No limit on number of dependants ONE Pass holders can bring into Singapore


Eligible ONE Pass holders will be able to bring in their unmarried children under 21 years old, and parents.

Similar to Employment Pass (EP) holders who meet the salary criterion for sponsoring dependants, Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass (ONE Pass) holders in Singapore will be able to bring in their unmarried children under 21 years old, and parents as dependants. There will be no limited on the number of dependants they can bring in.

This was clarified by Singapore's Minister for Manpower Dr. Tan See Leng on Tuesday (4 October 2022), in response to a Parliamentary question by Member of Parliament Patrick Tay.

This notwithstanding, less than half of EP holders do bring in dependants, and those that do typically bring in an average of two, Minister Tan added.

Introduced in August 2022, the personalised five-year work pass will allow holders to concurrently start, operate, and work for multiple companies in Singapore at any one time. Further, holders of the pass will not be subjected to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) job advertising requirement, as well as the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS) framework.

Spouses of the pass holders will also be able to work in Singapore if they have successfully received a letter of consent from the Singapore Government.

As part of the criteria, applicants will need to earn a fixed monthly salary of S$30,000 and above, which is comparable to the salary drawn by the top 5% of the current Employment Pass (EP) holders. Alternatively, individuals officially recognised with outstanding achievements across the arts and culture, sports, science and technology, and research and academia may also be considered for the application of the pass.

Pass holders will be asked to notify MOM annually of their professional activities, to ensure that they utilise the flexibilities accorded to contribute meaningfully.

Applications for the ONE Pass will be open from 1 January 2023.

Read a full guide to the ONE Pass.


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