As a working father, you are entitled to Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL) for all births if you meet the following requirements:
- Your child is a Singapore citizen.
- You are lawfully married to the child's mother.
- For employees: you have served your employer for a continuous period of at least 3 months.
- For self-employed: you have been engaged in your work for a continuous period of at least 3 months, and have lost income during the paternity leave period.
1 week of GPPL, capped at $2,500, including CPF contributions.
You can take your leave as follows:
Default, without any mutual agreement
Take 1 continuous week within 16 weeks after the birth of the child.
Flexibly, by mutual agreement
Take 1 continuous week any time within 12 months after the birth of the child.
Split the 1 week into working days and take them in any combination within 12 months after the birth of the child.
Calculating working days
1 week x the number of working days in the week.
Capped at 6 working days.
How to apply
For instructions on applying or claiming reimbursement, visit the
eCitizen GPPL page or call 1800 227 1188.
Find out more
To find out more about pro-family leave measures, you can: