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Key facts on Work Permit for FDW

Get an overview and key facts about the Work Permit for a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

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Find out key facts about the Work Permit for FDWs:

Who it is for Foreigners employed as domestic helpers in Singapore. Both employers and FDWs must meet the eligibility criteria.
Who can apply An employer or appointed employment agent needs to apply for the permit.
Qualifying salary No minimum required.
What is the duration Up to 2 years, depending on the validity of the security bond.
Is it renewable Yes. Find out how to renew.
Foreign worker levy Yes. Employers must pay a monthly levy.
Medical insurance Employers must provide medical and personal accident insurance.
Relevant legislation Conditions of Work Pass
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
Related eServices and forms Access online services and forms for Work Permit for FDW.

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Last Updated: 21 February 2017