Most customers use our digital services (e.g. eServices, web chat, website) to find out about the latest work pass requirements. If you’re unable to do so, you can make an appointment to visit our services centres.
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FAQs on current work pass requirements

Get more details about the current work pass requirements, such as application, renewal, cancellation, etc.

My workers need to complete the required trade certification (e.g. CSOC, MSOC, etc) to get their Work Permits issued or renewed. What should I do?Show

All in-person WSH training has resumed.

Workers must complete their training within 2 weeks after their SHN is over. 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

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):

When should pass holders go for their medical examinations?Show

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. 

Type of medical examination Details
For issuance

You must upload the completed medical examination form during the issuance transaction. 

For passes issued earlier on without the medical examination forms, please send the pass holders for their medical examinations. For pass holders who are:

  • Not required to report for card registration, we will email you how to submit the completed medical examination forms.
  • Required to report for card registration, you can make an appointment with our services centres after they have completed their medical examinations. They need to bring along the completed medical examination forms for their card registration appointment. 
For renewals

You must upload the completed medical examination form during the renewal transaction.

6MEs for FDWs and female Work Permit holders

Please ignore any 6ME notification letters sent from January 2020 to April 2020.

We will inform FDW employers of the new 6ME due dates by email and post. 

Companies can now check their workers’ new 6ME due dates using WP Online:
> Click Print Letters / Forms / Receipts on the left menu
> Choose 6-monthly examination

My foreign worker/FDW needs to complete the Settling-in Programme (SIP) before the pass can be issued. What should I do?Show

SIP for Details
Foreign workers employed by businesses

SIP for workers has been suspended. You can still proceed to get Work Permits issued without sending workers for their SIP.

Once the SIP has resumed, we will contact you by post. Workers will then be given 2 weeks to complete it. 

FDWs

SIP for FDWs has resumed since 13 July 2020. 

Once first-time FDWs have completed their SHN, they must attend the SIP within 3 days, excluding Sunday and public holidays. 

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) / 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.

My pass holder's notification letter is expiring soon, but he/she has not completed the medical examination. What must I do?Show

You can request for an extension of the notification letter expiry date and card registration due date using the relevant link below for: 

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. 

Authorised recipients will be notified of the delivery by SMS or email at least 1 working day before the actual date.

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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