The Singapore government has made it conceivable for expert overseas employees to bring their family members to reside in Singapore with them over the Dependent Pass. Read details about the qualification and application process in this article.
Singapore has a vast number of overseas staff. Conferring to Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM), more than 20% of Singapore’s population contains foreigners who are staying on a Singapore work visa. Further precisely, more than 1.3 million public, out of Singapore’s total population of 5.6 million, are overseas employees. The Singapore government has also made it conceivable for expert overseas employees to bring their family members to reside in Singapore with them over the Dependent Pass.
If you are an overseas employee who wishes to bring household member to stay with them in Singapore over the Dependent Pass, you have to accomplish the following circumstances:
In adding, you can only bring the ensuing household members to stay with you:
After you submit a petition for a Singapore Dependent’s Pass, you should have various supportive documents. Besides the procedure, the Singaporean authorities may request you for additional documentation. The followings are the documents you will require:
In adding, when you appeal to obtain your household member’s Pass issued, you may be requested to provide the following documents:
Appealing for a Dependent’s Pass through online facility
If you are an S Pass or Employment Pass owner, your company or an Employment Agency has to submit the appeal on behalf of you. The request is submitted using the EP Online facility, Singapore’s e-Service, which is accessible at the website of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Appealing for a Dependent’s Pass manually
To submit an appeal in person, you have to download and complete the “Dependent’s Pass appeal form,” which is obtainable from MOM’s official web portal. You also require to assemble all the needed documents stated in the form. EntrePass owner should also finalize the “Assessment of eligibility to apply for family passes” form, also obtainable on MOM’s website. You should submit all the documents and forms to the MOM through a SingPost branch. You need to pay the charge of S$105 for each appeal and keep the payment receipt you get. If the request is acknowledged, in about eight weeks, you will get an email with the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter, which permits your household member to travel to Singapore and appeal to get the Pass issued.
Note: A Dependent’s Pass is legal for a similar duration as the overseas worker’s employment Pass, generally up to two years, and it can be renewed.