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My child is not a Singapore citizen. Am I eligible for paternity leave?

Eligibility for paternity leave is based on your child's citizenship.

However, if you meet all the other eligibility criteria, and your child becomes a Singapore citizen within 12 months of birth, you will be eligible for paternity leave.

Your child is born on 10 August 2013 and becomes a Singapore citizen on 10 February 2014.

You can take paternity leave anytime between 10 February and 9 August 2014.

For employees who don’t meet the criteria, employers are still encouraged to adopt family-friendly measures, such as granting paternity leave, to allow them to balance their family and work commitments. This will in turn help them to contribute more effectively at work.

Last Updated: 7 September 2017