Dependent pass mentioned in the article is issued by Ministry of Manpower while Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is issued by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Dependent pass is mainly issued to legally married spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old of an employment pass holder. Whereas, LTVP is eligible for Common-law spouse, Parents and Unmarried handicapped children above 21 years old/step-children under 21 years old of an employment pass holder. Here are the websites for more information:
LTVP holders who wish to work in Singapore must apply for a work pass (employment pass, S pass, Work permit).
We recommend you to set up a company and apply for an employment pass under the newly set up company. Do contact us for more information! :)