What is the change? Starting Feb. 1, Singapore’s Ministry of Health will require two new vaccinations for dependent children who are applying for long-term passes.

What does the change mean? Foreign-born children ages 12 years old and below who are applying for a dependant’s pass, long-term visit pass, or student’s pass will be required to show proof of vaccination against diphtheria and measles.

  • Implementation time frame: Feb. 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Dependant’s passes and long-term visit passes issued by the Ministry of Manpower, and student’s passes issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
  • Business impact: Expatriate families with foreign-born children up to the age of 12 should be informed of the new requirement.

Analysis & Comments: Foreign employees should plan to present proof of their children’s immunization records, including the measles and diphtheria vaccinations. Those seeking an exemption from the new requirement will need to obtain a physician-certified document and submit it to Singapore’s Health Promotion Board.

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