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Get a short extension for a Work Permit

You can request for a temporary extension of your worker's Work Permit if you need more time before renewal or cancellation.

You can request for a short extension of your foreign worker’s Work Permit for one month if you:

  • Cannot renew the Work Permit in time (e.g. if the worker is waiting for a new passport).
  • Intend to cancel the Work Permit but need the worker to work for a short period beyond the expiry date.

To request for the extension:

  1. Log in to WP Online.
  2. Select “Special Pass / Short Work Permit Extension” on the left menu.

If you don’t intend to keep employing your worker, you must remember to cancel the Work Permit before you send the worker home.

You should cancel the Work Permit using WP Online on or before the extended date.

If your worker is not eligible for renewal, you are not allowed to request for a short extension.
Last Updated: 3 January 2017