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Cancel a Work Holiday Pass

You need to cancel your Work Holiday Pass when you have finished your stint under the Work Holiday Programme. You can cancel it yourself or get an employment agent to do it for you.

At a glance

When to cancel

You need to cancel a Work Holiday Pass when you have completed your employment in Singapore.

You can also cancel it before the end of its 6-month validity period.

Who can cancel Pass holder or appointed employment agent.
How long it takes Cancellation is immediate.


  • You can issue a 30-day Short Term Visit Pass (STVP) to allow the pass holder to stay in Singapore before departing. The pass holder must give the STVP to the immigration officer when leaving the country.
  • You can only reapply for another Work Holiday Pass after 12 months from the day your previous one had expired, or was cancelled.

How to cancel

You can cancel the pass either yourself or through an employment agency.

To cancel the pass yourself, you must:

  1. Make an appointment to visit the Employment Pass Services Centre.
  2. Under Employment Pass holders & Dependants, choose Pass Issuance / Renewal / Cancellation.

To cancel it through an employment agency:

  1. Find a licensed employment agency to cancel your pass using EP Online.
  2. Return the original pass card within 1 week of the cancellation date by post to:
    Work Pass Division
    Ministry of Manpower
    18 Havelock Road
    Singapore 059764

When returning the Work Holiday Pass card, do not:

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

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