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FAQs on current work pass requirements

Get more details about the current work pass requirements.

I have cancelled my pass holders' passes. However, I need more time to send them home (e.g. waiting for an embassy-facilitated flight). Can MOM extend their stay?Show

Yes, you can request to extend your pass holders' stay if they need more time to leave Singapore (e.g. waiting for an embassy-facilitated flight). 

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):

Can my pass holder visit the services centre for card registration?Show

Pass holders can make an appointment with our Employment Pass Services Centre or MOM Services Centre (Hall C) 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) / 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.

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.

I have completed my card registration at the services centre. When will MOM deliver my card?Show

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.

In the meantime, pass holders 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.

Will MOM allow employers to reduce the salaries of their foreign employees to below their respective salary criteria?Show

Yes. For those that are unable to work during this Circuit Breaker period, we understand if the salaries for some EP and S Pass holders need to be temporarily adjusted below the respective qualifying salaries. Employers should continue to treat their foreign employees fairly and responsibly, taking into consideration the levy waiver and rebate provided by the government.

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