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Am I allowed to send my Work Permit or S Pass holders to work at my client's place?

Yes. In general, your migrant workers (Work Permit or S Pass holders) are allowed to work at your client’s premises to provide specialised services, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • You will continue to be responsible for their well-being and maintenance.
  • Your workers are at your client’s place to provide your company's services under a contractual agreement.
  • Your company remains the employer which manages the workers and pays their salary.
  • The work activities correspond to the occupation and sector stated in your workers' work passes. 

However, there are restrictions for groups such as the construction and marine shipyard sectors, and performing artistes:

  • Your construction workers can only work in a construction worksite.
  • If you are a resident contractor of a shipyard, your marine trades workers can only work in that shipyard.
  • If you operate an entertainment outlet employing Work Permit (Performing Artiste) holders, they can only work at the location specified in your Public Entertainment Licence (PEL) from the police.

  • Allowed: A cleaning firm that is providing cleaning services to a condominium.
  • Allowed: A power generator manufacturer that is installing or repairing the generator at a client's factory.
  • Not allowed: A Food & Beverage (F&B) outlet that is deploying workers (e.g. cooks, waiters) to work at an unrelated (i.e. owned by another entity) F&B outlet.
  • Not allowed: A toy manufacturer that is providing workers to build new toys at an unrelated (i.e. owned by another entity) toy manufacturer's factory.

You are not allowed to deploy your workers to a client’s company for the purpose of supplying additional labour.  If you wish to deploy your workers to another company to supplement their workforce, this is only allowed in the construction and process sectors. You can find out more information on the cross deployment of workers.