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Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby abcdee » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:29 pm

Hello,

First of all, this forum really informative, thanks to all.

I'm on EP and will be applying DP for my spouse and childrens. May I know if there is a minimum stay policy for dependent pass?

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Re: Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:30 pm

The Dependent Pass is tied directly to your EP. When it epires, their DP also expires. It should be renewed when your EP is renewed.

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Re: Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby BBCWatcher » Sun, 13 Dec 2015 4:47 pm

Are you asking whether the person holding the DP has to be present in Singapore some particular minimum percentage of time? If that's the question, as far as I know there's no minimum as such. There is a practical minimum in order to complete DP-related formalities (i.e. get a DP card).

If the DP holder isn't going to be in Singapore much at all, then why bother with a DP at all? They aren't free, unlike STVPs. And a DP might be inseparable from certain tax consequences.

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Re: Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby abcdee » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 9:38 pm

Hi BBCWatcher,

Thank you for your reply. You are correct that was my question.

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Re: Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:32 pm

BBCWatcher wrote:And a DP might be inseparable from certain tax consequences.


What tax consequences might those be?

The DP makes sense to avoid immigration SVP hassles, especially if a visa is required.

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Re: Dependent Pass Minimum Stay

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 Dec 2015 8:59 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
BBCWatcher wrote:And a DP might be inseparable from certain tax consequences.


What tax consequences might those be?

The DP makes sense to avoid immigration SVP hassles, especially if a visa is required.


especially if you are from countries where the passport holder's country does everything to make "DEPARTING" passenger's life difficult :P

A DP will eliminate needless trouble, or irritation or sometimes offloading (yep, some Asian countries do it, offloading an average of 1 passenger per flight seems to be the norm now ... )


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