored by their Singaporean spouse.
During the LTVP application process, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will assess the eligibility of the foreign spouse for LTVP Plus (LTVP+). There is no separate application for LTVP+. Show less
Spouse of a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)
After marriage, a foreign spouse of a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) sponsored by their PR spouse.
Child under the age of 21 (unmarried) born within the context of a legal marriage to a Singapore citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), or has been legally adopted by a Singapore citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)
Parent of a Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)
The parent(s) of a Singapore citizen or PR can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) under the sponsorship of their Singapore citizen or PR child, who must be over 21 years old. It’s important to note that parent(s)-in-law of a Singapore citizen or PR are not eligible to apply for an LTVP under their sponsorship.
Graduate from an Institute of Higher Learning seeking employment in Singapore
Individuals who have graduated from an Institute of Higher Learning can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for the purpose of seeking employment in Singapore. A sponsor is not required for the LTVP application process.
Accompanying Mother/Grandmother Long Term Visit Pass
Under the “Long-Term Visit Pass for Accompany Mothers/Grandmothers for Student Pass Holders” scheme, mothers or grandmothers accompanying foreign children who are enrolled in eligible schools in Singapore can also apply for the LTVP. The LTVP application requires Show More a local sponsor who is a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) and over 21 years old. Show less
Visitor seeking permission to give birth in Singapore
Letter of Consent (LOC)
In Singapore, a Letter of Consent (LOC) is a specific authorization that enables some individuals to work despite holding passes that usually do not allow employment. There are three types of LOCs:
1. The Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC)
The Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC) allows eligible LTVP/LTVP+ holders to work in Singapore without having to secure employment beforehand.
Spouses and unmarried children (under 21 years old) of Singaporeans and permanent residents who are eligible for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP/LTVP+) and wish to work in Singapore. When eligible foreigners apply for, or renew their LTVP/LTVP+ with ICA, they will be given an option to apply for a PLOC at the same time. The duration will be the same as your LTVP/LTVP + that is issued by ICA.
If you are not eligible to apply for PLOC, you must obtain a Letter of Consent (LOC) to work. When you get a job offer, the prospective employer must assist you in applying for a LOC.
2. Letter of Consent for ICA-issued Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP/LTVP+) holders
- A LTVP/LTVP+ holder who is married to a Singaporean or PR.
- An unmarried child (under 21 years old) of a Singaporean or PR, who holds an LTVP.
- What the employer indicated in the LOC application.
- The expiry date of the LTVP/LTVP+.
- The LTVP/LTVP+ is cancelled or expires.
You are no longer employed by the company. The employer still needs to cancel the LOC.
3. Eligibility for LOC for Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders who are business owners
- The sole proprietor of an ACRA-registered business.
- A partner of an ACRA-registered business.
- A company director with at least 30% shareholding in an ACRA-registered business.
- The Dependant’s Pass is cancelled or expires.
- The business is no longer active, and you will need to cancel the LOC.