Written Answer to PQ by Minister for Manpower Dr Tan See Leng on providing an indicative date to employers of MDWs on possible entry dates
NOTICE PAPER NO. 744 OF 2021 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 7 OCTOBER 2021
QUESTION NO. 1910 FOR ORAL ANSWER
MP: Mr Lim Biow Chuan
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry is able to provide an indicative date to employers of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) on the possible dates for the MDWs’ entry into Singapore instead of leaving the employers uncertain and unable to plan.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recognises that there are still many families waiting for approval for their migrant domestic workers (MDWs) to enter Singapore. As the regional COVID-19 situation improves, MOM is able to give more entry approvals. From 15 October 2021, we have opened up new applications for the entry of fully vaccinated MDWs, for entry from 1 November onwards. For those employers who are not successful in getting entry approvals, they may wish to access the application portal in subsequent weeks as entry slots are periodically made available. Households that require MDWs urgently may wish to consider the commercial programme by the Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore) (AEA(S)).