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Dependant's Pass - When you apply

Application Process

Dependant’s Pass applications can be submitted online or manually.

Applicants are not required to be present in Singapore while their applications are being assessed. For applicants who are already in Singapore at the point of application, MOM will not grant an extension of visit passes that are due to expire on account that the outcome of the applications is not yet known. Sponsoring companies are advised to bring in applicants of Dependant's Passes only when the outcomes of the applications are successful.


Online application

Step 1: Submission of Application

  • A Dependant’s Pass application can be made online through EP Online - an online portal for selected work pass transactions.
  • A $60 administrative fee will be charged for each new application submitted and payment can be made online using GIRO, Visa/MasterCard or eNets Debit.
Submission of Supporting Documents

Companies/employment agencies are required to upload relevant supporting documents when submitting a Dependant's Pass application. This means that employers will no longer need to submit physical copies of most supporting documents at MOM's Services Centres for verification.

As the documents submitted online are for verification purposes, please ensure that the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • clear and correct copies of the documents are submitted;
  • the recommended scanner resolution is 150dpi or more;
  • only PDF file format would be acceptable for the document upload. Each document file size must not exceed 2MB; and
  • supporting documents which are not in English should be submitted together with an official English translation. Both documents must be scanned and uploaded as one file.

Step 2: Assessment and Approval

  • Approximately 80% of applications are processed within seven working days. The applicant may check on the assigned Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and application status online.
  • The sponsoring company can log in to EP Online to print the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter online once the Dependant’s Pass application has been approved.

Step 3: Getting the card

Find out what needs to be done before getting the Dependant's Pass card.


Manual application

Step 1: Submission of Application

  • Download the pdfDependant’s Pass Application Form.
  • Submit the completed Dependant’s Pass application form and supporting documents in person at any SingPost post office (MOM-appointed collecting agent).
  • A $60 administrative fee will be charged for each new application submitted and payment can be made at SingPost using cash, NETS or CashCard.

Step 2: Assessment and Approval

  • The processing time is about five weeks. The applicant may check on the assigned Foreign Identification Number (FIN) and application status online about 21 days after submitting the application.
  • An In-Principle approval letter will be mailed to the sponsoring company if the Dependant’s Pass application has been approved.

Step 3: Getting the card

Find out what needs to be done before getting the Dependant's Pass card.

Last updated on 07 July 2014 10:50:34