You must cancel an S Pass if the pass holder no longer works for you.
At a glance
When to cancel the pass
Within 1 week after the last day of notice.
- You can submit a cancellation request up to 14 days in advance. (E.g. If you want the pass to be cancelled on 15 February, you can submit the request from 1 February.)
- If the pass holder becomes a Singapore permanent resident, you don't need to cancel the pass. It will be cancelled automatically.
Who can cancel
Employer or employment agent
How long it takes
Cancellation is immediate, unless you are submitting an advance cancellation request.
When levy stops
1 day before cancellation
- If the pass holder has left Singapore permanently, you must cancel the S Pass within 1 week from the departure date, unless it has expired.
- Once the S Pass is cancelled, all the related Dependant's Passes, Long-Term Visit Passes and Work Permits for the family will also be cancelled.
You need to:
- Give reasonable notice of the pass holder’s repatriation.
- Seek tax clearance from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
- Settle all outstanding employment issues that the pass holder may raise, including salary payment.
- Buy an air ticket and pay for any connecting transport costs to the international port of entry in your pass holder’s home country/region nearest to their hometown, unless the pass holder agrees in writing to bear the cost.
Before booking the flight, please check:
- Whether the airline has any requirements for boarding (e.g. pre-departure COVID-19 test) and ensure the pass holders comply with them. Otherwise, they may not be allowed to board.
- The home country's or region's embassy website for the entry requirements or refer to MFA's travel guide.
When to cancel the pass
You can submit a cancellation request up to 14 days in advance. (E.g. If you want the pass to be cancelled on 15 February, you can submit the request from 1 February.)
The latest the pass must be cancelled is 1 week after the pass holder’s last day of notice.
If the pass has expired, you do not need to cancel it. If the pass holders are still in Singapore, you just need to request for a Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) to give them a valid stay in the meantime. Otherwise, an overstaying fine will be imposed.
How to cancel
- Log in to EP eService on myMOM Portal.
- For pass holders who are still in Singapore, you can request for a 30-day STVP to give them a valid stay in the meantime.
- The pass holder and you will both receive the STVP by email. The pass holder needs to show the STVP and a valid passport to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.
Once the pass is cancelled, please cut the pass card in half and discard it to prevent misuse.