I got a job in Singapore, can I bring my wife/husband and children? If you are a foreigner looking/ have found a job in Singapore, do note that with effect from 1 September 2012, there will be changes to dependent privileges for Work Pass Holders.
Further information on the changes to sponsor work pass holders' spouses and children is available on Singapore's Ministry of Manpower website.
Stated on the website:
The Government is tightening the criteria for work pass holders to sponsor dependants as part of the overall direction to moderate the growth of Singapore’s non-resident population. This will help ease the pressure on our social infrastructure. Nonetheless, Singapore remains a global talent capital. We continue to welcome highly skilled foreign professionals who wish to bring their dependants to stay with them.
Here's a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the review of dependent privileges for work pass holders for implementation: 1 September 2012, published on MOM's website.
REVIEW OF DEPENDANT PRIVILEGES FOR WORK PASS HOLDERS
FOR IMPLEMENTATION: 1 SEPTEMBER 2012
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1 What are the main changes to the dependant privileges for work pass holders from 1 Sep 2012?