Frequently Asked Questions about Long-Term Visit Pass for Parents of Singapore Permanent Residents
Are LTVP holders allowed to work in Singapore?
Long-Term Visit Pass holders have employment benefits. However, they can only work in Singapore if they obtain a Letter of Consent (LOC) from their employer.
To be eligible for a LOC, the LTVP holder must either be:
- One who is married to a Singaporean or Singapore PR, or
- An unmarried child of the said Singaporean or Singapore PR.
That said, the parents of Singaporeans or PRs who are LTVP holders do not fit the eligibility requirements and will not be allowed to work in Singapore.
Why is my LTVP rejected?
An LTVP application can get rejected due to the following:
- The applicant’s lack of or no local family roots
- The sponsor or applicant’s bad records
- The inability of the applicant’s sponsor to show their ability to support themselves and the applicant financially.
To ensure your application is ready before submitting it to the Immigration officers, we highly encourage you to engage with our professional Singapore immigration specialists.
Can I apply for LTVP for my parents-in-law?
A Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident cannot sponsor LTVP for their parent(s) in-laws.
Can LTVP apply for PR?
There are five paths to becoming a Singapore Permanent Resident:
- Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) scheme
- Sponsored scheme
- Foreign Student Scheme (FSS)
- Foreign Artistic Talent (ForArts) Scheme
- Global Investor Programme (GIP)
If the LTVP holder is eligible through any of them, he can start preparing the Singapore Permanent Residency application documents.
It is less likely for aged parents who are LTVP holders to succeed in becoming a Singapore PR due to the competitive nature of the PR status.
What is the approval rate for LTVP?
How do I get LTVP for my parents in Singapore?
As a Singapore Permanent Resident or Singapore citizen aged above 21 years old, you can sponsor your parents a Long-Term Visit Pass. You can apply for LTVP online through the e-service on the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) website.
A work pass holder (anyone holding on to an S Pass, Employment Pass (EP), Personalised Employment Pass (PEP), Entrepreneur Pass (Entre Pass) or Overseas Networks & Expertise (ONE) Pass) can also apply LTVP for their parents. However, he must earn a monthly salary of at least S$12,000.
A foreigner with a work pass cannot apply for the LTVP himself. He will need his employer or appointed employment agent (EA) to assist in the LTVP application for his parents.
How long can a long-term visit pass holder stay in Singapore?
A Long-Term Visit Pass holder can reside in Singapore for up to two years, with the option to renew.