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What are the latest features of the Work Permit card for MDWs?

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 Quick Response (QR) code, and will no longer show employment details, such as the employer’s name and address.

Instead you can scan the card using the SGWorkPass mobile app to see this information. Any changes in their employment information will be automatically updated into the SGWorkPass app. Therefore, employers will no longer need to replace their helper’s card when they change their residential address.

Domestic helpers who are holding the old card will only need to change to the new cards when they next renew their Work Permit 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.