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Application to convert workplaces to Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ)

Employers must obtain our approval before housing any workers in a TLQ.

Application period for TLQs ended on 30 September 2020. We are not accepting any more applications for TLQs.

The TLQ Scheme will end on 31 March 2021 and all TLQs must be removed. Workers must be housed in approved accommodation from 1 April 2021.

Length of use

The TLQ Scheme will end on 31 March 2021. All new and existing TLQs will be automatically extended to this date. You do not need to apply for an extension.

Employers are required to make arrangements to house your workers in proper accommodation from 1 April 2021.

Employers must ensure that your TLQs are kept safe and clean for the duration of their use.

Government officers may inspect the TLQ premises at any time. Failure to keep the TLQ safe and clean may result in enforcement action and revocation of approval.

How to update details of TLQs

You can update details of TLQs online, such as:

  • Make corrections to typos in submitted application form, e.g. wrong postal code, etc.
  • Apply for MOM’s approval to increase or decrease the maximum capacity of TLQ.
  • Notify MOM that TLQ has ceased operation.


For any enquiries about TLQs, use our online feedback.