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As a Work Permit holder, how do I apply for approval to marry a Singaporean or permanent resident?

If you are a current or former Work Permit holder who wishes to marry a Singapore citizen or PR, you must apply for approval from MOM.

However, you don’t need to apply for approval if:

  • You are now holding an EP or S Pass.
  • You once held an EP or S Pass as the last work pass you held in Singapore.
  • You are now a Singapore citizen or PR.

If you don’t seek approval when required to do so:

  • Your privilege to work in Singapore could be withdrawn.
  • You may be prevented from entering Singapore for a period of time.

How to apply

To apply for approval, you need to provide clear copies of the documents listed below and combine them into 1 file, e.g. zip file.

For Prepare these documents
Singapore citizen or PR
  • NRIC
  • Past 6 months’ pay slips from their current or most recent employer
  • Latest Income Tax of Assessment (from IRAS) or the past 3 months’ CPF statements
  • Certificate of highest qualification attained
  • Any legal document (e.g. a deed poll) to certify a change of name, if applicable
Current or former Work Permit holder
  • Declaration form for application to marry an Singapore citizen or PR (to be signed by both parties)
  • Passport personal particulars page or Work Permit card
  • Past 6 months’ pay slips from their current or most recent employers
  • Certificate of highest qualification attained
  • Any legal document (e.g. a deed poll) to certify a change of name, if you have ever entered Singapore using another name

Additional documents

You need to submit these additional documents, if applicable:

If one or both of you are Provide these documents

Married:

  • To each other or to another person
  • In Singapore or overseas
Marriage certificate
Divorced

Divorce certificate

A Certificate of Interim or Final Judgement is also acceptable for the Singapore citizen or PR.

Widowed Late spouse’s death certificate
Expecting a child together Doctor’s memo for pregnancy
Not married, but have a child or children together Child or children’s birth certificate
For non-English documents, you must submit a copy of the original and the English translation. You need to get a service provider to do the translation.

We will email the outcome to the Singapore citizen or PR within 4 weeks.