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Pre-employment medical examination for MDWs

You must send your migrant domestic worker (MDW) for a medical examination before you can get her Work Permit issued. Find out the medical examination requirements.  

You must send your helper for a medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor within 2 weeks from her arrival in Singapore. Make sure she brings along the medical examination form for the tests.

You can only get her Work Permit issued if she passes the medical examination. Otherwise, she will have to be sent home.

The medical examination screens the helper for 4 types of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, HIV, syphilis and malaria) and checks if she is fit to work. You can send her for more tests if you have specific concerns about her health.

If you want to know her medical examination results, you can ask the doctor for a copy of the report.

If you wish to transfer your helper, you still need to send her for the six-monthly medical examination if it is due.