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Cancel a Training Work Permit

You need to cancel a Training Work Permit if the worker's training has ended or when the permit expires. You also need to return the cancelled Training Work Permit card.

At a glance

When to cancel You need to cancel a Training Work Permit:
  • Within 1 week after the worker’s training ends.
  • When it expires.
Who can cancel Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
How long it takes Within 3 working days.
When levy stops 1 day before cancellation.

Before cancelling

You need to:

  1. Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as paying of salary.
  2. Buy an air ticket to send the worker to the international airport in the home country, nearest to the hometown. The worker's departure date must be within 1 week after the cancellation.

When to cancel

You must cancel the Training Work Permit within 1 week after the last day of training or when the Training Work Permit expires.

If the worker’s last day of training is 1 August, you should cancel the Training Work Permit on 2 August so that levy will only be charged until 1 August.

You must make arrangements for the worker to leave Singapore by 9 August.

How to cancel

To cancel a Training Work Permit:

  1. Log in to WP Online and cancel the Training Work Permit.
  2. Print the acknowledgement letter and Special Pass. The Special Pass allows the worker to legally stay in Singapore before leaving.
  3. Give the acknowledgement letter and Special Pass to the worker. The worker must give the Special Pass to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.

You must ensure the worker leaves as scheduled. For non-Malaysians, the security bond will usually be discharged 1 week after the worker’s departure, and other conditions are met.

After cancelling

Once the Training Work Permit is cancelled, the worker cannot continue with the training, even while waiting to leave Singapore.

Levy will be charged until 1 day before the cancellation.

Return the card

You must return the original Training Work Permit card within 1 week of the cancellation by posting it to Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764. You can use WP Online’s “card return” function to:

  • Check if we have received the card.
  • Tell us why you are unable to return the card.
Last Updated: 17 January 2018