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Renew, cancel or replace a Letter of Consent

Employers can cancel a Letter of Consent (LOC) or apply to renew it before it expires. Employers can also request for a replacement if the LOC has been misplaced.

From 1 May 2021, all dependants of foreigners with a Dependant's Pass will need an applicable work pass (e.g. EP, S Pass or Work Permit) to work in Singapore instead of an LOC. Dependant’s Pass holders who are business owners may continue running their businesses on an LOC if they meet specified criteria. Find out more about the changes to the work arrangements for Dependant’s Pass holders

If you are holding an LTVP/LTVP+ issued by ICA or a Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC), this does not affect you.

Renew an LOC

Who can renew Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
How much it costs No application fee for LOC renewals.
How long it takes

For Dependant’s Pass holders: Within 3 weeks for most cases.

For LTVP or LTVP+ holders: 1 week. Some cases will take more time.

When to renew

For Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders, you can apply to renew the LOC when the Dependant’s Pass is renewed. You can apply to renew up to 6 months before the LOC expires.

For LTVP or LTVP+ holders, you can apply to renew up to 6 months before the LOC expires. Before applying, check that the LTVP or LTVP+ is valid for at least 3 months. If it is not, the pass holder needs to go to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to renew the LTVP or LTVP+.

How to renew

Log in to EP Online to apply for renewal.

Replace an LOC

If the LOC has been misplaced, you need to report the loss and request for a replacement.

Cancel an LOC  

When to cancel

Within 1 week after the LOC holder's last day of notice.

Note: You can submit a cancellation request up to 14 days in advance. (E.g. If you want the pass to be cancelled on 15 February, you can submit the request from 1 February.)

Who can cancel Employer or employment agent
How long it takes Cancellation is immediate, unless you are submitting an advance cancellation request. 

Before cancelling

You need to:

  1. Seek tax clearance from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
  2. Settle all outstanding employment issues that the LOC holder may raise, including salary payment. 

When to cancel the LOC

You can submit a cancellation request up to 14 days in advance. (E.g. If you want the LOC to be cancelled on 15 February, you can submit the request from 1 February.)

The latest the LOC must be cancelled is 1 week after the LOC holder’s last day of notice.

If the LOC has expired, you do not need to cancel it. 

How to cancel

Log in to myMOM Portal to cancel the LOC.