Letter of Consent Application

The Letter of Consent serves as a working pass for eligible Long Term Visit Pass holders who wish to work in Singapore. No foreign worker levy or quota is required to hire a Letter of Consent holder.

An eligible Dependent Pass holder can also apply for a Letter of Consent if they wish to operate a business in Singapore.

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Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Letter of Consent (LOC)

To be eligible for a Letter of Consent, you need to be one of the following:

  • An LTVP/LTVP+ holder who is married to a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • An unmarried child (under 21 years old) of a Singaporean or PR, who holds an LTVP.

Note : You can only begin working after the employer has received the LOC.

Eligibility for LOC for Dependant Pass holders who wish to operate a business

To be eligible to apply for an LOC, you need to be one of the following types of business owner:

  • The sole proprietor of an ACRA-registered business.
  • A partner of an ACRA-registered business.
  • A company director with at least 30% shareholding in an ACRA-registered business.

LOC Application Package

fr $400

  •  Verify the candidate eligibility
  •  Collate and Verify documents according to MOM requirements
  •  Fill up the Letter of Consent (LOC) Application Form online
  •  Handle documentation and other relevant information needed prior to submission
  •  Liaise with the applicant regarding the other requirements (if needed)
  •  Provide the Outcome in a timely manner
  •  File a one-time appeal if the application is unsuccessful

Note : Excluding Mom application fee

Steps To Apply for Letter of Consent

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    Step 1 - Consultation with an expert

    You will undergo a free consultation with one of our experts to check your eligibility.

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    Step 2 - Preparation of Documents

    We will advise what documents you need to submit depending on the pass you are holding.

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    Step 3 - Submission of LOC Application

    After completing your documents, we will then submit your application online.

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    Step 4 - Check the Application Status

    We will also check your application status after 1 week. It may take longer if additional information is required.

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    Step 5 - Receive the Outcome

    If the pass is approved, we will send you the outcome.

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    Step 6 - Start Working

    You can start working or operating your business once you receive your LOC.

Need help with LOC Application? Consult with our specialist!

FAQs About Applying For Letter of Consent

What is the duration of my LOC? (For LTVP holders)

The duration granted for the pass is based on the earlier of these:

  • What the employer indicated in the LOC application
  • The expiry date of the LTVP/LTVP+

Can I apply for my own Letter of Consent?

No, only the employer or appointed employment agent can apply for the LOC.

What is LOC and who is it for?

Eligible LTVP/LTVP+ holders who want to work in Singapore and eligible DP holders who wish to operate a business in Singapore.

What is the duration of my LOC? (For DP holders)

For First-time candidates :

Whichever is shorter

  • One year from issue date
  • Up to the expiry date of Dependent’s Pass

How long will the approval take?

It will take around 1 to 3 weeks for the LOC to be approved, depending on the complexity of the case.

Can an LOC holder be a director of a company?

Yes, a company director with at least 30% shareholding in an ACRA-registered business can be eligible for LOC.