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Renew an Employment Pass

You can apply to renew an Employment Pass if you want the pass holder to continue working for you.

  • Pass holders are not subject to a vaccination requirement to be considered for an Employment Pass renewal. However, they are encouraged to be vaccinated to protect themselves against the disease and minimise the risk of transmission. 
  • For pass holders who are currently on Home Recovery Programme and cannot do their medical examinations, you can request for time to get the renewed pass issued. You can also submit this request if your pass holders are waiting for a new passport.
  • For pass holders who are unable to return to Singapore to have their passes renewed, please cancel the passes and re-apply for them when the COVID-19 situation has stabilised.

At a glance

When to renew

You can apply to renew an Employment Pass up to 6 months before the pass expires. You must apply before the expiry date. Check when you can start renewing.

For Employment Pass (sponsorship): you can start applying to renew when you get the renewal forms by post, 3 months before the pass expires. Your application needs to reach us at least 2 months before the pass expires.

Who can renew Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
Duration of renewed pass Up to 3 years. The duration of the renewed pass is not affected by the length of validity of your passport.
How much it costs
How long it takes Renew using myMOM Portal: Processed or given an update within 10 business days.
Renew by post (for EP sponsorship cases only): within 8 weeks for most cases.


Renew early

  • Remember to apply for renewal early. Renewing early does not mean that you'll lose the remaining days in your current pass. The duration of the renewed pass will start when the current pass expires.
  • If you miss the deadline, you need to apply for a new pass.
  • You’ll have to apply for renewal using the renewal forms for Employment Pass (sponsorship) holders.

How to renew

Log in to myMOM Portal to apply for renewal.

For EP (Sponsorship)

To renew EP (sponsorship):

  1. Complete the renewal form.
  2. Gather all supporting documents mentioned in the form.
  3. Post the completed form and supporting documents to:
    Work Pass Division
    Ministry of Manpower
    18 Havelock Road
    Singapore 059764.
  4. The outcome will be emailed to the contact person indicated in the application.

When you can renew

You can apply to renew 6 months (180 days) before the pass expires.

Enter the pass expiry date to check when you can start renewing.

By using this service, you agree to accept the terms of use.

Upon renewal

If your renewal is successful, you:

  1. Will get an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. It is valid for 3 months.
  2. Must follow the instructions in the IPA to get the pass issued.

You must get the pass issued before the IPA or current pass expires, whichever occurs first. Otherwise, an overstaying fine will be imposed.The duration of the renewed pass will start when the current pass expires.

After the pass is issued

After the pass is issued, check the notification letter to see:

If the notification letter states The existing card
Continue using the existing card.

Must be kept by the pass holder.

Note: If you return it when you don’t need to, you have to pay $60 to replace the pass.

Getting a new card. Must be cut in half and discarded to prevent misuse.