LTVP For Parents: How To Get A Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) For Your Parents

LTVP For Parents: How To Get A Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) For Your Parents

It is only possible to get a Long Term Visit Pass for your parents if you are already a Singapore permanent resident. If you are a permanent resident, then you can apply through the Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for an LTVP for your parents. Parents are not the only people you can apply for an LTVP for. You can basically apply for anyone who can hold a Dependant pass for your sponsorship. This means anyone who Singapore sees an immediate family member (not including siblings).

For children, this would mean that the child must be unmarried and under the age of 21 years. This includes unmarried step-children. In this case, though, you will need to supply the divorce certificate for the marriage with the step-child’s other biological parent. If you are applying for a disabled child, you need to provide a doctor’s statement about the child’s condition. This article, however, will focus on LTVP applications for parents.

How Long Does It Take to Get A LTVP Pass

The waiting period following the application process involves quite a large range of time. Some people receive feedback on the application outcome within seven working days, but others wait up to six weeks before getting feedback. You can check on the progress of the application on the ICA webpage with your parents’ Foreign Identification Number. It is best not to contact ICA offices during the waiting period and just continue checking online. If the usual waiting period is over and you still have not received feedback, then you can consider contacting them.

 

Who Else Can I Get a Long Term Visit Pass For?

A Singapore permanent resident is not the only person who can get an LTVP for family members. S-Pass and Employment Pass holders can also get one for their family members. Some of these family members are:

  • Your in-laws
  • A step-child
  • Your spouse
  • Your biological or adopted children

Getting an LTVP for your parents will mean that they can have up until two years of unlimited stay in Singapore. However, this LTVP for parents does not allow them to work in Singapore; this is perhaps the only caveat. This is only a social pass. Regardless, this is not a problem for most people as their parents do not come to Singapore to work. People want a Long Term Visit Pass for their parents so that their parents and their children can be with them. If they do want to work, they will need to get a work pass.

 

Requirements to Get a Long Term Visit Pass for Parents

You can only apply for a long-term visit pass (LTVP) for your parents if you are earning a minimum salary of 12,000SGD per month. You must have an Employment Pass or S-Pass, and if you have an EntrePass, there are certain business milestones to meet instead of the monthly salary requirement. Your application also needs to be sponsored by an appropriate registered company in Singapore. If you are getting the pass for parents, you should include a copy of your birth certificate in the application.

 

Application for Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

Any such application process can be nerve-wracking. If you find it too overwhelming or just feel like you need support, you can engage with a professional agency like SPIC to offer support in such an application. Alternatively, you can apply by yourself. You will need access to an EPOL account to submit your application.

First, you must log in to your EPOL account. Then you complete the application form and upload all the required documents for your application. You will then need to pay the application fee with internet direct debit or another online payment method. After three weeks, you should be able to check the status of your application. The processing period is usually one working week, but in certain circumstances, the processing time can be longer.

If your application is successful, you can download your IPA letter. Check for any additional fees and pay those fees. It is very important that you read the notification letter carefully. It will allow your family member to travel while they wait for their pass card. The letter will tell you whether there is a need for fingerprints or a photo to be taken. The letter will be valid for one month after the issue date. If there is a need for fingerprints and photos stated in the notification letter, then this needs to be arranged within two weeks. The final step is the delivery of your card.

 

What are the Types of LTVPs for Singapore?

ICA

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority issues the first type of Long Term Visit Pass. In this case, it functions the same way that a Short Term Visit Pass does but is more like an extension to that. Foreign visitors who want to stay in Singapore for more than thirty days allow this. This is the one that you apply for your parents.

 

MOM

The other type of LTVP is issued by the Ministry of Manpower and is more common for family members who do not qualify for a Dependent Pass but still wish to stay in Singapore with another family member.

 

If you are applying at the ICA

The following documents should be included in your application:

  • Copy of your passport’s bio-data page
  • D/R card
  • A recent picture (no more than three months old) and according to Singapore photo requirements – remember this needs to be a colour photograph.

If you are applying for a parent, you will also need your birth certificate and adoption papers if needed. Should you be applying for a spouse’s parents, your additional documents required will also include a marriage certificate.

 

Who completes the application form?

The Singapore permanent resident or Singapore citizen who has a Singpass account will need to log into the e-Service ICA site. If you are sponsoring someone for an LTVP, then both the applicant and you as the sponsor will need to be closely involved in this process.

 

Limitations for permanent residents

The main limitation is that this can only be done by pass holders earning over $12,000 as their fixed monthly salary.

 

In Conclusion

Many of these application processes can be time-consuming and daunting to go through on your own. Check out the SPIC contact details and give us a call today. We can support you through any application processes and can help collect and arrange all of your documents in the correct order and formats. An important note to remember with ICA applications is that format and order are extremely important. We have an in-depth understanding of these requirements and can guide you through them effortlessly. Contact SPIC today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents?

A person with permanent residence has permission to live, work, and retire in Singapore. They do not require things like a multiple journey visa to travel in and out of Singapore or a work permit to work in Singapore. They were probably EP or S-Pass holders when they applied for residency.

Such a person holds a valid passport issued by Singapore, and they enjoy many of the benefits that a Singapore citizen has, but there are some limitations. They make monthly CPF contributions and are not tied down by a work pass that might give them permission to only work at a certain place while in Singapore. A person who has been a PR for a certain amount of time can apply for citizenship. Citizenship is the last rung on the ladder. A Singapore citizen is seen and treated as a native to the country and enjoys all of the benefits, including access to the Central Provident Fund, as someone who was born in the country.

 

How do I renew my long-term visitors pass for parents?

You can review an LTVP application online through the ICA’s e-Service. The processing time for renewals is relatively short, but it is strongly advised that you start the process at least three months before the current pass expires.

 

Can a permanent resident apply for PR for the in-laws?

You should be able to apply for LTVP for your immediate family members, which includes your parents, spouse, and children. This would, by extension, include your spouse’s parents. You cannot apply for a long term visit pass for a brother or sister, but you can apply for a short term visit pass (STVP) for your brother or sister, which is valid for thirty days and can be renewed as needed. If you hold an S-Pass or Employment Pass, then you can get a pass for a handicapped child, a step-child, or a common-law spouse as well.

 

What can I do if a valid long term visit pass is lost or damaged?

You must apply for a replacement within seven days of the event. You must submit a loss statement when contacting ICA offices.

 

Many of these applications require letters from an employer; what can I do if I am self-employed?

If you are an entrepreneur, then you cannot get a normal EP online. You will be able to be an Entrepreneur Pass holder and can then present documents from the Corporate Regulatory Authority instead of a letter from the employer. You can also provide documents from the Inland Revenue Authority of your company’s profit and your income tax notice for at least one year. If you do plan on starting to work for someone instead, then you can ask a prospective employer to apply for an E-Pass or S-Pass on your behalf. As long as you are a work pass holder, you will likely be tied to a specific employer, though.

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