Home » News » Dependant Criteria Tightened For S Pass And EP Holders
Minimum income raised and in-laws no longer entitled to dependant status.
From 1 September 2012, the criteria for S Pass and Employment Pass (EP) holders will be tightened.
To sponsor the stay of their spouses and children in Singapore, they will need to need to earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$4,000. Other changes include the following:
Dependants of EP and S Pass holders in Singapore on 1 September 2012 will be allowed to stay in Singapore if they have valid work passes with their existing employers.
According to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the aim is to moderate the growth of the non-resident population and ease the pressure on Singapore's social infrastructure.
Read the Review of Dependant Privileges for Work Pass Holders FAQ
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