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How long does it take for various passes to be granted?

The pass duration varies according to the different types of application. Here’s an approximate on some of the main applications once submitted to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)


Takes approximately 8 weeks

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)

Takes approximately 8 weeks

Employment Pass (EP)

Standard processing time 3-5 weeks and may be extended up to 8 weeks if additional supporting documents are requested. For certain nationalities, the processing time can take up to 2 months due to additional vetting requirements. 

Dependents Pass

3 weeks (do note that verification for vaccination documentation is now required to be submitted for children aged 12 years old and below when applying for a new DP. The verification for vaccination documentation process may take up to 1 month. 

Letter of Consent ( LOC )

3 weeks. Please note that the granting of visa/passes is ultimately subjective to the decision of the authorities reviewing your case. Our expertise is to make sure you are represented in the best light to ensure you have the best chance of getting an approval.

How soon will the transform borders team get back to me?

Here at Transform Borders, along with personalization, we believe in timeliness. We always strive to put the interest of our clients first. We usually get back to our enquiries within 1 working day and always keep the client in loop of the current status.