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COVID-19 vaccination requirements to apply for and renew work passes

Pass holders (helpers, confinement nannies, work pass holders and their dependants) need to fulfil the vaccination requirements to apply for or renew passes.

Vaccination requirements to apply for or renew a work pass

Type of pass holder Vaccination requirements

Work Permit and S Pass holders who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Work in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors
  • Stay in dormitories

To apply for or renew a work pass, workers need to:

Tip: For renewals, workers can check their vaccination status first. If they need a vaccination or an additional dose, you will need to arrange for one.

All other pass holders aged 13 and above based on birth date

To apply for a work pass, all other pass holders or applicants need to:

  • Be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines (including an additional dose, when required)
  • Verify their vaccination records

  • Migrant workers who are transferring employers also need to be fully vaccinated to get their pass issued.
  • Employers of migrant workers in CMP sectors or staying in dormitories need to meet additional requirements.

Verify overseas vaccination records

To avoid delays in getting the passes issued, foreigners are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before entering Singapore.

Upon arrival, fully vaccinated foreigners need to have their hard copy or digital overseas vaccination records updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) under their Foreign Identification Number (FIN) to get their passes issued. 

If the foreigner has been exempted from vaccination due to medical reasons, they need to seek an exemption from a Singapore-registered doctor.

(Fully vaccinated overseas) Verify overseas vaccination recordsShow

Verify hard copy or digital overseas vaccination records at a local clinic or medical centre

When to verify overseas vaccination records After arrival in Singapore.

Tip: Most pass holders should be able to verify their vaccination records while they are taking their pre-employment medical examination. Please call the clinics first to check if they offer verification services.
Where to verify overseas vaccination records

All foreigners may verify their vaccination records at selected Joint Testing & Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) or a local clinic.

Workers under the Primary Care Plan can also get their vaccination records verified at their respective medical centres.

What to bring
  • Proof of overseas vaccination
  • IPA letter with the foreigner’s FIN

What happens next

Before getting the pass issued, foreigners need to wait for at least 3 days for the vaccination records to be updated in the NIR.

The NIR needs to reflect the corresponding dosage required to be fully vaccinated (including an additional dose, when required).

If more time is needed for the vaccination records to be updated in the NIR, please refer to the table below for more details:

Worker Steps
Type of worker Steps
All new migrant workers (including those transferring employers)

Log in to WP Online to extend their in-principle approval (IPA) and stay in Singapore.

Note: Malaysian workers will not have an extension of stay as they can only start work after the Work Permit is issued. Those on Temporary Work Permit can start working.

All new helpers and confinement nannies

Log in to FDW eService to extend their IPA and stay in Singapore.

Note: For confinement nannies, there is no extension of stay as they can only start work after the Work Permit is issued.

(Unvaccinated) Seek an exemption for medical reasonsShow

Seek an exemption for medical reasons

Pass holders who are medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination will need to be reviewed by a Singapore-registered doctor upon arrival.

What happens next

If the pass holder is Then
Exempted

The pass holder’s vaccination record will be updated in the NIR within 3 days.

Please check if the vaccination status is reflected in their HealthHub app. Otherwise, do check with the clinic that performed the test.

Not exempted

The pass holder needs to get fully vaccinated within 30 days from the date of diagnosis.

They may arrange for a vaccination or an additional dose in Singapore to get fully vaccinated.

Pass holders who were vaccinated in Singapore should have their vaccination status reflected in their HealthHub app.

Before getting the pass issued, they need to wait for at least 3 days for the vaccination records to be updated in the NIR.

Arrange for a vaccination or an additional dose in Singapore

For all pass holdersShow

Pass holders can approach any vaccination location to receive their vaccination or additional dose.

For Work Permit and S Pass workers working in CMP sectors or staying in dormitoriesShow

Work Permit and S Pass workers working in CMP sectors or staying in dormitories can approach any vaccination location or contact any of the following medical centres to book an appointment for vaccination or an additional dose.

Other than complying with the vaccination requirements, employers are also responsible for these workers’ additional vaccination requirements. This is because CMP worksites and dormitories have a higher risk of disease transmission.

Medical centre Address and booking details Vaccine type
Medical Centre @
Kranji Recreation Centre

11 Kranji Close
Singapore 737673

Contact 8715 5771

Sinovac-CoronaVac

Note: Primary series only

Medical Centre @
Penjuru Recreation Centre

27 Penjuru Walk
Singapore 608538

Contact 9173 8567

Sinovac-CoronaVac

Note: Primary series only

Medical Centre @
47 Gul Circle

47 Gul Circle
Singapore 629580

Contact 8938 4852

Moderna/Spikevax Monovalent (XBB 1.5)

Note: Primary series and additional dose

Medical Centre @
Woodlands Recreation Centre

200 Woodlands Industrial Park E7 
Singapore 757177

Contact 8720 8806

Moderna/Spikevax Monovalent (XBB 1.5)

Note: Primary series and additional dose

Medical Centre @
63 Loyang Way

63 Loyang Way
Singapore 508753

Contact 8720 8840

Moderna/Spikevax Monovalent (XBB 1.5)

Note: Primary series and additional dose

Medical Centre @
StarMed Specialist Centre

12 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217565

Contact 9338 7492

Moderna/Spikevax Monovalent (XBB 1.5)

Note: Primary series and additional dose

Onboard@Sengkang West

20A Seletar West Road 1
Singapore 798991
See location

Walk-in: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Moderna/Spikevax Monovalent (XBB 1.5)

Note: Additional dose only

Check vaccination records

Pass holders can check their vaccination records using these methods:

Method Details
HealthHub (requires Singpass)

Log in to the HealthHub app using Singpass.

All long-term pass holders aged 15 years and above are eligible for Singpass. Pass holders should use their FIN to register for their Singpass account.

Notarise website (requires Singpass or passport number)

Log in to the Notarise website using Singpass or passport number (provided that the vaccinations were recorded with that passport number).

Physical vaccination certificate

Refer to the physical vaccination certificate given to all individuals vaccinated in Singapore.