Applying for a Dependent Pass as a Singapore Tech Pass holder is a crucial step in ensuring family unity and support while pursuing a career in the country’s thriving technology sector. The Dependent Pass allows immediate family members, including spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old, to join the Tech Pass holder in Singapore. We have outlined the application process for the Dependent Pass, providing a clear guide for Singapore Tech Pass holders and their families.
Step 1: Obtain the Tech Pass
Before applying for the Dependent Pass, ensure that you have successfully obtained the Tech Pass as a foreign tech professional in Singapore.
Step 2: Gather Required Documents
Prepare the necessary documents, including passport particulars for both the Tech Pass holder and dependents, passport-sized photographs, and authenticated supporting documents to establish the family relationship (e.g., marriage certificates, birth certificates).
Step 3: Online Application
Submit the Dependent Pass application online through the relevant government portal. Fill in all required fields accurately and provide the requested information.
Step 4: Review and Processing
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will review the application. The processing time may vary, but typically it takes several weeks to receive a response. Monitor the application status through the government portal or contact the MOM for updates.
Step 5: In-Principle Approval (IPA)
If the Dependent Pass application is approved, the dependents will receive an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. This serves as temporary documentation until the actual Dependent Pass cards are issued.
Step 6: Collect Dependent Pass Cards
Collect the Dependent Pass cards at the designated collection centers by presenting the necessary identification documents, such as passports and the IPA letter.
By following these steps and carefully completing the application process, Singapore Tech Pass holders can successfully obtain Dependent Passes for their immediate family members, allowing them to join and enjoy the benefits of living in Singapore.