Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for Parent Or Family of Singapore PR

Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for Parent Or Family of Singapore PR: A Comprehensive Guide

Do you want to bring your immediate family with you to Singapore while working?  

Or do you want to bring your parent with you while studying in Singapore? 

The idea of having permanent residency for parents of Singapore Permanent residents (PR) is a wonderful thought. But it may also be a tricky decision for some families to make. 

While thinking if to apply PR for them is the right step to do after you apply Singapore citizen later on, with the help of your PR Application Agency and get approved by the government authorities, why not apply for a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for them? 

In this article, we will discuss the eligibility and everything you need to know about that pass.  

Who are Eligible to apply for LTVP? 

According to ICA’s website, the following are the categories of ex-pats who are eligible to apply: 

  • Spouse of a Singapore citizen 
  • Spouse of a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) 
  • Child (aged under 21) of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) 
  • Aged Parents of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) 

How to apply for LTVP? 

Before they commence their journey to Singapore, you must log in to the e-Service from ICA to fill out the application and upload the required documents. 

Important Tip: As a Sponsor, you should have stable employment and income for the application to succeed. 

How much is the Processing Fee for LTVP? 

Upon submitting the application, a S$30 of non-refundable processing fee is applicable for each pass. 

Upon approval of the application, you will need to pay another $60 for the issuance of LTVP and $30 for a Multiple Journey Visa (if applicable). 

Here are the modes of payment: 

  • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card or, 
  • American Express (AMEX) credit card or, 
  • Internet Direct Debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and Standard Chartered Bank Internet accounts in Singapore) or, 
  • PayNow 

How long does it take for the LTVP to get processed? 

ICA carefully consider and review every LTVP application. Given that all the requirements are duly submitted, both new and renewal Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) are being processed within six weeks. 

Instead of directly contacting ICA to enquire about the status of the application, you may check your email or online via MyICA or the e-Service. 

Important Note for new LTVP application for foreign spouse of Singapore citizen: If the Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) is missing, processing would take up to six months. 

During the processing period, ICA may require additional information and documentation when deemed necessary. The sponsor or the applicant could get interviewed during this time.  

What to do after receiving the LVTP Approval? 

Check your email for an In-Principal Approval (IPA) notice for your LTVP application and download through ICA’s e-service. Do note that IPA is not the same with LTVP. The approval has only a validity period of two (2) months from the date of issue.  

In some cases, and if it is stipulated in the IPA, you will be asked for a medical check-up. 

Next, schedule an e-appointment via ICA’s website to complete the Long-Term Visit Pass formalities. Both the applicant and the sponsor must go through the formalities for the LTVP and collect the LTVP card personally at the ICA Building. 

A list of originals and photocopies of documents that need to be readily available will be sent to you prior to the collection, depending on your circumstances.

It could be your parents’ passport biodata page, birth certificate, disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card; for a spouse, marriage certificate, and your most recent passport-sized, digital, colour photograph. 

Make sure your picture is recent, within the last three (3) months. You must follow the instructions on how the photo should be taken. As a sponsor, you would have to present your national identification card. 

A security deposit might be requested in support of the Long Term Visit Pass for Parents of SPR. This, together with the amount and mode of payment, however, will be discussed in the IPA notice. 


Going through the application alone can be a daunting task. With the help of this guide as well as a PR Application Agency, you will have a greater chance of approval. Contact us today to start working on the Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for your parent or your family. 

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