Skip to main content

Apply for a Dependant’s pass for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders

You can apply for a Dependant’s Pass (DP) for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass for your family members.

At a glance

Who can apply

Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass holders (also known as main pass holders) can apply directly.

Appointed employment agents (EA) and employers can also apply on behalf of main pass holders.

When to apply

We recommend applying for your family’s passes after your pass has been approved.

Although you can apply for your family’s passes immediately after you apply for an Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass, you may lose the application fees for each family pass if your Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass application gets rejected.

How much it costs When you submit the application:
  • $105 for each pass
When you get the pass issued:
How many applications to submit One application per family member.
How long it takes

Within 4 weeks for most cases.

If your dependant is a baby that was born in Singapore, you should apply for their pass within 6 weeks of receiving a Special Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

How to apply

Step Who does this Result
Submit an application Main pass holder, appointed EA or employer on behalf of the main pass holder  In-principle approval (IPA) letter or rejection letter
Prepare for arrival in Singapore Dependant Dependants must comply with the latest travel requirements
Get the pass issued Dependant  Notification letter
(If required) Register fingerprints and photo Dependant  Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Authorised recipients or dependant Dependant's Pass card 

Submit an applicationShow

Processing time: 4 weeks for most cases

How to apply

  1. Prepare the documents required.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Pay the $105 application fee via Visa or Mastercard.

How to check your application status

You may check your application status online after 4 weeks.

If additional information or documents are required:

  • Your processing time may take longer than 4 weeks
  • We will email you (please reply directly to our email)

Receiving your application results

We will send your results to the email indicated in your application form.

If your pass is approved, you should also receive an IPA letter. The IPA letter is a pre-approved single-entry visa for your dependant to enter Singapore. 

It gives your dependant 6 months to enter Singapore and get their pass issued.

Prepare for arrival in SingaporeShow

Before departing

You should:

After arriving

Your dependant should show their IPA letter to the immigration officer.

Get the pass issuedShow

When: Within 6 months of IPA

Processing time: Immediate

Make an appointment

Once your dependant arrives in Singapore they should make an appointment to get their pass issued at our Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC).

If you cannot find a suitable appointment date, send us an enquiry.

Prepare the following for the appointment:

What to prepare Details
Travel documents

These include your dependant's:

  • Original passport
  • Current Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) or immigration pass details
  • (If applicable) Completed Medical Declaration Examination Form
Personal contact information

These include your dependant's:

  • Email address
  • Local mobile number
  • Residential address in Singapore
Card delivery address and recipient's details

A local address where we can deliver the card, and details of up to 3 authorised recipients to receive the card.  

For each recipient, please provide the following details: 

  • Email address
  • Mobile number
  • NRIC number, FIN, or passport number
Payment for issuance and visa fees

$225 for each pass issuance. An additional $30 for each Multiple Journey Visa, if applicable.

You may use VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, NETS or CashCard to pay for your fees. If your credit or debit card was not issued in Singapore, please ensure it has been activated for overseas use.

Additional documents

You may need to submit a copy of your completed Declaration Form for Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (DP/ LTVP).

If you need more time to get the pass issued because your dependant is still waiting for their medical results, you should:

Receive the notification letter

Once the pass has been issued, your dependant will receive a notification letter that:

  • Allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for their pass card.
  • States if your dependant needs to register their fingerprints and photo for card registration.
  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. If your dependant needs more time to complete the card registration procedures, you can request to extend the validity of their notification letter.

(If required) Register fingerprints and photoShow

When: Within 2 weeks after the pass is issued (if required)

Make an appointment

If your notification letter states that your dependant needs to register their fingerprints and photo, they should make an appointment at our Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC).

They must register their fingerprints and photo within 2 weeks after their pass has been issued.

What to bring for the appointment

They should bring the following documents for their appointment:

  • Original passport 
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter

Receive the cardShow

When: Within 5 working days after registration or document verification

Card delivery

We will deliver the card to the given address within 5 working days after they register at the Employment Pass Services Centre (EPSC) and get their documents verified.

If they don’t need to register, we will deliver the card within 5 working days after verifying their documents. 

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

Download SGWorkPass to scan the QR code on the new card and check your pass status, expiry date and more.

Unsuccessful card delivery

If we are unable to deliver their card after 2 attempted deliveries, the dependant or an authorised person needs to collect the card at EPSC.

They can collect the card 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. They do not need an appointment.

What to bring:

If the dependant is Do this
Collecting the card directly

Bring their:

  • Original passport or travel document
  • Notification letter
Authorising someone to collect the card on their behalf

Ensure that the person brings:

  • An authorisation letter from the dependant
  • Their NRIC or passport for verification