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What are the features of the new Work Permit card (with the QR code) for domestic helpers?

From 24 August 2020, MOM will be issuing new Work Permit cards for migrant domestic workers (MDWs) who are new to Singapore or have changed employers. Each card has a unique QR code, and will no longer show employment details, such as the employer's name and address.

Instead you can scan the card using SGWorkPass to see this information. Any changes in their employment information will be automatically updated into SGWorkPass. Therefore, employers will longer be required to replace their helper's card when they change their residential address.

Domestic helpers will only change to the new cards when they need to report to the service centre for registration or change employers. If you wish to get your helper to change to the new card immediately, you will need to pay a card replacement fee of $60.

You can view the different types of pass cards issued by MOM, including the new card.