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Foreign domestic worker interview

If your foreign domestic worker (FDW) is working in Singapore for the first time, she may be selected to go for an interview with MOM during her first few months of work. Find out what to expect for the interview.

What is the FDW interview

MOM conducts interviews with selected FDWs working for the first time in Singapore and FDWs observed to have had difficulties with hanging laundry or cleaning windows during the Settling-In-Programme (SIP).

During the interview, the FDW will be asked how well she is adapting to her new work environment and other employment related questions, such as whether she has been provided with adequate food and rest.

We have observed that FDWs are more likely to encounter difficulties adjusting during the first few months of employment. These interviews help us understand how new FDWs are adjusting, and to reiterate to FDWs the importance of safe working conditions as well as their rights and responsibilities.

Note: Attendance for the interview is compulsory. As the employer, you must ensure that your FDW attends the interview on the date scheduled with MOM. If she does not, her Work Permit may be revoked.

Going for the interview

Before the interview, you will receive a letter notifying you of the scheduled date and time.

The interview will be conducted at MOM's Foreign Manpower Management Division:

Location MOM Services Centre, 1500 Bendemeer Road.
When Interviews are held Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm. The specific date and time will be in your interview letter.
Duration 30 to 45 minutes.

The FDW is required to bring:

  • The interview letter.
  • Her Work Permit card and passport.
  • Any other documents as requested.

You or your household members can accompany your FDW to MOM for her interview. However, the interview is conducted only with your FDW.

Note: If you lose your interview letter, you can call the Foreign Manpower Management Division at 9644 3725 to confirm the scheduled appointment.

If you’re unable to attend the interview, you need to reschedule the appointment. It will take 3 to 5 working days to change the schedule. You should reschedule at least 5 working days before your desired date.