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Eligibility for Pre-approved Letter of Consent

The Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC) allows eligible LTVP/LTVP+ holders to work in Singapore without having to find a job first.

Who is eligible

You need to be a spouse or unmarried child of a Singapore citizen or permanent resident who is issued with LTVP/LTVP+ with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to apply for one.

Who can apply

When eligible foreigners apply for, or renew their LTVP/LTVP+ with ICA, they will be given an option to apply for a PLOC at the same time.

However if they did not do so while applying for the LTVP/LTVP+ but wish to get a PLOC later, the LTVP sponsor/holder can contact us 2 days after receiving the LTVP card.

The eligibility for a PLOC is based on a range of factors and is assessed on its own merits.  

Duration of the pass

The duration will be the same as your LTVP/LTVP + that is issued by ICA.

The PLOC will no longer be valid when your LTVP/LTVP+ expires, or is cancelled.

If you do not wish to continue working, you do not need to cancel the PLOC. You can choose not to apply for PLOC when you renew your LTVP/LTVP+.

What if I’m not eligible for a PLOC

You need to get a Letter of Consent (LOC) if you wish to work. When you get a job offer, the prospective employer will need to help you apply for an LOC.