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Renew a Dependant’s Pass

Employers can start applying to renew Dependant's Passes up to 6 months before they expire.

  • If the renewal is approved, the in-principle approval letter will indicate whether your pass holders are required to do a medical examination for you to get their passes issued. 
  • For pass holders who are currently on Stay-Home Notice or Quarantine Order and cannot do their medical examinations, you can request for time to get the renewed pass issued. You can also submit this request if your pass holders are waiting for a new passport. 
  • For pass holders who are unable to return to Singapore to have their passes renewed, please cancel the passes and re-apply for them when the COVID-19 situation has stabilised. 
  • For all other pass holders, please send them for their medical examinations (if required).

At a glance

When to renew

You can apply to renew a Dependant’s Pass up to 6 months before it expires. You must apply before the expiry date. Check when you can start renewing.

For dependants of Employment Pass (sponsorship) and EntrePass holders: you can start applying to renew when you get the renewal forms by post, 3 months before the pass expires. Your application has to reach us at least 2 months before the pass expires.

Who can renew Employer or appointed employment agent (EA)
Duration of renewed pass The duration is tied to the main pass holder’s pass or up to the duration requested, whichever is shorter.
How much it costs
How long it takes

Renew using EP Online: within 3 weeks for most cases.

Renew by post for dependants of EP (sponsorship) and EntrePass holders only: within 8 weeks for most cases.


  • Renewals are not guaranteed. Applications will be evaluated against current eligibility criteria.
  • Remember to apply for renewal early. Renewing early does not mean that you’ll lose the remaining days in your current pass. The duration of the renewed pass will start when the current pass expires.
  • If you miss the deadline, you need to apply for a new pass.
  • You need to apply for renewal using the renewal forms for dependants of Employment Pass (sponsorship) and EntrePass holders.

How to renew

Log in to EP Online to apply for renewal.

For dependants of Employment Pass (sponsorship) and EntrePass holders: complete the form and post it to us. Remember to include all supporting documents mentioned in the form.

The outcome will be emailed to the email indicated in the application.

When you can renew

You can apply to renew 6 months (180 days) before the pass expires.

Enter the pass expiry date to check when you can start renewing.

By using this service, you agree to accept the terms of use.

Upon renewal

If your renewal is successful, you will get an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter.

If you are It is valid for
Dependant of EP holder 3 months
Dependant of S Pass holder 2 months

You must follow the instructions in the IPA to get the pass issued before the IPA or current pass expires, whichever occurs first. The duration of the renewed pass will start when the current pass expires.

After the pass is issued

After the pass is issued, check the notification letter to see:

If the notification letter states The existing card
Getting a new card. Must be cut in half and discarded to prevent misuse. 

As we need time to change the instructions in our eServices, pass cards and letters, please ignore any instructions to return the card. Please bear with us while we work on this. 
Continue using the existing card.

Must be kept by the pass holder.

Note: If you return it when you don’t need to, you have to pay $60 to replace the pass.