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.