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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.

From 1 October 2022, the vaccination requirements to apply for or renew passes will be changed. Please refer to the table below on the new requirements. For more information.

Types of pass holders

Must be

  • Work Permit and S Pass holders employed in construction, marine shipyard or process sectors
  • Work Permit and S Pass holders staying in dormitories

Fully vaccinated to:

  • Apply for new passes
  • Renew passes

All other pass holders

Fully vaccinated to apply for new passes.

Apply for a pass

All pass holders (work pass holders, dependants and helpers) aged 13 and above based on birth date must be fully vaccinated (including booster, if eligible) before they can apply for new passes. Their fully vaccinated status should be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

Pass holders must take their booster dose within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose to maintain their fully vaccinated status.

They may walk into any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres to receive their vaccination or booster dose.

Pass holders who were vaccinated overseas 

After entering Singapore, pass holders must verify their overseas vaccination records by taking a serology test, or getting their digitally-verifiable vaccination certificates (DVCs) verified at a local clinic. Please call beforehand to check that the clinics offer these services.

They need to get their vaccination records verified within the duration as stated below:

Types of pass holders

Duration given to verify vaccination records

Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) workers holding a Work Permit, Training Work Permit or S Pass, or in-principle approval for any of these 3 passes. 

Within 7 days of arrival in Singapore

Note: If your CMP worker needs to be onboarded at MOM's Onboard centre, we will schedule to have their vaccination records verified. You do not need to make a separate arrangement.

All other pass holders

Within 30 days of arrival in Singapore

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 pass holder needs to complete the full vaccination regime within 2 months from the test result.

Positive

The pass holder’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 pass holder.

Booster dose must be taken within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose to maintain their fully vaccinated status.

 

Renew a pass

All pass holders (work pass holders, dependants and helpers) aged 13 and above based on birth date must be fully vaccinated (including booster dose, if eligible), before they can renew existing passes. Their fully vaccinated status should be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app.

Pass holders who had travelled and completed their vaccination overseas will need to verify their vaccination status with a local clinic when they return to Singapore.

Booster dose must be taken after they become eligible, within 270 days from their last primary vaccination dose. Pass holders may walk into any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres to receive their vaccination or booster dose.

For pass holders who are unable to return to Singapore to have their passes renewed, you should cancel their passes since they are not in Singapore. You may re-apply a work pass when the foreigners are ready to return to work in Singapore.

Pass holders who are exempted from vaccination

From 29 August 2022, employers no longer need to submit exemption requests for pass holders who are not fully-vaccinated.

Pass holders can be exempted if they are medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination. They need to undergo a medical review with a Singapore-registered doctor upon arrival within 30 days (7 days for Work Permit, Training Work Permit and S pass holders in CMP sector). If the Singapore-registered doctor does not exempt them, they must undergo the full vaccination regime within 2 months from the date of diagnosis. The vaccination status will then be reflected in their HealthHub or TraceTogether app .

You can refer to the FAQs for more information.