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Cancel a Dependant’s Pass

You need to cancel a Dependant's Pass if the family member no longer needs the pass. You also need to return the cancelled pass card.

At a glance

When to cancel You need to cancel a Dependant's Pass in these situations:
  • The main pass holder has become a Singapore permanent resident.
  • Dependant’s Pass holder intends to leave Singapore and reside elsewhere.

Note: If you are cancelling the main pass, the Dependant's Pass will be automatically cancelled at the same time.

Who can cancel Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
How long it takes Cancellation is immediate.


  • You can issue a 30-day Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) to allow the pass holder to stay in Singapore before departing. The pass holder must give the STVP to the immigration officer when leaving the country.
  • Personalised Employment Pass holders can cancel their family members' Dependant's Pass. They can also get an authorised third party to cancel it.

How to cancel

To cancel a pass:

  1. Log in to EP Online and cancel the pass. Cancellation is immediate.
  2. Issue a 30-day Short Term Visit Pass for the pass holder if the pass holder is still in Singapore when the pass is cancelled.
  3. Give a copy of the cancellation acknowledgement letter and Short Term Visit Pass to the pass holder.
  4. Return the original pass card within 1 week of cancellation. You can either mail it to Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, or drop it in the deposit box at the Employment Pass Services Centre. You can use the “card return” function on EP Online to check if we have received it.  
  5. If you are unable to return the card, you can use that same “card return” function to tell us why.
Last Updated: 27 October 2016