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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 mother / grandmother (applicant)
  • Passport biodata page
  • Disembarkation/ Embarkation (D/E) card
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate and custody papers, if any
  • Your recent passport-sized, digital, colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines.
  • Your child’s birth certificate, passport and Student’s Pass card (if the applicant is the child’s mother) or;
  • Your grandchild’s birth certificate and those of his/her parents, and his/her Student’s Pass card (If you are the child’s grandmother).
From the Singapore citizen/ permanent resident aged above 21 (sponsor)
  • Identity Card.

Only one applicant (either the mother or grandmother of the child) may apply.

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


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


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 (see below for more details).

Processing Time

The LTVP processing time may take up to six weeks. 

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. You and/or your sponsor may also be called up for an interview during this time. ICA will contact you and/or your sponsor to request any additional documents or to arrange an interview, if required.

  1. Upon approval of application, make payment using the e-Service within 30 days of the issue date on your approval notice:
    • S$60 for your LTVP
    • S$30 for a Multiple Journey Visa (if applicable)
    • S$40 extension fee (if applicable)*
    If you fail to make payment, your approved application will be withdrawn.
    * If you need to extend your short-term stay during your LTVP application, an extension fee is required upon approval. This fee only applies if you have continuously renewed your Short-Term Visit Pass for three months or longer from the date you arrived in Singapore.
  2. Retrieve your In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter using the e-Service.
    You can download the IPA letter and it is valid for two months from date of issue, and does not equate to being issued an LTVP.
  3. Undergo a medical check-up if it is stated in your IPA letter.
  4. Book an e-Appointment for completion of  Long-Term Visit Pass formalities.
    You and your sponsor will need to complete the formalities for your LTVP and collect your LTVP card in person at the ICA Building.
  5. Refer to your IPA letter. Prepare originals and photocopies of documents listed in the IPA letter, including documents that were submitted during your application.
    You may need to pay a security deposit in support of your LTVP. Your IPA letter will mention if it is required along with the amount and method of payment. You can download a copy of the LTVP card Terms and Conditions here.
  6. On the day of your appointment, both you and your sponsor must come to the ICA Building, Level 4, and provide the documents listed in your IPA letter to the ICA officer:
  • Visitor Services Centre
    ICA Building
    10 Kallang Road, Level 4 (next to Lavender MRT station)
    Singapore 208718
  • Operating hours are 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays).