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Replace a Work Permit card

As an employer, you need to apply for a new card for your Work Permit holder within 1 week after it is lost, damaged or stolen.

At a glance

When to replace If the card is lost, stolen or damaged, you must apply for a replacement within 1 week.
Note:
  • For a stolen card, you must also file a police report.
  • If the card was lost overseas, the worker also needs to get a Disembarkation/Embarkation card (IMM27) for immigration clearance on returning to Singapore.
Who can apply

Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).

How much it costs For a damaged card, the fee is $60.
For a lost card, the fee is $100 for the first loss and $300 for a subsequent loss.
Fees are non-refundable.
How long it takes 4 working days after approval.

Note:

  • If the worker loses the card repeatedly, you will need to make an appointment to attend an interview together with the worker. The application for card replacement is subject to approval.
  • If a worker finds the lost card subsequently, return it to us immediately. Mail it to Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764.

Apply for a replacement card

When: Within 1 week of damage or loss

To submit an application:

  1. Log in to WP Online and apply.
  2. Pay the replacement fees using GIRO, or eNETS credit or debit.
    • For a damaged card, the fee is $60.
    • For a lost card, the fee is $100 for the first loss and $300 for subsequent losses.
    • Once you submit the request, no refund is allowed.
  3. If the application is approved, print the card replacement letter. It will have instructions on collecting the replacement card.

Collect the replacement card

Processing time: 4 working days after approval

The replacement card will be ready for collection 4 working days after your application is approved.

The worker can collect the card in person at MOM Services Centre - Hall C. No appointment is needed.

The worker needs to bring along these documents:

  • Original passport.
  • Card replacement letter.
  • The damaged card (if applicable).
  • Completed declaration form (for lost or stolen cards).
  • Police report (for stolen cards).
    Note: Overseas police reports should be translated into English.

If your card was lost or stolen, you must collect it in person.

If the card was damaged, you can send someone to collect it on the worker's behalf. Complete the authorisation form and have them bring the form and all the required documents for the visit.

Last Updated: 4 March 2016