Preparing for overseas leave
Before your worker leaves Singapore on overseas leave, you should:
- Check with the embassy to find out the immigration requirements so the worker can clear immigration on returning to Singapore.
- Make sure the worker brings their Work Permit card and passport so they can re-enter Singapore.
Applying for levy waiver
You will continue to pay the foreign worker levy while the worker is away on overseas leave.
You can apply for a levy waiver when the worker returns to Singapore.
If the worker doesn't return
If the foreign worker does not return to Singapore after overseas leave, you must:
- Cancel the Work Permit so that you don't have to keep paying the levy.
- Keep a copy of the worker's travel ticket or a record of departure itinerary as proof.
After we have verified that the worker has left and not re-entered Singapore, we will proceed to discharge the security bond.
You can also apply for a levy waiver for the whole period of absence.
If the worker re-enters Singapore before the security bond has been discharged, you must send the worker home immediately. Otherwise, the security bond may be forfeited.