FAQs: The Dependant's Pass and Letter of Consent in Singapore
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If you are working in Singapore, you can apply for a Dependant’s Pass (DP) to let your family come live with you in Singapore. The DP is a visa that allows spouses and children aged below 21 years old to relocate and live together with the EP holder. It opens doors for unique perks such as education and lifestyle opportunities in Singapore. You can also work in Singapore, if you are granted a Letter of Consent (LOC).
Key facts about the Dependant's Pass
Key facts about the Letter of Consent
Who is eligible for a DP?
A DP only covers a spouse (this must be a legal spouse, or recognised as a de-facto/common law spouse by their country of origin), and/or children (if they are under 21). If your relationship falls outside of this, they do not qualify for a DP.
An individual working in Singapore can apply for a DP for their spouse or children if he or she:
For Entrepass holders, you will be subjected to another set of criteria:
*PME refers to Singaporean or Permanent Residents earning at least 3,600 SGD
** FTE refers to Singaporean or Permanent Residents earning at least 1,100 SGD
Can I apply for a Dependant's Pass for my parents?
Can a DP holder work in Singapore?
Yes! A dependant’s pass holder can work in Singapore, as long as he/she obtains a Letter of Consent (LOC) from his/her future employer.
How do I apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC)?
Once your spouse has successfully obtained a DP, he/she needs to obtain a Letter of Consent (LOC) to work legally in Singapore from their future employer. The process is done online through the EP online account of the future employer of the DP holder and the Ministry of Manpower takes around 3-5 weeks to issue an outcome.
If you need assistance with your DP or Letter of Consent application, Sleek can help you manoeuver through the process for you and your family with our reliable support. Get in touch to learn more and get started.