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Onboard centre

From 8 Jan 2022, all non-Malaysian male work permit and S Pass holders from the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors and arriving from Category II or III countries / regions will serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) directly at the MOM’s Onboard centre. Work permit holders holding IPA will need to complete their Settling-In-Programme and Medical Examination while they are at Onboard centre.

Onboard centre was previously known as Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre (MWOC).

At a glance

Where is it
Available services
  • SHN Dedicated Facility
  • Serology testing for verification of overseas vaccination
  • Enhanced medical examinations
  • Settling-in Programme
  • Issuance of TraceTogether Token
  • (Only at Onboard @ Punggol) Biometric enrolment (e.g. fingerprints, photos) for work pass card registration

What is it

Onboard centre is a one-stop onboarding centre that integrates Stay-Home Notice (SHN) with enhanced medical examination and the Settling-in Programme (SIP).

Entry requirements

For workers entering Singapore via:

From Category II countries / regionsShow

For non-Malaysian Male Work Permit holders and S Pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category II countries / regions.

1. Complete their 7 day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at Onboard centre

You need to provide transport to send them from the airport to the Onboard centre within one hour of them clearing immigration at the point of entry.

They will need to take a Serology test during their stay at the Onboard centre to verify their vaccination status.

Malaysian Work Permit or S Pass holders and Female CMP work pass holders will need to self-source for accommodation to complete their 7-day SHN regime.

2. Take an exit PCR test on Day 6

Take an exit Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at Onboard centre on Day 6.

Applicable pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category II countries / regions What to do after negative PCR result
Non-Malaysian Male Work Permit holders in CMP sectors, holding an IPA letter Undergo an additional 2-day residential onboarding programme at Onboard centre. They will check out on Day 9 of their arrival.
  • Existing pass holders
  • All S Pass holders
Can check out from Onboard centre on Day 8 if their exit PCR test result is negative.

From Category III countries / regionsShow

For non-Malaysian Male Work Permit holders and S Pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category III countries / regions.

1. Complete their 10 day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at Onboard centre

You need to provide transport to send them from the airport to the Onboard centre within one hour of them clearing immigration at the point of entry.

They will need to take a Serology test during their stay at the Onboard centre to verify their vaccination status.

Female CMP work pass holders will need to self-source for accommodation to complete their 10-day SHN regime.

2. Take an exit PCR test on Day 9

Take an exit Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at the Onboard centre on Day 9.

Applicable pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category III countries / regions What to do after negative PCR result
Male Work Permit holders in CMP sectors, holding an IPA letter Undergo an additional 2-day residential onboarding programme at Onboard centre. They will check out on Day 12 of their arrival.
  • Existing pass holders
  • All S Pass holders
Can check out from Onboard centre on Day 11 if their PCR test result is negative.

From Category IV countries / regionsShow

For Work Permit holders and S Pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category IV countries / regions.

1. Complete their 10 day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at SDF

Transport will be provided from the airport to SDF and from SDF to Onboard centre (if required).

They will need to take a Serology test during their stay at the SDF to verify their vaccination status.

2. Take an exit PCR test on Day 9

Take an exit Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at SDF on Day 9.

Applicable pass holders from CMP sectors, entering from Category IV countries / regions What to do after negative PCR result
Male Work Permit holders in CMP sectors, holding an IPA letter Undergo an additional 4-day residential onboarding programme at Onboard centre. They will check out on Day 14 of their arrival.
  • Female CMP work pass holders
  • Existing pass holders
  • All S Pass holders
Can check out from SDF on Day 11 if their PCR test result is negative.

With effect from 4 December 2021 2359hrs, employers of all Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) S Pass and work permit holders, as well as other dormitory-bound work pass holders, will not be allowed to make new applications to enter Singapore via Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs). More information.

Checking out from Onboard centre

As an employer, you must:

  • Arrange for transport to pick up your workers at Onboard centre.
  • Arrange for your workers' accommodations after.

Onboard centre's managing agent will email you the date and time to pick up your workers.

Late check-out or overstaying may incur additional charges that will be billed to your company.

After leaving Onboard centre

Download essential apps

You need to ensure your workers download and use the essential applications for health monitoring and contact tracing purposes.

  • (For workers staying in dorms) FWMOMCare – To submit daily health status and scan QR code in their dormitory rooms.
  • SGWorkPass – To check if they can leave for work based on their AccessCode.
  • TraceTogether – For vaccination status and contact tracing.

Registration for Settling-in Programme (SIP)

If your workers have completed their SIP at Onboard centre, you do not need to register for them to attend SIP at MWC @ Soon Lee Recreation Centre.

Workers on IPA

If your worker is on IPA:

  1. Your worker must complete the rest of the post-arrival procedures in the IPA letter within 7 days of completing their SHN.
  2. You must issue their work pass online within 7 days of completing SHN.

    Pass type Biometric registration Medical examination
    Non-Malaysian Work Permit holder

    Onboard centre @ Punggol
    workers do not need an appointment, if they have completed biometric enrolment.

    Onboard centre @ Eunos
    Onboard centre @ Tengah
    Onboard centre @ Choa Chu Kang
    Onboard centre @ Sengkang West
    workers need to make appointment for card registration at MOM Services Centre Hall C.
    Not required, if worker completed medical examination at Onboard centre.

    Malaysian Work Permit holder

    OR

    S Pass holder

    Make appointment for card registration at MOM Services Centre Hall C. Make appointment with a General Practitioner.
  3. 4 working days after the verification of documents, you will receive the Work Permit or S Pass card at your given address.

Medical examination to certify fit for work

You should receive your worker’s medical examination report within 3 working days after they leave the Onboard centre. The email will be sent by the designated medical provider. It contains the completed medical examination report with clear indications on whether your worker is certified fit or unfit for work.

If a follow-up examination is required
If there are abnormal findings (except colour vision), your worker will need to go for a follow-up examination. A referral memo will also be issued together with the medical examination report.

You need to:

  1. Download and print the undertaking letter provided in the email.
  2. Acknowledge the medical condition.
  3. Choose the medical centre to send your worker for their follow-up examination:

    Workers staying in Where to go
    • CDPL Tuas Dorm
    • Tuas View Dorm
    • Sungei Tengah Lodge
    • Kranji Lodge 1
    • PPT Lodge 1B
    Regional Medical Centre at the same dorm.
    Other dormitories or residential properties Regional Medical Centre or MOM-designated GP Clinic closest to your worker’s place of stay.

    You are strongly encouraged to book a follow-up appointment with the medical centres within the “To-see-you” (TCU) date on their referral memo, or within 3 months of their enhanced medical examination at Onboard centre.

  4. Sign the undertaking letter.
  5. Submit the undertaking letter using WP Online.