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Success story: Can Singapore's SP pass also be used to obtain DP for children? How to apply?

The S Pass (SP) is a work permit set up by the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore for foreign intermediate technical level employees.

Under the scheme, applicants can apply for a work permit for one to two years if they find a local employer and meet the salary requirements. The pass can be renewed as long as the applicant is still employed.

As an SP holder, if you want to apply for a DP for your children, what requirements do you need to meet?

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The venturing story of Mr. L

Mr. L and his wife, Ms. S, are both Singapore S Pass holders and are doing what they love in Singapore. To work and develop, Mr. L and Ms. S received help from Go Global Gem to Renew their SP. During this time, Mr. L’s family took the initiative to participate in social practices and public welfare activities and actively joined in the local life, which was well received by the local community. In May this year, they had a beautiful daughter. In order to take better care of the child and give her a better education environment, they decided to apply for the Singapore Dependant’s Pass for her.

By understanding Mr. L’s needs, Go Global Gem is able to provide him with a detailed solution within a short period of time. The subsequent applications went smoothly, and soon they obtained the S Pass status by the Ministry of Manpower.

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How to apply for a SP?

About the Singapore SP, there are key details we need to understand prior to application:

1. What is the SP?

① To whom does it apply?

Skilled workers who meet the eligibility criteria.

Who is able to apply for the SP?

The employer or appointed employment agency must make the application on behalf of the applicant. The new employer must reapply for a new permit if the permit holder changes jobs.

③ How long is it effective duration of the SP?

S Passes can last for a maximum term of up to 2 years. It can be renewed after the expiration should the relevant requirements are met;

④ What does the employer need to do for you?

The employer can only hire you only if the company meets the SP employee quota requirements; At the same time, your employer will have to pay for your health insurance and taxes and purchase a medical primary care plan.

Picture: Changes in SP qualified wages, sourced from MOM official website

2. Application requirements

SP pass holders are allowed to work in Singapore as mid-level technicians and applicants are required to earn a monthly remuneration of at least S$3,000.

You are eligible for the SP should you meet the following conditions:

  1. Employer: First, the applicant must find a job in Singapore. That is, an employer is willing to hire;
  2. Salary: the applicant should have a monthly salary of at least S$3,000;. Should the applicant is operating in the finance industry, the monthly salary should be at least S$3,500. Do note that the salary requirements vary by age and occupation;
  3. Education: the applicant should have a minimum certification equivalent to a full-time bachelor’s degree;
  4. Age: the applicant should not be less than 22 years old;
  5. Work experience: the applicant should have at least 3 years of full-time work experience after graduation with the highest degree;
  6. Quota requirements: the employer’s company must meet the SP employee quota, which is the ratio of Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and foreign employees in the company. The more local employees a company has, the more foreign SP applicants it can apply for. So employers need the SP quota to apply for an SP for applicants.

Note: Singapore will increase the eligible wage threshold and levies for SP holders to raise their quality to the top third of Singapore’s local APT workforce. The changes will be phased in from 1 September 2022. The SP quota will also be renewed from January 1, 2023.

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How does a SP holder apply for a Dependant’s Pass?

Should you wish to apply a DP (Dependant’s Pass) for your children or your spouse, the following requirement must be met:

  • A monthly salary of at least S$6,000;
  • Your employer must submit your spouse/children’s DP application together with your SP application together or separately at a later date;
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If you want to know more about Singapore SP Pass and DP Family pass, please send us a private message or leave a message. We will provide you with business services, overseas asset allocation, overseas identity planning and other integrated solutions to the sea.

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