Dependent Pass– Who Is It For?

Married Employment Pass holders in Singapore who choose to have their spouses and children live with them in Singapore.

Key Features of Singapore Dependant’s Pass (DP)

  • Only lawful spouses and children younger than 21 years old can apply for this pass.
  • DP application must be sponsored by the employer of the EP holder.
  • DP period is tied to the duration of the EP and will expire at the same time as the expiry date of the EP it is tied to.
  • Holders of Dependent Passes who wishes to work in Singapore can apply for an independent EP or work permit.
  • Dependent Pass holders can also start their own business by incorporating a company or sole proprietorship and then apply for a Letter of Consent to work.
  • A child who lives in Singapore on DP can get educated in Singapore’s international or public schools.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Dependent Pass Application

The spouse /parent who acts as sponsor must be a holder of either the Employment Pass (EP), Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) or S Pass.

  • The sponsor must earn at least SGD6,000 per month.
  • Documentary evidence of marriage and birth certificate must be provided in English.