A person signing documents for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) application.

Applying for a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore 2022

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What is a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)?

A Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) allows eligible family members of the applicant to stay in Singapore for more than 30 days. On average, a LTVP is valid for two years, and may even be as long as 3 or 5 years. The Immigrations & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) assesses each case on a case-by-case basis.

Who can apply for a Long Term Visit Pass?


A foreigner with an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, Personalized Employment Pass (PEP), or Entrepreneur Pass (Entre Pass) are only allowed to bring the following members to live in Singapore under a Dependant Pass:

  • Legal Spouse
  • Unmarried Child under the age of 21 years old

For other family members to live in Singapore, foreigners are required to apply for a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP).

For foreigners keen to apply long term visit pass for their family members, they must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Hold an EP, S Pass, PEP or Entre Pass.
  • Have a fixed monthly salary of at least S$6,000. For foreigners keen to sponsor their parents, he or she would need to earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$12,000.
  • Be sponsored by a Singapore-based registered company (usually an employer).

Foreigners’ family members eligible under the LTVP scheme:

Eligible Family Members
Common-law spouse
Unmarried disabled children above 21 years old
Unmarried stepchildren under 21 years old
Parents (only applicable for foreigner who earns a monthly salary of at least $12,000)

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) can also apply for a LTVP for the following eligible family members.

Eligible Family Members
Legal foreign spouse
Legal unmarried foreign child (or legally adopted) under the age of 21 years old
Unmarried stepchildren under 21 years old
Their parents; the Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR applicant must be above 21 years old

How to apply for a Long Term Visit Pass?

For foreigners, the steps of applying for a long term visit pass can be summarized as follows:

  • Step 1: Your employer/employment agency (EA) will submit a filled-out application form through the myMOM Portal.
  • Step 2: Your family must go to Singapore and ensure they have complied with the vaccination travel requirements.
  • Step 3: Your employer or EA will issue the pass for the family members.
  • Step 4: Family members will have their photos taken and their fingerprints registered.
  • Step 5: Each family member receives the LTVP card.

Sample of Long Term Visit Pass Card:

Sample of Long Term Visit Pass Card.


How to renew a Long Term Visit Pass?

Singapore Long Term Visit Pass holders can apply for renewal six months before it expires. The renewal will only start when the current pass expires. The application assessment done by ICA is on a case-by-case basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders work?

LTVP holders are not allowed to work unless they possess a valid work pass or a letter of consent.

Can I reside overseas while waiting for my LTVP application results?

You can, as long as you are able to re-enter Singapore smoothly and to take the necessary actions upon approval on time.

About This Post and The Immigration People (TIP)

Information from this post was contributed by The Immigration People (TIP) and adapted from this article.

TIP is a Singapore immigration agency with a team of staff who can help and guide you through immigration matters related to Singapore Citizenship, Singapore Permanent Resident, Work Pass Applications, Long Term Visit Pass, and Global Investor Program.

Address 10 Anson Road, #32-01 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Phone 6240 6995
Email support@tip.com.sg
Entrance of The Immigration People (TIP)'s office at International Plaza (Anson Road).
The Immigration People (TIP)'s staff having a discussion with a client regarding immigration matters.
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