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Vaccination requirements to apply for and renew MOM passes

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

Apply for a pass

All foreigners aged 13 and above based on birth date who are applying for new passes, must be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines (including booster, if required) to get their passes issued. To avoid delays in getting the passes issued, foreigners are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before entering Singapore.

Foreigners should use their HealthHub or TraceTogether app to check their vaccination status.

They may receive their vaccination or booster dose at any one of the vaccination locations. Booster dose must be taken within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose.

Foreigners who received vaccination in Singapore should have their vaccination status reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

Foreigners who were vaccinated overseas 

After entering Singapore, foreigners must verify their overseas vaccination records and have them updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) by taking a serology test, or getting their digitally-verifiable vaccination certificates (DVCs) verified at a local clinic. Please call the clinics first to check that they offer these services.

If a serology test is conducted, please obtain a copy of the serology test result from the clinic, and carry out the following: 

If the serology test result is

What happens next?

Negative            

The foreigner needs to be fully vaccinated within 30 days from the test result.

Positive

The foreigner’s vaccination record will be updated in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 2 days.

The vaccination status will then be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app. If not, please check with the clinic that performed the test for the foreigner.  

Renew a pass

Current Work Permit and S Pass holders who meet any of the following conditions must be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines (including booster dose, if required), before their passes can be renewed:

  • Employed in the Construction, Marine Shipyard or Process sectors
  • Staying in dormitories

Pass holders should use their HealthHub or TraceTogether app to check their vaccination status.

They may receive their vaccination or booster dose at any one of the vaccination locations. Booster dose must be taken within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose.

Pass holders who were vaccinated in Singapore should have their vaccination status reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

Those who were vaccinated overseas will need to verify their vaccination records with a local clinic when they return to Singapore.

If pass holders are unable to return to Singapore to verify their vaccination records and have their passes renewed, you should cancel their passes since they are not in Singapore. You may apply for a work pass when they are ready to return to work in Singapore.

Foreigners who are exempted from vaccination

Foreigners who are medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination will need to be reviewed by a Singapore-registered doctor upon arrival, to get an exemption.

If the doctor does not exempt them, they must get fully vaccinated within 30 days from the date of diagnosis. The vaccination status will then be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

Please refer to the FAQs for more information.