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Dependent visas for family members of long-term visa holders
Dependant Pass (DP)
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Dependent visas for family members of long-term visa holders
Dependant Pass (DP)
The Dependant's Pass is the main option for long-term visas for foreigners who are spouses as well as the natural and adopted children of holders of work visas such as Employment Pass, Personalized Employment Pass, EntrePass and S Pass.
RSBS provides a full range of services for obtaining a long-term visa (Dependant's Pass) in Singapore.
* - paid separately
Detailed consultation with a visa specialist
What is included in the service:
800 $
Dependant Pass
Case analysis of the client's case
Assessing the client's chances of obtaining a visa
Developing a strategy for a successful visa
Assistance in preparation and verification of necessary documents
Preparing and submitting a Work Visa application to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower
Interaction with the Singapore Ministry of Labor on the application
Check request status
Filing up to 2 appeals on the application (in case of rejection)
Issuance of work visa confirmation (In Principle Approval)
Issuance of a multi-entry tourist visa (short-term visit pass) for the Working Visa holder to enter Singapore*
Obtaining Entry Approval from the Singapore Ministry of Labour for the holder of a Work Visa*
Release of work visa at the Ministry of Labor of Singapore upon arrival in Singapore*
Client counseling at all stages of the appeal process
Dependant Pass
Dependent visas for family members
Cost:
800 $
Что дает зависимая виза в Сингапуре (Dependant's Pass)
Gives the right to live in Singapore for the duration of the sponsor visa, work visa holder
Possibility of obtaining a work permit when starting a business in Singapore
Opportunity to send children to study in local and international schools in Singapore
Dependant Pass does not entitle you to work in Singapore. You need an LOC permit or an S Pass/Employment Pass to be eligible to work.
Important!
In order to qualify for Dependant Pass, the applicant must be:
Official spouse
Unmarried child under the age of 21
Legally adopted child under the age of 21, unmarried
To be eligible to apply for a Dependant Pass, the sponsor must meet the following requirements:
** - PMEs are defined as professionals, managers and executives who are Singaporean or permanent residents, earn a monthly salary of at least SGD 3,600 and have been contributing to the Singapore Pension Fund for at least 3 months.

1 local PME equates to 3 LQS. For example, to qualify for 6 LQS, you can employ 3 LQS and 1 local PME.
* - LQS refers to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRS) who earn a monthly salary of at least SGD 1,300 and have been contributing to the Singapore Pension Fund for at least 3 months.
* - Annual business expenses are calculated by subtracting the following expenses from total operating expenses:
Have a valid Employment Pass
Salary of at least SGD 6,000 (USD 4,400) to sponsor a spouse and children
Salary of at least SGD 12,000 (8,800 USD) to sponsor applicant's parents
If the sponsor is an Employment Pass holder, it must:
Employment Pass
$200,000
6 LQS
или
2 местных PMEs
Parents
$100,000
3 LQS
or
1 местный PME
Legal or common-law spouses and children
You must hire at least
Your annual business expenses should be at least
To sponsor
To qualify for dependent visas for family members, EntrePass holders must meet minimum annual business and job creation requirements for local employees
If the sponsor is an EntrePass holder, it must:
EntrePass
Expenses associated with the acquisition of royalties, franchises and fees for technical know-how from foreign companies.
Expenses due to outsourcing of work abroad.
The entire amount of remuneration for EntrePass holders.
The child's educational certificates (if applicable).
Children's education records
All children under 12 years of age must be vaccinated against: 1. Diphtheria 2. Measles. Here is a vaccination form that must be filled out by your doctor.
Vaccination certificates for children under 12 years of age
A copy of the marriage certificate.
Marriage certificate
The child's birth certificate.
For adopted children: a copy of the child's adoption decree or other supporting documents.
Children's documents
Copies of the applicant's diplomas and certificates of education.
Education documents
3*4, passport format, white background, made not more than 3 months before the day of filing.
Photo
The passport must be valid for at least one year at the time of application for a work visa.
Passport
The application must be stamped by the sponsoring company and signed by the applicant and an authorized official of the sponsoring company.
Completed questionnaire
Dependents of Employment Pass and S Pass holders: in most cases within 3 weeks.
Dependents of Employment Pass (sponsorship), PEP or EntrePass holders: in most cases within 8 weeks.
It's important to keep in mind:
The decision to issue a Dependant Pass is made by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the processing time may be extended by MOM without giving a reason.
During the visa review process, the MOM may request additional documents as well as ask questions about the application. It is the applicant's job to answer the questions promptly and provide the required documents.
Mandatory vaccination for children under 12 years of age
As of February 1, 2019, there is a mandatory vaccination requirement for children under the age of 12 for Dependant Pass.

As of February 1, 2019, the Singapore Ministry of Health has made diphtheria and measles vaccinations mandatory for children born abroad for all types of long-term visas, including Dependant Pass, Long Term Visit Pass and Student Pass).

Therefore, if you are applying for any type of long-term visa for a foreign-born child age 12 or younger for the first time, you must submit proof of diphtheria and measles vaccination to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification before you can apply to MOM or ICA for a visa issue.

Mandatory Vaccinations: diphtheria and pertussis.

Recommended vaccinations: Haemophilus influenzae B, hepatitis B, papillomavirus, pneumococcus, polio, tuberculosis
Timeline for review:

It can take up to 20 business days to verify a child's vaccination records.
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We have been cooperating with RSBS since the creation of our company, namely since 2017. This is a team of professionals who can be trusted with tasks of various complexity, from company registration to assistance in some aspects of business. I am grateful and glad for our partnership!
Anastasia Oleinik
Prima Music Pte Ltd
Сотрудничаем с РСБС с момента создания нашей компании, а именно с 2017 года. Это команда профессионалов, которым можно доверить задачи разной сложности, начиная от регистрации компании и заканчивая помощью в некоторых аспектах деятельности. Благодарен и рад нашему партнерству!
Малаховский Дмитрий
Директор & Соучредитель
Ecoway Technologies Pte.Ltd.
I used the services of RSBU in order to open my own company in Singapore. Good service. The consultants actively answer questions and respond quickly if problems arise. Especially valuable is the fact that even after successfully opening a company, the consultants give advice on documentation and doing business in Asia.

I recommend it!
RASA Pte Ltd
Tatiana Meshkova
RASA expresses its sincere gratitude to RSBU. Our cooperation began in 2019 with the registration of the company and continues to the present day.

During the period of our cooperation, RSBU representatives have shown high professionalism and efficiency in performing the designated tasks. We receive constant support in the ongoing financial and organizational processes of the company. We are very satisfied with our cooperation with RSBU and we certainly recommend this company as your reliable and trusted partner.
Seafood International Trade Pte. Ltd.
Olga
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Maxim R.
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Сотрудничаем с РСБС с момента создания нашей компании, а именно с 2017 года. Это команда профессионалов, которым можно доверить задачи разной сложности, начиная от регистрации компании и заканчивая помощью в некоторых аспектах деятельности. Благодарен и рад нашему партнерству!
Малаховский Дмитрий
Директор & Соучредитель
Ecoway Technologies Pte.Ltd.
We registered a Private Limited Company in 2020 with RSBU. The RSBU team worked perfectly, the documents were prepared professionally, the registration of the company and the opening of the bank account went smoothly.

RSBU also provided our company with a nominee director, an official address, and helped us keep the books. We are very pleased with the quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism of the RSBU staff. You can see that the company and team are constantly improving and enhancing the quality of services provided. Thank you very much for your work!
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Our business is quite specific, requiring licensing, legal expertise and we get help from RSBU on all these matters. What to say about the basic needs of opening a company and accounts, everything is at the highest level here.
Seafood International Trade Pte. Ltd.
Olga
Seafood International Trade Pte Ltd would like to thank RSBU for their long-term and fruitful cooperation. We have been customers of RSBU since its incorporation and RSBU has established itself as a task-oriented and result-oriented company.
Maxim R.
Wowlink Pte. Ltd.
Сотрудничаем с РСБС с момента создания нашей компании, а именно с 2017 года. Это команда профессионалов, которым можно доверить задачи разной сложности, начиная от регистрации компании и заканчивая помощью в некоторых аспектах деятельности. Благодарен и рад нашему партнерству!
Малаховский Дмитрий
Директор & Соучредитель
Ecoway Technologies Pte.Ltd.
We registered a Private Limited Company in 2020 with RSBU. The RSBU team worked perfectly, the documents were prepared professionally, the registration of the company and the opening of the bank account went smoothly.

RSBU also provided our company with a nominee director, an official address, and helped us keep the books. We are very pleased with the quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism of the RSBU staff. You can see that the company and team are constantly improving and enhancing the quality of services provided. Thank you very much for your work!
Spacefox Pte Ltd.
Vitaly Isayev
Working with RSBU leaves only positive impressions in the memory. The team stays in touch even during holidays and off hours.

Our business is quite specific, requiring licensing, legal expertise and we get help from RSBU on all these matters. What to say about the basic needs of opening a company and accounts, everything is at the highest level here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a Dependant's Pass?
Dependant's Pass (DP) - is a type of dependent visa in which the official spouses as well as the children of work visa holders (Employment Pass or S Pass) can legally reside in Singapore.
Benefits of the Dependant's Pass
  • Gives the right to live in Singapore.
  • Opportunity to go to school for children
  • Ability to start a business in Singapore and apply for a work permit
  • Ability to get a job and change dependent visa to work visa
Disadvantages of the Dependant's Pass
  • Unable to work without changing your visa to a work visa
  • Can't bring your parents
  • Impossibility to open a bank account
  • The duration of the visa is tied to the duration of the sponsor's work visa. Dependent visa is cancelled automatically by the time the sponsor's work visa is cancelled.
Requirements for the applicant
  • Be legally married to a work visa holder, Permanent Resident or Singapore citizen.
  • The sponsor must earn sufficient salary to issue dependent visas to the family (at least S$6,000 per month).
Требования к спонсору
To be eligible to apply for a Dependant Pass, the sponsor must meet the following requirements:

Employment Pass:

If the sponsor is an Employment Pass holder, it must:\

  • Have a valid Employment Pass
  • Salary of at least SGD 6,000 (USD 4,400) to sponsor a spouse and children
  • Salary of at least SGD 12,000 (8,800 USD) to sponsor applicant's parents

EntrePass:

If the sponsor is an EntrePass holder, the sponsor must:

To be eligible for dependent visas for family members, the EntrePass holder must meet minimum annual business and job creation requirements for local employees

To sponsor: Legal or common-law spouses and children
Your annual business expenses must be at least: $100,000
You must hire at least: 3 LQS or 1 local PME

To sponsor: Parents
Your annual business expenses must be at least: $200,000
You must hire at least: 6 LQS or 2 local PMEs.

* - Annual business expenses are calculated by subtracting the following costs from your total operating expenses:

  • Expenses associated with the acquisition of royalties, franchises and fees for technical know-how from foreign companies.
  • Expenses due to outsourcing of work abroad.
  • The entire amount of remuneration for EntrePass holders.

* - LQS refers to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRM) who earn a monthly salary of at least SGD 1,400 and have been contributing to the Singapore Pension Fund for at least 3 months.

** - PMEs are defined as professionals, managers and executives who are Singaporeans or permanent residents, earn a monthly salary of at least SGD 3,900 and have been contributing to the Singapore Pension Fund for at least 3 months.

1 local PME equates to 3 LQS. For example, to meet the 6 LQS requirement, you can hire 3 LQS and 1 local PME.
What documents do I need to apply for a Dependant's Pass?
If you are applying for DP Pass for your spouse:

  1. Completed and signed DP Pass release form (Form 12)
  2. Copy of spouse's passport (personal data page)
  3. Resume
  4. Educational background of spouse

If you are applying for DP Pass for unmarried children under 21

  1. Completed and signed DP Pass release form (Form 12)
  2. Photocopy of children's passports (parents, if children are inscribed in the passport)
  3. Children's birth certificates with names of parents
  4. Copy of child's vaccination certificates
  5. Vaccination information verification
  6. Information about the child's education


If you are applying for DP Pass for unmarried, legally adopted children under the age of 21

  1. Completed and signed DP Pass release form (Form 12)
  2. Photocopy of children's passports (or parents, if children are inscribed in the passport)
  3. Copy of adoption decree or other appropriate documents
  4. Copy of child's vaccination certificates
  5. Verification of vaccination requirements
  6. Details of the child's educational background

    How long does it take to obtain a Dependant's Pass?
    Each application is reviewed individually by the Ministry of Labor based on a wide range of factors, such as the sponsor's salary, work experience, business reputation, recognized industry expertise, and the ratings of the educational institutions the candidate has graduated from.


    The issuance of a dependent visa in Singapore can take anywhere from three weeks to several months.
    Can I be the sole director of my company in Singapore?
    Under the rules of the ACRA principal registrar, once you have obtained a LOC for your own business, you may become the sole local director of your company.

    In the event that your Dependant's Pass has been revoked, you may hire a local nominee director to ensure that your company continues to exist. In parallel, you can apply for a work visa issue for your company.