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If I leave my job before finishing my shared parental leave, does it carry over to my new job, or can I return the leave to my spouse?

If you’ve only taken part of your shared parental leave (in one continuous stretch or flexibly), the remaining leave is forfeited when you change employers.

However, if you’ve not started taking shared parental leave and you change employers, it returns to your spouse.

For her to get the shared parental leave back, she will have to notify the CPF board and provide documentation including:

  • A termination letter from your employer.
  • Certification from your employer stating that you’ve not taken any shared parental leave.
  • A declaration from her that she will no longer be sharing leave with you.

If you want to take shared parental leave at your new job, your spouse will have to make a written appeal to the CPF board with documentation including:

  • A termination letter from your previous employer.
  • Certification from your previous employer stating that you’ve not taken any shared parental leave.
  • A letter of agreement from your new employer granting you shared parental leave.
  • A declaration from her that she will share parental leave with you.
Last Updated: 30 June 2017