Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (Before Marriage)
Singapore citizen - Non-resident (NR) couples are strongly encouraged to complete their Pre-Marriage LTVP Assessment (PMLA) before marriage.
The PMLA is a free online assessment which allows them to:
- exchange key information with each other before getting married;
- find out if the prospective NR spouse may qualify for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) after marriage; and
- enjoy a significantly shorter processing time when they subsequently submit an LTVP application.
Marriage to a Singapore citizen does not guarantee the NR spouse automatic right of entry into Singapore or approval for long-term stay in Singapore.
While the PMLA aims to give an accurate assessment on the prospective NR spouse's eligibility for an LTVP after marriage, a positive PMLA outcome is not an immigration pass and does not constitute the approval of an LTVP. The NR spouse should separately apply for an LTVP after marriage to be considered for long-term stay in Singapore.
In a small number of cases, the outcomes of the PMLA and LTVP applications may differ if a couple’s circumstances change between their PMLA and LTVP applications. Couples should ensure that the information submitted in the PMLA are correct, for a more accurate assessment of their eligibility for LTVP.
For more information on PMLA, please refer to the Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) page.
The processing time for an LTVP application is up to six months for applicants who did not do the PMLA. The processing time is shortened to six weeks, for applicants who did the PMLA.
NR spouses who are expecting/have Singapore citizen child(ren) from the current marriage, or have been married to a Singapore citizen for at least three years, may be eligible for a Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+), which has a longer validity period than the LTVP. There is no separate application for the LTVP+. ICA will assess the NR spouse’s eligibility for LTVP+ when he/she applies for an LTVP or to renew his/her LTVP.
LTVP holders may apply to renew their LTVP under their Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) spouse’s sponsorship before the LTVP expires. Please note that the sponsor of the LTVP cannot unilaterally request ICA to cancel the LTVP without the LTVP-holder’s consent. ICA will require both the LTVP-holder and the sponsor’s acknowledgment to cancel the LTVP.
The LTVP may be cancelled at ICA’s discretion in accordance with the Immigration Regulations.
LTVP holders who are spouses of Singapore citizens or Singapore PR are eligible for a Pre-Approved Letter of Consent (PLOC)* to seek employment in Singapore. To be considered for a PLOC, the NR spouse should indicate in their LTVP application form whether they intend to work in Singapore. Those who are eligible will be issued a PLOC together with their LTVP. LTVP holders may also separately apply to MOM through their employer for a Letter of Consent (LOC) to work in Singapore at any time after the issuance of the LTVP.
* PLOC holders can work for any employer. The employer is only required to notify MOM at the start of employment. For those who are not granted PLOC, their prospective employer can apply to MOM for an LOC instead of an Employment/S Pass or Work Permit.
Please have these documents ready before you apply:
From the foreign spouse (applicant)
- Passport biodata page
- Disembarkation/ Embarkation (D/E) number (if applicable)
- 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)
- Child's birth certificate (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
- Death certificates(s), if either or both of you have been widowed before
- Letter of Long-Term Visit Pass Eligibility (LLE), if applicable
For Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders, please renew the LTVP at least two 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.