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 for leave or claiming reimbursement, you can use any of the following:
Changes in 2017
From 1 July 2017, as a working father, you will be able to share up to four weeks of your wife’s 16 weeks maternity leave.
This applies to citizen children born on or after 1 July 2017, and subject to your wife’s agreement.
More details will be released closer to 1 July 2017. More information can be found at www.heybaby.sg.
Find out more
To find out more, you can: