MOM : Change in Dependant Pass Regulation

April 14th, 2021

Announcement of cessation to issue letter consent for Dependant Pass (DP) to work in Singapore workforce with effect from 1 May 2021.

What is the change and what will happen if you are the DP holder who doing business in Singapore ?

WHO IS DEPENDANT PASS (DP) HOLDER

The Dependant’s Pass allows spouses and children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders to join them in Singapore .

WHAT IS THE CHANGES   

BEFORE

Allowed to work with the issue of LETTER CONSENT from MOM

AFTER

Allowed to work with the issue of  WORK PASS from MOM

NEW APPLICATION

Must apply for working visa such as work permit, Employment Pass

EXISTING DP HOLDER 

Can work till expired date of letter consent and apply working visa in due course

WHAT IF DEPENDANT PASS HOLDER IS DOING BUSINESS HERE ?

Allowed to continue ( without application of  working visa) with the following condition :

  • Engaged at least 1 Singaporean or PR
  • With at least S$1,400 monthly salary 
  • With at least 3 months CPF contribution  

Allowed to apply 1 extension until 30 April 2022

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