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Work Permit: hiring an existing marine shipyard worker

From 1 April 2018, you will be able to hire existing workers, without them having to leave Singapore first. Find out the requirements and how to apply.

To hire a marine shipyard worker who is already working in Singapore, you will need to:

  • Get the current employer’s written agreement.
  • Make sure his current Work Permit is valid, and apply for new Work Permit at least 21 days before it expires.

For non-Malaysians, their current work permit will be automatically cancelled when the new one is issued. The copy of the written agreement must be produced for document verification. 

If you require prior approval (PA) for the Work Permit application, please select PA type as “New” when you apply through WP Online.