Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

Screenshot 2021 07 29 at 4.40.01 PMLong Term Visit Pass (LTVP) is a long-term visa that allows eligible foreigners to stay in Singapore. LTVP can be issued by either Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by MOM

MOM issues LTVP for certain family members of eligible Employment Pass (EP), S Pass, EntrePass, and Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) holders. The pass needs to be applied by the employer of the main pass holder or an authorized third party for EP and S Pass holder’s dependants. For dependants of EntrePass and PEP, the application needs to be submitted by the main pass holder. The pass is valid for up to 2 years and is tied to the main pass holder’s pass. It can also be renewed up to the duration of the main pass or as requested, whichever is shorter.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for EP, S Pass, and PEP holders to apply for an LTVP is as below:

  • Should be common-law spouse, unmarried children with disabilities above 21 years old, or unmarried step-children under 21 years old.
  • The pass holder must earn a fixed monthly income of $6000.
  • The pass holder must earn a fixed monthly income of $12,000 to apply for parents.
  • The pass should be sponsored by the employer of the main pass holder.

The eligibility criteria for EntrePass holders are as below:

  • Should be common-law spouse, unmarried children with disabilities above 21 years old, or unmarried step-children under 21 years old.
  • The total annual business spending must be at least $100,000.
  • The company must appoint at least 3 LQS¹ or 1 local PME².
  • For parents – total annual business spending must be at least $200000, and they must employ at least 6 LQS or 2 local PMEs.

Notes:

  1. LQS (formerly known as FTE) refers to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR) who earn a monthly salary of at least $1,400 and receive CPF contributions for at least 3 months.
  2. Local PMEs refer to professionals, managers, and executives who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, earn a monthly salary of at least $3,900 and receive CPF contributions for at least 3 months.

Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by ICA

ICA also issues LTVP for foreigners who meet the below-mentioned conditions:

  • Spouse of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore permanent resident (PR)
  • Children below the age of 21 years of an SC or PR
  • Parent of an SC or PR
  • Graduate from an Institute of Higher Learning seeking employment in Singapore
  • Mother or Grandmother of a child or grandchild studying in Singapore on a Student’s Pass
  • Visitor seeking permission to give birth in Singapore

Long-Term Visit Pass – Plus (LTVP+) scheme was introduced in April 2012 for foreign spouses of SCs. This pass grants a longer stay period to the holder. The pass is valid for three years in the first instance and up to five years for each subsequent renewal. They are also eligible for healthcare and employment benefits. The application process for LTVP+ is the same as for LTVP. If the applicant is eligible, they would automatically be considered for LTVP+.

Can a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holder work in Singapore?

An LTVP holder can work in Singapore provided they have a valid work pass like EP, S Pass, Work Permit, or EntrePass. The LTVP gets canceled once they receive the work pass.