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Six-monthly medical examination for female FW

As an employer, you must send your female Work Permit holders for medical screening every 6 months. This medical examination screens for pregnancy and infectious diseases such as syphilis, HIV and tuberculosis.

Requirements

The 6ME must be conducted by a Singapore-registered doctor.

As the employer, you must pay for the 6ME and any other medical expenses arising from it.

Tests done during 6ME

Our 6ME letters will state which tests are due. The tests include:

Tests for Frequency
Pregnancy Every 6 months
Syphilis Every 6 months
HIV Every 2 years
Tuberculosis Once, upon 2 years of stay in Singapore

When to go for 6ME

You will receive a notification letter and 6ME form by post when your female FW's 6ME is due.

You must send her for the 6ME before the due date.

You can also log in to WP Online to check the previous 6ME's date. You can then know when the next one is due, and also reprint the 6ME form.

If your female FW is on overseas leave

If the 6ME is due while your female FW is away on overseas leave, you can request to postpone it until she returns. Write a letter on company letterhead with the following information:

  • State your request to postpone 6ME because worker is on overseas leave.
  • Female FW’s full name, Work Permit number and date of birth.
  • Female FW’s return flight details.

Send us the letter using iSubmit. Choose option 6: Work Permit Application Matters for Business Sectors (Including Religious Organisations & Foreign Missions).

If your female FW’s employment is ending soon

You can choose not to send her for the 6ME if you are sending her home within 1 month after the 6ME is due.

When to apply for a waiver

If you intend to continue hiring her more than 1 month after her 6ME is due, you need to apply for a waiver. You can do so by writing a letter on company letterhead with the following information:

  • Reason for waiver.
  • Female FW’s full name, Work Permit number and date of birth.
  • Female FW’s return flight details.

Send us the letter using iSubmit. Choose option 6: Work Permit Application Matters for Business Sectors (Including Religious Organisations & Foreign Missions).

If your female FW fails the 6ME

If your female FW did not pass her 6ME, you must cancel her work permit and send her home immediately

Last Updated: 13 November 2017