[Work Pass Alert] New Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-Born Children Applying for Dependent Pass or Long Term Visit Pass (With effect from 1 February 2019)
With effect from 1 February 2019, children aged 12 and below applying for Dependent Passes or Long Term Visit Passes will need to provide proof of vaccinations against diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (“HPB”) for verification before the application is filed to the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”)
Things to Note
- Applicants will need to access the eService website (www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/) to register for an account and submit the necessary documents. Upon verification, HPB will issue a “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (for entry to Singapore)” (“VR”) document. This document must be submitted to MOM during the application.
- HPB’s Application Fee is S$35
- Estimated processing time with HPB is around 10 working days from the date of submission
- • Children who are not due for the required vaccinations at the time of application will still require a “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (for entry to Singapore)” document. However, parents or guardians will be required to follow up on the vaccinations after the child’s entry to Singapore.
For more information, you may visit the MOM website at https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/dependants-pass/documents-required or HPB’s vaccination FAQ page for foreign-born children at https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nirp/eservices/foreignchildrenfaq
This alert is for informational purposes only. For additional information or assistance, please approach your respective Employment Pass Specialist or contact us at info@Accountstaff.com.sg