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Cancel a Work Permit for confinement nanny

You need to cancel your confinement nanny's Work Permit if she no longer works for you.

At a glance

When to cancel

You need to cancel a confinement nanny’s Work Permit if:

  • Her employment ends before the Work Permit expires.
  • The Work Permit expires.
Who can cancel Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
How long it takes Immediate.
When levy stops One day before cancellation.


  • Your nanny must leave Singapore before her visit pass expires.
  • Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as wages, before cancelling the Work Permit.
  • Cancel the Work Permit only after the nanny’s last day of work.
If your nanny’s last day of work is 1 August, you should cancel her Work Permit on 2 August so that levy will only be charged until 1 August.

How to cancel

To cancel a Work Permit:

  1. Log in to make the request to cancel.
  2. After your request is approved, print the acknowledgement letter.
  3. Give this acknowledgement letter to the nanny.

After cancelling

When the Work Permit is cancelled, the nanny cannot work, even while waiting to leave Singapore.

Levy will be charged until one day before cancellation.