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 cancelled at the same time.
Who can cancel
Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
Note: Personalised Employment Pass holders can cancel their family members’ Dependant’s Pass. They can also get an authorised EA to cancel it.
How long it takes
Cancellation is immediate.
- When the Dependant’s Pass is cancelled, any related Letter of Consent or Work Permit will also be cancelled.
- You must buy the air ticket to send the Dependant’s Pass holder home, unless the pass holder agrees otherwise in writing.
How to cancel
To cancel a pass:
- Log in to EP Online and cancel the pass. Cancellation is immediate and a Short Term Visit Pass will be generated for the pass holder if the pass holder is still in Singapore.
- Give a copy of the cancellation acknowledgement letter and Short Term Visit Pass to the pass holder. The pass holder must give the STVP to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.
Return the card
You must return the original pass card within 1 week of cancellation by posting it to Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764. You can use EP Online’s “card return” function to:
- Check if we have received the card.
- Tell us why you are unable to return the card.