As an employer, you must get written consent before applying for a work pass to protect the interests of both parties should a dispute arise.
This applies to all applications and renewals for all types of work passes.
We consider any document to be written consent if it shows a foreigner’s agreement to be employed by the employer. An example will be a signed employment contract.
There is no particular format, but a verbal consent will not be accepted.
If the foreigner objects to a work pass application being submitted on their behalf, they may approach MOM. We will ask the employer for the written consent and may take action if it cannot be produced.