Published: 11 January 2022
Ms Tin Pei Ling: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the gender ratio of current Long-Term Visit Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus holders; and (b) what proportion of these pass holders are employed in Singapore.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:
1. As at November 2021, 70% of ICA-issued Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders are female, and 30% are male. 16% of all ICA-issued LTVP and LTVP+ holders are employed in Singapore.
2. Having a LTVP/LTVP+ does not confer automatic rights to work in Singapore. Only LTVP/LTVP+ holders that have a Letter of Consent (LOC), Pre-Approved Letter of Consent (PLOC), or a regular work pass, can work in Singapore. The eligibility of LOC, PLOC, and regular work passes can be found on MOM’s website.