Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-born Children

Last Updated: 30 June 2023

Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-born Children

With effect from 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore will be introducing diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore.

Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are first-time applicants for Dependent's Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student's Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints authority (ICA), are required to submit documentary proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification before they can proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for their long-term stay in Singapore.

All foreign-born children below aged 12 at the point of registration with SYAS must apply for vaccination verification with HPB. After the successful verification, applicants must furnish SYAS with the HPB reference number. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete registration. 

For more details, please refer to HPB’s step by step guide.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

For student aged 13 and above (based on year of birth), they will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19* and achieve minimum protection before they can complete formalities for the pass issuance, unless he/she is medically exempted and certified by a Singapore doctor. Please refer to Ministry of Health (MOH) website for more details on how to achieve minimum protection.

*Those vaccinated overseas are required to have their overseas vaccination records updated into the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) by a Singapore healthcare provider. Please refer to MOH website for more details on how to do so.