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Singapore Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP/ LTVP+) Guide 2023

7 min read|Last Updated: November 4, 2022|
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A Singapore Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is obtained for foreigners that are looking to stay in the country for more than 30 days. They usually come over to start up their business, or to work in Singapore.

There are different types of work passes issued by the government authorities and the requirements and processes are unique and different. First off, let’s talk about who are eligible for Long-Term Visit Passes.

Singapore Long Term Visit Passes (LTVP) Eligibility

P1, P2 Employment Pass holders and S Pass may apply for Long Term Visit Passes for their:

  • Common-law Spouse
  • Unmarried Handicapped children above 21 years of age
  • Unmarried Step-children under 21 years of age
  • Parents and parents-in-law, only for those earning a fixed salary of at least $12,000

Provided you are:

  • Earning fixed monthly salary of more than or equal to $6,000

  • Sponsored by an established, Singapore registered company

Other categories of individuals who are eligible to apply for the LTVP according to Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) include:

  • Visitors who are holders of foreign-issued educational certificates seeking employment in Singapore
  • Visitors who are students of institutes of higher learning seeking employment in Singapore
  • Female visitor whose child/grandchild is studying in Singapore on a student’s pass
  • Visitor whose spouse is a Singapore citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
  • Visitor (below 21 years old) whose parent is an SC or SPR.
  • Visitor whose child (above the age of 21 years old) is an SC or SPR.
  • Visitor seeking permission to deliver a child in Singapore
  • Visitor seeking long term stay

Key Information about the Singapore Long Term Visit Pass

Some of the key notes that you should know about the LTVP in Singapore re:

  • LTVP holders can be granted up to 2 year’s stay in Singapore, subjected to the application and outcome by ICA

  • LTVP holders are not eligible to work in Singapore unless they have a valid work visa, such as the Employment Pass, or by starting their own company.

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Documents Required for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore

The following are the documents required for the application of a Long-Term Visit Pass in Singapore:

1. LTVP Application Form

The applicant must be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company, normally the employer of the Employment Pass holder.

The form must be endorsed with the company’s stamp or seal, and signed by the applicant and an authorised officer from the sponsoring company.

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2. Photograph of the applicant (passport-sized and taken within last three months)

3. Personal particulars page of applicant’s passport/travel document

4. Copies of passport details and birth or marriage certificates

Application Process for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore 

It can take up to typically 3 weeks for Non-Sponsorship holders and 8 weeks for Sponsorship holders.

To be completed by the Employer:

  • Submit an LTVP application
  • Bring the intended pass holder into Singapore
  • Get issued the pass issued

To be completed by the Foreigner:

  • Register fingerprints and photo
  • Receive the card

You must fill up the application form and gather all the required documentations. After that, you may proceed to submit the LTVP application and wait for a response from the Ministry of Manpower.

You will receive an in-principal letter of approval (IPA) if you successfully complete this process. It is only then you can invite your family members, which will be the ones you will be supporting.

How Much Does a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore Cost?

A $30 fee will be required through a valid card while waiting for the LTVP to be processed.

Upon approval, a $60 fee will be required for the Pass alone.

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What is a Long-Term Visit Pass+?

If you are the foreign spouse of a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident, you may be eligible for a Long Term Visit Pass+ (LTVP+). Applicants for the LTVP who are foreign spouses of Singapore citizens will be considered automatically for the LTVP+.

As an LTVP+ holder, you may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Allowed to stay in Singapore for 3 years as compared to a usual LTVP holder of 2 years
  • Upon renewal, LTVP+ holders will be allowed to stay in Singapore for 5 years as compared to a usual LTVP holder of:
  • 3 months as a Dependent of an Employment Pass holder
  • 2 months as a Dependent of a S Pass Holder

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FAQs

Who are Local Residents?2020-06-22T14:56:23+08:00

The following people are local residents: Singapore citizens, Singapore PRs, Employment Pass Holders, and Dependant’s Pass Holders. 

Must all EP holders eventually become Permanent Residents?2020-06-22T14:52:21+08:00

Those who are interested in obtaining PR status in Singapore ought to know that receiving an EP will make it much easier for them to do so. Therefore, foreigners who are interested in becoming a Singapore PR ought to apply for an EP. However, those who already own an EP but have no desire to become a Singapore PR are not obliged to do so. 

Can anyone from any country receive an Employment Pass?2020-06-22T14:52:03+08:00

The current regulations regarding the Employment Pass do not bar anyone from receiving one on the basis of nationality. Anyone who meets all of the relevant criteria may receive it. Therefore, any eligible person from any country may receive an Employment Pass. 

Why is the Employment Pass the most common Singapore visa which is issued?2020-06-22T14:51:11+08:00

All visas offered by the Singaporean government provide various advantages to those who obtain them. However, the advantages offered by the Employment Pass are more numerous, accessible, and commonly needed or desired when compared to the advantages offered by other visas. Therefore, the Employment Pass has become the most frequently issued, desired, and recommended visa in Singapore.

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