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Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

Postby rod000 » Mon, 19 Feb 2018 7:37 pm

Hi folks
This is my first post to this forum and I apologise in advance for asking something that might have already been discussed to death. However, I am still confused and seek your guidance.

I have just been offered a job by a multinational company in Singapore and they want to now kick off the process for my Work Pass (WP) application. The question they have asked me is: For my family, whether I want to apply for Dependent Pass (DP) or Long Term Visitor Pass (LTVP)? I am unable to decipher the difference between these two. Could you guide as to which one might be better?

My situation: Guy with a wife and 2 kids (ages 3 and 1). Citizenship: Australian. Wife will want to look for a job when she is in Singapore.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

Postby luckycricket » Mon, 19 Feb 2018 8:32 pm

Your company will apply for dependent pass. You are not eligible for LTVP. You can check the ICA website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/pass/LTVP/pass_LTVP_apply) for more details on LTVP.

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Re: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 19 Feb 2018 9:01 pm

DP is the way to go as it lets your wife work. LTVP requires an LOC for that which is troublesome.
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Re: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 19 Feb 2018 9:52 pm

PNGMK wrote:DP is the way to go as it lets your wife work. LTVP requires an LOC for that which is troublesome.


Not quite, PNGMK. The DP also requires a LOC to work.

Historically, the DP has always implied a right to work under a LOC.
A LTVP has implied that no work was possible.
A LTVP+ implied that work under a LOC was possible.

The DP is the pass your wife/children need.

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Re: Dependent Pass or Long Term Visitor Pass?

Postby rod000 » Tue, 20 Feb 2018 1:53 am

Thank you, everyone! This was very helpful. Looking forward to being active on this forum.


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