In Singapore, a Letter of Consent (LOC) is an official certificate of authorisation issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). It permits eligible Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or LTVP+ holders and certain categories of business owners to work for a Singapore-based company.
To qualify for a LOC, individuals must meet specific eligibility criteria, which include being a sole proprietor, partner, or company director with a minimum 30% shareholding stake in an ACRA registered business.
As of May 1st, 2021, Dependant Pass holders are no longer eligible for a LOC and must obtain an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, or Work Permit to work in Singapore. However, existing Dependant Pass holders with a valid LOC can continue working until it expires, after which their employer will need to apply for a suitable work visa.