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Cancel a Training Work Permit

You must cancel a Training Work Permit if the worker's training has ended or when the permit expires. You must also return the cancelled Training Work Permit card.

At a glance

When to cancel Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the Training Work Permit:
  • Within 1 week after the last day of training.
    OR
  • 1 day after the Training Work Permit expires.
Who can cancel Employer or appointed employment agent (EA).
How long it takes Within 3 working days.
When levy stops 1 day before cancellation.

Note: If your worker has left Singapore and will not return to work for you, you must cancel the Training Work Permit within 1 week from the departure date.

Before cancelling

You need to:

  1. Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as paying of salary.
  2. Ensure that your worker has a valid passport.
  3. Buy a direct air ticket to the international airport in the worker’s home country, nearest to the hometown:
    • You must pay for the air ticket and it must include check-in luggage.
    • The departure date must be within 2 weeks from the cancellation.

If there are no direct flights, you and your worker should discuss and agree on the following, before buying the air ticket:

  • The transit arrangement, such as connecting flights and layover hours.
  • The amount of allowance to sustain your worker during the transit.

When to cancel

Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the Training Work Permit:

  • Within 1 week after the last day of training.
    OR
  • 1 day after the Training Work Permit expires.

How to cancel

To cancel the Training Work Permit:

  1. Log in to WP Online and cancel the Training Work Permit.
  2. Print the acknowledgement letter and Special Pass. The Special Pass allows the worker to legally stay in Singapore before leaving.
  3. Give the acknowledgement letter and Special Pass to the worker. The worker must show the Special Pass to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.

You must ensure the worker leaves as scheduled. For non-Malaysians, the security bond will usually be discharged 1 week after the worker’s departure, and other conditions are met.

To cancel the Training Work Permit:

  1. Log in to WP Online and cancel it.
  2. Choose the cancellation reason "Worker has already left Singapore".

The security bond will be discharged within 2 weeks after we have verified that the worker has left Singapore.

After cancelling

Once the Training Work Permit is cancelled, the worker cannot continue with the training, even while waiting to leave Singapore.

Levy will be charged until 1 day before the cancellation.

Return the card

You must return the original Training Work Permit card within 1 week from the cancellation by posting it to Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764. You can use WP Online's "card return" function to tell us why you are unable to return the card.

When returning the Work Permit card, do not:

  • Deface, cut up or punch holes into it.
  • Tape the card onto a letter.
  • Glue or tape multiple cards together.