Dependent Pass in process, apply Tourist Visa?

Dear friends,

I'm happy and excited to start a new life, moving to Singapore next month. However, my wife's Dependent Pass seems to be taking longer than expected. Would it be okay to apply for a tourist visa on parallel? Would it affect the outcome of the the DP?

thanks a lot!

Congrats, it won’t have an impact. Most cases EP and S pass holders (Basic monthly salary must have $5000 or above) bring their spouses on visit pass, while DP application still pending.

That's a relief, thank you surya2k!

Update: DP got approved in 2 days, so this is a moot question now. :)
But thank you, Surya2k!

surya2k :

Congrats, it won’t have an impact. Most cases EP and S pass holders (Basic monthly salary must have $5000 or above) bring their spouses on visit pass, while DP application still pending.

For your information: Salary threshold to get DP for direct family members (spouse, kids) will increase to S$6000/month from January 2018, while the one for other dependents (e.g. parents) remains at S$10000/month.

Hi,

My wife is with me @ Singapore in tourist visa. My salary update request is pending with MoM for last 4 week and I am expecting reply from this week mostly. My wife tourist visa is getting expired in 16-Aug-2018.

I am really confused what to do. Should i extend tourist visa? How long it will take for DP to get approved?

Is it ok to do extension while DP request is in progress? or should I hold raising DP and get tourist visa get extended and raise DP?

A DP application can take between a few weeks and several months, similat to a work pass application.
You can try to get your wife's SVP extended at ICA (with the justification that she's waiting for her DP to be approved). There will be no negative impact of this on the DP. But it may be that ICA does not extend (or the extension also expires before the DP is approved), in which case she should return to her home country and wait there for DP approval.

Thanks Beppi for your reply. Can I do both thing in parallel. If i request for extension while DP request is on?

Yes, you can!

Guess what, Raised DP today and approved in just 2 hrs. Thanks to MoM and Thanks to beppi for your encouraging words.

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