There are different types of work passes issued by the government authorities and the requirements and processes are unique and different. First off, lets talk about who are eligible for Long-Term Visit Passes.
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
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:
1. Long Term Visit Pass 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.
NOTE: A parent’s signature is required for children aged 16 years and below.
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 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 application and wait for a response from the Ministry of Manpower.
You will receive an in-principal letter of approval 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.
NOTE: Be mindful that you might still be required to pay for additional fees depending on your personal situation!
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 Long Term Visit Pass 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
Prospective employers of LTVP+ holders can apply for a Letter of Consent(LOC) to grant them the right to work in Singapore.
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
A visa application can be a lengthy procedure, especially with the current situation with the stringent MOM regulations. Reach out to us for your visa application today for seamless transition!
Who are Local Residents?Tiwi2020-06-22T14:56:23+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?Tiwi2020-06-22T14:52:03+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?Tiwi2020-06-22T14:51:11+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.