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FAQs on sending your foreign workers home safely

Employers can find more info about sending your foreign workers home safely.

Read the details on what employers must do to send your foreign workers home safely.

What should I do if I want to send my workers home but they're staying in dormitories that haven't been cleared?Show

Workers staying in uncleared dormitories are not allowed to leave the dormitories to mitigate public health risks.

The dormitories are progressively being cleared. You can check the status of cleared dormitories for more info.

What should I do if my workers' Work Permits are expiring?Show

If your workers are staying in uncleared dormitories

You must renew their Work Permits as they’re not allowed to be repatriated until their dormitories are cleared. You can check the status of cleared dormitories for more info.

If your workers have no movement restrictions

Find out how to repatriate your workers.

What should I do if my workers’ Special Passes are expiring?Show

If your workers are staying in uncleared dormitories

You must apply to extend their Special Passes’ validity as they’re not allowed to be repatriated until their dormitories are cleared. You can check the status of cleared dormitories for more info.

If your workers have no movement restrictions

Find out how to repatriate your workers.

What should I do if I want to send my workers home but can't find available flights?Show

I want to repatriate my workers but the air fare is very expensive now. Can I wait for the fares to be cheaper?Show

No, you should repatriate your workers as soon as possible.

If your workers are already holding Special Passes, they must be repatriated before the expiry of their Special Passes. Otherwise, MOM may forfeit your security bond to send the workers back.

If your workers are still holding live work passes, you must get flights for them before you can cancel their work passes. You remain responsible for their levies and salaries until their work passes are cancelled, and are also responsible for their upkeep and maintenance as long as they are in Singapore.

Does registering interest of repatriation to MOM guarantee a flight? Should I cancel my workers' work passes while waiting MOM's reply?Show

No, registering interest for repatriation to MOM doesn’t guarantee a seat on any flight.

Do not cancel your workers' work passes until you have secured flight tickets for your workers.

If we’re aware of any upcoming relief flights, we will send your submitted information to the relevant embassies’ waiting list.

The airline’s ticketing agent will contact you if there are available seats. If you don’t hear from any ticketing agents, it means that your workers are still on the waiting list for the next available flight. There’s no need to check the status with MOM.

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