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Foreign domestic worker interview

Your FDW may be selected to go for an interview required by MOM, especially if she’s in the first few months of employment. If she is selected, her attendance for the interview is compulsory. Find out what to expect for the interview.

What is the FDW interview

If your FDW is selected, you will receive a letter notifying you of the scheduled date and time. As her employer, you must ensure that your FDW attends the interview on the date scheduled. The interview will be conducted by the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) on behalf of MOM.

CDE is a non-governmental organisation set up by the Singapore's National Trades Union Congress (SNTUC) to help both local and foreign domestic workers address work-related challenges that they may face.

During the interview, your FDW will be asked employment related questions, such as:

  • How well is she adapting to her work environment?
  • Was she provided with adequate food and rest?

She will also be reminded on the importance of safe working conditions as well as her rights and responsibilities.

Why do we interview your FDW

Your FDW will need to adjust to her new working and living environment, especially if she’s working in Singapore for the first time. If she can adapt well, she will be able to settle in more quickly. This will help foster a good relationship between your family and the FDW.

The interview will hence help us understand how your FDW is adjusting and allow timely intervention, if necessary.

Going for the interview

Location Centre for Domestic Employees 
2 Havelock Road
Havelock II, #02-04
Singapore 059763
When The specific date and time will be in your interview letter.
Duration 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Documents to bring along
  • The interview letter.
  • Her Work Permit card and passport. 
  • Her employment contract.
  • Any other documents, if requested. 

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

If you lose your interview letter, you can call CDE at 8533 9678 on weekdays between 9am to 6pm to confirm the scheduled appointment.

If your FDW is unable to attend the interview, you need to reschedule the appointment. You need to contact CDE at least 3 working days before your scheduled appointment date:

Phone: 6592 5169
Email: interview@cde.org.sg

If your FDW does not attend the interview, her Work Permit may be revoked.

Last Updated: 8 December 2017