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Eligibility

You will be eligible to apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass if you are a:

 

Spouse of a Singapore citizen

Singapore citizen – Non-resident (NR) couples are strongly encouraged to complete their Pre-Marriage LTVP Assessment (PMLA) before marriage.

A foreign spouse of a Singapore citizen can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) after marriage under the sponsorship of their Singapore citizen spouse.  ICA will assess the foreign spouse’s eligibility for LTVP Plus (LTVP+) during the LTVP application. There is no separate application for LTVP+. You may refer to the FAQs for more details on LTVP+ and LTVP+ benefits. 

 

Spouse of a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)

A foreign spouse of a Singapore PR can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) after marriage under the sponsorship of his/her PR spouse.

 

Unmarried child (aged under 21) born within the context of a legal marriage to, or has been legally adopted by a Singapore citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)

An unmarried child (aged under 21) who is either born within the context of a legal marriage to, or has been legally adopted by, a Singapore citizen or PR can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) under the sponsorship of the Singapore citizen or PR parent.

 

Parent of a Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)

Parent(s) of a Singapore citizen or PR can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) under the sponsorship of their Singapore citizen or PR child (above 21 years old).

Note: Parent(s)-in-law of a Singapore citizen or PR are not eligible to apply for a LTVP under their sponsorship.

 

Graduate from an Institute of Higher Learning seeking employment in Singapore

A graduate from an Institute of Higher Learning can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) to seek employment in Singapore. No sponsor is required for the LTVP application.

 

Mother or Grandmother of a child or grandchild studying in Singapore on a Student’s Pass

A mother or grandmother of a child/grandchild on a Student’s Pass and studying in eligible schools in Singapore can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP). A local sponsor, who is a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) above 21 years old, is required for the LTVP application.

 

Visitor seeking permission to give birth in Singapore

A female visitor can apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) to seek permission to give birth in Singapore. A local sponsor, who is a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) above 21 years old, is required for the LTVP application.


Fees

A S$30 non-refundable processing fee is applicable for each application.

Payment can be made using:
  • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card or,
  • American Express (AMEX) credit card or,
  • Internet Direct Debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and Standard Chartered Bank Internet accounts in Singapore) or,
  • PayNow

Note: Additional fees will apply if the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) application is granted in-principle approval.


Processing Time

All LTVP applications are carefully considered and reviewed by ICA. New and renewal Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) will be processed within six weeks*, provided all the required documents are submitted.

*A new LTVP application for foreign spouse of Singapore citizen who did not submit a Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) will be processed within six months.

You will be informed of the outcome of the LTVP application via email. You may also check the LTVP application status online through MyICA or the e-Service.


LTVP Completion of Formalities

You may refer to Collection of Long-Term Visit Pass for further information on LTVP completion of formalities and LTVP collection after you have received the in-principle approval notice for your LTVP application.