These are the current work pass requirements for pass holders (helpers, work pass holders and their dependants):
Updated as of 10 August 2021
Apply for entry to bring pass holders into Singapore
All pass holders must obtain entry approvals from the relevant government agencies to enter Singapore. Find out how to bring them in.
Pass holders can make an appointment with our Employment Pass Services Centre or Hall C of MOM Services Centre for card registration.
Please do not make an appointment for the following groups of pass holders yet:
|Pass holders who
||Please only make an appointment after they have
|Need to do a medical examination, as stated in their in-principle approval (IPA) letters, and have not done so.
|Completed their medical examinations. They need to bring along the completed medical examination forms for their card registration appointment.
|Are on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) / Quarantine Order (QO).
|Completed the SHN / QO or their test results confirm they are cleared or have recovered from COVID-19, whichever is later.
For these pass holders, you can request to extend their notification letter expiry dates and card registration due dates using the relevant link below for:
In the meantime, they can remain in Singapore with their notification letters or card replacement letters. Those who telecommute or work in permitted services approved by MTI may use the letters as proof of the validity of their passes.
Card delivery services
For pass holders who are:
- Required to visit our services centres for card registration, we will deliver their cards 5 working days after they have completed the card registration and their documents have been verified.
- Not required to visit our services centres, we will deliver the cards 5 working days after their documents have been verified.
An SMS will be sent to authorised recipients at least 1 working day before the delivery.
Medical examinations for pass holders
For issuance and renewal of passes, the IPA letter or Work Permit renewal notice will indicate whether pass holders are required to do a medical examination.
If required, please make an appointment with clinics before sending the pass holders there. This is to avoid a long wait and ensure their safety.
Workers who need trade certification (e.g. CSOC or MSOC) to get their Work Permits issued or renewed
Workers must complete their training within 2 weeks from arrival in Singapore or 1 week from completing SHN. This must be done before you can get their Work Permits issued or renewed.
For workers whose Work Permits were renewed earlier on without the trade certification, they must complete the training before their next Work Permit renewal.
Settling-in Programme (SIP) for workers and helpers
Workers on Work Permit in these sectors:
- Marine shipyard
Workers must attend the SIP within 2 weeks from arrival in Singapore or 1 week from completing SHN.
Once helpers have completed their SHN, they must attend the SIP within 3 days, excluding Sunday and public holidays.
Cancellation of passes and extension of stay
If you have cancelled the pass and need more time to send your pass holders home (e.g. waiting for an embassy-facilitated flight), you can request to extend their stay in Singapore.
Please submit this request within 1 week before the pass holder's Special Pass/Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) expires using the relevant link below (e.g. if the Special Pass/STVP expires on 10 February, please only submit the request from 3 February):