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You are strongly encouraged to submit a Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) before your marriage for:

  • potential shorter processing time;
  • greater clarity on whether the intended non-resident spouse may qualify for long-term stay in Singapore.

If your prospective spouse is assessed to be eligible for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), he/she will be issued a Letter of LTVP Eligiblity (LLE) that can then be used in your LTVP application, after your marriage.


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You will need to provide original documents and official translations (for documents in languages other than English), as well as copies of the documents for ICA to retain.

ICA accepts:

  • Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document
  • Translations produced by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document
  • Privately created translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.
  • ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Insufficient documentation may result in non-acceptance of your application. You may be required to provide additional documents to support your application.


    Please have these documents ready before you apply:

    From the foreign spouse (applicant)
    • Passport biodata page
    • Disembarkation/ Embarkation (D/E) card
    • Applicant's recent passport-sized, digital, colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines.
    • Letter of employment, stating date of commencement, designation and monthly salary (if applicable).
      For those who are self employed, a valid registration certificate from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the company's Profit and Loss Statement for the past 12 months (if applicable).
    • Payslips for the past 6 months (if applicable)
    From the Singapore citizen spouse (sponsor)
    • Identity Card
    • Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the past three years, and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Statement showing monthly CPF contributions for the past 12 months
    • Letter of employment, stating date of commencement, designation and monthly salary.
      For those who are self-employed, a valid registration certificate from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the company’s Profit and Loss Statement for the past 12 months.
    • Payslips for the past 6 months
    From both spouses
    (applicant and sponsor)
    • Certificate(s) showing highest level of academic qualification
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce certificate(s), if either or both of you have been married before
    • Letter of Long-Term Visit Pass Eligibility (LLE), if applicable.

    Note:
    For Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders, please renew the LTVP at least 2 months before the expiration of the current LTVP.

    First-time applicants need to apply for an LTVP with at least 10 days remaining on their Visit Pass. Visitors to Singapore must have a valid Visit Pass at all times during their stay. They must also have a passport issued only in their name.


    Procedure

    The sponsor will need Singpass 2FA to submit the LTVP application online using the e-Service.

    The applicant and the sponsor will also need to complete Appendix (VP) giving consent for ICA to obtain and verify your financial information with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and/or the Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore (CPF). 

    The applicant and/or the sponsor will be contacted by ICA for any additional documents or to arrange an interview, if required.


    Fees

    A S$30 non-refundable processing fee 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, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank Internet Banking accounts in Singapore) or,
    • PayNow.

    Note: Additional fees will apply upon collection (click here for collection details).

    Processing Time

    If you submitted a Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Application (PMLA) before applying for your LTVP, it may take up to six weeks to process your LTVP application.

    If you did not submit a PMLA, the LTVP processing time may take up to six months.

    If your application is still within this processing time, please wait to be notified of your application outcome via email or check on the application outcome using the e-Service, rather than contacting ICA to enquire about the status of your application.

    Original documents or photocopies may be required during the processing period. The applicant and/or the sponsor may also be called up for an interview during this time. ICA will contact the applicant and/or the sponsor to request any additional documents or to arrange an interview, if required.