Singapore Announces Higher Salary Thresholds for Dependent Privileges

Effective January 1, 2018, the Ministry of Manpower has increased the minimum monthly salary requirement by 20% for foreign nationals to sponsor their family members. The latest updates to the Employment Pass and S Pass minimum thresholds to sponsor dependents for Dependent Passes (DPs) and Long Term Visa Passes (LTVPs) are as follows:

  • SGD 6,000 for spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old;
  • SGD 6,000 for common-law spouses, unmarried children 21+ years old within certain guidelines, and unmarried stepchildren 21 years old and under; and
  • SGD 12,000 for parents.