New Pre-marriage Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Assessment (PMLA)
Revised LTVP Application Process – New Pre-marriage LTVP Assessment (PMLA)
With effect from 1 January 2015.
What is the revised process?
Prospective Singaporean-foreigner couples are encouraged to jointly submit an application for a Letter of LTVP Eligibility (LLE) before marriage. Those who are assessed by ICA to be eligible for LTVP based on the information submitted will be issued a Letter of LTVP Eligibility (LLE) that is valid for one year. Couples can then use the LLE to support their application for an LTVP after marriage.
What if couples did not go through the LLE application process?
Couples who do not go through the LLE application process can still apply for an LTVP after their marriage, but could face a longer processing time of six months or more when they submit an LTVP application. The LTVP applications will still be assessed based on prevailing criteria.
What else to expect?
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will issue a Letter of Consent (LOC) to foreign spouses with an LTVP when they secure employment. They will not be counted against the foreign worker quota of their employers and their employers are also not required to pay the foreign workers’ levy for them.
Marriage to a Singaporean does not automatically qualify a foreigner for long-term stay in Singapore. All applications will be assessed on a set of prevailing criteria, including the ability of the Singaporean sponsor to support and look after the family. Each application, based on its own merits, is assessed carefully and holistically.