Written Answer by Minister for Manpower, Mrs Josephine Teo to PQ on Dependent Pass holders to work in part-time and temporary jobs
NOTICE PAPER NO.388 OF 2021 FOR THE SITTING ON 11 MAY 2021
QUESTION NO. 659 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Christopher de Souza:
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether spouses on Dependant's Passes can continue to work under a letter of consent for part-time and temporary jobs instead of requiring them to obtain a work pass so that foreign dependants are able to contribute to their family and the economy.
- From 1 May 2021, all Dependant's Pass (DP) holders who wish to work during their stay in Singapore, be it in part-time or temporary jobs, will need to apply for a relevant work pass, such as an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass or Work Permit. The relevant qualifying salary, dependency ratio ceiling and levies for the respective work passes will apply.
- DP holders who are currently working on a Letter of Consent (LOC) can continue to do so until their LOC expires. Most DP holders who are currently working on an LOC, including those in temporary or part-time jobs, would meet prevailing work pass criteria and will be able to qualify for a work pass.
- Foreign spouses and children of Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents holding a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or LTVP-Plus (LTVP+) issued by ICA are not affected. They may continue to seek employment through an LOC or pre-approved LOC.