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In-principle approval (IPA) for migrant worker

You will get an in-principle approval if your Work Permit application is approved.

What is in-principle approval

An in-principle approval (IPA) is one of the requirements for you to bring migrant workers into Singapore.

You will get an IPA letter when your worker's Work Permit application is approved.

The validity of the IPA will be mentioned in the letter. This is the window you have to bring the worker into Singapore.

To check the IPA validity, use Work Permit or IPA Validity Check via WP Online (Non-login).

Extend an IPA

Processing time: Immediate

You can extend the IPA for up to 1 month if you need more time. You are allowed to extend the IPA only once.

To extend an IPA, log in to WP Online to make the request at least 1 week before the IPA expires.

If approved, you can print the extended IPA online.