If you are a working father, including one who is self-employed, you are entitled to shared parental leave if you meet the following requirements:
- Your child is a Singapore citizen.
- The child's mother qualifies for Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML).
- You are lawfully married to the child's mother.
You are entitled to 1 week of shared parental leave, capped at $2,500, including CPF contributions.
You can take your leave as follows:
|Default, without any mutual agreement
||Take 1 continuous week within 12 months after the birth of the child.
|Flexibly, by mutual agreement
||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 Shared Parental Leave page or call 1800 227 1188.
Find out more
To find out more, you can: