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FAQs for vaccination requirements to apply for or renew MOM passes

Pass holders (work pass holders, dependants and helpers) must fulfil the COVID-19 vaccination requirements to apply for or renew passes.

What does it mean to be 'fully vaccinated'?Show

Pass holders would be considered fully vaccinated if they have completed their primary series vaccination and taken a booster dose (if required).

The acceptable vaccinations and doses required to complete the primary series are as follows:

Vaccine manufacturer Doses required

CanSinoBIO

1 dose
 
Janssen
Pfizer/BioNTech

2 doses


 
Moderna
Novavax
Astrazeneca
Bharat Biotech
Serum Institute of India
Sinovac  3 doses
Sinopharm

To maintain fully vaccinated status, a booster dose is required to be taken within 270 days from their last primary series dose.

For more details, please refer to MOH’s website.

Are the vaccination requirements mandatory for all MOM’s passes?Show

Please refer to the table below.

Types of pass holders Must be 

Work Permit and S Pass holders who are either

  • Employed in the Construction, Marine shipyard or Process sector.

Or

  • Staying in dormitories.
Fully vaccinated to:
  • Get new passes issued
  • Renew passes
All other pass holders aged 13 and above based on birth date Fully vaccinated to get new passes issued.

For work pass renewals, why is vaccination required only for Work Permit and S Pass holders in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors or staying in dormitories?Show

These groups of work pass holders need to get vaccinated to renew their passes because their worksites and dormitories have a higher risk of disease transmission.

When does the employer or applicant upload their vaccination records?Show

There is no need to upload the applicant’s vaccination certificate in MOM’s work pass systems.

When applying for a pass, employers are required to declare the pass holders and their dependants will comply with the vaccination requirements. Employers must ensure that the pass holders get their vaccination records updated in the National Immunisation Registry to get their passes issued or renewed.

My pass holder is fully vaccinated, but not with a vaccine on the WHO EUL list. Can I submit a work pass application for them?Show

Yes. However, the pass holder will need to get fully vaccinated with a vaccine on the WHO EUL list in order to get their passes issued.

Please refer to the FAQs on the MOH website for vaccines on the WHO EUL list.

My pass holders took their full vaccination overseas. How soon do they need to verify their vaccination records?Show

They should visit a local clinic to verify their vaccination records upon arrival in Singapore. They need to have their full vaccination records updated in the National Immunisation Registry to get their passes issued.

My pass holder is medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccination by doctors in their home country. Will MOM exempt them from vaccination requirements?Show

Your pass holder needs to undergo a medical review with a Singapore-registered doctor upon arrival to determine if they can be exempted. If the doctor does not exempt them, they must be fully vaccinated within 30 days. The vaccination status will then be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

My pass holder was vaccinated overseas and does not plan to return to Singapore anytime soon. Can I proceed to renew the pass?Show

Work Permit and S Pass holders in the CMP sectors or staying in dormitories must be fully vaccinated to renew their passes. 

They need to be in Singapore to verify their vaccination status with a local clinic at least 1 month before their passes expire. Then they can renew their passes.

Otherwise, please cancel their passes and apply for them again when they are ready to work in Singapore.

My pass holder only has 2 doses of a WHO EUL vaccine when they entered Singapore. Do they need to take a booster dose in Singapore?Show

Pass holders must take their booster doses within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose to maintain their fully vaccinated status in Singapore. They may receive their booster dose at any of the vaccination locations.

They can use the vaccination and booster calculator to check if they have completed their primary series vaccination and whether a booster dose is required.

Please refer to the FAQs on the MOH website for more details.