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Success Case: Family member's pass approved in 1 day! How to apply for LOC after getting DP?

Since the Ministry of Manpower reopened the Letter of Consent (LoC) application channels through Dependent’s Passes (DPs), many applicants have been attracted to apply.

So, after getting the DP, how does one apply for LOC? Recently, Go Global Gem helped Mr. L get the DP approved in just a single day. Today, we will share this success story with you.

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Mr. J successfully approved for DP in 1 day

Mr. J’s wife, Ms. L, graduated from Peking University with a Master’s degree in EMBA. She is currently holding an Employment Pass (EP) and is currently working as the General Manager of a technological company.

Mr. J’s family is very optimistic about the market in Singapore, which offers a lot of convenience and benefits to enterprises and entrepreneurs in terms of corporate income tax, consumption tax and personal income tax. Therefore, they plan to expand their businesses into the Singapore market, while continuing to develop overseas businesses and achieve wealth growth and inheritance.

Knowing the needs of Mr. J’s family, the account manager of Go Global Gem formulated a detailed plan for them. Not only did we help Ms. L get the EP in a short time, but also helped Mr. J obtain the DP approval letter within one day. Mr. J’s family was very happy and expressed their gratitude to our account manager.

▲ Ms. L’s EP was successfully approved, and any stolen pictures will be investigated!

▲ Mr. J’s DP was successfully approved, and any stolen pictures will be investigated!

How to apply for LOC after getting DP?

Letter of Consents are certificates issued by the Ministry of Manpower to allow certain people to work in Singapore. Dependent Pass holders can apply for a consent form (LOC), and after approval, they can work in Singapore without applying for a work pass.

To be eligible, one of the following 3 criteria must be met:

  1. Sole proprietorship of a Singapore-registered company;
  2. Partners of Singapore-registered companies;
  3. Directors of Singapore-registered companies who hold at least 30% of the shares.

Note: To be eligible for LOC renewal, you will also need to employ at least 1 Singaporean/Permanent Resident earning at least the prevailing local eligible wage and receiving at least 3 months of CPF contributions.

Can I go to work after obtaining a Dependent Pass (DP)?

In Singapore, you can’t go to work directly after you get a DP pass.

DP holders are required to obtain an EP, SP or work permit should they wish to be employed in Singapore. Future employers must submit applications on their behalf and the relevant qualifying wages, quotas and taxes for the corresponding work pass will apply. Eligible DP holders who wish to run a business of their own can apply for a consent form for the DP holders of the business owners.

Note: DP holders does not need to apply for a work pass to participate in volunteer activities that do not involve payment and are for charitable purposes.

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So how do you get a job in Singapore after you get a DP?

1. DP holders who have obtained Employment Passes (EP) or Special Passes (SP)

They will receive work and accommodation privileges associated with an EP or SP. As their stay in Singapore is no longer dependent on the primary pass holder, they will no longer need a DP, and their DP will need to be canceled before they are issued with an EP or SP.

2. DP holders who have obtained work permits

  • Both a DP and a work permit are required. The validity of the work permit will be linked to the validity of the DP and can fall under all nationalities/citizenship (i.e. exempt from the source requirement);
  • Not subject to six-month medical examinations, safe bail or pregnancy restrictions;
  • Do not need employer health insurance if they are already in a health insurance scheme that meets the current minimum mandatory insurance requirements of the Ministry of Manpower.
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If you want to apply for a Singapore EP or DP pass, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or leave us a comment. Go Global Gem will continuously bring you more comprehensive business services, overseas asset allocation, overseas identity planning and other integrated solutions to go abroad.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:Ho Kah Chuan
Email: kahchuanho@goglobalgem.com