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How to bring in pass holders and current pass requirements

Find out how to bring pass holders (helpers, work pass holders and their dependants) into Singapore and what are the current pass requirements.

Updated as of 1 July 2022

Vaccination requirements to hold MOM passes or enter Singapore

Pass holders must fulfil the vaccination requirements to apply for, renew passes or enter Singapore.

How to bring pass holders into Singapore

From 1 July 2022, non-Malaysian CMP Work Permit holders on IPA entering from Bangladesh, India or Myanmar do not need to go for a 2-day Pre-Departure Preparatory Programme (PDPP). However, they will still need to attend an onboarding programme upon arrival in Singapore.

Pass holders must fulfil the following requirements to enter Singapore.

  • Must be fully vaccinated, except for the following groups:
    • Pass holders who are aged 17 years and below (based on birth date) on the date of entry.
    • Pass holders who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions.
  • Comply with the latest travel requirements based on their vaccination status:
  • [For male non-Malaysian CMP Work Permit holders on IPA] Book a slot at the Onboard centre for onboarding upon arrival.

Card registration

Pass holders can make an appointment with our Employment Pass Services Centre or Hall C of MOM Services Centre for card registration. 

Due to the high volume of work pass applications, you may experience a longer wait to get an appointment. Your pass holder may continue to use the notification letter to work and stay in Singapore. You do not need to extend the card registration deadline so long as the pass holder's notification letter is still valid. You can refer to the notification letter for the validity period.

If your notification letter is expiring, you may request for an extension using the below links:

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) / Home Recovery Programme (HRP).

Completed the SHN / HRP or their test results confirm they are cleared or have recovered from COVID-19, whichever is later.

Refer to MOH's website for more details.

For these pass holders, you can request to extend their notification letter expiry dates and card registration due dates using the relevant links above.  

Card delivery services 

For pass holders who are:

  • Required to visit our services centres for card registration, we will deliver their cards 4 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 4 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 (if unvaccinated). 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

SIP for Details

Workers on Work Permit in these sectors: 

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine shipyard
  • Process 

Workers must attend the SIP within 2 weeks from arrival in Singapore or 1 week from completing SHN (if unvaccinated).  

First-time helpers 
They must attend the SIP within 3 days of arrival in Singapore or completing their SHN (if unvaccinated), 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):