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Pre-employment medical examination for FDW

You need to send your foreign domestic worker (FDW) for a medical examination before her Work Permit is issued. Find out the requirements for the check-up.

While the additional safe distancing measures are in place, helpers have 3 more months to complete their medical examinations. From 9 April 2020, you can get Work Permits issued without the medical results.

You must send your helper for a medical examination by a Singapore-registered doctor within 2 weeks of her arrival in Singapore. Bring along the medical examination form when she goes for the tests.

Her Work Permit will only be 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 disease (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 the results of the medical examination, you can ask the doctor for a copy of the report.

For transfer FDWs, you need to send your worker for the six-monthly medical examination, if it is due.