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Apply for a Long Term Visit Pass

You can apply for a Long Term Visit Pass for family members of your eligible Employment Pass or S Pass employees. 

At a glance

Who can apply Employer or appointed employment agent (EA)
How to apply

Online: for dependants of Employment Pass and S Pass holders

Manual: for dependants of EntrePass, Personalised Employment Pass and Employment Pass (sponsorship) holders

How much it costs When you submit the application:
  • $105 for each pass
When you get the pass issued:

Note: From 1 April 2019, we adjusted the application and issuance/renewal fees for Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit and other passes.

How long it takes If you apply online: within 3 weeks for most cases.
If you apply manually: within 8 weeks for most cases.
Documents required Find out what you'll need.
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These are the steps for applying:

Step Who does this Result
Submit an application Employer or EA In-principle approval letter or rejection letter
Get the pass issued Employer or EA Notification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required) The foreigner Acknowledgement of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or the foreigner Long Term Visit Pass card

Note:

  • You can submit the application along with the main pass holder's work pass application or at a later date. Submit a separate application for each family member.
  • If the foreigner is in Singapore with a visit pass that will expire before the Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is issued, we won't be able to extend the visit pass.
  • You should only bring in the foreigner when the pass is approved. They don't need to be in Singapore when you apply and we won't be able to extend their visit pass.

Submit an applicationShow

You can submit an application using EP Online.

Note: For dependants of Employment Pass (Sponsorship), Personalised Employment Pass or EntrePass holders, you must submit a manual application.

Submit online

Processing time: within 3 weeks. Some cases will take more time.

To submit an application online:

  1. Log in to EP Online to fill out the application and upload the required documents.
  2. Pay the $105 fee for each application. You can pay by GIRO, VISA, MasterCard or eNets Debit.
  3. Check your application status after 3 weeks. It may take longer if additional information is required.
  4. If the pass is approved, log in to EP Online and print the in-principle approval (IPA) letter.

Send the pass holder's copy of the IPA to the foreigner. It has a pre-approved single-entry visa for the foreigner to enter Singapore.

Submit manually

Processing time: within 8 weeks. Some cases will take more time.

You can submit electronically or at SingPost.

Electronically

To submit electronically:

  1. Download the Long Term Visit Pass Application Form (for online submission).
  2. Complete the application form in softcopy to get the bill reference number.
  3. Print out the application form and get it signed.
  4. Pay the application fee:

    Use Pay
    PayNow, if you have an internet banking account with a Singapore bank. $105
    Telegraphic Transfer, only if you can't use PayNow.

    Depending on your bank, it may take up to 1 month for us to receive your payment.
    $105 and any additional bank charges
  5. Submit the following documents:
    • Completed and signed application form
    • Screenshot of banking page confirming your payment
    • Supporting documents listed in the application form

    For Use
    Dependants of EP (Sponsorship) applicants or holders Log in with CorpPass
    Dependants of EntrePass or PEP applicants or holders If you have SingPass

    If you don't have SingPass
At SingPost

To submit at SingPost:

  1. Complete the Long Term Visit Pass Application Form (for SingPost submission).
  2. Submit the following at any SingPost branch:
    • Original signed application form
    • Copy of the supporting documents listed in the application form
    • Copy of the front and back of your NRIC, work pass card or passport
  3. Produce your original NRIC, work pass card or passport at the SingPost counter for verification.
  4. Pay the fee of $105 for each application by cash, NETS or CashCard.
  5. Keep the payment advice slip from SingPost as proof of your submission.

It takes around 8 weeks to process the application. It may take longer if additional information is required. You can check the application status online.

If approved, we will email the in-principle approval (IPA) letter to the email indicated in the application.

Send the pass holder's copy of the IPA to the foreigner. It has a pre-approved single-entry visa for the foreigner to enter Singapore.

After you receive the IPA, you have the following period of time to bring the foreigner to Singapore before you can get the pass issued:

If the foreigner is a It is valid for
Dependant of EP holder 6 months
Dependant of S Pass holder 2 months

Get the pass issuedShow

When: For EP dependants, within 6 months of IPA. For S Pass dependants, within 2 months of IPA.

Processing time: Immediate

The foreigner must be in Singapore when you request for the pass to be issued.

To get the pass issued:

  1. Log in to EP Online to make the request and submit the supporting documents (see what you'll need).
  2. Pay the fees using GIRO, or eNETS credit or debit:
  3. When the pass is issued, print the notification letter.

The notification letter:

  • Should be given to the foreigner. It allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the pass card.
  • States if the foreigner needs to register to have fingerprints and photo taken.
  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. Request to extend the validity if you have a change of travel plans.

What you'll need

You will need the following information for issuing the pass:

  • The foreigner's passport details.
  • Details of the foreigner's current Short Term Visit Pass or immigration pass.
  • The foreigner's residential address in Singapore.
  • A local address where we can deliver the card.
  • Contact details of at least one authorised recipient to receive an SMS or email alert with delivery details.

You may also need to submit PDF copies of these documents:

  • Disembarkation/Embarkation card (immigration white card).
  • Completed medical examination form or health declaration form.
  • Completed declaration form attached with the foreigner's in-principle approval letter.

Register fingerprints and photoShow

When: For EP dependants, within 2 weeks; for S Pass dependants, within 1 week

Check the notification letter for whether the foreigner needs to register fingerprints and photo. First-time applicants or those whose last registration was more than 5 years ago will need to register.

For registration, you must make an appointment for the foreigner to visit the relevant MOM centre:

Type of dependant Where to register Timeframe for registration
Dependants of Employment Pass holders Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC) Within 2 weeks after pass is issued
Dependants of S Pass holders MOM Services Centre - Hall C Within 1 week after pass is issued

The foreigner should bring along these documents for the appointment:

  • Original passport.
  • Appointment letter.
  • Notification letter.
  • Documents listed in the IPA letter and notification letter.

Receive the cardShow

When: 4 working days after registration or document verification

We will deliver the card to the given address 4 working days after the foreigner registers and gets documents verified.

If the foreigner does not need to register, we will deliver the card 4 working days after checking the documents.

The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 working day before the delivery.

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If card delivery fails

After two unsuccessful deliveries, you'll have to collect the card at the relevant MOM centre:

Type of dependant Where to collect
Dependants of Employment Pass holders Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC)
Dependants of S Pass holders MOM Services Centre - Hall C

The foreigner or an authorised person can collect it 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. They don't need an appointment.

Bring along these documents for card collection:

  • Candidate's original passport.
  • Notification letter.

If you authorise someone to collect it on your behalf, make sure they bring these along:

  • An authorisation letter from the employer.
  • NRIC or passport for verification.