The Dependant’s Pass allows spouses and children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders to join them in Singapore. Find out which family members are eligible and how to apply for the pass.
Who is eligible
Legally married spouse or unmarried children under 21 years of eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders.
Eligible Employment Pass or S Pass holders can bring certain family members to Singapore on a Dependant’s Pass.
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 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).
What is the duration
Up to 2 years, tied to the validity of the main work pass.
You can apply to renew a Dependant’s Pass up to 6 months before it expires. You must apply before the expiry date.
Work in Singapore
Dependants of Employment Pass holders, EntrePass or Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holder can get a Letter of Consent to work in Singapore if they find a job here.
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 get an Employment Pass or S Pass are required to cancel the Dependant’s Pass.
- For S Pass dependants who get a Work Permit, the Work Permit’s validity period will be tied to that of the S Pass holder’s pass.
Documents required for Dependant’s Pass
You will need these documents to apply for a Dependant’s Pass (DP):
- Copy of the personal particulars page of the candidate’s passport.
- For children who share a passport with their parent, you must also submit the parent’s personal particulars page.
You may need to submit additional documents depending on the family member you are applying for:
|Family member||Additional documents|
|Spouse (legally married)||Copy of the marriage certificate.|
|Unmarried children under 21 years||
|Unmarried, legally adopted children under 21 years||
The Ministry of Manpower may ask for other documents when we review your application.
To apply for an Dependant’s Pass, you will need to follow the following steps:
(Steps 1 to 4 can be done by the applicant outside of Singapore)
Step 1: Access whether you are eligible for an Dependant’s Pass.
Step 2: Check that you have the full set of documents required for the application.
Step 3: Fill up the following forms.
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Here is a guide on how to fill the forms.
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Step 5: Make payment after receiving the in-principle approval, register fingerprints and photograph (if required) and the Dependant’s Pass will be issued to you.
- You can submit the application along with the main pass holder’s work pass application or at a later date. Submit a separate application for each family member.
- If the foreigner is in Singapore with a visit pass that will expire before the Dependant’s Pass is issued, the Ministry of Manpower won’t be able to extend the visit pass.
- You should only bring in the foreigner when the pass is approved. They don’t need to be in Singapore when you apply and the Ministry of Manpower won’t be able to extend their visit pass.
- For babies born in Singapore, the parent will get a Special Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). This pass is valid for 6 weeks, during which you can apply for a Dependant’s Pass.
|Type Of Pass||Fee|
|Dependent Pass New Application (Main Pass Holder: Employment Pass)||SGD$300|
|Dependent Pass Renewal (Main Pass Holder: Employment Pass)||SGD$150|
|Dependent Pass Issuance (Main Pass Holder: Employment Pass)||SGD$500|
|Dependent Pass New Application (Main Pass Holder: S Pass)||SGD$150|
|Dependent Pass Renewal (Main Pass Holder: S Pass)||SGD$75|
|Dependent Pass Issuance (Main Pass Holder: S Pass)||SGD$175|