Oral Answer by Minister of State for Manpower Ms Gan Siow Huang to PQ on LTVP holders in workforce
NOTICE PAPER NO. 287 OF 2021 FOR THE SITTING ON 2 MARCH 2021
QUESTION NO. 775 FOR ORAL ANSWER
MP: Mr Leon Perera
To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the current number of Long Term Visit Pass and Long Term Visit Pass Plus holders who are part of the workforce; and (b) how many of such pass holders are self-employed.
Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders are foreigners who are here in Singapore whom we facilitate their stay.
Eligible foreign spouses or unmarried children (under 21 years old) of Singapore Citizens (SC) or Permanent Residents (PR) with LTVP/LTVP+ can work in Singapore if they are also issued with Letters of Consent (LOC) or Pre-approved Letters of Consent (PLOC). Other LTVP holders, such as parents of SC/PRs, can work in Singapore if they are issued with a regular work pass.
As at December 2020, there are 17,890 LTVP and LTVP+ holders who are part of our workforce. Of this, 190 or about 1% are self-employed. Collectively, the employed LTVP/LTVP+ holders constitute about 0.5% of our workforce.