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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 working day after the 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.

Before cancelling

You need to:

  1. Settle all outstanding employment issues, such as paying of salary.
  2. Buy an air ticket to send the worker to the international airport in the home country, nearest to the hometown. The worker's departure date must be within 1 week from the cancellation.

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 working day after the permit expires.

How to cancel

To cancel a 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 give 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.

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:

  • Check if we have received the card.
  • Tell us why you are unable to return the card.