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Apply for a Training Work Permit

You can apply for a Training Work Permit online. You can also check the status of your application online.

Already know the process? Go directly to WP Online to apply.

At a glance

Who can apply Employer.
How much it costs

When you submit the application:

  • $35 for each pass

When you get the pass issued:

  • $35 for each pass

Note: From 1 April 2019, we adjusted the application and issuance/renewal fees for Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit and other passes.

How long it takes

Interim approval: 1 working day

Final outcome: Within 3 weeks after we received the complete set of documents.

Documents required Find out what you'll need for applying.
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These are the steps for applying:

Step Who does this Result
Submit an application Employer Interim approval letter or rejection letter
Prepare for worker's arrival Employer Security bond, update address
Get the permit issued Employer Notification letter
Register fingerprints and photo (if required) Candidate Acknowledgment of card delivery
Receive the card Employer or authorised recipients Training Work Permit card

Note: After getting interim approval, you still need to submit the documents required to get final approval.

Submit an applicationShow

Processing time: 1 working day for interim approval

To submit an application:

  1. Log in to WP Online to fill out the application.
  2. Pay $35 for each application. You can pay by VISA, MasterCard or eNets Debit.
  3. On the next working day, check the status in WP Online. If the status is Pending Documents, you can continue with your application.
  4. Print the interim approval letter.
  5. Within 10 days, use iSubmit to submit the documents to MOM:
    • Under Request Type, choose option 6.
    • Attach the interim approval letter and documents required in electronic or scanned format.

You can check the status of your application in WP Online after 3 weeks.

Make sure the worker’s IPA particulars matches their passport details. If you make an error, such as wrong spelling of name, you will need to correct the error, or the worker will be denied entry into Singapore.

Prepare for worker's arrivalShow

You need to complete these steps to prepare for your worker's arrival in Singapore:

  1. Before the worker arrives, buy a security bond (for non-Malaysian workers).
  2. When the worker arrives, register their residential and workplace addresses using the Online Foreign Workers Address Service (OFWAS) - at least an hour before requesting for the pass to be issued.

    Note: You are required to register the addresses of workers from non-traditional source (NTS) or North Asian source countries who have started work.

Get the permit issuedShow

When: Within 2 weeks days of arrival or scheduled date mentioned in the IPA

Processing time: Immediate

You need to get the Training Work Permit issued within this timeframe:

If the worker is Issue the pass
A Malaysian On the date stated in the in-principle approval letter
From any other source After entering Singapore and within 2 weeks of arrival

To request for the Work Permit to be issued:

  1. Log in to WP Online to make the request.

    You will need a delivery address and contact details for card delivery. You may also need to upload PDF copies of these documents:
    • Personal particulars page of the worker’s current passport (include pages that have amendments).
    • Disembarkation/Embarkation card.
    • Completed security bond form.
    • Completed Training Work Permit application form.
  2. Pay $35 for each Work Permit issued. You can pay by GIRO, or eNets credit or debit.
  3. After the Work Permit is issued, print the notification letter.

The notification letter:

  • Is valid for 1 month from the date of issue. Request to extend the validity if you have a change of travel plans.
  • Should be given to the foreign worker. It allows them to travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the Work Permit card.
  • States if the worker needs to report to MOM Services Centre – Hall C to register fingerprints and photo.

Register fingerprints and photoShow

When: Within 1 week days after pass is issued (if required)

Check the notification letter for whether the worker needs to register at MOM Services Centre – Hall C. If it is required, the worker needs to register within 1 week of issuing the Work Permit.

You must make an appointment for the worker to register.

For the appointment, the worker should bring:

  • Original passport
  • Appointment letter
  • Notification letter
  • Documents listed in the notification letter

Receive the cardShow

When: 4 working days after registration

We will deliver the Work Permit card to the address given 4 working days after the worker registers and gets documents verified.

For workers who do not need to register, we will deliver the card 4 working days after verifying their documents.

The authorised recipients will get an SMS or email with the delivery details at least 1 working day before delivery.

You can also check the card delivery details in WP Online.

Download SGWorkPass to scan QR code on your new card to check status, expiry date and more.

If card delivery fails

After unsuccessful deliveries, you’ll have to collect the card at the service desk of MOM Services Centre – Hall C.

You or an authorised person can collect the card 3 working days after the second attempted delivery. You don’t need an appointment for collection.

Bring along these documents for card collection:

  • Candidate’s original passport
  • Notification letter

If you authorise someone to collect it on your behalf, make sure they bring these along:

  • An authorisation letter from the employer
  • NRIC or passport for verification