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A Complete Guide on Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Singapore

A Complete Guide on Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Singapore

Long-Term Pass Singapore
The LTVP, also known as the Long Term Visit Pass, caters to individuals such as common-law spouses, step-children, or handicapped children of holders of either Employment Pass or S Pass. If you plan to stay in Singapore for an extended period, you may have to apply for LTVP to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore. Once approved, you will get an allowance for extended stays in this country and may get access to employment opportunities.

What is the Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)?

The Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is designed for people who wish to stay in Singapore longer to be with their family members. To be eligible for the LTVP, applicants must be one of these:

  • A spouse
  • An unmarried child under 21 years old
  • A handicapped child above 21 years old of a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

The application process involves submitting the necessary documents, such as a completed application form, a passport-sized photograph, and proof of relationship with the sponsor (e.g., marriage certificate or birth certificate).

Once the application is submitted, the processing time can take several weeks. Upon approval, the applicants can collect their passes from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) office.

Who Can Apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass?

Apply For Long Term Visit Pass

You can apply for a Long Term Visit Pass for your family, provided you satisfy all the required eligible conditions, including

  • You must be a Singapore Employment Pass, EntrePass, Personalized Employment Pass (PEP), or S Pass holder.
  • Earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of S$6,000, based on your salary and not based on your combined household income.
  • If you have sponsorship from a registered Singapore company

Additionally, the following family members are eligible for a pass:

  • Common-law spouse
  • Handicapped unmarried children aged 21 and above
  • Unmarried step-children under 21 years old
  • Parents if they have a fixed monthly salary of at least S$12,000

Types of LongTerm Visit Pass (LTVP) in Singapore

There are two types of Long-Term Visit Passes available in Singapore. It includes LTVP and LTVP+. The main difference between these two passes is as follows.


The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is the issuing authority for the LTVP. It is designated for the unmarried, legally married, or adopted children of Singaporeans or permanent residents. The LTVP grants a residency duration of up to two years.


The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is responsible for issuing this pass in Singapore. The LTVP+ is available to certain LTVP holders who have been residing in Singapore for an extended period and wish to seek employment. It offers a longer residency duration of up to three years.

Documents Required for Long-Term Visit Pass

Essential Permit:  Long-Term Pass Singapore Residency

The individual has to submit necessary documents such as copies of passport details and birth or marriage certificates. Apart from these, you may also need to submit additional documents depending on the family member you are applying to.

Common-Law Spouse

  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • An affidavit by the work pass holder and their spouse. It should be declared that they are in a common-law relationship recognised under the laws of their home country/region.
  • An acknowledgment letter from the region/home country/ embassy of the work pass holder or spouse

Unmarried Handicapped Children (Aged 21 and Above)

  • A letter from medical practitioners considering the child’s physical conditions.

Unmarried Step-children (Below 21 Years)

  • The court order copy on the child’s custody
  • An acknowledgment letter from the other biological parent stating there is no objection to bringing the child to Singapore
  • Documents related to Vaccination Requirements (for entry to Singapore), issued by HPB


  • The work pass holder’s birth certificate states the names of the parents

Renewing, Extending, and Canceling LTVPs

To renew the Long Term Visit Pass, the individual has to apply online at least six weeks before the pass expires. The processing time is typically within six weeks. The sponsor or the pass holder can apply.

Extending an LTVP is not guaranteed, and the decision is based on various factors. To extend the pass, the sponsor can apply online at least six weeks before the pass expires. The processing time is within six weeks.

To cancel an LTVP, the sponsor should submit a cancellation request online. Once the pass is cancelled, the pass holder will need to leave Singapore within 30 days.

Can a Long-Term Visit Pass Holder Work in Singapore?

The Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) allows eligible individuals to live and work in Singapore for an extended period. However, it is important to note that the LTVP is not intended for employment purposes. Instead, it is designed for the spouses and unmarried children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders, as well as common-law spouses and step-children of Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

If you are an LTVP holder who wishes to seek employment in Singapore, you may be eligible for the LTVP-Plus. This pass is available to certain LTVP holders who have been residing in Singapore for an extended period. Eligible candidates include spouses, unmarried children of Employment Pass or S Pass holders, and parents of Singapore citizens.


  • The approval rate depends on the documents submitted for LTVP.; however, the Singapore Govt indicates that the approval rate for the application is 98%. Only a few a Applications may face rejection primarily because:
    • The applicant lacked local family ties.
    • Either the sponsor or applicant had unfavourable records.
    • The sponsor couldn't exhibit the financial capability to support both themselves and the applicant.
  • When applying for or renewing your LTVP or LTVP+ with ICA, you can apply for a Pre-approved Letter of Consent (PLOC). This letter enables LTVP or LTVP+ holders to work in Singapore without the requirement of securing a job beforehand.
  • A fee of S$105 must be initially paid via a valid card, followed by waiting for the LTVP processing. Upon approval, an additional S$225 is required for the Singapore Long Term Visit Pass LTVP itself. Please be aware that other fees may be applicable depending on your specific situation.

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